While the third-generation BMW X5 is still essentially brand new, AC Schnitzer has already created its first performance upgrade for the X5 M50d which debuting at the Geneva Motor Show 2014. In addition to the BMW X5 M50d by AC Schnitzer, the tuning company is also working on five other performance upgrades for a selection of different X5 models.
As for the BMW X5 M50d, it manages to deliver 430 hp up from the standard 381 hp of the X5 M50d. This increase in power has been achieved thanks to the new AC Schnitzer exhaust system with the exhaust gas flow also being optimised. This allows the engine to operate more efficiently thus resulting in the extra power.
Moreover, the BMW X5 M50d by AC Schnitzer features new lowering springs dropping the car by 30 mm at the front and 20 mm at the rear. In addition to dropping the car, these new springs offer a firmer ride and provide far better handling through corners.
A host of different wheel options are also available for the X5 M50d as well as the future X5 models AC Schnitzer works their magic on. These include the Type VIII forged racing wheels available in 21 and 22-inch, the Type VIII alloys in BiColor, Black or Silver and available solely in 20-inch. Furthermore, AC Schnitzer offers the Type V forged wheels finished in BiColor or Anthracite in 22-inch and last but not least, we have the Type IV wheels available in 20-inch and finished in BiColor.
From a further visual and aerodynamics perspective, the X5 M50d by AC Schnitzer features a new front lip, side skirts and rear diffuser.
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