AC Schnitzer’s therapy for the brand new M3 includes an enormous uplift in energy and a complete load of practical aero gadgets
Since it’s identified largely for doing stuff to BMWs, it was solely a matter of time earlier than AC Schnitzer had a fiddle with the brand new M3. And right here’s the end result – a bewinged ‘ACS3’ G80 with almost 600bhp.
To be actual, it’s good for 582bhp, up from the 503bhp out there within the M3 Competition. The torque in the meantime has risen from 479lb ft for 553. How these figures have been achieved hasn’t been detailed, however we’re pretty sure such will increase ought to be doable by software program alone, with the turbochargers and air consumption setup left inventory.
The M3 is already a handful with 503bhp, however fortunately, AC Schnitzer has sought to tame this extra highly effective model on observe with plenty of added aero bits, most of them produced from carbon fibre. The rear wing by itself is sweet for a 70g downforce enhance at 124mph, with a brand new splitter including 40kg and a roof spoiler producing 20kg. If you’re not a fan of the large wing, there’s a extra discrete boot spoiler choice which continues to be good for a helpful 50kg bump.
Also on provide are some canards for the entrance bumper and a diffuser insert which – curiously – seems easier than the inventory half, with no ‘strakes’ working down the center. Sprouting from it’s a carbon-tipped quad chrome steel exhaust.
Want to vary the suspension? You have two choices. The much less invasive one includes a pair of springs that lowers the entrance finish by 15-20mm, with the rear left as is. Alternatively, there’s an adjustable RS coilover package. Also on the chassis entrance, there are numerous new wheels on provide, with the automotive within the press pack sporting gloss black AC3 Lightweight solid wheels. Given the extra energy, we’d advocate shodding these with some suitably sticky tyres.
We haven’t been given a have a look at the within, however we do know AC Schnitzer can provide a brand new steering wheel clad in Alcantara and stitched leather-based with carbon fibre inserts and greater paddle shifters.
Which of those mods would go in your perfect tuned G80?