Second model from AC Schnitzer to debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2010 was the 5 Series GT. Using a similar bodykit as the one seen in the X1 model, the 5 GT by AC Schnitzer stands out mostly due to the chromed bonnet vents.
The cosmetic upgrades also include AC Schnitzer side skirts and AC Schnitzer rear skirt which emphasizes the coupe-like look of the 5 GT. A new set of front and rear spoilers leave the AC Schnitzer “footprint” on the X1.
The comfort of the Gran Turismo took priority in the fundamental architecture of the BMW 5-series GT, so the specialists at AC Schnitzer completed the stylish elegance of the interior with a cover for the i-Drive System Controller, foot rest and pedal set in aluminum. The velours footmats and boot mat carry the AC Schnitzer brand as well.
The X1 is available with AC Schnitzer wheels Type IV in 19″ or the BiColor Version in 19″ and 20″. With the AC Schnitzer wheels Type VII in silver and BiColor in 22″ and the alloy forged wheels in Type V in 20″ and 22″, the drive is even more firmly planted. Another ideal choice is the brand-new Type VIII rims in 19″ or the racing forged alloys Type VIII in 22″. The new wheel with its double spokes in BiColor Finish is an evolution of the well-known Type VI wheel. All wheels are available with suitable tires.
The performance upgrade from 245 to 286 HP for the six-cylinder 530d already gives the standard car more pulling power and racing flair.
The AC Schnitzer X1 sports rear silencer as the ideal tuning product for drivers with an appreciation of engine sound, to whom design elements such as the chromed “Sports Trim“ tailpipe trims and the chromed “Racing“ tailpipe trim are equally important.
Both the X1 and 5 GT by AC Schnitzer are available for European customers.