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Schnitzer show for BMW's cabrio

2007-05-31 09:53
Based on BMW's svelte 3 Series convertible, but using the souping pedigree of champion tuners AC Schnitzer, this ACS3 3.5i Convertible is one for the picture books.

Using the 3 Series convertible as its base, the German tuner has added a serious body kit with a front skirt that follows the lines of the original's three-piece unit.

The side skirts, which are angled towards the rear, suggest permanent motion, while the rear skirt is more contoured to offset the four tailpipes. The tailpipes are trimmed with a stylized figure eight.

Silver 20-inch AC Schnitzer Racing rims complete the look, though 19-inch two-tone rims are offered as an alternative.

Though the standard 335i convertible uses BMW's acclaimed 225 kW twin-turbo straight six, AC Schnitzer is currently developing a performance kit to go along with this that should blast the socks off any type of opposition.

An AC Schnitzer alloy strut brace ensures asymmetrical forces are distributed evenly across the car's front section and a special anti-roll bar for the rear axle is offered too. The complete race suspension from the Aachen tuners is currently in its final test stages at the Nürburgring.

  • Look out for our upcoming road test of the 335i Convertible.
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