AC Schnitzer released first details on their new tuning kit, a package specially developed for the new BMW 1 Series M Coupe. The German tuners bring both aesthetic and performance upgrades, the model following to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Under the bonnet, the stock 3.0-liter turbocharged unit is able to offer 400 horsepower at 6,100 rpm and 560 Nm of torque at 4,700 rpm.
The additional 60 horses and 110 Nm of torque are achieved by few usual tricks such as a remapped ECU unit or a revised exhaust system. There is also a high performance braking system with 6 and 4 pistons. With the power boost, the German model is able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 4,7 seconds and hit a top speed of 300 km/h.
At the exterior, the German specialists decided to add a body kit including air vents for the bonnet, new front spoiler and a rear diffuser. All these components are made of carbon fiber while new 19 or 20-inch wheels are available as well.
Inside, AC Schnitzer opted for Valencia Orange trim, aluminium pedals, handbrake handle and gear knob but also a repainted centre console.