German tuner AC Schnitzer has already unveiled their program for the BMW 1-Series M Coupe ahead for its official debut at the IAA 2011. This program focus primarily on visual enhancements, but the 1 Series Coupé also received a new braking system and suspension.
AC Schnitzer Automobile Technik is a well-known tuning company based in Aachen. The tuning firm specializes in offering complete packages for BMW and MINI cars, as well as BMW motorcycles. A few weeks ago GTspirit had an exclusive preview into the companies design study and work shop while they were working on the BMW 1-Series M Coupe. Some details of this program are already available.
The first goal of the AC Schnitzer package was reduction of the weight. A high performance and lightweight brake system for the front and rear axle was installed. These internally vented brake discs (front 380 x 35mm, rear 355 x 32mm) with six-piston fixed caliper at front and four-piston fixed caliper at the rear insures an even more powerful and stable deceleration. Additionally, these brakes saves a total of 4kg compared to the standard brakes.
AC Schnitzer has developed a new and even sportier-tuned suspension which lowers the vehicle by 10 or 20mm. This suspension kit will complete the aerodynamic package currently under development. These aerodynamic upgrades includes a new front lip, rear diffuser, and roof spoiler and are scheduled to appear within a few weeks. A complete range of light alloy rims are available in many different designs and sizes.
For the interior of the 1-Series M Coupe a large program consisting of exclusive accessories made from high quality materials is already available. These include a leather gear shift cover, a leather gear knob and an illuminated gear knob with digital display.
A collection of aluminium accessories is available to enhance the interior even further, these consists of a gear knob, handbrake handle, pedal set, foot rest and a cover for the i-Drive system controller. To round off the inside there are the optional velour floor mats.
The finished BMW 1-Series M Coupe by AC Schnitzer will have its official debut at the IAA 2011 in September. For more information contact AC Schnitzer.