AC Schnitzer BMW i4 launched with suspension tweaks and new aero
An M-developed quad-motor BMW i4 has been teased in an official video, however earlier than the range-topper surfaces, AC Schnitzer has developed its personal suite of modifications for the svelte EV. These modifications vary from aesthetic upgrades like new inside trim items to tweaks to the suspension and exterior design.
Due to an in depth proximity to the petrol powered 4-series Gran Coupe, AC Schnitzer’s new parts for the BMW i4 are near-identical to these additionally out there on its combustion-powered counterparts. This doesn’t embody any efficiency upgrades, although, with the job of modifying the complicated management items used to distribute energy between the i4’s electrical motors nonetheless within the means of being developed.
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As a substitute, AC Schnitzer has targeted on chassis upgrades, creating a bespoke spring package for the i4, lowering experience top by as much as 25mm entrance and rear for each an enchancment in stance and lateral stability. There’s additionally a brand new set of 10mm aluminium wheel spacers, offering a 20mm total improve in monitor width that may be fitted with present wheels, or a variety of AC Schnitzer’s personal 19- or 20-inch flow-formed AC4 and AC1 wheels out there in a lot of finishes.
There’s additionally a lot of new aerodynamic parts out there together with a brand new entrance splitter, front-mounted canards and a carbonfibre rear roof spoiler. Although the first function of those components is aesthetic, Schnitzer does declare they improve downforce too.
Inside, AC Schnitzer can even present a lot of new aluminium trim items, together with a brand new footrest and pedals, a canopy for the iDrive controller, and a brand new keyholder.
These new components can be found individually, slightly than in a single package deal, giving consumers the power to tailor upgrades to their very own style. Although important EV efficiency upgrades are nonetheless being labored on, the mix of those aero tweaks, suspension modifications and a few sticky tyres are nonetheless certain to shave a couple of treasured seconds from a Nürburgring lap time.