AC Schnitzer Safe tuning on the BMW i8

November 30, 2018 By Mike
Last updated on November 30, 2018

AC Schnitzer Safe tuning on the BMW i8
Already for the fifth time AC Schnitzer participates with their equipment of a campaign vehicle in the initiative TUNE IT! SAFE! of the Association of German Automobile Tuners e.V. (VDAT). This campaign is also supported by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. The aim of the initiative is to combat illegal and unsafe tuning with a nationwide campaign.

For a period of one year the campaign vehicle is available for events, trade fairs and tuning events on request. This commitment is only possible thanks to the sponsors – the campaign is financed accordingly cost-neutral for the German taxpayer.

The VDAT e.V. presents the “Police BMW i8 TUNE IT! SAFE! by AC Schnitzer” at the Essen Motor Show from 30.11. to 09.12.2018 in Hall 7.

Since 2005, a special police concept vehicle has been presented every year, which meets the high demands of tuning fans as well as maximum safety standards and the requirements of the registration regulations.

This time it is a very special TUNE IT! SAFE! car: the most progressive sports car of our time, the BMW i8, which has been further optimised by a wealth of AC Schnitzer innovations.

First it was lowered by AC Schnitzer by approx. 20 mm on the front and rear axle. This brings the BMW i8 TUNE IT! SAFE! by AC Schnitzer much closer to the road than the production vehicle and ensures driving stability in all cornering situations.

In combination with the AC1 lightweight wheel set, which saves approx. 4.4 kg weight per rim, the lateral dynamics of the i8 Roadster are also noticeably improved. This immense weight saving is realised by the 21-inch AC1 Lightweight Forged Wheels in BiColor (or optionally anthracite), specially developed for the i8 series.

The aerodynamic conversion for the police BMW i8 TUNE IT! SAFE! by AC Schnitzer is a complex movement made entirely of carbon and developed strictly according to the principle “Form follows Function”: Front spoiler elements, a centre front spoiler and the front side wings as well as the bonnet top for the bonnet ensure that – thanks to higher downforce values – driving pleasure is fully developed. Carbon side skirts left and right in combination with the carbon “Racing” rear wing and the three-part carbon rear diffusor improve the suction effect in the underbody area of the i8, resulting in a better pressure distribution, which provides even more downforce.

The AC Schnitzer aerodynamics range is rounded off by carbon door handle shells and mirror covers as well as the front grille for the BMW kidney, which is available in various specifications; also as a “hot climate version”.

An aluminium shift paddle set, an aluminium pedal set and the aluminium cover for the iDrive System Controller emphasise the lightness of the interior design and at the same time the elegant appearance of the Police BMW i8 TUNE IT! SAFE! by AC Schnitzer.

With the equipment the TUNE IT! SAFE! Police i8 by AC Schnitzer is not only an eye-catcher – thanks to improved driving dynamics and aerodynamics, it is also perfectly equipped for every pursuit.