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AC Schnitzer Spiffs Up The New BMW 5-Series And i5 Sedans

The tuner is also working on performance upgrades for certain gasoline and diesel powertrains of the 5-Series

 AC Schnitzer Spiffs Up The New BMW 5-Series And i5 Sedans

  • AC Schnitzer presented a discreet bodykit for the 5er, including a splitter, side skirts, and a double rear spoiler.
  • The tuner offers plenty of options for the alloy wheels measuring up to 21 inches in diameter.
  • Lowering springs bring the 5-Series closer to the ground by up to 30 mm (1.2 inches), and spacers increase the width by 20 mm (0.8 inches) on each axle.

While we eagerly await the unveiling of BMW‘s much-anticipated M5 plug-in hybrid performance flagship, AC Schnitzer has announced its own range of upgrades for the rest of the 5-Series and i5 lineup, adding some extra spice to the executive sedan.

Currently, AC Schnitzer’s upgrades focus on enhancing aerodynamics, offering a variety of alloy wheels, and optimizing suspension. Additionally, performance upgrades for select gasoline and diesel powertrains are in development for a future release.

More: AC Schnitzer Lowers, Widens, And Boosts The Facelifted BMW X5

AC Schnitzer kicked off the program for the G60 BMW 5-Series late last year with various sets of lightweight alloy wheels (AC1, AC3, and AC4 designs) available in 19, 20, or 21 inches in diameter. Now, the sedan receives an extra dose of visual flair with a subtle bodykit. This package is compatible with all trims of the 5-Series, provided they are equipped with the M-Sport package from the factory.

The prominent splitter at the front is complemented by matching side skirts, while the rear end receives dual spoilers on both the roof and trunk. Additionally, the tuner has included a trim piece on the rear bumper to protect against scratches when loading cargo. Moreover, owners have the option to enhance the interior with aluminum pedals, a footrest, and special covers for the iDrive controller and key holder.

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For a more planted stance, AC Schnitzer offers the option of lowering springs and spacers. The rear-wheel-drive versions (520i, 530i, 520d, and 523d) can get closer to the ground by 15-20 mm (0.6-0.8 inches), while those fitted with BMW’s all-wheel-drive system (530i, 520d, 523d xDrive) can be lowered by 25-30 mm (1-1.2 inches). Moreover, the black anodized aluminum spacers add 10 mm (0.4 inches) of width on each side.

Most of the aforementioned upgrades are also available for the fully electric BMW i5 sedan, which has an identical design with the ICE-powered 5-Series. The same applies for the G61 Touring versions of the model, with the exception of the double rear spoiler that is limited to the sedan.

Here’s what it’ll cost you

If you’re interested in outfitting your BMW with AC Schnitzer parts, the most expensive option is the alloy wheels, which can set you back up to €5,890 ($6,309) depending on the size, finish, and variation.

Regarding the body kit, the splitter costs €1,290 ($1,382), the side skirts €840 ($900), the lip spoiler €540 ($573), and the roof spoiler €490 ($525). Lastly, the lowering springs are priced at €490 ($525), and the spacers at €232 ($249).

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