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550Nm AC Schnitzer X5

2007-09-07 08:48
AC Schnitzer, the German based BMW aftermarket tuning specialist, has a slew of performance and styling conversions prepared in anticipation for this years Frankfurt motor show.

Amongst these is the ACS5, AC Schnitzer's take on what an extreme BMW X5 should encapsulate.

Styling has been tweaked by means of a bespoke AC Schnitzer front and rear spoiler as well as chromed tail pipes. The most striking exterior styling change is undoubtedly the outlandish tyre and wheel combinations.

Available in either 20- or 22-inch, the bicolour Type VI AC Schnitzer mags add a menacing stance and overall presence to the ACS5 and combined with the AC Schnitzer handling pack ensures the ACS5 is endowed with handling prowess which belies its size.

Rolling on such audacious wheels, tyre choices range from 275/40 to 295/30, and subsequently AC Schnitzer provides an engine upgrade to ensure performance is not diminished by the fearsome rolling resistance of these wheels and tyre combinations.

Using the 3-litre, straight six turbodiesel as a base engine, power is hiked up to 195kW and 550Nm, compared to the standard engines 173kW and 520Nm state of tune.

Interior modifications are extensive and include bespoke AC Schnitzer badged everything from floor-mats, to i-Drive covers and a three-spoke sports steering wheel.

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