Since AC Schnitzer unveiled their F10 BMW M5 tune-up, why not do the same to the F30 3 Series based ASC3 Turbo. After all, Geneva’s just a rock throw away.
The AC Schnitzer ASC3 Turbo is based on the BMW 328i which starts out in life with the N20 2.0 liter turbocharged engine under the bonnet.
The famed German tuner wasn’t exactly happy with the sort of figures it produced, despite the countless “wows” it’s managed to get from the international media.
240 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque is for the weak, the first of the losers, the silver medal, whatever you may want to call it.
The AC Schnitzer ASC3 Turbo gets a sports exhaust system and a pretty devious ECU remap to bump those figures all the way to 295 horsepower and 302 lb-ft of torque.
The extra power may not give you a higher top speed than the electronically limited 155 of the standard car but the 0 to 62 time drops to just 5.7 seconds.
A sports suspension kit is fitted and there are all sizes of lightweight alloy wheels ranging between 18 and 20 inches in size available.
As far as the looks are concerned however, the German tuner has, thankfully, been a lot more restrained with the graphics package this time. Everything is nice and clean.
Inside the ASC3 Turbo F30 BMW 3 Series we find minute changes, just for the sake of it. Basically you get the same deal except there’s more aluminium trim to go around.