2008 BMW M3-based AC Schnitzer ACS3 Sport Cabriolet

2008 BMW M3-based AC Schnitzer ACS3 Sport Cabriolet
2008 BMW M3-based AC Schnitzer ACS3 Sport Cabriolet

The German tuning house AC Schnitzer has just presented its new tuning kit for the 2008 BMW M3 Cabrio performance coupe-convertible. Well, to be more precise, this is not exactly a tuning kit, but rather an appearance package with a couple of upgrades to the vehicle’s suspension system and brakes.




Since AC Schnitzer is not yet ready to deliver a comprehensive power upgrade program, the hot convertible’s monstrous 414-horsepower, 4.0-liter V8 engine (actually, this is a first ever V8 to power a BMW M3 model) is left intact, so, like most recent kits from the German tuner, the ACS3 Sport Cabriolet is more about the looks than performance.

2008 BMW M3-based AC Schnitzer ACS3 Sport Cabriolet (side view)

As you can see on the pictures, the kit includes new front bumper with a hideous chromed grille, new side skirts, a carbon fiber rear diffuser and a sports rear silencer, 20-inch Type V light alloy wheels and a new hood powerdome with a pair of AC Schnitzer Vents.

What you don’t see on the photos, is the new sports suspension, and AC Schnitzer’s 8-pot high performance brakes.

Although the kit looks like it was hastily piled up of stock parts, painted and bolted on, some BMW M3 Cabrio’s owners may actually like it. Duh.

2008 BMW M3-based AC Schnitzer ACS3 Sport Cabriolet (rear view)

Photos: AC Schnitzer

See also: 2008 BMW M3 E92 tuned by Hamann