(from AC Schnitzer
Press Release) Where the "rebirth" of the BMW 6-series
awakened deep emotions and reminded us of the legendary two-way
fight on the track, the new BMW M6 is the embodiment of ultimate
driving machine. To quote the builder, the new M6 is "not a race
car, not a luxury coupé - but both."
The concept of combining two excellent cars in one model has already
been successfully implemented by the BMW engineers in the M5. And to
prove the fact that this concept can be refined further, the AC
Schnitzer interpretation of the M5, the AC Schnitzer ACS5 Sport,
celebrated its premiere at the IAA 2005, presenting the new AC
Schnitzer design line for BMW M-vehicles. Now it's a question of
adapting this new design line for the BMW M6.
To give the M6 a more powerful voice and at the same time optimise
the response behaviour and gas throughput, the new fully stainless
steel rear silencer system "Sports Trim" has been adapted
accordingly for the M6.
The next step facing the engineers was to improve the driving
dynamics. Thanks to a suspension spring kit which lowers the M6 by
around 25 mm and hence lowers the centre of gravity - above all in
conjunction with the front axle strut brace of aluminium and the
special antiroll bar kit - not only are perceptibly higher cornering
speeds possible but the safety reserves, e.g. on fast load changes,
are perceptibly increased.
The AC Schnitzer engineers have fitted the M6 with racing rims and
alloy wheels in various designs and sizes. As one-piece
monoblock variants, Type III and Type IV wheels are available in
sizes 8.5J x 19" and 9.5J x 19". Even more exclusive are the AC
Schnitzer racing rims Type III and Type IV, which have been tested
in various dimensions from 19" through 20" and in the top version
even up to size
9.0J or 10.0J x 21".
The absolute highlight in the AC Schnitzer wheel range is the new
"Forged Wheel". This alloy forged wheel with bicolour finish - i.e.
partly polished, partly painted surface - achieves what appears
contradictory in principle: Reduction in weight with
simultaneously maximum wheel diameters and widths. The AC Schnitzer
engineers and designers achieve this masterpiece with the "Forged
Wheel", the design of which - although unmistakeably revealing its
kinship with the Type IV alloy - remains totally unique. The "Forged
Wheel" is available for the BMW M6 in sizes 9.0J x 20" and 10.0J x
20" and is fitted with tyres sizes 245/35 R 20 on the front and
285/30 R 20 on the rear.
The weight of the front wheel here is just approx. 10 kg and the
rear wheel 10.8 kg. We recommend high performance tyres from
Continental and Michelin.
The high quality aerodynamic concept of the ACS5 Sport, apart from
the rear roof spoiler, was also adapted for the ACS6 Sport. It
consists of carbon front flippers which as an option can be linked
to the front spoiler via an aluminium strut braces. The front is
finished with the new AC Schnitzer chrome front grille which gives
the BMW M6 a retro look and at the same time provides the high air
requirements of the BMW V10 power plant.
The vehicle rear is enhanced with the one-piece rear spoiler and a
carbon rear diffusor integrated into the rear. In combination, all
aerodynamic aids ensure increased downforce on the BMW M6 to give a
perceptibly more stable vehicle.
For the inside, a carbon interior is available in titanium
"Exclusive", a 3-spoke sports airbag steering wheel or velours foot
mats, together with the characteristic AC Schnitzer aluminium pedals
and foot rests or the handbrake handle.
The new development of an aluminium cover for the controller of the
BMW "i-Drive system" in the style of the Type IV wheel provides the