The BMW 2 series Coupé by AC Schnitzer on the Essen Motor Show 2022

The BMW 2 series Coupé by AC Schnitzer on the Essen Motor Show 2022

01.12.2022: The 2nd generation of the 2-series Coupé by AC Schnitzer at the Essen Motor Show 2022: A comprehensive tuning program ensures high performance in the anniversary year and beyond

The 2nd generation of the 2-series Coupé by AC Schnitzer at the Essen Motor Show 2022: A comprehensive tuning program ensures high performance in the anniversary year and beyond    

The tuners from Aachen know: For some BMW customers it can't be sporty enough. This is particularly true of the BMW 2 series Coupé (G42), already sporty at standard which has been equipped with an individual AC Schnitzer special accessories program and can now be admired live for the first time as the 2 series by AC Schnitzer at the Essen Motor Show in Hall 7.    

This year, the world's largest tuning fair will take place from 02 - 11.12.2022 and at the same time the show is also almost the conclusion of the 35th anniversary of AC Schnitzer.

We are also happy to be at your disposal in Aachen at any time - just get in touch with us! You can also find complete information about the 2 series G42 on our website.

    AC Schnitzer performance upgrade

An AC Schnitzer performance upgrade is already available for the M240i and M240i xDrive, which raises the standard output from 275 kW/374 HP and 500 Nm to 309 kW/420 HP and 600 Nm. Part of the scope of supply for the performance upgrade is also in this case the AC Schnitzer obligatory assembly guarantee. It provides the necessary security.    

for BMW M240i and M240i xDrive with
275 kW/374 HP/500 Nm to

309 kW / 420 HP / 600 Nm

for cars without recuperation system SA 01CE

for cars with Otto particle filter
measured according to current test method WLTP/ Euro 6d

incl. warranty and homologation


    Scope of delivery:•    control unit with software programming•    vehicle-specific wiring harness with original plug connection•    holder for control unit•    incl. guarantee•    aluminium sticker for the engine compartment•    sticker "efficient performance"•    certificate “Performance Upgrade”•    certificate of authenticity•    homologation certificate    The AC Schnitzer engine optics can be ordered as an option, which also sets the engine compartment apart from the rest of the 2 series.    

AC Schnitzer Exhaust    
The AC Schnitzer stainless steel exhaust with two "Carbon Sport" tailpipes each in right/left combination (4 pieces in total) ensures that the brilliant appearance does not go unnoticed acoustically.For pure visual enhancement, the tuning experts also offer the "Carbon Sport" or "Sport" tailpipes chrome-plated or black.         for BMW M240i and M240i xDrivefor cars with Otto particle filterhomologiert     Scope of delivery:•    rear silencer made of stainless steel•    4 tailpipes "Carbon Sport" in right/left combination

AC Schnitzer Suspension

There is only one topic where "understating" takes place in Aachen: The spring kit and sports suspension in the AC Schnitzer version come off the lifting platform with a lowering of approx. 20 - 25 mm. In this case, however, less is more: in terms of cornering comfort and road holding, the 2 series Coupé by AC Schnitzer should be right up there.    

    Sports suspension

- for M240i xDrive Coupé
- not for cars with adaptive suspension SA 2VF

lowering front approx.: 20 - 25 mm
lowering rear approx.: 20 - 25 mm

    Scope of delivery:

•    1 x damper for the front axle left
•    1 x damper for the front axle right
•    2 x springs for the front axle
•    2 x dampers for the rear axle
•    2 x springs for the rear axle
•    certificate of authenticity
•    sticker "Suspension Technology approved on the Nürburgring"
•    mounting instructions
•    homologation certificate


Spring kit

for M240i xDrive Coupé

lowering front approx.: 20 - 25 mm
lowering real approx.: 20 - 25 mm

Spring kits for 4-cylinder models in preparation

    Scope of delivery:

•    2 x springs for the front axle
•    2 x springs for the rear axle
•    certificate of authenticity
•    sticker "Suspension Technology approved on the Nürburgring"
•    mounting instructions
•    homologation certificate



    AC Schnitzer Aerodynamics

    This is not least thanks to the aerodynamic components, which also set visual accents. The front splitter (for vehicles with M aerodynamics package SA 715), which increases the downforce values at the front axle, can be used with its matt black surface without further painting.

