German powerhouse tuner AC Schnitzer has spent some time fettling the new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé, the result being a 360-horsepower 640i sedan with all the restraint of a Mako shark. The additional grunt adds up to 40 hp for the 640i and 47 hp for the 640d, with said grunt made more finely tuned as it rides on Schnitzer's own spring kit and wheels that range from 19 to 21 inches in diameter.

Eight-piston calipers up front should provide plenty of stopping power and trademark Schnitzer bits like the prognathous skirting and exhaust tips will let everyone know that this BMW means serious business.

Have a read of the press release and check out the video below, and try not to fear it in the gallery of high res photos.




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Tuning to Perfection
Infinitely good: The 6-series Gran Coupé by AC Schnitzer


Powerful dynamics, sporting performance and exclusive elegance in perfect form became available with the BMW 6-series Gran Coupé. Tuning fans can rejoice: once again AC Schnitzer has reinvented the top class four-door coupé.

With a performance upgrade from 313 to 360 HP in the BMW 640d and from 320 to 360 HP in the 640i, AC Schnitzer again impressively demonstrates that there are no upper limits to dynamics and sporting performance. The concentrated power band widened by the Aachen specialists with intelligent technology is documented by the AC Schnitzer engine bay styling for the 6-series Gran Coupé. The AC Schnitzer twin sports rear silencer with chromed "Sports Trim" tailpipes (right/left), also available in export version, provides the matching sound track.

Deceleration too can be perfected. With the AC Schnitzer 8-piston high performance brake system for the front, the tuning experts have set new standards. The system - consisting of an 8-piston fixed caliper (left/right), the 8-piece set of brake pads and brake caliper holders - shows that even perfection can be improved. The same applies to the road-holding: the AC Schnitzer suspension spring kit gives the already excellent driving dynamics a further boost.

The bodywork components for the 6-series Gran Coupé by AC Schnitzer were designed by perfectionists for perfectionists: front spoiler, chromed front grille with chrome strip, rear skirt extension and rear skirt protective film give the Coupé a bonus in sporting looks, which is continued in the interior with the AC Schnitzer "Evo" sports airbag steering wheel.

Top class equipment comes as standard with the BMW 6-series Gran Coupé. With targeted highlights of aluminium, AC Schnitzer gives the interior a sophisticated finish: the "Black Line" aluminium cover for the i-Drive system controller, aluminium footrests and pedals, and velours floor mats give the interior even more exclusivity.

The coupé's wheelarches are filled with wheels of various styles (Type IV BiColor, Type IV silver, Type VIII BiColor, black and silver), in 19" or 20" depending on type. Lightweight forged alloys and forged racing rims Type VIII BiColor are available in sizes 9.0 x 21" and 10.0 x 21" with 255/30 R 21 tyres on the front and 295/25 R 21 tyres on the rear.

Perfectionism is defined as striving for perfection. This is the goal of the experts at AC Schnitzer, and the 6-series Gran Coupé demonstrates that even good things can actually be improved further.

Basic vehicle: BMW 6 series Gran Coupé (F06)

Engine: AC Schnitzer performance upgrades
for BMW 640d from 230 kW/313 HP to 264 kW/360 HP
for BMW 640i from 235 kW/320 HP to 264 kW/360 HP
AC Schnitzer engine optic

Exhaust: AC Schnitzer twin sports rear silencer with chromed "Sports Trim" tailtrims (right / left) Export version also available

Brakes: AC Schnitzer 8-piston high performance brake system for the front axle, consisting of:
8-pot fixed caliper, left - right brake pads and 8-pieced caliper mounting bracket (country specific)

Suspension: AC Schnitzer spring kit

Aerodynamics:
AC Schnitzer front spoiler
AC Schnitzer front grille, chromed
AC Schnitzer chrome frame for front grille
AC Schnitzer rear skirt insert
AC Schnitzer rear skirt protection foil

Steering: AC Schnitzer "Evo" sports airbag steering wheel

Interior:
AC Schnitzer aluminium cover for i-Drive system controller, "Black Line"
AC Schnitzer aluminium foot rest and pedals
AC Schnitzer velours floor mats

Wheel/Tyre sets:
Type IV Wheels, BiColor

front: 8,5J x 19" with tyres 245/40 R 19
rear: 8,5J x 19" with tyres 245/40 R 19
front 8,5J x 19" with tyres 245/40 R 19
rear: 9,5J x 19" with tyres 275/35 R 19
front: 9,0J x 20" with tyres 245/35 R 20
rear: 10,0J x 20" with tyres 285/30 R 20
front: 9,0J x 20" with tyres 255/35 R 20
rear: 10,0J x 20" with tyres 285/30 R 20

Type IV Wheels, silver
front: 8,5J x 19" with tyres 245/40 R 19
rear: 8,5J x 19" with tyres 245/40 R 19

Type VIII Wheels, BiColor black and silver
front: 8,5J x 19" with tyres 245/40 R 19
rear: 8,5J x 19" with tyres 245/40 R 19
front 8,5J x 19" with tyres 245/40 R 19
rear: 9,5J x 19" with tyres 275/35 R 19
front: 8,5J x 20" with tyres 245/35 R 20
rear: 10J x 20" with tyres 285/30 R 20
front: 8,5J x 20" with tyres 255/35 R 20
rear: 10J x 20" with tyres 285/30 R 20

Type VIII Racing Forged Wheels, BiColor
front: 9,0J x 21" with tyres 255/30 R 21
rear: 10,0 x 21" with tyres 295/25 R 21

Type VIII Lightweight Forged Wheels, BiColor
front: 9,0J x 21" with tyres 255/30 R 21
rear: 10,0 x 21" with tyres 295/25 R 21


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