AC Schnitzer transforms the 3 Series Touring into something a lot more desirable.
When it comes to third-party factory-style modified BMWs, AC Schnitzer is one of the trusted go-to tuning houses. Its latest creation is an aerodynamic body kit for the BMW 3 Series Touring, which adds a front splitter and rear roof-mounted rear spoiler to give the subdued wagon a new lease of life. A set of 19- and 20-inch wheels help to transform the 3er into something with a lot more aggression.
AC Schnitzer has aero parts available for the wagon as well as the BMW 3 Series sedan, with or without the M aerodynamic package, as well as a host of interior parts. They include aluminum gear shift paddles, pedals, and a footrest, and there's even a black anodized key holder you can buy that slips into a cupholder.
It's still early days for the German company's accessories for this generation. Already though, there's a suspension kit available that lowers the sedan by 25 millimeters that was developed on the Nurburgring. There's also a muffler for sale that AC Schnitzer claims to improve both the sound and the flow of exhaust gases.
So far, the only "Plug & Play" upgrade for engines apply to diesel models and brings a bump from 265 horsepower and 428 lb-ft of torque to 315 horsepower and 487 lb-ft of torque. No doubt electronic control units with custom programming will be coming down the pipe for the 320i, 330i, and M340i xDrive soon.
AC Schnitzer has a habit of delivering serious performance on the models it works on We're not expecting an M version of the wagon from BMW anytime soon, so hopefully, the third-party tuner will give us something that will prod BMW to rethink that.