AC Schnitzer BMW 1-Series M Coupe gets 400-hp, top speed of 186 mph

At the 2011 Frankfur Motor Show, many German tuners will be showing their latest creations. One of the most anticipated debuts is AC Schnitzer’s modified BMW 1-Series M Coupe, details and pictures of which were released today.

Visually, AC Schnitzer added a bunch of bodykit modifications including a twin sports rear silencer with chromed “Racing” tailpipes, carbon front spoiler, chromed front grille, carbon rear diffusor and AC Schnitzer design elements on the front wings.

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The interior also gets some upgrades including a painted center console in Valencia Orange, the AC Schnitzer ‘Black Line’ aluminum gear knob and handbrake handle and the ‘Black Line’ aluminum cover for the i-Drive system controller. You also get AC Scnitzer aluminum foot rest and pedal set, velour foot mats and AC Schnitzer sports steering wheel in alcantara.

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Wheel packages include 19 or 20-inch options from the Type VIII and Type V forged alloy wheels in BiColor, Type VIII and Type IV wheels in BiColor and Type IV.

Okay enough with all the visual parts – what about under the hood. AC Schnitzer engineers dialed up the output from 340-hp to 400-hp with a maximum torque of 413 lb-ft. That will allow you to go from 0 to 62 mph in 4.7 seconds (4.6 seconds to 60 mph) with a top speed of 186 mph (up from the 1-Series M Coupe’s 155 mph).

Not bad at all.

– By: Omar Rana