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AC Schnitzer ACS7 F01/F02

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F01 / F02 are the internal works codes for the new 7-series. The combination sounds like motorsports, but is this title adequate for a big luxury saloon? Anyone who's seen the big BMW in AC Schnitzer trim will certainly answer this with an unambiguous "Yes".

Engine - Exhaust

The new 7-series has plenty of power under the bonnet in every version, even when the music's playing at the back. The sight of AC Schnitzer tailpipes is as striking as the sound: two exhaust channels come together in a slightly rounded, chromed trapezoid trim – all very individual. But that's not enough for sporting attributes.

Typical AC Schnitzer: The vehicle's appearance is not misleading, but simply a reflection of its inner values. A real firecracker under the bonnets of the 740i and 730d have been developed which give 265 kW / 360 HP instead of the standard 240 kW / 326 HP (740i) and 210 kW / 286 HP instead of 180 kW / 245 HP (730d) (performance upgrades in preparation).

The Suspension Technology

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.

The Bodywork

"The new model is certainly the most dynamic 7-series ever, so we've only made subtle changes to the outline", explains AC Schnitzer Chief Designer Michele Viandante. His philosophy: "Our accessories set important accents and emphasise the sporting characteristics of the saloon in a targeted manner."

These are already written large in the imposing front, which is emphasised by a new AC Schnitzer spoiler element. Michele Viandante's tip: The through lip elongates the front and gives the car a faster look.

Like all accessories from AC Schnitzer, it is made of very hardwearing, well-fitting PU RIM. Subtle but striking also describes the effects of the side enhancements: "The result must be a harmonious ensemble, and not a combination of trainers and tuxedo", says Viandante.

The AC Schnitzer side skirts emphasise the car's wheelbase and lengthen it visually, giving it a more purposeful appearance. Towards the rear third, they are lifted and widened to give the car a more muscular look.

Between the exhausts, Michele Viandante has introduced a further spoiler element which with its diffuser style symbolises pure dynamics. Only the subtle boot spoiler and rear roof spoiler remain to complete the look. AC Schnitzer knows how to enhance a saloon's sporting aura without losing its elegance.

The Interior

For the interior there are 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" neatly sets the finishing touch to the interior design.

The Wheels

There's a choice of countless exciting AC Schnitzer wheels for the new 7-series. Two particularly striking examples: the Type V alloy with its clear, transparent five-spoke design, which celebrates its world premiere in 22" on the 7-series and is also available for X5 and X6.

Or the multispoke Type VII, also available in 22". Both versions not only show true greatness, but constitute the perfectly balanced combination of performance and elegance. A characteristic which is symbolic of the entire car.

Source: AC Schnitzer Press Release

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