AC Schnitzer Tunes BMW Z4 For Speed-Obsessed HairdressersS

AC Schnitzer has plied its tuning skills on the latest iteration of the BMW Z4 and produced a car with more aggressive styling and a most welcomed 54 more horses. It'll look great sitting outside the spa.

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AC Schnitzer's been somewhat tasteful with the Z4. The upgraded styling includes the addition of de rigeur fender vents — because what car doesn't need those these days — as well as a revised chin spoiler, trunk lid and exhaust tips. Add to that the bigger wheels and, most importantly, upgrades to the 3.5i twin turbo straight six. Those engine enhancements take the now-Schnitzer-ized Z4 from 306 HP to 360 HP. Not too bad.

Striking Entrance
The BMW Z4 by AC Schnitzer is ready for its world first

Ready for its world premiere: the extensive product range for the BMW Z4 by AC Schnitzer. The Aachen-based tuning specialist has further optimised the brand-new classic from BMW, which has already received extensive accolades from the trade press.

The BMW Z4 as standard is far from under-powered. But as is well known, enthusiastic drivers can never have enough power. Sufficient reason then for AC Schnitzer to upgrade the Z4 3.5i Turbo to 286 km/h. With a power of 360 HP and an unladen weight of 1485 kg, the open-top roadster from BMW accelerates from a standing start to 100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds. Even the most demanding driver will be delighted with this performance.

The driving experience is enhanced acoustically and visually by the stainless steel sports rear silencer and the chromed Racing tailpipe trims.

Equally sporting is the AC Schnitzer suspension variant in the Z4. Thanks to a new spring kit, the transverse acceleration appears to bypass the conventional laws of nature.

This impression is certainly partly supported by the aerodynamic components made of PU-Rim, a high quality flexible plastic. The aerodynamic pack for the new BMW Z4 consists of a chrome front grille and front spoiler, where both components combine to give a more muscular look to the long bonnet lines.
New sports fenders, consisting of wheel arches with integral air outlets for improved cooling of the front brakes and chromed deflectors, optimise the side lines of the roadster.
Finally, the two-piece rear spoiler gives the rear of the BMW Z4 by AC Schnitzer an impressive look; because of the performance of the car, this is probably the aspect which will be seen most by other drivers!

In the inside, both driver and passenger enjoy an impressive interior. The aluminium cover for the i-Drive System Controller, the aluminium foot rests and pedal set, are just a few of the ergonomically perfect controls which give the vehicle elegance and enhance the sporting ambience.

Standing on AC Schnitzer Type IV in 18" or Type VI wheels in 18, 19 or 20 inch, the BMW Z4 takes to the stage for its world premiere. A striking entrance from the Aachen specialist, which will certainly not be forgotten in a hurry.

Overview for Press Release No. 13/2009
Z4 Roadster by AC Schnitzer (E89)
Page 1/1 September 2009

Basic car: BMW E89
Engine: AC Schnitzer performance upgrade for
Z4 3.5i from 225 kW / 306 HP to 265 kW / 360 HP
Exhaust: AC Schnitzer sports rear silencer incl. chromed "Racing" tailtrims
Suspension: AC Schnitzer spring kit
Aerodynamics: AC Schnitzer front grille
AC Schnitzer front spoiler
AC Schnitzer sports fender consisting of:
wheelarches with integral air outlets (for improved cooling of the front brakes) and
chromed deflectors
AC Schnitzer rear skirt, 2-piece
Interior: AC Schnitzer aluminium cover for i-Drive controller
AC Schnitzer aluminium foot rest and pedal set
AC Schnitzer aluminium gear knob chromed or "Black Line"
AC Schnitzer leather gear knob, illuminated
AC Schnitzer gear knob with digital shift display
AC Schnitzer velours floor mats
Wheels/Tyres: AC Schnitzer Wheels Type VI BiColor
front: 8,5J x 18" offset 27 with tyres 225/40 R 18
rear: 8,5J x 18" offset 23 with tyres 225/40 R 18
AC Schnitzer Wheels Type IV silver or BiColor
front: 8,5 x 18" offset 27 with tyres 225/40 R 18
rear: 8,5 x 18" offset 23 with tyres 225/40 R 18
front: 8,5 x 19" offset 23 with tyres 225/35 R 19
rear: 8,5 x 19" offset 23 with tyres 225/35 R 19
front: 8,5 x 19" offset 23 with tyres 225/35 R 19
rear: 9,5 x 19" offset 28,5 with tyres 255/30 R 19
AC Schnitzer Wheels Type IV BiColor
front: 9,0 x 20" offset 32 with tyres 235/30 R 20
rear: 9,0 x 20" offset 32 with tyres 235/30 R 20
front: 9,0 x 20" offset 32 with tyres 235/30 R 20
rear: 9,0 x 20" offset 26 with tyres 235/30 R 20
front: 9,0 x 20" offset 32 with tyres 235/30 R 20
rear: 10,0 x 20" offset 43 with tyres 285/25 R 20
front: 9,0 x 20" offset 32 with tyres 235/30 R 20
rear: 10,0 x 20" offset 43 with tyres 295/25 R 20