The BMW M235i is a brilliant machine, which is rather unsurprising, given that it is produced by BMW’s M division. Superb styling, a fantastic turbocharged 3.0 litre straight six, and handling to get you around every corner with as much fun involved as possible, what’s not to like? Well, if I could pick anything, it’s that it isn’t an ACL2, a variant built by AC Schnitzer. Both are awesome cars, and I wouldn’t be particularly upset if anyone happened to give me one, but if I had the choice, I know which one I would choose, and here’s why…
All you have to do is look at the statistics sheet and your mind should be made up. A boost from a mere 240kW to a staggering 411kW simply puts the ACL2 a step ahead, in fact, a significant 0.8 seconds ahead, as 0-100km/h is reached in just 3.9 seconds! There is a small downfall however, as it takes a lot of careful tuning for a car to make such an improvement, and in this case, some of that improvement has come about due to AC Schnitzer throwing out some of the BMW equipment. The front seats have been replaced with lightweight bucket seats, and the back seats removed completely! A bit of a downfall if you wanted to take a few friends for a spin, but really, you’ve got to live life for yourself sometimes, and if there is a seat behind the wheel, then that’s all you need. When you and one other individual are cruising along, you’ll be hard pressed not to look at every reflection possible, as the aesthetic modifications are superb. A massive rear wing (which was probably ripped off a light aeroplane) dominates the styling around the back. The wheel arches have gone on the opposite of a diet, and are bigger and bulkier than ever. Out front, a sharp styled front spoiler adds the finishing touch. Overall, AC Schnitzer have produced a car that looks like pure muscle, but has enough muscle under the bonnet to match. What an incredible machine!
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