AC Schnitzer, the famous BMW vehicles tuning company from Germany has released its latest custom project, the AC Schnitzer X1. The retrofitted ride will make its grand debut at the forthcoming auto occasion in Geneva, Switzerland.

Based on the BMW X1 E84 premium compact SUV, the refined newcomer houses an exclusively optimised aerodynamic body kit, which emphasizes its vivid X Series styling language in unique way. By adding a front spoiler, rear skirt extension and a rear roof spoiler, the German engineers have managed to improve the ride's downforce and ensure some additional ground adhesion. Furthermore, a sleek AC Schnitzer Bonnet Vents set contributes for increased engine breathe. Upon a request, AC Schnitzer is also offering chromed centre webs. The X1's vigor and sporty stance is further strengthened by a set of AC Schnitzer's all-new, Type VIII 5-spokes design BiColor alloys in size 19-inch. AC Schnitzer Type IV wheels in silver or in BiColor in 18, 19 or 20-inch, together with the Type VI rim in 18-inch, are also available for the BMW X1 range.

In the terms of power, the newly developed tuning program by AC Schnitzer features enhancements for all powerplants available on the BMW X1 lineup. The BMW X1 xDrive23d boasts increased output of 240 horsepower (204 horsepower/150 kW stock values). The 2.0 d and 1.8 d powerplants with Common Rail injection and a turbocharger are now capable in developing 210 and 171 horsepower respectively. Acoustically, the sporting driving experience is enhanced by the AC Schnitzer sports rear silencer for the petrol X1 xDrive 28i (in development). Visual elegance is provided by the chromed "Racing" tailpipe trim which is also available for all other models.

The proper and agile handling is ensured by the AC Schnitzer suspension spring kit and the aluminium strut brace, which secures perfect balance between sporting performance and driving comfort.

On the inside, the BMW X1 by AC Schnitzer is distinguished by silver "Exclusiv" carbon interior trim, illuminated leather gear knob, aluminium gear knobs with or without digital gear display, "Black Line" aluminium cover for the i-Drive system controller, aluminium handbrake handle and pedal set, foot rests and velours foot mats.

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