There’s a large variety of reasons for loving the Germans, particularly BMW and AC Schnitzer.
Heck, even the German Police is lovable, they’re the only kind of cops that don’t pull you over for speeding but rather pull alongside and tell you to cool it off before your speedometer falls off.
So what happens when all of these great German “institutions” come together? Well, something quite interesting actually.
We get a tuning car that’s not meant to race in NFS games, it won’t outrun the cops and it won’t be a bad boy.
It’s actually a 1 Series tuner that will be fighting with the Police in order to roam the Autobahn doing just what we’ve shown you earlier.
The model here is a BMW 123d and it is originally powered by a 2.0 liter diesel. Don’t think it’s a slouch though.
Thanks to some fiddling around by AC Schnitzer, that engine now produces 241 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque.
That should be plenty for most cruising opportunities, even on the Autobahn. Don’t think the Polizei just wanted a cooler car to come up with this.
They’ve actually partnered up with the German Ministry of Transport to create a campaign called “Tune It! Save!”. The aim is to focus on proper tuning of a car.
Apparently the idea is to discourage poorly built shed cars being pushed to or beyond their limit by the people who build them.
An admirable idea and we’d say and hope it gets implemented elsewhere as well. Even though not every country in the world has speed enticing roads, the cops could use faster cars.