"Less is more" is a motto valid in not so many cases, isn't it? However, this particular BMW Concept delivered by AC Schnitzer is one of those rare examples. Based on the BMW M 235i the project can show-off with 2.54 kg per hp. The car has another name, ACL2, with L standing for lightweight. In addition, it is so much more powerful, that it produces 570 hp with an ease.
The additional power is due to a radical engine substitution, where the standard one has been changed with upgraded M4 power plant. In addition, the Vmax limiter has been removed, while the rear limited slip differential with Drexler diff lock from 25 to 95 percent allows quick cornering.
What do we have here? In short: a concept BMW M235i based model which unfortunately is not for sale. But will be in display at the Geneva Motor Show. Here are the details.
Suspension & Handling
Regarding this matter, AC Schnitzer specialist have added 6-pot fixed caliper brakes on the front with 400 x 38 mm carbon ceramic brake discs and 4-pot brakes on the rear with 380 x 28 mm carbon ceramic discs. Additional power is further ensured by the in-house made downpipe, which further boosts power and torque. The AC Schnitzer sports exhaust system with special catalytic converter (200 cpsi) combined with AC Schnitzer "Racing EVO Carbon" tailpipes delivers the unique acoustic performance.
Furthermore, the tuners replaced the standard axles on the M 235i and then upgraded them to M4 technology. This change was accompanied by height-adjustable AC Schnitzer Clubsport suspension. M4 carbon strut braces bring motorsport experience on the road.
On the Outside
The suspension configuration mentioned above is additionally supported by a skirt, which optimizes air flow, new carbon front spoiler elements, front splitter and carbon front side wings. The rear also features some changes like the in-house made carbon rear diffuser and carbon "Racing" rear wing with Gurney flap. Wheelarch extensions on the front, with air outlet openings in the wheelarch and three air deflector wings on each side also contribute for the powerful look. There are similar rear wheelarch extensions, too. These conversions add 140 mm to the width of the standard vehicle.
The bonnet of ACL2 is made of carbon fiber but includes styling enhancements like the Bonnet Vents in black, the special paintwork in Classic Racing Green and the AC Schnitzer special "Racing" sports mirrors.
The exclusivity is continued on the inside, and in fact the interior has been entirely modified. Here we see BiColor leather interior in green and perforated Nappa leather in combination with black suede with green stitching. There are also interior trim strips in matt Classic Racing Green, in-house made carbon racing bucket seats, "Evo" 3-spoke sports airbag steering wheel in Nappa and perforated leather, green suede indicator as well as carbon door handles and centre console.
Other tuning components on the inside include AC Schnitzer keyholder, aluminium pedal set and foot rests with illuminated AC Schnitzer logo, "Black Line" aluminium gear knob and "Black Line" aluminium handbrake handle, together with velour foot mats with AC Schnitzer logo.
Riding on 20-inch alloys fitted with appropriately sized Michelins, the ACL2 need 3.9 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h on the way to a higher top speed of 330 km/h.
AC Schnitzer BMW M 235i ACL2 is going to officially debut at the Geneva Motor Show next week. Now here's the teaser video that AC Schnitzer has released to promote the car:
Video Source: YouTube
Source: AC Schnitzer