AC Schnitzer 1-Series M Coupe revealed

AC Schnitzer 1-Series M Coupe revealed

We’ve all seen and drooled over the crazy BMW 1 series M Coupe videos. What then happens when AC Schnitzer decides to improve upon this limited edition pocket rocket?

The German-based tuning experts have released their interpretation with a power upgrade to 400 hp at 6100 rpm and 560 Nm of torque at 4700 rpm from the standard 340 hp at 4900 rpm and 450 Nm at 1500-4500 rpm. Twin rear sports silencer, high performance perforated and internally vented brakes, and height-adjustable (in compression and rebound) racing suspension complete the performance upgrades.

A carbon-fibre front spoiler, chromed front grille, carbon rear diffuser, chromed “Racing” tailpipe, 19 or 20-inch forged alloy wheels in Bi-colour and design elements on the front wing complete the exterior aesthetic changes while the painted centre console and interior trim in “Valencia Orange”; tacky aluminium gear knob, handbrake handle, i-Drive system controller and pedal set; velour foot mats; and alcantara-wrapped sports steering wheel complete the interior changes.

With a public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week, release dates have not been announced though we expect it to be available by the end of this year.

What do you think?



  1. making the good stuff the best!!

  2. How long will it last in the long run?

    • Should last well if you have deep pockets..

    • BMW has improved their reliability a lot, and you can check reliability scores (use google) and compare the previous models to the current ones.

      And yes, if oil, tires, brakes are the stuff you are worried about, sorry you need the cash to keep this monster running.

      If I am not mistaken, BMW is actually the most reliable German manufacturer now, and they are even better than Mercedes.

    • Last I checked it was porsche that was the most reliable car maker.. But bmw parts do last a long time… So getting a new one and keeping it for a very long time is going to be a good investment I assume..

    • ^Correct on the Porsche part. Not so correct on the BMW part, hehe. I own one.

  3. Looks like the idrive controller was designed by a jackass.

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