AC SCHNITZER ACS1 review based on BMW 1-Series


The appearance of the ACS1 improvement kit for the BMW 1-Series has become a real holiday for the owners of this car. Moreover, this work of AC Schnitzer was appreciated by lovers of interesting sportsmen and competing tuning companies. On this concept of the 1st series, specialists from AC Schnitzer worked for a long time. However, the history of the 1st series itself began back in 2002, when the BMW CS1 concept was released in the body of the convertible. Only a year later, BMW released a serial 5-door hatchback, which, although he had decent functionality, did not stand out with attractiveness. Behind this 5-door hatchback, Bavarians released a 3-door modification, but with its forms and proportions it was also not perfect. And only after the Coupe and Carbrio versions entered the market, the first series approached the concept of CS1.A good complement to the debut of these versions was the appearance of the 135i modification, which, although it was equipped with a 3-liter row engine of the V6, was supplemented by a couple of turbines. BMW immediately made it clear that the M1 Schildik on the “Unit” will appear with a very insignificant probability. The debut of the BMW 135i Coupe was a signal for tuners around the world to develop its own hypothetical M1. Of course, the specialists from AC Schnitzer did not lag behind other tuners. As a result of their efforts, a car was built corresponding to the best traditions of the atelier – ACS1.Professionals take up work

Actually, the main priorities of this German tuning office have always remained unchanged, and they can easily formulate any fan of AC Schnitzer: individualized external image, tuning and thorough refinement of the bandage, refinement of the suspension based on the best components. The ACS1 project seems to be taken into account all the recipes of the tuner. At the sight of this car, you feel the special inspiration of its creators: the baby turned out to be very charismatic. The ACS1 project of ACS1 issues its belonging to the glorious family of AC Schnitzer. So, the factory bumper was replaced by a M-Technik package, which includes many other body elements of the corresponding style design. Since in AC Schnitzer the same grate was put on other BMW sports models (for example, on M3, M5 and M6), the appearance of this lattice on the tuned 1-SERIES was quite logical. It is interesting to note that this element of the German tuner causes not all lovers of Bavarian “Emock”. But whatever their indignation, the owners of ACS1 are guaranteed to stand out in the stream. An interesting stroke of the “muzzle” ACS1 was the appearance of a spoiler’s linings in the side sections of the bumper, which also flaunts a well -visible nameplate. The back of the body was again crowned by the bumper M-Technik, supplemented by surprisingly massive diffuser. Looking at the “stern” of this machine, it seems visually light, which is facilitated by an elegant spoiler, perfectly combined, and with the style of the lid of the trunk, and with the style of the rear. A small overlay from the spoiler even switched to the upper edge of the rear window. Of course, the entire left edge of the bumper is decorated with branded exhaust from AC Schnitzer. Other features of ACS1 designers were generously on the AC Schnitzer logo, which adorn almost all body details. Several stylish stickers also appeared on the sides of the car, and under the rear lights. Another typical tuner element for this tuner is the discs. In general, for 1-Series, a whole brood of wheels was developed-here you have classic Type II, Type III, and brand new Type VI. Depending on the picture, their diameter can be 17, 18 or 19 inches. The most luxurious ACS1 flaunts Type IV Bicolor discs, in which silver knitting needles and black rim are catching. The capabilities of the Biturbo-motor in ACS1 can be judged at the declared maximum speed-296 km/h. That is, in this regard, AC Schnitzer 1-SERIES may compete with Porsche 911 Carrera S. Although, having analyzed the characteristics of this motor, we can conclude that this is not surprising: the new control unit and the muffler increased the power from 306 to 360 liters. With. and torque from 400 to 520 nm. Given that the weight of the machine was reduced by 40 kg, this also affected its dynamics.

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