AC Schnitzer Tunes BMW X6 M, Boosts Power to 650 HP

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The BMW X6 M is one of the fastest crossovers on the street, but with the help of AC Schnitzer, it can be a whole lot faster. The German tuning company has prepared a series of modifications designed to increase performance and treat the X6 to a complete aesthetic overhaul.

In stock form, BMW's 4.4-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 pumps out a more than respectable 555 horsepower. By adding a revised engine computer, a cold-air intake, and a less restrictive exhaust system, AC Schnitzer is able to bump the power output to 650 ponies. The tuner also equips the crossover with stiffer spring rates, but the majority of modifications are simply cosmetic.

The Schnitzer-tuned X6 M receives an all-new body kit, complete with modified front and rear fascias, side skirts, and a chromed grille insert. While the Bimmer already comes equipped with 20-inch wheels as standard equipment, the addition of new fender flares allows customers to choose from four different styles of larger rims up to 23 inches in diameter. A new carbon fiber hood -- complete with a ZR1-style Plexiglas window -- is an unusual touch, as is the tall decklid spoiler in back.

Inside, AC Schnitzer adds woven carbon fiber accents on the door panels, center console, and steering wheel inserts. A new set of velour floor mats, aluminum pedals, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel are also part of the package, as is a unique iDrive control knob shaped like a five-spoke aluminum wheel.

Prices have yet to be announced, but expect AC Schnitzer's modifications to add a significant premium over the X6 M's base price of $89,875 (including destination).

Source: AC Schnitzer

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