The AC Schnitzer ACL2S - 30 years beyond the standard
AC Schnitzer celebrates a special anniversary with the limited edition ACL2S special tuning range for the BMW M240i In 2017,
AC Schnitzer is celebrating 30 years beyond the standard with a very special tuning
range: the AC Schnitzer ACL2S conversion is an extensive range covering all areas of the vehicle for the BMW M240i (Coupe and
Convertible), and will be launched at the Geneva International Motor Show at the
beginning of March 2017. To celebrate this anniversary, a limited edition of just 30 sets of the high-quality base conversion
kit has been produced, and will be available in Aachen and from selected partners
only. Fullyfledged AC Schnitzer tuning fans will have to decide quickly if they want one of the 30 ACL2S.
The ACL2S basic conversion includes a performance upgrade for the Munich car with motorsport heritage, taking it from 250
kW/340 hp/500 Nm to a generous 294 kW/400 hp and 600 Nm. The silencer system made of
V2A stainless steel with exhaust flap, connecting pipe and sound pipe (including four "Sport" tailpipe trims) also pays
tribute to the 30-year anniversary of the Aachen-based tuning specialists by
giving the ACL2S its voice.
AC Schnitzer has been offering special accessories and conversions without the compromises of large-series products for BMW,
MINI and LAND ROVER for three decades. The same applies in the suspension sector:
the ACL2S conversion includes fully RS adjustable suspension (adjustable in height and in compression and rebound) which bring
the BMW M240i lower to the asphalt by approx. 35 - 45 mm at the front and approx.
40 - 50 mm at the rear.
The aerodynamic package combines sophisticated tailor-made components with the highest standards of perfection: the ten-piece
"ACL2S" widening kit ensures an impressive 80 mm wider look at front and
rear. Carbon front spoiler elements and front splitter, in conjunction with the carbon front side wings, side skirt kit (also
with carbon wings) mean that dynamic and exclusive driving pleasure sits
harmoniously alongside unrestricted suitability for everyday use. The rear roof spoiler and carbon rear spoiler are designed
for improved downforce, and in combination with the two-piece carbon rear side wings
give the M240i an even more sporting touch. In the lower rear region, the exhaust system not only integrates smoothly into the
body but the suction effect of the carbon rear diffusor fitted there provides even
more downforce. Nor is the resulting top performance concealed visually – the carbon mirror covers, rear skirt film and the
set of ACL2S logos for the sides and rear quite clearly celebrate the 30th
birthday of the Aachen-based tuning company.
AC Schnitzer remains true to its company philosophy "Beyond the Standard" in the interior too, and as well as a 3-spoke Sport
multifunction leather steering wheel (additional option) with coloured
indicator and stitching, also offers a painted 5-piece interior trim kit with ACL2S logo. An aluminium handbrake handle (black
anodized), aluminium pedal set and aluminium footrest (both matt anodized), and
velours floor mats naturally also belong in the Anniversary model. Not least, the stainless steel badge reading "ONE OF
THIRTY" with laser-engraved text and ACL2S logo shows that here an extremely
rare AC Schnitzer vehicle is on the road.
As a wheelset for the ACL2S, AC Schnitzer has selected the AC1 Alloys Wheels in BiColor Black/Silver in 19" which - thanks to
the wider wheelarches - can now be fitted in 8.5J x 19" with 235/35 R 19
tyres on the front, and 9.5J x 19" with 265/30 R 19 on the rear. The entire ACL2S basic conversion kit has been homologated.
But the AC Schnitzer engineers would not have become the most successful BMW tuners if they couldn't add that extra something
to this exceptional tuning package. Extra options include the V-Max extension
to 280 km/h, the instrument cluster with speedo up to 300 km/h, and a control display to show e.g. oil temperature, intake air
temperature or boost pressure, and give the anniversary model a finishing touch.
Clubsport coilovers including support bearings, a limited slip blade differential (25 – 40 % limiting) and a wheelset with
Lightweight Forged Wheels Type VIII BiColor in 19" with standard tyres or
Michelin Cup 2 tyres, make the ACL2S into something quite unique. And if you wish, the wheels can be painted in 1 or 2
colours. Bonnet vents are available to provide ventilation for the engine bay.
Recaro Sports seats with seat consoles can also be fitted, as can a leather finish for the interior and seats. And if that's
not enough, the front splitter is also available in a long version and the
carbon "Racing" rear wing – with or without gurney flap - in a high variant. Both come licensed for track use and perfectly
illustrate AC Schnitzer's motto "From motorsport to the
road!". This motto will continue to guide AC Schnitzer's work for the next 30 years, and provide customers with many more
moments of exclusive driving pleasure beyond the standard.