At the 2011 Geneva Motor Show AC Schnitzer unveiled two of their newest performance models: the 99 d based on the BMW Z4, and the ACS5 Sport S program for the BMW 550i. The goal for both models was to increase performance without sacrificing fuel efficiency and emissions.
The new AC Schnitzer 99d is based on the BMW Z4 coupe, but under the hood is a turbodiesel four-cylinder from the BMW 320d. The engine was chosen for its superb efficiency and power. After the AC Schnitzer engineers were done with the 2.0-liter, output was improved to 190 horsepower and 310 lb-ft. (420 Nm) of torque. The added power, coupled with a 506-pound (230 kg) weight reduction, sends the 99d to 62 mph in 6.9 seconds and to a top speed of 157 mph (235 km/h), all while achieving 3.8 l/100 km and 99.18 g/km of carbon dioxide emissions.
The other show stopper at Geneva was the AC Schnitzer ACS5 Sport S BMW 550i. The ACS5 Sport S also benefits from an AC Schnitzer performance upgrade along with a limited slip differential to create the ultimate driving experience. The twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 receives a power bump, bringing the total output to 540 horsepower and 553 lb-ft. (750 Nm), rocketing the sedan to a top speed of 199 mph (320 km/h) and to 62 mph in just 4.5 seconds. The added performance however, does not come with increased fuel consumption or carbon dioxide emissions.
Both the AC Schnitzer 99d and ACS5 Sport S are concept cars to showcase the German tuner’s technology and engineering towards efficient performance. Both cars are available for purchase for € 149,000 (+/- 208,000 USD).
AC SCHNITZER 99D SPECIFICATIONS
Engine: 2.0-liter inline-four turbodiesel
Maximum Horsepower: 190
Maximum Torque: 310 lb-ft.
Weight Reduction: 506 lbs.
Acceleration 0-62 mph: 6.9 seconds
Top Speed: 157 mph
Fuel Economy (Combined): 3.9 liters/100 km
Carbon Dioxide Emissions: 99.18 g/km
AC SCHNITZER ACS5 SPORT S SPECIFICATIONS
Engine: 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V-8
Maximum Horsepower: 540
Maximum Torque: 553 lb-ft.
Acceleration 0-62 mph: 4.5 seconds
Top Speed: 199 mph
AC SCHNITZER 99D AND ACS5 SPORT S GALLERY
[Source: AC Schnitzer Automobile Technik]
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