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GT Spirit: First Drive 2012 AC Schnitzer ACS6 5.0i

6-series | August 3rd, 2011 by 6
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The fellas at GT Spirit got their hands on the BMW 650i Convertible by AC Schnitzer. The popular German tuner is known for its BMW …

The fellas at GT Spirit got their hands on the BMW 650i Convertible by AC Schnitzer. The popular German tuner is known for its BMW programs, both in the visual and power departments. Let’s have a look at some key points from their extensive review.

The complete program for the BMW F12 6-Series Convertible and Coupe includes a wide variety of parts. From exterior to interior trims and from an slip-on exhaust system to a multipiece wheel set, all available parts were outfitted to the luxury roadster shown here.

AC Schnitzer is still working on a performance package for the 650i. The power increase will be similar to the BMW F10 550i upgrade. To be on the safe side, they prefer not to extract the maximum possible power but instead ensure greater robustness, which means a longer life of the engine. Unfortunately, both upgrades are not yet available. Official figures will be released in September.

The sound track of the bimmer’s exhaust system is enhanced using a twin sports rear silencer with chromed “Sports Trim” tailpipe trims in left/right combination. The sound production is quite different from the stock system. Overall, it adds a deeper, sonorous and more sportier sound track. The new exhaust tune is accompanied by an easily noticeable and darker burble whenever the automatic shifts.

Stopping power is available via an eight-piston high performance brake system fitted to the front axle. The eight-pot fixed caliper (left/right) and the perforated internally vented brake discs provide an adequate amount of deceleration. The suspension setup is specifically developed for the 2012 BMW 6 Series. The spring kit lowers the vehicle by 25 millimeters but also gives the entire suspension set-up a more sporting tone, without neglecting the comfort requirements of the passengers.

Full review at GT Spirit

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