Friday, November 18, 2011

2012 AC Schnitzer BMW 1-Series M Coupe

The 2012 AC Schnitzer BMW 1-Series M Coupe is the first project to come out of the 1-Series M coupe which was launched in the 2011 Motor Show in Frankfurt. Most people have wondered why it took the manufacturers such a long time to create a new version of the model. It turns out that they were just waiting for the right moment to launch this new project.

Performance
Upon closer inspection of the vehicle, there have been upgrades in terms of the engine’s horsepower. It has significantly increased from the usual 340 to 400. The rear end of the vehicle also features paired silences with a chrome tailpipe which enhances the overall acoustics of the automobile.
With all this new features incorporated into the engine, there is also a demand for a better brake system to ensure maximum safety. The brake system of the AC Schnitzer 2011 is fitted with a 6 piston calliper on the front portion while at the rear end at 4 pistons calliper is installed. Also, the car’s racing suspension is completely adjustable.
Exterior & Interior
As for the exterior, there have also been a lot of significant changes in the recent AC Schnitzer in comparison to the model it was patterned on. The body kit itself is made of a carbon spoiler, the front grilles are manufactured with chrome and it boasts of a carbon rear end diffuser.
In terms of the interior changes include changes in the seat design. As a tribute to the base model, the interior is treated with the familiar Valencia Orange tint matching up to the outside.

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Coupe Base Price: NA
Fuel Tank Capacity: 14 gallons (53 liters) MPG (Base model): 19 city / 26 hwy
Dimensions
Length: 172.4 in. (437.8 cm) Wheel Base: 104.7 in. (357 cm)
Height: 55.9 in. (142 cm) Width: 71 in. (180 cm)
Curb Weight: 3251 lbs (1475 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Performance
Engine: Inline 6 Compression Ratio: 10.2: 1
Horsepower: 400 HP Max RPM: 6100 RPM
Torque: 560 lb-ft @ 1500-3500 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
0-60 mph: 4.7 seconds Maximum Speed: 186 mph (300 km/h)