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      11-26-2007, 01:46 PM   #1
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Arrow New ///M3 Tuned by AC Schnitzer

AC Schnitzer refines the fastest 3-Series Coupé
When beads of perspiration form on the brow of experienced sports car drivers, it's not
necessarily down to a faulty air conditioning system. With the 420 V8-HP of the BMW M3, the
ACS3 Sport catapults even its keenest challengers into the rear view mirror. The sporting coupé
is ideal for anyone seeking to gain advantage on twisting tracks. A normal M3 would be a tough
competitor here, because in comparison with the "civilised" 3-series Coupé it has a totally different
axle construction. With racing suspension developed on the legendary Nürburgring, AC Schnitzer
has succeeded in refining the handling potential of the chassis even further. And fitted with the
Short Shift from Aachen, the ACS3 Sport becomes the automotive hero of the day: No-one is
changing gears faster!


Best of all: The vehicle loses nothing of its qualities as a daily driver. Instead, AC Schnitzer
magics even more M-otion into everyday life, for example when the Aachen exhaust system plays
its bewitching baritone in a road tunnel. The left/right system with two tailpipes per side, linked into
a horizontal figure of eight, is however a visual work of art. In a play on the mathematical symbol
for "infinity", at the same time it symbolises the powerful reserves of the vehicle which reaches
100 km/h from a standing start in an effortless 4.8 seconds. No less carefully arranged are the
aerodynamic attachments, which for AC Schnitzer are always more than mere visual decoration.
At the rear, a diffuser of visible carbon presses the car down onto the tarmac as if there were
magnets below the road surface. The front spoiler is also made from this high quality material,
and is supported against the front skirt with alloy struts as in motorsport. Further downforce is
provided by a subtle rear roof spoiler and rear wing which also give the body exciting new
contours. Side skirt extensions, in particular when combined with the white paint of the photo
model, give the profile an aura of stature and dynamism. Finally the AC Schnitzer racing rims
Type VI embody pure culture, on the ACS3 Sport in sizes 9.0J x 20" on the front and 10.5J x 20"
on the rear. The combination of Y-spokes and contrasting five fork spokes superimposed in two
planes, produces a design that is as exciting as it is elegant.


Further highlights of course include the forged wheel Type V in 20". With its strikingly curved,
interrupted spokes, it not only looks superb but thanks to the lightweight construction method,
keeps the unsprung weight to a minimum. A no less attractive alternative is the Type IV racing
wheel in silver - and with trendy black finish as "Magic Black”. And naturally AC Schnitzer
continues the theme of sports performance in the driver's workplace, offering attractive and
ergonomically perfect aluminium controls for the gearknob, handbrake handle, pedals and i-Drive
controller. A carbon interior trim and sports airbag steering wheel are also available on request.
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      11-26-2007, 01:50 PM   #3
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      11-26-2007, 02:03 PM   #4
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Is it AC's company strategy to make cars look worse?
About the only thing I like is the muffler hidden away and the carbon diffuser integrated into the rear bumper.
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blech. never liked AC-S stuff, this confirms it. the wheels are just plain silly.
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I actually like the front lip.
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      11-26-2007, 02:53 PM   #7
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the muffler and front lip is pretty nice.

I think it will look good on a black car.
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front lip looks nice, side skirts a bit tacky. everything else is so so.
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Is it AC's company strategy to make cars look worse?
About the only thing I like is the muffler hidden away and the carbon diffuser integrated into the rear bumper.


You took all of the words right out of my mouth.
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      11-26-2007, 03:43 PM   #10
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The front lip might have been okay if it wasn't for those metal connectors--as if this is a civil engineering project. There must be a less intrusive way to secure the thing on there. And yes, the exhaust and the stuff around it look well, too. The rest seems to do more harm than good.
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I like everything on the body except the front grill, it looks like the M3 has braces...

The wheels are all bleh except the black ones.
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everything just feels and looks so overdone like ACS was trying too hard to mod the car. decals, stickers, chrome... a lot of times there is beauty in simplicity, but the ACS car is just too busy with too many distractions.
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      11-26-2007, 04:46 PM   #13
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the front lip is the only thing that is nice. the rear diffuser is ok as well.

schnitzer is going down hill fast
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      11-26-2007, 05:10 PM   #14
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Its ok overall.
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the exhuast is oogly, the front deosnt look too bad, i dont even know about the spoiler, and do the little corbonfiber things on side add hp or something?
(i think they got those import kids designing over there at ACS)
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I Like the lip spoiler in front and the roof spoiler is interesting. Everything else doesn't really grab me.
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The front lip might have been okay if it wasn't for those metal connectors--as if this is a civil engineering project. There must be a less intrusive way to secure the thing on there. And yes, the exhaust and the stuff around it look well, too. The rest seems to do more harm than good.
The metal connectors are optional.
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I dig the metal connectors on the front and that front underspoiler is my 2nd favorite out of the ones i have seen.

The exhaust hides the muffler well which is it's only perk. You can't take away the signature quad M exhaust, not even alittle bit!

The new boot spoiler isn't too bad, still have mixed feelings about it. But where I might like it I doubt I would ever buy one to put on my car. Its just alittle too radical.

The roof spoiler doesn't do it for me at all. It never has even on the e46 models.

The side-skirt add ons elude me. When i first say them I thought they provided a vent into the rear wheel well. But seeing that they clearly don't do that at all, my guess is that it just is used for downforce.

As for the silver 5 spoke wheels, they've grown on me. I like them. The black ones don't do it for me at all though which is surprising because darker wheels have up until now looked really good on the M3
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Personally, I don't care what the car looks like. What I want to see are engine performance mods. I do like the looks of the rear exhaust, but I don't care for the the wheels or other accessories.
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The more i look at the front grille the more it looks like braces to me...
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The title of the post says "tuned" by ACS. Were there any engine mods performed or was it just body and suspension detail?

Also, not to be too picky, but the "Sport" on the rear ACS emblem makes the car sound cheap like Ford Focus "Sport" model. One ACS plaque on the rear would be more than enough. It looks like the model airplanes I built as a kid. When I had left over stickers, I would slap them on, even if they were out of place.

I will say that I am now considering Alpine White after seeing so many AW cars in the last few weeks.
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I did see some multi-piston calipers with ACS logos. Would like to find out more about what they went with.
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