2008 BMW X5 E70 AC Schnitzer Falcon body kit

2008 BMW X5 E70 AC Schnitzer Falcon body kit
2008 BMW X5 E70 AC Schnitzer Falcon

German super-tuner AC Schnitzer has just revealed its new Falcon wide-body appearance kit for the 2008 BMW X5 E70 performance-oriented crossover SUV. Besides wider wheel arches, the new body kit also includes new side steps, a new front bumper fascia that significantly decreases the vehicle’s off-road abilities, as well as new rear skirt with integrated exhausts.



Of course, this brilliant-looking bunch of plastics (no, they still do not serve the feather-light carbon-fiber parts, sorry) will not make your X5 more powerful or, at least, enhance its power-to-weight ratio.

2008 BMW X5 E70 AC Schnitzer Falcon body kit (side view)

However, if you feel that there are too many X5’s in your neighborhood and it is becoming too much of a hassle finding the SUV at a nearest mall’s parking lot, than this piece of art is right for you.

The X5 Falcon kit consists of new front spoiler, rear skirt that hides a new sports exhaust system in Racing design, front/rear fender flares and a bulging hood with two triangular metal-rimmed air intakes that further enhance the “bird of prey” theme of the aero-kit.

To enhance the X5‘s handling, the SUV may be further upgraded with AC Schnitzer’s own lowering spring kit and a set of 22-inch Type VII alloy wheels.

2008 BMW X5 E70 AC Schnitzer Falcon body kit (rear view)

By the way, if you are not just into plastic, AC Schnitzer also offers an ECU power upgrade module for the 3.0-liter diesel engine.

While the standard oil-burner produces adequate 286hp and 580Nm (427 lb-ft) of torque, ACS’s new electronic module increases these values to more impressive 310hp and 680Nm (501 lb-ft) effectively dwarfing the diesel-powered VW Touareg 2 (221hp), Mercedes-Benz ML320 BlueTec (210hp) and the Audi Q7 3.0 TDI (225hp).

2008 BMW X5 E70 AC Schnitzer Falcon body kit (interior)

Oh, hell, it will even be more powerful then the base (here comes a demonic laugh) Porsche Cayenne (290hp). So, I guess, you really should consider getting one. The ECU upgrade, I mean, because the Cayenne is much more expensive.

No info on pricing and availability yet.

Photos: AC Schnitzer

See also: Diesel-powered 2007 BMW X5 E70 tuned by Lumma