2010 AC Schnitzer 123d Police Package news, pictures, and information
Safe, Serious Tuning – A Mission for the Company and the CustomerThe fifth concept car of the 'TÚNE IT! SAFE!' VDAT initiative has been designed mainly by BMW tuning specialist AC Schnitzer
'Only serious, safe tuning will bring the hoped-for driving pleasure!' Únder this motto, the Association of German Car Tuners (VDAT) every year launches a special concept car. In 2010, BMW AG is providing a BMW 123d Coupé for the Association's 'TÚNE IT! SAFE!' initiative, which is also supported by the Police and the Federal Ministry for Transport, Building and Road Development. Most of the vehicle accessory equipment has been supplied by Aachen-based BMW tuning specialist AC Schnitzer.
As in the last four years, a police vehicle has been professional converted as part of the promotion. The AC Schnitzer 'ACS1 2.3d', based on the BMW 123d Coupé, shows that safe tuning is far from boring. VDAT-member AC Schnitzer has upgraded the 2.3 D engine to 241 HP (177 kW) and 480 Nm. The police car wîth 6-speed automatic transmission now accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds, so would acquit itself well even in the fastest pursuit. The latest AC Schnitzer wheels Type IV BiColor are fitted wîth tyres from TÚNE IT! SAFE! main sponsor Hankook. The low, safe road position is achieved wîth the sports suspension from the Aachen-based specialist wîth 30 mm lowering. The bodystyling kit consists of two-piece front spoiler, rear skirt insert, rear wing and rear roof spoiler. Good visibility is ensured by the 'LEDayFlex' modern daytime running lights from Hella, and optimum rearward vision by the AC Schnitzer 'New Generation' sports mirrors.
In the interior, the guardians of the law could enjoy leather racing bucket seats wîth AC Schnitzer logo and silver genuine carbon fibre trim on the dashboard, centre console, door handles and §teering wheel, which are perfectly complemented by the aluminium pedals and aluminium foot rests. A further highlight is the G-force indicator, which measures and displays the centrifugal forces inside the car.
The concept car impressively demonstrates large parts of the tuning accessory range from AC Schnitzer. To give the BMW the essential, authentic look of a 'real' police car, Foliatec supplied the original stickering and Hella the flashing lights. Even the police could - and would like to - drive the converted vehicle in public road traffic. To their regret however, the concept car will not be brought into use and is not available in this complex form. Nonetheless, it makes an important contribution towards achieving the aim of the initiative: to combat illegal, unsafe tuning and counterfeiting. All AC Schnitzer conversions are however available commercially and are of course TÜV-approved.
The AC Schnitzer 'ACS1 2.3d Coupé' will be on display for the first time at the Essen Motor Show on VDAT Stand No. 406 in Hall 10 from 28 November to 6 December 2009. 'Serious and safe tuning is not only a company philosophy, but it is also our mission', emphasises Rainer Vogel, Managing Director of AC Schnitzer. And you can take this literally: Safe tuning wîth components from a reputable manufacturer not only brings the desired driving pleasure, but can even be lifesaving.
TÚNE IT! SAFE! BMW 123d Coupé by AC Schnitzer
Source - AC Schnitzer
Basic car: BMW 123d Coupé (E82)
Engine: AC Schnitzer performance upgrade
performance: 177 kW / 241 HP
Exhaust: AC Schnitzer 'Racing' tail trim, chromed
Suspension: AC Schnitzer sports suspension
AC Schnitzer strut brace
Aerodynamics: AC Schnitzer front spoiler for cars wîth M-Technik
AC Schnitzer rear skirt insert for cars wîth M-Technik
AC Schnitzer rear wing
AC Schnitzer rear roof spoiler
AC Schnitzer sports mirrors 'New Generation'
Wheel Tyre set: AC Schnitzer Type IV 'BiColor' wheels (with Hankook tyres)
Steering: AC Schnitzer sports §teering wheel 'EVO'
AC Schnitzer carbon insert for §teering wheel, silver
Interior: AC Schnitzer carbon interior incl. panels for door handles
AC Schnitzer carbon automatic gear knob
AC Schnitzer Recaro sports seats incl. side airbags
AC Schnitzer G-Force display* (prototype)
AC Schnitzer aluminium cover for 'i-Drive system' 'Black Line'
AC Schnitzer aluminium handbrake handle 'Black Line'
AC Schnitzer aluminium pedal set, eloxed
AC Schnitzer aluminium foot rest, eloxed
AC Schnitzer floor mats, velours
All AC Schnitzer conversions are components of the sales program for the 1 series model range (except *). They are all TÜV approved and available through BMW partners.
