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2011 AC Schnitzer 99d - Click above for high-res image gallery
AC Schnitzer has showed up at the Geneva Motor Show with not one, but two fresh-off-the-press upgrade packages for 2011.
Not wanting to look completely unfriendly to Mother Earth, AC Schnitzer has taken their expertise to the Z4
and BMW's EfficientDynamics system, working over a 320d mill to go under the Z4's hood. The 2011 AC Schnitzer 99d gets a 70-hp boost to 190, hits 60 in 6.9 seconds, releases a scant 99g of C02 per mile and returns a handsome 63 mpg in the European cycle. That, according to Schnitzer, is better than any BMW on the market. Unfortunately, the 99d is just a concept, and won't be available to the public any time soon.
For the family minded executives attending the show, AC Schnitzer started with the 2011 BMW 550i
, bumping the car from 407 to 540 horsepower. According to Schnitzer, the result is a 4.5-second 0-60 sprint and a whopping 198 mph top end. The engine exhales through a new set of the tuner's own mufflers capped with chrome surrounds. The resulting executive express has been dubbed the ACS5 Sport S.
Hauling all that energy to a stop is a revised set of brakes sporting eight-piston calipers. Outside, Schnitzer went all-out to ensure that the car would be stable at its newfound velocity. The laundry list of exterior mods includes a front spoiler, carbon ducts for the brakes, new engine bay vents and, of course, your choice of 20 or 21-inch AC Schnitzer custom wheels.
Check out the official videos and press releases after the jump
Gallery: AC Schnitzer 99d: Geneva 2011
Gallery: AC Schnitzer ACS5 Sport S: Geneva 2011
Photos copyright (C)2011 Drew Phillips / AOL
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