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By Ketan Patel


AC Schnitzer BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe 2012 Review

Tuning enthusiasts now have a brand new machine to admire, this time, or should I say "once again" from the famous tuning company AC Schnitzer. Their latest creation focuses on bringing the BMW 6-series Gran Coupe 2012 to new levels of performance and perfection.

In terms of engine power alone, the AC Schnitzer four-door coupe will now develop 360 HP instead of 313 you'd normally get from a 640d, and from 320 to 360 in the 640i. As expected however, the tuning company did not stopped there and the modified Gran Coupe also benefits from a new set of "Sports Trim" tailpipes that provide a new soundtrack, perfectly matching the car's enhanced exterior.

In true AC S. fashion acceleration is not everything so the 6-series has been equipped with a brand new set high performance brake system in the front, consisting in a couple of 8-piston fixed calipers, and two 8-piece sets of brake pads and brake caliper holders.

In addition, the suspension system has been revised and the new spring kit further improves the handling and dynamics of the car.

On the exterior AC Schnitzer has fitted the Gran Coupe with a new front spoiler, a new front grille featuring chrome elements, a rear skirt extension and rear skirt protective film. It's nothing too excessive; in fact it's the exact right amount of tuning for the Gran Coupeto look even more aggressive and imposing without overdoing it.

As far as the wheels go, three different choices are given by the tuner, including Type IV BiColor, Type IV Silver and Type VIII BiColor. Sizes differ from 19 to 20 inches depending on the model.

The tuning company left its fingerprint on the interior as well, with "Black Line" aluminum cover for the i-Drive system controller, velour floor mats and aluminum pedals and footrests. As with the exterior, the modifications brought on the inside are just the right amount in order to give the Gran Coupe 2012 a feeling of exclusivity, and nothing more.

With the AC Schnitzer tuning package on the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe 2012, the competition between the Bavarian four-door coupe and the 2012 Audi A7 or the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class has become even fiercer. Which one would you rather choose?

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Powerful dynamics, sporting performance and exclusive elegance in perfect form became
available with the BMW 6-series Gran Coupé. Tuning fans can rejoice: once again AC Schnitzer has reinvented the top class four-door coupé.
With a performance upgrade from 313 to 360 HP in the BMW 640d and from 320 to 360 HP in the 640i, AC Schnitzer again impressively demonstrates that there are no upper limits to dynamics and sporting performance. The concentrated power band widened by the Aachen specialists with intelligent technology is documented by the AC Schnitzer engine bay styling for the 6-series Gran Coupé. The AC Schnitzer twin sports rear silencer with chromed "Sports Trim“ tailpipes (right/left), also available in export version, provides the matching sound track.
Deceleration too can be perfected. With the AC Schnitzer 8-piston high performance brake
system for the front, the tuning experts have set new standards. The system - consisting of an 8-piston fixed caliper (left/right), the 8-piece set of brake pads and brake caliper holders - shows that even perfection can be improved. The same applies to the road-holding: the AC Schnitzer suspension spring kit gives the already excellent driving dynamics a further boost.
The bodywork components for the 6-series Gran Coupé by AC Schnitzer were designed by
perfectionists for perfectionists: front spoiler, chromed front grille with chrome strip, rear skirt extension and rear skirt protective film give the Coupé a bonus in sporting looks, which is continued in the interior with the AC Schnitzer "Evo“ sports airbag steering wheel.
Top class equipment comes as standard with the BMW 6-series Gran Coupé. With targeted
highlights of aluminium, AC Schnitzer gives the interior a sophisticated finish: the "Black Line“ aluminium cover for the i-Drive system controller, aluminium footrests and pedals, and velours floor mats give the interior even more exclusivity.
The coupé's wheelarches are filled with wheels of various styles (Type IV BiColor, Type IV silver, Type VIII BiColor, black and silver), in 19" or 20" depending on type. Lightweight forged alloys and forged racing rims Type VIII BiColor are available in sizes 9.0 x 21" and 10.0 x 21" with 255/30 R 21 tyres on the front and 295/25 R 21 tyres on the rear.
Perfectionism is defined as striving for perfection. This is the goal of the experts at AC Schnitzer, and the 6-series Gran Coupé demonstrates that even good things can actually be improved further.

Basic vehicle:                                      BMW 6 series Gran Coupé (F06)
Engine:                                               AC Schnitzer performance upgrades
                                                           for BMW 640d from 230 kW/313 HP to 264 kW/360 HP
                                                           for BMW 640i from 235 kW/320 HP to 264 kW/360 HP
AC Schnitzer engine optic
Exhaust:                                             AC Schnitzer twin sports rear silencer with
                                                           chromed “Sports Trim“ tailtrims (right / left)
Export version also available
Brakes:                                              AC Schnitzer 8-piston high performance brake system
                                                          for the front axle, consisting of:
                                                          8-pot fixed calliper, left - right
                                                          brake pads and 8-pieced calliper mounting bracket
                                                         (country specific)
Suspension:                                     AC Schnitzer spring kit
Aerodynamics:                                 AC Schnitzer front spoiler
                                                        AC Schnitzer front grille, chromed
                                                        AC Schnitzer chrome frame for front grille
                                                        AC Schnitzer rear skirt insert
                                                        AC Schnitzer rear skirt protection foil
Steering:                                         AC Schnitzer “Evo” sports airbag steering wheel
Interior:                                          AC Schnitzer aluminium cover for
                                                       i-Drive system controller, "Black Line"
                                                       AC Schnitzer aluminium foot rest and pedals
                                                       AC Schnitzer velours floor mats
Wheel/Tyre sets:                           Type IV Wheels, BiColor
front:                                             8,5J x 19" with tyres 245/40 R 19
rear:                                              8,5J x 19" with tyres 245/40 R 19
front                                              8,5J x 19" with tyres 245/40 R 19
rear:                                              9,5J x 19" with tyres 275/35 R 19
front:                                             9,0J x 20" with tyres 245/35 R 20
rear:                                              10,0J x 20" with tyres 285/30 R 20
front:                                             9,0J x 20" with tyres 255/35 R 20
rear:                                              10,0J x 20" with tyres 285/30 R 20
Type IV Wheels, silver
front:                                            8,5J x 19" with tyres 245/40 R 19
rear:                                             8,5J x 19" with tyres 245/40 R 19

…Wheel/Tyre Sets:                       Type VIII Wheels, BiColor black and silver
front:                                            8,5J x 19" with tyres 245/40 R 19
rear:                                             8,5J x 19" with tyres 245/40 R 19
front                                             8,5J x 19" with tyres 245/40 R 19
rear:                                             9,5J x 19" with tyres 275/35 R 19
front:                                            8,5J x 20“ with tyres 245/35 R 20
rear:                                            10J x 20“ with tyres 285/30 R 20
front:                                           8,5J x 20“ with tyres 255/35 R 20
rear:                                            10J x 20“ with tyres 285/30 R 20
Type VIII Racing Forged Wheels, BiColor
front:                                          9,0J x 21" with tyres 255/30 R 21
rear:                                           10,0 x 21" with tyres 295/25 R 21
Type VIII Lightweight Forged Wheels, BiColor
front:                                         9,0J x 21" with tyres 255/30 R 21
rear:                                          10,0 x 21" with tyres 295/25 R 21

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