(from AC Schnitzer
Press Release) Luxury and excellent driving properties -
the new BMW 7-series combines these two attributes like no other
luxury saloon. Owners of this model who want even more sporting
performance have come to the right place at AC Schnitzer.
Our engineers and designers are currently developing an
aerodynamically optimised body kit for the new facelift variant of
the E65 / E66, and adapting the suspension specifically for the use
of AC Schnitzer wheels up to size 22".
In the interior, the enthusiastic driver will appreciate the
generous use of aluminium in various applications. The high
performance exhaust system completes the image of the sports saloon
both visually and acoustically, and ensure improved exhaust gas
The luxury saloon becomes even more attractive thanks to the elegant
aerodynamic kit. The front of the car stands out with its new
striking skirt with grille which has benefits beyond the visual: it
improves downforce on the front axle, which is particularly evident
at high speeds with more stable driving behaviour.
As an option, a Chromeline Set is available for fitting around the
The rear is enhanced by a new design of rear skirt available in two
designs to suit customer preferences. In the first stage the exhaust
is invisible as on the standard vehicle. In the second variant, a
corresponding cut-out ensures harmonious integration of the AC
Schnitzer sports rear silencer with chromed tailpipe trim. A
Chromeline Set is available for both versions to accentuate the
lines of the rear skirt.
The visual and aerodynamic balance is further enhanced by a rear
roof spoiler, a one-piece rear spoiler and mirror covers. The front
and rear of the vehicle are linked by the AC Schnitzer side skirts
which can be further refined by the Chromeline Set.
The AC Schnitzer alloy wheels in various designs and sizes provide
both increased driving pleasure and a more attractive appearance.
Alloy wheels are available in Type II and Type IV designs, and
racing rims in Type II, III and IV. And if you want even larger and
wider, you can fit up to size 22". The maximum wheel and tyre
combination we offer is the AC Schnitzer alloys Type II in 10.5J x
22" with tyres 265/30 R 22 on the front and 295/25 R 22 on the rear.
The standard tyres can still be fitted with size 19" wheels. We
recommend Continental and Michelin tyres.
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.
For the interior there are 4-spoke sports airbag steering wheels and
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" in the style of the Type IV wheel neatly sets the
finishing touch to the interior design.
The complete AC Schnitzer special accessory range for the BMW
7-series facelift is expected to be available from Autumn 2005 - and
the equally complete range for the non-facelift model is of course