(from AC Schnitzer
Press Release) With the E90, BMW has introduced the next
epoch in the successful 3-series. True to the motto "The driving
force", the 3-series sets the standards for driving pleasure in a
new dimension. To quote the worldwide motoring press in countless
road tests in the run-up to the official launch, a simple formula
defines the 3-series:
Comfort + High Quality Engineering + Sports Performance = E90
So the 3-series offers a superb basis for creating an AC Schnitzer
ACS3 from an already excellent BMW.
It is precisely this challenge which faces our engineers and
designers to develop a range which will leave nothing to be desired.
The first challenge was to develop a performance upgrade for the
2.0d. This consists of a special Control Unit Program and takes the
power of the M47D20 TU standard engine to 147 kW / 200 HP and the
maximum torque to 410 Nm at 2.000 rpm.
For all engine variants - with or without performance upgrade - we
offer sports rear silencers made from stainless steel,which improve
the exhaust gas flow, available. The "chromed" finish comes from the
Racing tailpipe, which will not only be part of the silencer but is
also available already for purely visual enhancement as a chromed
To further improve the driving dynamics in the 3-series, our
engineers have developed a wealth of sports suspension components.
The first step was the implementation of a spring kit which lowers
the vehicle by around 25 - 30 mm.
In the next stage, the specifications for the suspension engineers
include a complete sports suspension and antiroll bar kit with
racing strut brace for the front as well as a removable version for
the rear. The complete modification perceptibly improves the driving
behaviour of the 3-series for more sports performance with no
significant loss of comfort, and also substantially increase safety
reserves on sudden load changes.
Type II and Type III alloys and racing rims are of course available.
Wheel/tyre combinations are possible in various sizes from 17" to
maximum 19",with 225/35 R 19 on the front and 255/30 R 19 on the
rear or optionally 235/35 R 19 all round.
The avant-garde Type IV light alloy and racing rims with their
optional chrome elements constitute a true highlight in the wheels
sector and are also of course available. In 18" or 19" and soon also
in 20" they safely connect the 3-series to the asphalt at all times
and transfers the power to the road in the optimum manner.
In addition, the latest AC Schnitzer Type IV wheels with their
ultramodern look appear custom-made for the latest 3-series. The
maximum wheel/tyre combination is consisting of racing wheels in
9.0J x 20" with tyres in 245/30 R20.
We recommend high performance tyres from Continental and Michelin.
The appearance of the new 3-series is enhanced by the striking
contours of the aerodynamic conversion. Depending on personal taste,
the customer has a choice between the sports style variant and the
Chromeline Design (for the side skirts). Both versions are striking
with their modern design, which emphasises externally the high
performance internal engineering.
In the sports variant, the side skirts are painted completely in
body colour. In the Chromeline variant, additional chromed elements
The BMW E90 is given a quite unique expression thanks to the front
spoiler in the new design. This makes the 3-series look even lower
and at the same time improves downforce on the front axle.
Aerodynamic balance is provided by the rear roof spoiler, the
one-piece rear spoiler and the rear skirt with its striking
underfloor wing profile.
The AC Schnitzer aerodynamic range is completed by the sports