AC Schnitzer Reveals 2012 BMW 650i Coupe Tune Ahead of Essen Motor Show [with Video]

Looking to offer enthusiasts more options for customizing the new 2012 BMW 6-Series Coupe, AC Schnitzer will unveil its new tuning program for the 650i at this week’s 2011 Essen Motor Show in Germany. Dubbed the ACS6 5.0i, the package includes a performance upgrade with unspecified modifications for the 4.4-liter turbocharged V8 engine that help lift output from 407HP to 540-horses. AC Schnitzer claims that the ACS6 5.0i passes the 100km/h (62mph) yardstick in 4.3 seconds after take-off, compare to the standard model’s time of 4.9 seconds. The tune continues with a lowered sports suspension, a new exhaust system and a beefier brake system with 8-piston calipers. For the exterior, AC Schnitzer has designed a new front apron, a chromed front grille and matching fender trim pieces, a boot lid spoiler, and a rear apron that incorporates a diffuser. The ACS6 5.0i rides on new lightweight 21-inch wheels that the German tuner says are 30% lighter than the factory 20-inch rims tipping the scales at just 11.5kg (25.3 pounds). On the inside, AC Schnitzer’s package includes a sports steering wheel, aluminum pedals and new trim accents.