The AC Schnitzer X-ROAD based on BMW 3 series Touring

... All Days - All Ways ... - The AC Schnitzer X-ROAD Suitability for everyday use under far from everyday conditions. Under this motto, our engineers and technicians have developed a product range based on a completely autonomous chassis and aerodynamic concept.

Presented in 2001 as a prototype, the AC Schnitzer X-ROAD has been refined to series maturity and adapted for the new facelift models. The result of this complex development work is a range which optimizes the BMW 3-series E46 in terms of individuality and application potential, and can be combined with many special accessories of the <nobr>AC Schnitzer</nobr> range for the BMW 3-series.

The Exhaust of the AC Schnitzer X-ROAD

The response behaviour is improved on all models thanks to the AC Schnitzer sports rear silencers. Made completely of special steel with chromed Racing tailpipe, they also provide a more sonorous note than the standard system. For purely visual enhancement chromed tailpipe trims are available in the same design (both conversions are available optionally, they do not belong to the equipment level of the X-ROAD conversion).

The Suspension Technology of the AC Schnitzer X-ROAD

The starting point was the development of a suspension spring kit which raises the ride height by 30 mm in order to achieve the necessary "all-terrain ability".

The Wheels of the AC Schnitzer X-ROAD

To match the raised suspension, a wheel and tyre combination has also been developed. This consists of the AC Schnitzer alloy wheels Type III in size 8.5J x 17" offset 43 with all-terrain tyres in size 225/55 R 17.

The Bodywork of the AC Schnitzer X-ROAD

In parallel, the bodywork has been modified. As a result, the AC Schnitzer X-ROAD is not only 30 mm higher than its standard brother but also 20 mm wider.

The X-ROAD aerodynamic range for the 3-series Touring has been adapted technically and optically to this new application and consists of wing extensions all round, a front spoiler and a rear skirt with marked drive-under protection.

The Interior of the AC Schnitzer X-ROAD

The AC Schnitzer special accessory range is completed with airbag steering wheels and high quality interior components made of carbon fibre, leather and aluminium.

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