BMW i8 & M240i by AC Schnitzer Revealed in Geneva
First previewed about a week ago, the gorgeous BMW i8 and M240i by AC Schnitzer have finally arrived at the tuner`s stand in Geneva, with the curious eyes already staring at the cars` exquisite aero packages.
Not only carmakers worldwide get their chances of presenting their latest models, tuners too have the opportunity of revealing their custom-built rides. And AC Schnitzer with their exquisite models will be a real hit.
The German tuner decided to celebrate their 10th anniversary on the market by launching the aforementioned BMW products, both of them coming with impressive carbon fiber body elements and upgraded power under the hood.
The tuner`s outstanding carbon pieces that can be observed on the M240i also dubbed the ACL2S, refer to carbon fiber front spoiler and splitter, carbon fiber side mirrors, side skirts, rear roof spoiler or carbon wing. Under the hood, the M240i ACL2S also packs a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine which now develops 440 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque.
The power upgrade was achieved thanks to an ECU remapping, new exhaust system, downpipe and intake, the tuner also adding fully adjustable RS suspension kit.
On the other hand, the i8 gets noticed from the start with the same carbon fiber aero package, adding other cool features as well – carbon fiber middle front spoiler, carbon fiber bonnet top with middle strut, carbon fiber front side wings, new side skirts and carbon fiber rear wing. The entire kit is complemented with the new lowering kit, which lowers the car`s ride height by 25 mm at the front and 20 mm at the rear, increasing its stance and driving capabilities. The plug-in hybrid`s powertrain has remained stock.