2004 AC Schnitzer ACS6 review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 15 May 2006 , 10:05:21 byEmil

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AC Schnitzer ACS6

The endless years of waiting are over. The legendary BMW Coupe is reborn - the new 6 series is here.

In principle, there's no doubt that "the newcomer" is the worthy successor to the legendary Coupe from the 80s - the 6-series, with internal reference E63/E64, in any case has the potential of a legend: performance, elegance and dynamics.

Despite - or because of - the excellent "basis", AC Schnitzer has developed a special accessories range which perfects the 6-series Coupe and the 6-series Convertible in all respects. Because we all know that in the end, nothing is so good that it can't be improved.

In the first stage of our developments, AC Schnitzer has adapted the alloy and racing rims in Type II, Type III and Type IV design for the 6-series.

As well as various combinations in 19", the top versions of the Coupe and the Convertible can be fitted with Type IV racing rims in 21". This gives the following wheel/tyre combination: front 9.0J x 21" offset 14 with tyres 255/30 R 21 and rear 10.0J x 21" offset 23 with tyres 295/25 R 21. With just this measure the driving dynamics are perceptibly improved. AC Schnitzer recommends high performance tyres from Continental and Michelin.

In addition, the avant-garde AC Schnitzer Type IV 5-spoke wheels with their spokes running in a star from the pentagonal wheel centre, and one dish per spoke, are an excellent match for the modern timeless design of the 6-series. Optional chrome elements can be inserted in the dishes for extra highlights.

The driving properties become even more sporting with the AC Schnitzer sports suspension which has undergone extensive tests on both public roads and on the North Loop of the Nürburgring.
As well as lowering by around 25 mm, this suspension makes the 6-series sports-stiff with maximum comfort.

Naturally, our engineers and designers working in close collaboration have developed special AC Schnitzer aerodynamic conversions for the Coupe and Convertible, consisting of a front spoiler in the new sporting design, sports mirrors, side skirts, rear spoiler and a rear skirt.
The aerodynamic range is completed by the Chromeline Set, which gives further chrome highlights if desired.

Another brilliant highlight which is perfectly integrated in the rear skirt is the twin sports rear silencer system with its 2 chromed tailpipes in Trap-Ment style (combination of trapezium and segment). This exhaust system naturally is not only an eyecatcher but also optimizes exhaust gas flow, ensuring improved response and giving the V8 a particularly sonorous "voice."

Exclusivity is the also keyword in the cockpit: As well as a carbon-fibre interior trim in "Exclusive Design" in silver and an ergonomically designed airbag sports steering wheel, the aluminium accessories, e.g. for the controller of the BMW "i-Drive system" and the pedal set and footrests, provide finishing touches.