I think I’ve mentioned before I prefer the “station wagon” versions of fast cars; it’s kind of a blend between my crazy side and the family guy within. And BMW is one of my favorites. Which is why I was excited to stumble upon AC Schnitzer and their latest new tuning program introduced for the face-lifted BMW 5-Series. Come on, if you were a kid, wouldn’t you love a fast ride to school in this BMW?! Get me to school, a.s.a.p.!
At the time, this modified BMW is set to debut at the Essen Motor Show; the 5-Series lineup can be equipped with an aerodynamic body kit that includes a front spoiler, revised side skirts and a rear / tailgate-mounted spoiler. You may also opt our for the ventilated hood and a rear bumper insert. The company also offers a variety of wheels, ranging in sizes from 18- to 21-inches – I know we’re all worried about them. There are limited interior changes, but AC Schnitzer offers alloy pedals, velour floor mats and an illuminated gear shift knob – among other things. Sounds cool, and it probably looks the same!
Regarding performance, customers may order high-performance brakes, a sports exhaust system and a lowering kit that reduces the ride height of this BMW by approximately 25mm. For added performance, the 520d can be tuned to produce 218 HP (160 kW) while the 525d can be massaged to develop 258 HP (190 kW). However, if you own a 530d, it can be upgraded to produce 309 HP (227 kW). Lastly, the 535d can be tuned to produce 360 HP (264 kW) instead of the usual 313 HP (230 kW). The petrol engines weren’t left out; the 528i can be upgraded to churn out 294 HP (216 kW). The 535i can also be modified to produce 360 HP (265 kW) while the 550i rings in at 525 HP (386 kW).