The daily driven super sport sedan.
The F10 BMW M5 is starting to hit dealership showrooms around the world and AC Schnitzer is looking to make a splash with the super sedan at the 82nd Geneva Motor Show. Since the car was first unveiled, the German tuner has been working on a new F10 M5 tuning program that would be at home on any racetrack, yet be capable of daily driving duties. That perfect balance of sport and comfort was achieved with the new ACS5.
The first step AC Schnitzer took with the new ACS5 was to revamp the twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 engine. By installing a new engine control unit, the M5’s V-8 skyrocketed from the stock 560 horsepower and 500 lb-ft. of torque output to 620 horsepower at 6,300 RPM and 583 lb-ft. at 3,000 RPM. The F10 M5 tuning package also includes a new valve-controlled twin sports rear muffler with two oval chrome tailpipes.
With the added power, the AC Schnitzer ACS5 can make the sprint to 62 mph in 4.1 seconds compared to the 4.3-second time of the stock model. Top speed, however, remains electronically limited to 190 mph.
A car with such power and performance required a few aerodynamic modifications, which is why AC Schnitzer designed a number of downforce inducing upgrades for the ACS5. For better stability, a new carbon fiber front spoiler, carbon fiber rear diffuser, roof spoiler, and large trunk-mounted rear spoiler were installed and create a generous amount of downforce at both axles. In terms of style, the ACS5 was given a Magic Blue and Silver exterior wrap with “ACS5” decals along each side, badges on each of the front doors, and a chrome front grille.
In order to properly handle all of the extra power and downforce with the ACS5 F10 M5 tuning program, AC Schnitzer took steps to upgrade the chassis. A new spring kit was installed and helped make the M5 more dynamic while also lowering the sedan by 25 mm. Three different wheel sets can be fitted to the ACS5 ranging from the 21-inch Type VIII Racing and Forged wheels, to the 20-inch Type V forged and Type IV Bi-Color wheels. Each set is guaranteed to provide a greater footprint for improved traction with widths ranging from 9-10 inches with corresponding performance tires.
The interior of the AC Schnitzer ACS5 was also designed around the driver and matches the exterior color scheme. The steering wheel insert and the rest of the interior panels were given a Magic Blue color, while the aluminum cover for i-Drive was replaced with corresponding Black Line components from the German tuner. New aluminum foot pedals, foot rest, and velour floor mats give a sense of sport to each of the driver’s feet.
The entire AC Schnitzer ACS5 F10 M5 tuning program will be on display at the 82nd Geneva Motor Show. All of the upgrades will be available as an entire package or individual accessories to customers. Official pricing has not been released.
AC Schnitzer ACS5 F10 M5 Tuning Specifications
Displacement: 4.4 liters
Number of Cylinders: V-8
Maximum Horsepower: 620 (456 kW) at 6,300 RPM
Maximum Torque: 583 lb-ft. (790 Nm) at 3,000 RPM
-Rear sport muffler with valve control and dual chrome oval tailpipes
Type: Seven-speed dual-clutch or six-speed manual
Acceleration 0-62 mph: 4.1 seconds
Top Speed: 190 mph (205 km/h) electronically limited
Wheels and Suspension:
Wheels: Type VIII Racing or Forged, Type V forged, or Type IV Bi-Color
Wheel Sizes: 21 or 20-inch diameters with 9 to 10-inch widths
Suspension: Spring kit, lowers by approx. 25 mm
-Chrome front grille
-Carbon fiber front spoiler
-Magic Blue and Silver exterior wrapping
-AC Schnitzer vitro emblems on door panels
-Rear roof spoiler
-Rear carbon fiber diffuser
-Magic Blue interior trim and steering wheel insert
-Black line aluminum i-Drive controller
-Aluminum pedals and foot rest
-Velour floor mats
AC Schnitzer ACS5 F10 M5 Tuning Gallery
[Source: AC Schnitzer]