AC Schnitzer Tunes BMW i4 With New Rims, Accent Body

AC Schnitzer has decades of experience tuning BMWs, and showcases a full range of parts for the i4 EV. The company cannot modify the engine and exhaust as usual because the sporty coupe is electric. Instead, it focuses on tweaking the suspension and styling.

Parts include new springs that lower the vehicle’s height. With the components in place, the front of the i4 is down 0.78 inches (20 millimeters), and the rear is down 0.98 inches (25 millimeters).

The company also has several parts available that add style to the i4’s body. There’s an extended front splitter and canards that blend into elements at the corners of the lower fascia. AC Schnitzer offers a larger version of the horizontal trim piece that attaches to the outlet behind the front wheels. A very subtle roof spoiler is attached to the top. Buyers can also add a carbon fiber rear spoiler and winglets attached to the tail corners.

AC Schnitzer has a two-wheel design available for the i4. The AC4 design has five pairs of spokes that taper inward at the edges, and is available in silver-black or all-black. The AC1 has five thinner dual spokes, and there is a choice of silver and anthracite color schemes or entirely in anthracite.

The company also offers some subtle tweaks to the cabin. There are aluminum trim pieces for the pedals, footrest, cover for the iDrive system controller, and key ring.

BMW recently expanded its i4 lineup in the US by announcing the entry-level eDrive35 class. The big change is a smaller battery with a usable capacity of 66 kilowatt-hours, compared to the 81.5 kWh usable in the eDrive40 model. The approximate range for the eDrive35 is 260 miles (418 kilometers), not that much as 301 miles (484 kilometers) for eDrive40.

eDrive35 produces 281 horsepower (210 kilowatts) and 295 pound-feet (400 Newton-meters) of torque. For comparison, the eDrive40 has 335 hp (250 kW) and 317 lb-ft (430 Nm)

Pricing for eDrive35 starts at $52,395 after a $995 destination fee. Deliveries begin in early 2023.

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