Thanks to AC Schnitzer, this revolution is being followed by another: the AC Schnitzer special equipment for the BMW i8 emphasizes even more clearly the sporting performance and innovative design of the powerful, environmentally-friendly coupé.
Lowered by 25 millimeters at the front and 20 mm at the rear, the i8 by AC Schnitzer hugs the tarmac more closely than the standard vehicle and can therefore develop maximum efficiency and dynamics on the road.
AC Schnitzer carbon front spoiler elements, carbon side skirts (left and right) and a carbon rear wing also ensure the driving pleasure can be fully enjoyed on acceleration from both the powerful petrol engine and from the electric motor. The AC Schnitzer logos on the vehicle’s sides show the Aachen-based BMW tuning professionals have been at work here.
The tuning specialists also have something up their sleeve for the wheelset of the BMW i8: the new AC1 forged alloys from AC Schnitzer are perfectly designed for the sports car, combining the hybrid look with a sporting design. With corresponding tires and in BiColor, the new generation of wheels from Aachen perfectly suits the innovative plug-in hybrid from Munich – especially as it is available in any color you want.
With the AC1 wheel, AC Schnitzer has reinterpreted the classic double-spoke design. With sophisticated style, the spokes form triangle tips toward the rim that widen into the wheel center forming five trapezoids. These guide the eye straight to the single classic element of the AC1 rim: the 5-cornered hubcap with the AC Schnitzer logo.
The AC1-forged alloy rim saves around 30 percent weight compared with a conventional cast wheel, leading to a perceptible reduction in unsprung mass and centrifugal forces on the car, and significantly improving driving dynamics.
On the i8, the new AC1 wheels are fitted in 8.5J x 21 inches with 245/35 R 21 tires on the front, and in 9.5J x 21 inches with 285/30 R 21 tires on the rear.
The theme of the suspension, wheelset and aerodynamic components continues into the interior: aluminium pedal set, aluminum root rest and velour floor mats all stress the lightweight nature of the interior design while retaining the car’s sporty and sophisticated looks.
The tuning package for the BMW i8 once again proves the AC Schnitzer special accessories for the brand bring true refinement when it comes to transferring automotive revolutions to the road.