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AC Schnitzer 5 Series Touring LCI

12/02/2013 at 9:00 AM
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AC Schnitzer’s take on the F11 Touring LCI facelift.

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The much maligned 5 Series GT will never look svelte, but can it look sporty? This 5 Series GT certainly makes a strong attempt, with the following modifications.

- DINAN Stage 2
- H&R Lowering Springs
- Muffler Delete w/ Quad Tips by ACM
- Yellow Fogs
- Black Eyebrows
- Custom Red/Black CF Roundels
- Full Chrome Delete (door handles, side marker, rear strip)
- Matte Black Reflectors (front and rear)
- Red Painted Calipers (BMW logo coming soon)
- Smoked Sidemarkers
- 20% … CONTINUED

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BMW may not be producing an F11 M5 touring model, but that hasn’t stopped Studie from assembling its own, albeit in cosmetic form only.

Starting with a titanium silver F11 528i, they added the M5′s front fenders, side view mirrors, and rear diffuser, while molding their own custom front bumper.

These pics give us a good idea at how good an F11 M5 would have been.

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Bulgarian auto customizing company Vilner reveals their latest creations – a bespoke F10 5 series and F13 6 series coupe.

The centerpiece of the exterior customization is the matte white vinyl wrapping both cars. For the high contrast look, the 6 Series is fitted with a carbon fiber front lower apron with integrated splitters; and both cars get carbon fiber trunk spoilers, rear diffusers, black kidney grilles, and graphite/black wheels complete the contrasting look.

The interior is where the two cars gets the highly bespoke treatment. There … CONTINUED

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Here is a DIY install guide for installing N55 mid pipes on a N54 powered model and deleting the secondary cats.

The main benefit of deleting the N54′s secondary cats is more flow, better faster spool up of the turbos, and a louder more deeper tone of the exhaust note.

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Enjoy this mega gallery from the 2012 Essen Motorshow featuring plenty of tuned and aftermarket equipped cars of all brands and makes.

BMW trotted out its latest BMW M Performance Parts wares and models.

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The 2012 Essen Motor Show is underway and BMW has trotted out many of its models showcasing BMW M Performance Parts. Of particular note is the debut of the F31 3 Series Touring with M Performance Parts.

The F31 and F11 generally share the M Performance Parts from the sedan versions [recent F30 gallery] – including black kidney grilles, front bumper splitters (carbon fiber for the F11), carbon fiber mirror caps, rear diffuser, side skirt trim, M Performance brakes, M Performance exhaust system [recent sample video] … CONTINUED

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The summer season always brings BMW enthusiasts together and this past weekend saw yet another meet and greet gathering BMW fans and owners in the hotbed of BMW and M enthusiasm – Southern California.

Steve Thomas BMW hosted its BMW and MINI meet at its location in Camarillo, California. Check out some of the great rides in attendance, which at one point reached nearly 200 cars and over 300 people.

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On a recent Saturday, 1ADDICTS members visited Manhart Racing GmbH in Wuppertal, near the Essen area in NRW (Western Germany).

The Chef/Boss & Technical Director of Manhart Racing GmbH, Christoph Erfurt showed us around the shop and exlpained in detail any questions we had of their various project cars. While Benedict Spohr the sales manager answered the “how much is THAT” questions.

The Manhart crew could not have been nicer to all ofus 1Addicts. It was a fantastic day with lots of cool cars to droll over. They … CONTINUED

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Our only 5 Series to F10 M5 look conversion so far gets an updated look with a new matte grey color and new wheels. The Beautiful photos are by John Battle Photography.

Current Mods:

- 21″ MORR MultiForged MS5.2 Concave Wheels – brushed lips and brushed centers with tinted matte clear
- Falken FK452 tires
- OEM European M5 front bumper
- OEM M5 front fenders
- OEM gloss black performance grilles
- 3D Design M5 carbon fiber front lip
- 3D Design M5 carbon fiber rear diffuser… CONTINUED

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Hartge releases its software ECU piggyback tune for the BMW 6-cylinder turbo N55 engine. It yields impressive power gains of +56 horsepowers and +59 ft-lb torque! The tune can be applied to the F30 335i, F10 535i and F25 X3 xDrive35i.

The Hartge ‘Engine Conversion’ is a bespoke tuning module that plugs in ahead of the engine computer on the wiring harness. It has factory-style plugs to connect in-line with the water temp sensor, fuel rail pressure, turbo boost pressure sensors, turbo wastegate … CONTINUED