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The new AC Schnitzer ACS7 Facelift
Luxury and excellent driving properties - the new BMW 7-series combines these two attributes like no other luxury saloon. Owners of this model who want even more sporting performance have come to the right place at AC Schnitzer.
Our engineers and designers are currently developing an aerodynamically optimised body kit for the new facelift variant of the E65 / E66, and adapting the suspension specifically for the use of AC Schnitzer wheels up to size 22".
In the interior, the enthusiastic driver will appreciate the generous use of aluminium in various applications. The high performance exhaust system completes the image of the sports saloon both visually and acoustically, and ensure improved exhaust gas flow.
The luxury saloon becomes even more attractive thanks to the elegant aerodynamic kit. The front of the car stands out with its new striking skirt with grille which has benefits beyond the visual: it improves downforce on the front axle, which is particularly evident at high speeds with more stable driving behaviour.
As an option, a Chromeline Set is available for fitting around the radiator grille.
The rear is enhanced by a new design of rear skirt available in two designs to suit customer preferences. In the first stage the exhaust is invisible as on the standard vehicle. In the second variant, a corresponding cut-out ensures harmonious integration of the AC Schnitzer sports rear silencer with chromed tailpipe trim. A Chromeline Set is available for both versions to accentuate the lines of the rear skirt.
The visual and aerodynamic balance is further enhanced by a rear roof spoiler, a one-piece rear spoiler and mirror covers. The front and rear of the vehicle are linked by the AC Schnitzer side skirts which can be further refined by the Chromeline Set.
The AC Schnitzer alloy wheels in various designs and sizes provide both increased driving pleasure and a more attractive appearance.
Alloy wheels are available in Type II and Type IV designs, and racing rims in Type II, III and IV. And if you want even larger and wider, you can fit up to size 22". The maximum wheel and tyre combination we offer is the AC Schnitzer alloys Type II in 10.5J x 22" with tyres 265/30 R 22 on the front and 295/25 R 22 on the rear. The standard tyres can still be fitted with size 19" wheels. We recommend Continental and Michelin tyres.
For improved driving dynamics compared with the standard car while retaining the existing high level of comfort, we have developed suspension spring kits with progressive special springs. The resulting lowering by 25 millimetres improves the cornering abilities of the saloon even further.
For the interior there are 4-spoke sports airbag steering wheels and velour foot mats available, together with the characteristic AC Schnitzer aluminium pedals and foot rests.
The new design of an aluminium cover for the controller of the BMW. "i-Drive system" in the style of the Type IV wheel neatly sets the finishing touch to the interior design.
The complete AC Schnitzer special accessory range for the BMW 7-series facelift is expected to be available from Autumn 2005 - and the equally complete range for the non-facelift model is of course available immediately.
Text and photos: AC Schnitzer