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Type VIII forged alloy wheel – AC Schnitzer

9 July 2010 3 Comments

The new generation of AC Schnitzer wheel was specially designed for the more sporting BMW models and apparently fundamental contradiction. These wheels went under some heavy weight reduction and still have the same unchanged wheel diameter and width.
This trick has been pulled off by the AC Schnitzer engineers and designers in partnership with legendary wheel manufacturer “FUCHS“. The results are these two wheels:
8.5J x 19″ – weight: 8.3 kg
9.5J x 19″ – weight: 9.5 kg

Which, in comparison with their standard BMW counterparts (e.g. Performance Twin Spoke 269), give a weight saving of 4.2 kg per wheel. If the tyres are included in the whole picture, the result is even clearer: a BMW 335i with BMW Performance wheels type 269 in 19” and runflat tyres weighs 25 kg more than its AC Schnitzer counterpart (without runflat).
The new Type VIII forged alloy wheel is available in the following sizes for the vehicles listed:
BMW 1-series (E81, E82, E87, E88)
BMW 3-series (E90, E91, E92, E93, M3 E90, M3 E92, M3E93)
BMW 5-series (E60, E61, M5 E60)
BMW 6-series (E63, E64, M6 E63, M6E64)
BMW X1 (E84)
BMW X3 (E83)
BMW Z4 (E89, E85, E86)



3 Comments »

  • jomacher said:

    This is one awsome mag. However, with all great mags, there are replica’s available for your car but nothing quite beats the original.

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  • Philli said:

    Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

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  • uzzi said:

    this is the best ACS wheel i have seen. can anyone tell me where to get this wheel from in South Africa? Or how much will it cost to be shipped to South Africa?

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