AC Schnitzer BMW 2 Series Coupe Tuning Program

September 1, 2014 By Mike Lee
Last updated on August 6, 2015

The 2-series Coupe by AC Schnitzer Extensive Tuning Program ensures High Performance in the new 2-series.

In March this year, the Bavarian company elevated its 1-series coupé to the new 2-series. For the tuning experts at AC Schnitzer, the work was just beginning: they have now developed an extensive tuning range for the BMW 2-series coupé which should satisfy even the most sophisticated drivers “beyond the standard”.

The Aachen-based tuners know that for many BMW customers, there’s no such thing as too sporty. So no less than five performance upgrades are offered for the 2-series coupé.

The export version of the BMW 220i takes off with an engine power of 245 hp instead of 184 hp.

The power development of the BMW M 235i is even higher; the AC Schnitzer performance upgrade adds a further 54 hp to the standard 240 kW/326 hp, giving a total of 279 kW/380 hp. And if that weren’t enough, an AC Schnitzer high performance intercooler is also available for the M235i. Because of its size (520x210x130 mm) and stepped construction, it offers an 80% larger air contact surface and 62% more charge air volume than the standard intercooler, and hence ensures optimum cooling. The perceptible results are a sustained and homogenous power development from the engine.

Nor have AC Schnitzer overlooked the diesel versions: with 126 kW/171 hp (BMW 218d), 160 kW/218 hp (BMW 220d) and 190 kW/258 hp (BMW 225d), in all cases the performance upgrades provide substantially more than the BMW standard. In all models, the AC Schnitzer engine styling shows that these vehicles stand out from the crowd.

When you reach the top, you want to be heard. The AC Schnitzer sports rear silencer with 2 chromed “Racing Evo“ tailpipes or the “Sport“ tailpipes (both in right/left combination) ensure that the imposing appearance doesn’t go unnoticed. For purely visual enhancement, the tuning experts also offer the chromed “Racing Evo“ tailpipe trim and the chromed “Sport“ tailpipe trim, with a 90 millimetre diameter, individually.

Only in one field are the sights “lowered” in Aachen: the suspension spring kit, sports suspension and racing suspension (adjustable in compression and rebound stages) leave the lift in the AC Schnitzer versions around 30 – 40 mm lower. In this case however, less is more: for cornering comfort and road-holding, the 2-series coupé by AC Schnitzer certainly comes out on top.

This is due not least to the aerodynamic conversion kits which also set visual accents. The carbon front spoiler (for M-Technik vehicles), carbon mirror cover, carbon rear diffuser (for M 235i), a rear roof spoiler and the AC Schnitzer rear skirt film clearly distinguish the vehicle from standard. Developed on the principle of “Form follows Function“, the AC Schnitzer carbon aerodynamic components primarily improve driving behaviour and ensure better ground adhesion thanks to improved downforce.

The wide range of AC Schnitzer wheelsets available for the 2-series coupé also goes beyond the standard. Type VIII BiColor forged alloys, Type VIII BiColor rims in black or silver or anthracite, and Type IV silver or BiColor black rims: all give that unmistakeable sporting look when fitted with corresponding tyres (18“, 19“ or 20“).

The tuning package is completed with various interior elements which continue the High Performance standards into the inside. For a superior look, choose from the AC Schnitzer gear knob with digital gear display, an illuminated leather gear knob and the Aluminium “Black Line“ gear knob. The AC Schnitzer “Black Line” aluminium handbrake handle, aluminium pedal set and foot rest, AC Schnitzer keyholder and velours foot mats reinforce the feeling that driving pleasure simply can’t get better than after the “AC Schnitzer treatment”.

Basic car:

BMW 2 series Coupé (F22)


AC Schnitzer performance upgrades

for BMW 220i with 135 kW/184 HP to 180 kW/245 HP (export version)

for BMW M 235i with 240 kW/326 HP to 279 kW/380 HP

for BMW 218d with 105 kW/143 HP to 126 kW/171 HP

for BMW 220d with 135 kW/184 HP to 160 kW/218 HP

for BMW 225d with 160 kW/218 HP to 190 kW/258 HP

AC Schnitzer engine optics

AC Schnitzer intercooler 520x210x130 mm (for M 235i)

80% more contact surface and over 62% more charge air volume


AC Schnitzer sports silencer with 2 chromed

“Racing Evo” tailtrims in right / left combination or

“Sport” tailtrims in right / left combination

(both versions only for M 235i)

AC Schnitzer tailtrim, chromed “Racing Evo”

AC Schnitzer tailtrim, chromed “Sport”, Ø 90 mm


AC Schnitzer spring kit

Lowering front approx. 30-35 mm, rear approx. 30-40 mm

AC Schnitzer sports suspension (not for xDrive cars) incl.

Lowering front approx. 25 mm, rear approx. 30-35 mm

AC Schnitzer racing suspension, adjustable bump and rebound incl.

Lowering approx. 30-40 mm

For cars with M-Technik the lowering is reduced by 5 to 15 mm


AC Schnitzer carbon front flippers, Carbon, 2 piece (for cars with M-Technik)

AC Schnitzer carbon mirror covers

AC Schnitzer rear roof spoiler

AC Schnitzer carbon rear diffuser (for M 235i)

AC Schnitzer rear skirt protection foil


AC Schnitzer aluminium handbrake handle, “Black Line”

AC Schnitzer gear knob with digital display

AC Schnitzer leather gear knob, illuminated

AC Schnitzer aluminium gear knob “Black Line”

AC Schnitzer aluminium pedal set

AC Schnitzer aluminium foot rest

AC Schnitzer key holder

AC Schnitzer floor mats, velours

Wheel/Tyre Sets:

Type VIII Lightweight Forged Wheels BiColor Black

front: 8,5J x 19“ with tyres 225/35 R 19

rear: 8,5J x 19“ with tyres 225/35 R 19

Type VIII Wheels BiColor Black, Silver or Anthracite

front: 8,5 x 18″ with tyres 225/40 R 18

rear: 8,5 x 18″ with tyres 225/40 R 18

front: 8,5 x 19″ with tyres 225/35 R 19

rear: 8,5 x 19″ with tyres 225/35 R 19

front: 8,5 x 20″ with tyres 235/30 R 20

rear: 8,5 x 20″ with tyres 235/30 R 20

Type IV Wheels Silver or BiColor Black

front: 8,5 x 18″ with tyres 225/40 R 18

rear: 8,5 x 18″ with tyres 225/40 R 18

front: 8,5 x 19″ with tyres 225/35 R 19

rear: 8,5 x 19″ with tyres 225/35 R 19