The German tuner AC Schnitzer introduced for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show their own tuned-up, modified version of the entry level BMW SAV: X1. The AC Schnitzer aerodynamics package includes a front spoiler and rear skirt extension, in combination with the rear roof spoiler, improving downforce and ensure additional ground adhesion.
Engine bay venting is optimized by two bonnet vents. These are enhanced further with chromed center webs available as an option.
AC Schnitzer BMW X1 makes an extensive use of carbon fiber elements, starting with the silver “Exclusiv” carbon interior trim. Inside, the X1 comes with a special illuminated leather gear knob, aluminum gear knobs with or without digital gear display, “Black Line” aluminum cover for the i-Drive system controller, aluminum handbrake handle and pedal set, foot rests and velours foot mats. All AC Schnitzer branded.
A range of special AC Schnitzer wheels are available for the X1. Type VIII wheel in 19″ is a new wheel with 5 double spokes in BiColor Finish. AC Schnitzer Type IV wheels are available in silver or in BiColor in 18, 19 or 20 inch, together with the Type VI rim in 18″.
The X1 by AC Schnitzer goes through a power upgrade as well. The BMW X1 xDrive23d has been upgraded from a 150 kW/204 HP diesel engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo and Common Rail injection to 240 HP. The 2.0 d and 1.8 d units in the BMW X1 also feature Common Rail injection and a turbocharger, and with the AC Schnitzer tuning package achieve 210 and 171 HP respectively. Naturally, the power upgrades are available for both the sDrive and xDrive versions.