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Extreme Z4 from AC Schnitzer

2007-08-02 08:39
Renowned BMW tuning specialist Schnitzer has released their interpretation of a severe Z4, the Profile.

From an aesthetic perspective the most obvious feature is the striking orange and white contrast of the exterior paintjob.

An AC Schnitzer bodykit adds further visual drama by virtue of widened wheel arches, and gill-fill-like flanks which reminiscent of the legendary BMW 507. Aerodynamic dynamics are further enhanced by the rear skirt with a carbon fibre diffuser.

Huge 20-inch Type-V mags round off the radical appearance of the Profile and are shod by high-performance 235/30 ZR tyres up front and 295/25 ZR rubber at the rear.

With such generous tyre dimensions you might think the Profile has a surfeit of traction, but the high revving 3.2-litre straight six has now been fitted with an active breathing unit and pushes out 260kW at 8000 r/min testing the traction at each opportunity.

Dual sports rear silences ensure a sonorous growl is produced each time the throttle is blipped too.

Beyond the reworked ECU system in the heart of the engine and sportier exhaust the rear axle ratio has been modified to a ratio of 3.91:1 to provide even better sprinting capability.

The interior has not been left untouched and features AC Schnitzer racing seats, carbon trim and a special pedal set.

In the tradition of great German aftermarket auto-tuning the 250km/h speed restrictor has been removed too.

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