(from AC Schnitzer Press Release)
The years of waiting has finally reached an end. The new BMW 6-series
Coupé is here. The question of whether the "newcomer" can successfully
follow the legendary coupes of the 70s and 80s simply doesn't arise, as
the 6-series, with internal designation E63, already has the potential
of a legend: sports performance, elegance and dynamics.
Despite - or because of - the excellent "Basis", AC Schnitzer is
currently developing a special accessories range which will perfect the
6-series in all its qualities. Because in the end, there's nothing so
good that it can't be improved.
In the first stage of development work, AC Schnitzer adapted the alloy
and racing wheels for the new 6-series. The Type III wheels and the new
Type IV design are already available today.
As the maximum size AC Schnitzer actually develops a wheel tyre
combination with the new
Type IV racing wheel in 21". As well as various combinations in 19" the
6-series can also carry the combination of 9.0J x 20" on the front with
tyres 245/35 R 20 and on the rear axle 10.0J x 20" with tyres 285/30 R
20. Just this measure perceptibly improves the driving dynamics of the
6-series Coupé. AC Schnitzer recommends high performance tyres by
Continental and Michelin.
In addition, the avant-garde style AC Schnitzer Type IV 5-spokes, with
their star pattern from the pentagonal wheel centre and dishing for each
spoke, are also excellently suited to the modern, timeless design of the
The sporting performance is further enhanced by the AC Schnitzer sports
suspension which is currently undergoing tests on public roads and on
the North Loop of the Nürburgring.
As well as simply lowering by around 25 mm, we have made the 6-series
Coupé stiffer for more sporting performance while retaining maximum
Naturally our engineers and designers, working in close collaboration,
have developed a unique AC Schnitzer aerodynamic conversion consisting
of front spoiler in a new sporting design, side skirt inserts, rear
spoiler and a rear skirt.
The aerodynamic range is completed by a Chromeline Set, to provide some
chrome highlights if desired.
A further brilliant highlight which is perfectly integrated into the
rear skirt is the double sports rear silencer with its 2 chromed
tailpipes in Trap-Ment form (combination of trapezium and segment). This
exhaust system is of course not only an aesthetically pleasing but also
optimises gas flow, thus ensuring better response, and gives the V8 a
particularly sonorous "voice".
Exclusivity will shortly be the key word for the cockpit: as well as a
carbon fibre interior trim in the new "Exclusive Design" in silver and
an ergonomically designed airbag sports steering wheel, above all the
aluminium accessories, e.g. for the controller of the BMW-specific "i-Drive
System", provide the finishing touches.