AC Schnitzer Gives the BMW M5 Saloon 612-Horsepower

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The 328i-based ASC3 Turbo won't be the only new BMW model that AC Schnitzer will debut the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in a few days' time as the German tuning house has also scheduled the world premiere of its M5-based ACS5 Sport Saloon.

The ACS5 Sport Saloon benefits from an upgraded version of the M5's 4.4-liter bi-turbo V8 with software tune and a custom exhaust system that do their part to lift output from 560hp and a peak torque of 680 Nm (502 lb-ft) to 612hp and a massive 790 Nm (582.6 lb-ft).

Removing the speed limiter allows the M5-based model to reach a top speed of 305km/h or 190mph.

AC Schnitzer's tune also boasts a new suspension spring kit and 20-inch wheels or as an option, 21-inch rims fitted with corresponding high-performance tires.

The aero bodywork comprises a carbon front spoiler, chromed front grille, roof spoiler, a boot lid spoiler or a more "Fast and Furious" style wing, and a carbon rear diffuser. The profile decals with the name of the model and the hood graphics are optional.

Customers can also spiff up the interior with numerous trims such as the blue décor seen in the pictured ACS5 Sport Saloon, along with aluminum pedals and a bespoke set of floor mats.


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