BMW 4 Series Coupe (F32) by AC Schnitzer


November 29, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on August 8, 2015

With its upgrade of the new BMW 4-series Coupé, AC Schnitzer is again reaching for the “Tuning Crown“. The Aachen-based tuning company presents the world premiere of its own version of the sporting mid-range coupe at the Essen Motor Show from 30th November to 8th December 2013. The tuning specialist again impressively demonstrates how to transform a base model from BMW into royalty. From engine, through suspension, bodywork and wheel sets, to the interior: the BMW 4-series Coupé has been comprehensively refined.

In this royal class, BMW drivers can enjoy AC Schnitzer performance upgrades for the 420i (to 245 hp – export version), 428i (to 294 hp), 435i (to 360 hp), 420d (to 218 hp), 430d (to 309 hp) and 435d (to 360 hp). And of course, representative AC Schnitzer engine optics is included.
Even from a distance, the 4-series Coupé with the AC Schnitzer twin sports rear silencers of stainless steel clearly shows its superiority over the base model. The 2 chromed tailpipe trims in the brand new “Racing Evo“ and “Sport“ styles are available as both purely aesthetic styling highlights and as the “full stop” for the exhaust systems.

In the suspension, AC Schnitzer shows modest restraint, following the motto of “better fast than hard”, and lowers the 4-series Coupé by 25 mm compared with the base model. The AC Schnitzer suspension spring kit and the sports suspension contribute to better driving dynamics. The vehicle follows every minute steering input as if on rails, and inspires deep respect not only in its driver. The racing suspension, adjustable in both compression and rebound stages, with lowering by around 25 mm, makes driving fun an even more royal pleasure.

But its not only the royals who know the importance of outward appearances. So AC Schnitzer offers an extensive bodystyling package of chromed front grille (M-Technik vehicles), rear roof spoiler, rear spoiler and rear skirt protection foil. These elements not only enhance the 4-series Coupé but give it an aerodynamic performance on the road which is not restricted to just the top 10,000. The AC Schnitzer front spoiler and rear diffuser (M-Technik vehicles) further underpin the claim to the “Tuning throne“.

Inner values are also important to the nobility, so AC Schnitzer leaves nothing to be desired in the interior of the BMW 4-series Coupé. The gear knob comes with digital gear display, illuminated in leather or as a “Black Line“ aluminium gear knob. Sovereign styling is also provided by the
AC Schnitzer “Black Line” aluminium handbrake handle, aluminium pedal set, AC Schnitzer foot rest, keyholder and velours foot mats.

AC Schnitzer wheel sets finally provide the perfect stance on the red carpet. Type VIII BiColor rims in black or silver, Type VIII forged alloys and forged racing rims in BiColor, Type IV rims in silver or BiColor black, and Type VI rims in BiColor – all with the appropriate tyres – give the 4-series Coupé the final touch and complete the transformation. High-carat design combined with sporting and innovative tuning elements: The BMW 4-series Coupé by AC Schnitzer is ready to take the crown at the Essen Motor Show.

Basic vehicle:
BMW 4 series Coupé (F32)

Engine:
AC Schnitzer performance upgrades
for BMW 420i with 135 kW/184 HP to 180 kW/245 HP (export version)
for BMW 428i with 180 kW/245 HP to 216 kW/294 HP
for BMW 435i with 225 kW/306 HP to 265 kW/360 HP
for BMW 420d with 135 kW/184 HP to 160 kW/218 HP
for BMW 430d with 190 kW/258 HP to 227 kW/309 HP
for BMW 435d with 230 kW/313 HP to 264 kW/360 HP
AC Schnitzer engine optics

Exhaust:
AC Schnitzer sports rear silencer, with 2 chromed “Racing Evo” tailtrims in right / left combination or “Racing” tailtrims in right / left combination or “Sport” tailtrims in right / left combination
AC Schnitzer tailtrim, chromed “Racing Evo”
AC Schnitzer tailtrim, chromed “Racing”
AC Schnitzer tailtrim, chromed “Sport”, Ø 90 mm

Suspension:
AC Schnitzer spring kit, lowering approx. 25 mm
AC Schnitzer sports suspension incl. lowering approx. 25 mm
AC Schnitzer racing suspension, adjustable bump and rebound incl. lowering approx. 25 mm

Aerodynamics:
AC Schnitzer front spoiler
AC Schnitzer front grille, chromed (only for cars with M-Technik)
AC Schnitzer rear roof spoiler
AC Schnitzer rear spoiler
AC Schnitzer rear skirt insert (only for cars with M-Technik)
AC Schnitzer rear skirt protection foil

Interior:
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 Wheels BiColor Black or Silver
Front 8,5 x 18″ with tyres 225/45 R 18
rear: 8,5 x 18″ with tyres 225/45 R 18

front: 8,5 x 19″ with tyres 225/40 R 19
rear: 8,5 x 19″ with tyres 225/40 R 19

front: 8,5 x 19″ with tyres 225/40 R 19
rear: 8,5 x 19″ with tyres 255/35 R 19

front: 8,5 x 20″ with tyres 225/35 R 20
rear: 8,5 x 20″ with tyres 255/30 R 20

Type VIII Lightweight Forged Wheels BiColor
front: 9,0 x 21″ with tyres 245/30 R 21
rear: 9,0 x 21″ with tyres 245/30 R 21

Type VIII Racing Forged Wheels BiColor
front: 9,0 x 21″ with tyres 245/30 R 21
rear: 9,0 x 21″ with tyres 245/30 R 21

Type IV Silver or BiColor Black
front: 8,5 x 18″ with tyres 225/45 R 18
rear: 8,5 x 18″ with tyres 225/45 R 18

Type IV Wheels BiColor Black
front: 9,0J x 20″ with tyres 225/35 R 20
rear: 9,0J x 20“ with tyres 255/30 R 20

front: 8,5 x 19″ with tyres 225/40 R 19
rear: 8,5 x 19″ with tyres 255/35 R 19

Type VI Wheels BiColor
front: 8,5 x 18″ with tyres 225/45 R 18
rear: 8,5 x 18″ with tyres 225/45 R 18