Suitability for everyday use under far from everyday conditions. The development of the AC Schnitzer X-ROAD range, based on a completely autonomous chassis and aerodynamic concept, is inspired by this slogan. Presented at the IAA 2001 as a prototype, the AC Schnitzer X-ROAD has been refined to series maturity and adapted for the new facelift models of the BMW 3-series. The core of this development work is a suspension spring kit, raising the ride height by 30 mm to achieve the necessary "all-terrain ability". To maintain the optimum combination, a wheel and tyre combination of AC Schnitzer alloy wheels Type III in size 8.5J x 17" ET 43 with all-terrain tyres in size 225/55 R 17 has been designed. This complete chassis and wheel conversion is available for the BMW 3-series touring and saloon (both in the all-wheel drive version).
Furthermore, the bodywork of the X-ROAD is not only 30 mm higher, but also 20 mm wider than its standard brother. The X-ROAD aerodynamic range for the 3-series touring has been professionally modified to accommodate these changes and consists of wing extensions all round, a front spoiler and a rear skirt with marked drive-under protection. The range can be complemented by a number of AC Schnitzer special developments for the BMW 3-series E46; these include sports silencers made of V2A special steel with chromed tailpipe trim, and suspension components such as the aluminium racing strut brace.
An extensive interior range which includes aluminium and carbon-fibre trims plus leather interiors on request, as well as special navigation and Infotainment solutions, is also available in the range. All components have been tested and approved by the TUV and are available through BMW dealers.
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