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ASC3 Turbo – what AC Schnitzer calls the F30 BMW 328i

The Germans at AC Schnitzer don’t mess about. They’re adamant about the sort of modifications they do to cars so they even change the names.

We’re not very approving of this “idea” but and you can’t deny that without the F30 BMW 328i the AC Schnitzer ASC3 Turbo would never have existed.

AC Schnitzer ACS3 Turbo BMW F30 3 Series

AC Schnitzer ACS3 Turbo BMW F30 3 Series

Anyway, since we got across it we won’t deny the AC Schnitzer ASC3 Turbo a second glance, particularly the spec sheet section.

The F30 328i’s 2.0 liter turbocharged cylinder produces 240 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque and in this form it received plenty of praise.

But the German tuner said it’s not enough so they did a little tinkering with the exhaust and ECU and the figures now come in at 295 horsepower and 302 lb-ft of torque.

AC Schnitzer ACS3 Turbo BMW F30 3 Series

AC Schnitzer ACS3 Turbo BMW F30 3 Series

The acceleration from 0 to 62 does drop a little from 5.9 to 5.7 seconds. Overtaking should also feel like you’ve got more poke under the bonnet but there’s something unusual at play.

Despite the added performance the guys over at AC Schnitzer didn’t remove the F30 BMW 3 Series’ top speed limiter so you’ll have to stop at 155 mph.

Since they’ve fitted a sport suspension and offer wheel and tire upgrades. Speaking of the wheels you can have them in 20 inch sized but if you know where performance is, 18s are also available.

AC Schnitzer ACS3 Turbo BMW F30 3 Series

AC Schnitzer ACS3 Turbo BMW F30 3 Series

The exterior and interior of the F30 BMW 328i have also been tweaked for it to become the ASC3 Turbo. What’s lovable about that is that the numerous changes aren’t easily apparent.

You still get the discrete BMW feel on your custom ride, that’s something quite rare.

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