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AC Schnitzer 2012 BMW M5

Apart from a tuned version of the latest generation 3 Series, AC Schnitzer will also introduce their first personalisation and power enhancement program for the 2012 BMW M5 in Geneva next week.

The German specialists from Aachen have manage to increase the performance numbers on the new M5 F10 from 560 HP and 680 Nm to 620 HP (456 kW) and 790 Nm of peak torque, figures which will enable it to hit a new top speed of 305 Kmph (0 to 62 mph in 4.1 seconds).

If you take a look under the hood you'll understand that AC Schintzer has done quite a lot of work in order to squeeze the extra horses out of the 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8, and have also fitted the car with twin-sports rear silencer with valve control to make it even more appealing acoustically.

A revised suspension is also among the upgrades performed by Ac Schnitzer on the 2012 BMW M5, along with a set of 21 inch forged wheels (Type VIII or Type V) wrapped up in performance tires. 

In terms of bodystyling the list of custom components that were fitted include a carbon front spoiler, a chrome front grille, a rear roof spoiler and a carbon diffuser, all of which are quite discrete, but make the new M5 look extra sporty.

The vehicle is wrapped in 'Blue Magic' and silver foil, and its interior received the i-drive System Controller, an Aluminium pedal set, velour floor mats and blue inserts across the dash, on the steering wheel and around the gear shifter.

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