D he introduction of the BMW M8 shouldn't be too long in coming. However, AC Schnitzer obviously couldn't wait and is anticipating the new top model in the luxury coupé series. The basis is the M850i xDrive, whose output the Aachen-based company has increased from 530 to 620 hp for almost 9,000 euros. In addition to more power, there is also more sound: the sports rear silencer with 2x2 tailpipe trims is available either with exhaust flaps or sound pipe.
Carbon add-on parts for all sides
The 840d Incidentally, it has increased from 320 to 380 hp. In both cases, electronic interventions are primarily responsible for the power plus. In the case of the diesel, an optics package rounds off the engine tuning for the row six.
The lowering by suspension springs is comparatively subtle at 20 to 25 millimeters. That cannot be said about the visual changes. Here the material carbon plays the main role. At the front, the new splitter, the overlying and side spoiler elements and the air outlets in the bonnet are made of the noble material. The same applies to the side skirts, the rear diffuser and the mighty racing rear wing. The brake light integrated in the center of the diffuser and the lettering on the trunk lid also look like racing.
20-inch wheels and aluminum interior
20-inch models are for the 8 Series from AC Schnitzer compulsory. If you choose the two-tone AC3 forged rim, it is covered with 245/35 tires at the front and 275/30 tires at the rear. The tuner covers the AC1 rim in bi-color or anthracite at the front, but with 285/30 tires at the rear.
Aluminum dominates inside. Both the pedals, the footrest and the key holder for the cup holder are made of the light metal.