For the Essen Motor Show (November 30 – December 8), BMW tuning specialist AC Schnitzer prepared a special project in the guise of a BMW 428i police car concept built under the “Tune It! Safe!” initiative.
The Association of German Vehicle Tuners (VDAT) launches a special concept car every year under this initiative, which is supported by the Police and the Federal Ministry for Transport, Construction and Road Development.
Like in the previous four years, this year’s concept is a police car. Based on the BMW 428i Coupé, the AC Schnitzer ACS4 2.8i Coupé brings not only visual updates but performance upgrades as well – as with AC Schnitzer non-police 4-Series models, also present in Essen.
The 2.0-liter twin-turbocharged engine has been uprated to 290hp (296PS) and 420 Nm (310 lb-ft), up from the standard model’s 242hp (245PS) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft). Thanks to these upgrades, the 428i study accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds (0.2 seconds faster than the standard 428i) – which may come in handy for pursuits.
Besides the obvious visual and acoustic police accessories from Foliatec and Hella, the car sports tuning upgrades such as the twin sports rear silencer made of stainless steel with new chromed “Evo Racing” tailpipe trims, as well as AC Schnitzer Type VIII Lightweight Forged Wheels in 9.0J x 21” fitted with Hankook “Ventus S1evo” tyres in 245/30 ZR 21 91Y.
The tuner also fitted an adjustable racing suspension, front and rear spoilers, rear diffuser and rear roof spoiler to make the car look meaner. On the inside, AC Schnitzer added aluminum pedals and foot rest, “Black Line” handbrake lever, new key holder and velour floor mats.
By Dan Mihalascu