AC Schnitzer develops cool styling kit for BMW i8

Renowned BMW tuner AC Schnitzer has turned its attention to the new BMW i8 for its latest upgrade package, adding some minor tweaks for visual enhancement.

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The BMW i8 is already quite a striking vehicle to behold. Its low-profile body and futuristic shapes and panels make it one of the most dramatic vehicles currently on the market.

AC Schnitzer has come up with a bodykit package to merely amplify the standard looks. The kit includes a carbon fibre front spoiler system, matching side skirts, and a neat little carbon wing at the back.

To further boost the cosmetic appeal, there’s a set of traditional AC Schnitzer ‘AC1’ alloy wheels, measuring 21 inches. The forged items are around 30 per cent lighter in weight compared with the original units.

As an added cherry on top the firm has fit some bespoke springs to bring the ride height down by 25mm at the front and 20mm at the back. Now the body sits perfectly over the large new wheels.

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No performance modifications have been mentioned, which means the standard 1.5-litre turbo three-cylinder and electric system remains intact. This is no bad thing considering it is capable of propelling the sleek sports car from 0-100km/h in just 4.4 seconds.

Brett is the editor and founder of Performance Drive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.