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New AC Schnitzer BMW 5 Series Exposed

The German tuner gives the latest 5 Series its wings.

Since the debut of the new BMW 5 Series (F10) the BMW tuning specialists at AC Schnitzer have been working on a program that highlights the superb driving dynamics that customers have come to expect from BMW. The new program provides the sedan with various styling enhancements, suspension and brake upgrades, and engine optimization for the 3.0-liter turbodiesel (530d) for some go-fast torque-filled fun.

The aerodynamic options that were designed for the 5 Series were developed with the goal of emphasizing the lines and contours of the sedan’s design without being flamboyant and tacky. The powerful face is accentuated by a subtle front spoiler with inserts that can be matched to the body color or kept black, and a chrome grille. The rear also remains modest with a tasteful diffuser insert, a low-key roof spoiler, and a rear spoiler that hugs the trunk’s contours. Customers can also opt for the AC Schnitzer side skirts with or without chrome accents for a more athletic appearance.

While the styling package provides a refined presence, the new wheel options, suspension, and brake upgrades supply the 5 Series with added performance. Three different wheel options are available from AC Schnitzer in 19- and 20-inch sizes. Bi-Color or silver Type IV and Type VIII wheels can be ordered for a more dynamic look, or customers can opt for the featured Type V wheels. The Type V forged wheels provide a weight reduction over stock wheels and can be ordered in either 9.0J or 10.0J x 20 sizes, fitted with 245/35 R20 front and 285/30 R20 rear tires. Any of the three wheel choices can be emphasized with the AC Schnitzer BMW spring kit that lowers the sedan by 25 mm and provides a more sport-oriented driving setup. Behind the wheels is the new AC Schnitzer eight-piston high-performance brake system with perforated and internally-vented brake discs for unmatched stopping power.

The aesthetic enhancements aren’t limited to the exterior. For the interior, AC Schnitzer offers a number of options that create a dynamic and sport-oriented atmosphere. A carbon fiber trim stands out from the leather interior while foot pedals, aluminum i-Drive knob, and black anodized gear knobs contrast the trim. An “Evo” sports steering wheel provides a comfortable grip and can be optioned with a carbon insert in a black “Exclusiv” finish. Trunk and floor mats in velours provide a luxurious feel and complete the interior transformation.

For the entire 5 Series model range AC Schnitzer offers an exhaust upgrade, while the diesel-powered line benefits from engine optimization for added power. All diesel or gasoline variants can be fitted with the AC Schnitzer twin sports rear silencers and “chromed” sports tailpipe trims. For the 525d and 530d, customers can purchase the optional “Racing” tailpipe trim. All models will also have the option to decorate the engine bay with the AC Schnitzer engine styling kit with capacity logo. AC Schnitzer has also developed a new engine optimization program for the 530d. The turbodiesel 3.0-liter inline-six benefits from a 41-horsepower increase, pushing output to 285 horsepower. AC Schnitzer is currently developing engine optimization for the 520d, 525d, and 535d models.

The subtle AC Schnitzer 5 Series tuning program for the latest BMW F10 generation is currently available. Additional options are in development for the entire model range to provide an exciting driving experience for the sports sedan. For a list of available products and price lists, visit

[Source: AC Schnitzer]

Engine (530d):
Displacement: 3.0 liters
Number of Cylinders: Inline-6
Type: Turbodiesel
Maximum Horsepower: 285
-Engine optimization
-AC Schnitzer twin sports rear silencers
-“Chromed” tailpipe trim
-Optional “Racing” tailpipe trim (520d and 530d)

Transmission (530d):
Type: Eight-speed automatic
Drive: Rear-wheel

Wheels, Suspension, and Brakes:
Wheels: Type IV, Type VIII, and Type V forged
Wheel Size (Type V): 9.0J x 20 or 10.0J x 20
Front Tires: 245/35 R20
Rear Tires: 285/30 R20
Suspension: AC Schnitzer spring kit, lowered 25 mm
Brakes: AC Schnitzer eight-piston high-performance brake system with perforated and internally ventilated discs

-Front spoiler
-Chromed grille
-Rear skirt with exhaust cutouts
-Rear roof spoiler
-Rear spoiler
-Side skirts with optional chrome trim

-“Evo” sports airbag steering wheel with optional carbon fiber insert
-Carbon interior trim
-Carbon sill trim set in black “Exclusiv”
-Aluminum cover for i-Drive controller
-Aluminum foot rest and pedals
-Gear knobs in leather
-Black anodized with leather and illumination or digital gear display
-Trunk and floor mats in velours

Do you like the subtle styling package for the new 5 Series sedan and the added diesel power? Leave a comment and let us know!


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