At the rear of the vehicle, a rear roof spoiler and the brand new two-piece rear spoiler ensure the aerodynamic balance of the 2 series G42. Developed according to the principle "Form follows Function", the AC Schnitzer aerodynamic components primarily improve handling and provide improved downforce and additional



    Front splitter

finishing: Black, ASA
no further painting needed

    Scope of delivery:

•    front splitter
•    car specific mounting package spezifisch
•    mounting instructions
•    homologation certificate

Rear roof spoiler

finishing: primed

    Scope of delivery:
•    rear roof spoiler, primed
•    vitro sticker black
•    vehicle specific mounting package
•    mounting instructions incl. painting instructions
•    homologation certificate
    Rear spoiler, 2-pieced

Finishing: primed

    Scope of delivery:
•    rear spoiler, 2 pieces
•    vitro sticker black
•    vehicle specific mounting package
•    mounting instructions incl. painting instructions
•    homologation certificate

    The AC Schnitzer rear skirt protection foil is a complementary and practical conversion: it protects the boot sill against scratches and other signs of usage.


Rear skirt protection foil

self adhesive, black
registration free

    Scope of delivery:
•    1 x rear skirt protection foil
•    mounting instructions

The "35 Years Upgrade Edition" for the BMW 2 series rounds off the visual appearance: this gives the 2 series by AC Schnitzer a black high-gloss finish on the front splitter and three "35 Years" anniversary emblems in black or silver for the rear and rear side panels.    


    AC Schnitzer Upgrade 35 Years

self adhesive, black
registration free

    Scope of delivery:

•    Painting front splitter black glossy
•    AC Schnitzer emblems 35 years black glossy
•    1 piece approx. 160 x 30 mm
•    2 pieces approx. 290 x 55 mm
•    AC Schnitzer emblems 35 years silver
1 piece approx. 160 x 30 mm
2 pieces approx. 290 x 55 mm

AC Schnitzer rims/wheels tyre sets    

Also beyond standard is the diverse range of AC Schnitzer wheel sets available for the 2 series Coupé: both the weight-optimised AC4 Flow Forming Wheels (BiColor Silver/Black or Black) in 8.5J x 20" with 245/30 R 20 on the front axle and 255/30 R 20 on the rear axle and AC1 Alloy Wheels in BiColor or Anthracite in the same dimension provide an unmistakable and sporty look and the necessary ground contact. Those who like it a size smaller can also install the AC1 rims in 19".    


AC4 Flow Forming Wheels

BiColor Silver/Black or Black

front: 8.5 x 20" offset 23 with 245/30 R 20
rear: 8.5 x 20" offset 28 with 255/30 R 20

    Scope of delivery wheel set:

•    4 complete wheels mounted and balanced: AC4 Flow Forming rims 8.5 x 20
•    hub cover
•    4 x RDC modules
•    quality tag
•    homologation certificate
•    certificate of authenticity
•    care instructions

    AC1 Light Alloy Wheels BiColor
19 - 20" sizes

    AC1 Light Alloy Wheels Anthracite
19 - 20" sizes

    AC Schnitzer spacers    

As a useful addition to the special parts range, spacers are also offered for the 2 series G42, which can be used to upgrade any wheel/tyre combination offered by BMW, as they are positioned 12 mm further out on each side. This improves lateral support, which in turn improves driving stability and dynamics.    


Spacers set

for all models

for use on standard rims

12 mm front and rear axle

Aluminium, Black eloxed homologated

        Scope of delivery:
•    4 wheel spacers
•    (12 mm each side)
•    4 x 5 wheels bolts
M14 x 1,25 x 40 mm
•    mounting instructions homologation certificate

AC Schnitzer Interior    

The interior design is also stylish and functional. The AC Schnitzer sports steering wheel is "THE" control element which allows you to take control for every driving situation

The steering wheel rim of the steering wheel in a fine material mix of perforated nappa leather in black with black Alcantara is joined into one unit by a light grey cross-stitch seam.

With recessed grips on the right and left for the driver's thumbs and the light grey motorsport indicator with AC Schnitzer logo for centre marking, orientation of the current steering wheel position is ensured.    

    Sports steering wheel for cars with M leather steering wheel SA710

- not for cars with SA05AT Driving Assistant Plus
- not for cars with SA05AU Driving Assistant Professional
- for vehicles with SA0248 steering wheel heating is not available

    Gear shift paddles

for cars with 8-gear Steptronic Sport transmission and shift paddles
The combination with the AC Schnitzer aluminium gearshift paddles, which are noticeably larger than their standard counterparts, is a further sensible optimisation.
Aluminium pedals and a footrest, keyholder and the aluminium cover for the iDrive Controller are available when it comes to adapting the interior of the vehicle to its performance and sporty elegance.   



All good things come in threes? In our case it’s two, because the second generation of the 2 series by AC Schnitzer once again combines all the characteristics for which tuning by AC Schnitzer from Aachen stands: absolute suitability for everyday use with pleasant comfort on the one hand and a high degree of sportiness on the other, which make the 2 series by AC Schnitzer just as much a curve-loving sports car suitable for the racetrack.

 Susanne Muellejans-Scholz- photos AC Schnitzer


01.12.2022 / MaP

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