Almost three months ago, we showed you an aggressive BMW M235i by AC Schnitzer. Back then, there weren’t any details about its engine or its technique.
But we have seen it again at Geneva Motor Show, this time with its wheels on the ground, and with a whole list of details. And, my God…they’re sensational!
Let’s start with the body kit made by the german tuner from carbon fiber. It fits flawlessly on the 2 Series coupe, giving it a wide stance and, therefore, a visual stability. It includes a redesigned front bumper, completed by a splitter, two pairs of fins mounted on the wings, wide side skirts and a newly-designed rear apron with diffuser.
On the trunk, a thin, but aggressive wing gives us a hint about the dynamic performance the model is capable of. The engine hood presents a pair of vents for a better air circulation inside the engine bay, while the huge wheel arches widen the body by 140 mm, giving some space to the 20 inches wheels.
Onboard, a small display, hosted by one of the air diffusers, shows information about the boost pressure, oil and intake temperature, and several other useful data. The aluminum pedals and the redesigned steering wheel give a sportier look to the interior, while the carbon racing seats add style, while saving weight.
Now, let’s open up the engine’s hood to admire the real performer. In the M235i’s chest doesn’t beat the original heart anymore. It’s an M4 powertrain, with a modified ECU, a completely redesigned intake, made of carbon fiber, and a one-of-a-kind exhaust system. The result is impressive: 570 hp and 740 Nm of torque, which are enough to accelerate the M235i to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds. Top speed? 330 km/h.
If you find it irresistible, you won’t be glad to hear that it’s not for sale. But the producer estimates its price at € 149,000.