Essen 2012: BMW 135i M by AC Schnitzer

1 Dec 2012 3:05 am | Auto Shows, BMW, Cars

AC Schnitzer have recently announced an upgrade program for the BMW M 135i, which is due to be unveiled at the Essen Motor Show.

There is word about increased performance coming from the 6 cylinder 3.0-liter engine hidden under the bonnet of the car, which as stock delivers 320 HP (235 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque. It will now develop as much as 360 HP (265 kW) without any further CO2 emissions.

In addition, the guys at AC Schnitzer are also talking about a custom suspension spring kit as well as new types of wheels, measuring up to 20 inches in diameter. There’s also a chromed Racing exhaust tailpipe available, plus a two-piece front spoiler. Talking about the exterior, the tuning specialist will reportedly add a rear roof spoiler, a loading lip protection film and color-matched design straps.

The interior hasn’t escaped untouched, fortunately! They say they’ve mounted an aluminum Black Line gear knob or even an optional illuminated leather-wrapped gear knob. This is just a finishing touch, compared to the Black Line aluminum cover for the iDrive, aluminum handbrake handle with chrome accents, custom velour floor mats, aluminum foot rest and an additional gear knob with a digital gear display.

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