Joining the AC Schnitzer ACS5 Sport S 5-Series at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show is the AC Schnitzer 99d Concept. Based on the BMW Z4, the AC Schnitzer 99d Concept carries a diesel engine from the BMW 320d making 190-hp and a maximum torque of 309 lb-ft of torque.
That allows the AC Schnitzer 99d Concept to go from 0-62 mph in 6.9 seconds with a top speed of 146 mph. Fuel-economy comes in at 62 mpg. That is made possible with the help of Aachen and a weight reduction of 506 lbs – making it lighter than any current standard BMW. Also helping reduce fuel-economy are the Continental BLUECO tires (size 225/35/19), which helps optimize the rolling resistance.
AC Schnitzer also added BMW EfficientDynamics technologies from the BMW 320d including automatic start-stop, brake energy recuperation, gear shift display, low-friction lubricants and active aerodynamics.
The AC Schnitzer 99d is a concept and is not for sale. In the form shown here, the vehicle would cost € 149,000 ($207,921 USD).
Check out the high-res gallery after the jump.
AC Schnitzer 99d Concept BMW Z4:
– By: Omar Rana