Facelifted BMW 5-Series by AC Schnitzer prepared for Essen image

The aftermarket specialists at AC Schnitzer have finally pulled the wraps off their new tuning program which is made for the facelifted version of the BMW 5-Series.

According to the tuning company, the BMW 5-Series in question will be officially presented to the public during the Essen Motor Show. The vehicle has been fitted with an aerodynamic body kit, which is highlighted by the revised side skirts, by the front spoiler, by the tailgate mounted spoiler and or by the ventilated hood and rear bumper insert. The cabin of the model has received the illuminated gearshift knob, the velour floor mats or the alloy pedals, amongst others.

AC Schnitzer says that future customers of the package can also get the high performance braking system, the lowering kit for the suspension system, which is lowering the ride height by 25 mm, the sports exhaust system and a range of 18- to 21-inch alloy wheels. Changes will not stop here as the 520d can now produce 218 HP (160 kW), the 525d can generate 258 HP (190 kW), the 530d can go all the way up to 309 HP (227 kW), while the 535d will receive 360 HP (264 kW). Some of the petrol units have also been updated, like the 528i, which is now getting 294 HP (216 kW), the 535i, with its 360 HP (265 kW) and the 550i coming with 525 HP (386 kW).