The AC Schnitzer 1M Coupe has debuted at the Frankfurt IAA. The ACS 1M tuning program includes aerodynamic, performance, and handling ugprades. The 1M’s power has been bumped up to 400hp (from 340hp) with an ECU software tune.
Cosmetic upgrades include a carbon fiber front lip spoiler, metal lower grille, vented hood, extra side fender gill, rear roof spoiler, carbon fiber rear trunk spoiler lip, and carbon fiber rear bumper diffuser.
The factory 1M exhaust has been replaced by a Schnitzer exhaust system with twin silencers. Factory suspension is replaced by a adjustable racing suspension and the brakes have been upgraded as well – 380x35mm brake discs with 6 piston calipers in front, and 355x32mm discs with 4 piston calipers in rear. Other braking components such as … CONTINUED
AC Schnitzer’s development of a BMW 1M coupe tuning program is underway. They join tuners such as Revozport, Kelleners Sport, TechTec, and others who have sought to put their own custom touches on the small monster M. That so many tuners are developing parts for a short run car such as the 1M coupe is a testament to its appeal as a true enthusiasts’ car.
GTspirit was recently invited to AC Schnitzer’s design and work shop to observe head designer Michele Vindante working on the AC Schnitzer 1M Coupe.
The aero part design starts with a computer generated design, which then moves on to clay modeling (on a small scale). A mold is then cast from the final clay model. The mold is then translated to a true-to-life … CONTINUED