BMW 2 Series Gets Unique Upgrades By AC Schnitzer

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Does it look good? We'll leave that up to you to decide.

AC Schnitzer has always provided controversial tuning options for the latest BMW products, but whatever you may think of its styling upgrades, there's no doubting that the tuner is excellent at extracting more performance from these cars with minimal hardware changes. Now it has decided to take on the challenge of the BMW M240i, a car that is already cursed with quirky styling. Manhart recently tried its hand at enhancing the car's looks and did surprisingly well, but we fear that AC Schnitzer has not quite hit the mark. Nevertheless, allow us to take you through the raft of changes, and you can let us know what you think in the comments.

AC Schnitzer
AC Schnitzer
AC Schnitzer
AC Schnitzer

As standard, the M240i produces 382 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque in the US, but the European model produces 368 hp. Thanks to AC Schnitzer's upgrades, the car has been boosted to 414 hp and 442 lb-ft. This performance upgrade includes a guarantee too, so you don't have to fear any potential breakages.

As for the aesthetic upgrades, we start with a lowering kit that brings the car between 20-25 millimeters closer to the earth. Along with a better stance, the Aachen-based tuner also offers 20-inch wheels (in AC4 or AC1 designs) in either bicolor or Anthracite finishes. The AC1 wheels are also available in 19-inch sizing. Spacers can further enhance the look by bringing the wheels out another 12 mm. AC Schnitzer adds yet more aggression with custom exhaust tips.

AC Schnitzer
AC Schnitzer
AC Schnitzer
AC Schnitzer

Now onto the more obvious changes, and the front of the car is given a splitter that is a straight fit for the M aero bumper. This comes in gloss black as standard, as does the two-piece trunk spoiler. A roof spoiler is also claimed to enhance downforce, but you'll have to get this matched to your color. Another upgrade and one with a practical benefit is the trunk opening protection foil.

Inside, a new steering wheel is available in Nappa leather with black Alcantara and gray cross-stitching. This also boasts a center marker at 12 o'clock and can be complemented by a set of aluminum paddles. Aluminum pedals and footrests, along with keyholders and iDrive controller covers, can also be had.

Pricing is not listed, but forget about that for a second and tell us what you think - has AC Schnitzer hit the mark, or is this a fail?

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AC Schnitzer
AC Schnitzer
AC Schnitzer
AC Schnitzer
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