Police decor: FOLIATEC / INTAX / folioCar
Car glas foil: FOLIATEC SECÚRLÚX
Light-signal system: Hella RTK 7
Daytime running light: Hella LEDayFlex
Tyres: HANKOOK Ventus S1 evo
|Mazda Cx-5 Named 'Top Family Choice Vehicle' By Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association|
|WASHINGTON, April 29, 2013 -- The Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association (GAAMA) yesterday named the 2013 Mazda CX-5 its 'Top Family Choice Vehicle' and the all-new 2014 Mazda6 'Best Green Family Choice Vehicle' at its first annual Family Choice Challenge. GAAMA President Nick Palermo said, 'The CX-5 was the clear winner for the overall 'Top Family Choice Vehicle' award. It's stylish, affordable, has comfortable seating and great fuel economy and is fun to drive.' The 2013 CX-...[Read more...]|
|Lexus Announces Pricing For All-New 2014 Is Sedan|
|• 2014 Lexus IS 350 priced 2.1% lower than the model it replaces • Price difference between IS 250 and IS 350 has been reduced by 33% versus outgoing models • Over $1,400 in previously optional equipment made standard for 2014 • Industry-first subscription-free real-time traffic and weather information on all multimedia systems TORRANCE, Calif. (April 29, 2013) – Lexus today announced the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) for the all-new 2014 IS sedan, which will arrive ...[Read more...]|
|THOMAS SABO EXTENDS INVOLVEMENT WITH MERCEDES-BENZ AND THE DTM|
|- Long-term sponsor partner THOMAS SABO steps up cooperation with Mercedes-Benz in the DTM - Roberto Merhi to line-up in THOMAS SABO Mercedes AMG C-Coup - The lifestyle brand's logos to feature on racing overalls of all Mercedes-Benz DTM drivers and on front spoilers of all DTM Mercedes AMG C-Coup s The THOMAS SABO lifestyle brand is strengthening ties with Mercedes-Benz in the world's most popular touring car series. The company, headquartered in the Bavarian town of Lauf an der Pegnitz, ...[Read more...]|
|BRITAIN'S BEST-VALUE PICK-UP GETS TWO NEW SPECIAL EDITIONS|
|•Steed special editions to go on sale in 1 March priced at £14,998 •'Steed Chrome' enhances bold styling with styling upgrades •'Steed Tracker' features make it even more practical •Special editions benefit from recent increase in towing capacity The Great Wall Steed, the UK's most affordable 4x4 double-cab pick up, has just become even more appealing to trade and recreational users alike with the introduction of two special edition models - the 'Steed Chrome' and 'Steed Tracker'. Both...[Read more...]|
|JEEP® AT THE 2013 GENEVA INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW|
|•European premiere of the new Jeep® Grand Cherokee 2014: the most awarded Large SUV ever has been renewed in terms of internal and external design, technological contents and performance thanks to the new eight-speed automatic transmission •European debut for the new Jeep Compass 2014: revised interior and exterior design, new PowerTech six-speed automatic transmission and all-new safety features •European preview of the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition: the new special-edition...[Read more...]|
|Other models by BMW|
© 1998-2012. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.