BMW M235i based AC Schnitzer 570hp ACL2 will debut at Geneva
German tuning shop AC Schnitzer will debut a new concept at the upcoming 2016 Geneva Motor Show, a 570hp ACL2 Coupe. This two-door sporty coupe is based on the BMW M235i platform and features a wide body kit with the heart of an M4, and a manual gearbox.
The M4 engine is tweaked to produce whopping 570hp, which will make ACL2 one of the powerful and the fastest sports coupe on the market. The 425hp, 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged straight-six engine of M4 is tuned to deliver 570 horses, which allows ACL2 to sprints from 0-62mph in just 3.9 seconds and a achieve a top speed of 205 mph.
Compare to new 2016 BMW M2 Coupe, which comes with 365hp 3.0-liter inline six cylinder engine, the ACL2 has an additional 105 horses and the lower curb weight. The ACL2 concept with manual transmission weighs around 1448kg (3192 lbs), which means it is 117kg lighter than the BMW M2 Coupe (BMW M2 Coupe weighs around 1565kg).
These performance upgrades are complimented with bolt-on aerodynamic body kit, which includes the flared wheel arches, a carbon fiber hood, side skirts, racing sports mirrors, a carbon fiber splitter, and a massive rear spoiler. The rear also received a carbon fiber rear diffuser with AC Schnitzer sports exhaust system. The ACL2 is lowered on the fully height adjustable AC Schnitzer Clubsport suspension setup and the M4’s front and rear axles.
This beast rolls on a set of forged red polished alloy wheels shod with 20-inch 285/25 ZR 20 Michelin PSS tyres on the front and the rear. The speed can be held safely in check with 400×38 mm carbon ceramic brake discs on the front wheel and on the rear with 380×28 mm ceramic brakes.
The completely restyled bicolour interior received a black and racing green leather treatment for most of the interior components, including central console, 3-spoke sports steering wheel, door handles and the Carbon racing bucket seats.
The exterior is painted in Classic Racing green, and the red polished forged alloy wheels visually complete the extensive tuning package for the bodywork. The ACl2 would cost around $163,000 (Euros 149,000) in the European market.
The AC2 will be officially unveiled at next week 2016 Geneva Motor Show.