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Atelier AC Schnitzer has presented sportpaket BMW i8 Roadster

Atelier AC Schnitzer has presented sportpaket BMW i8 Roadster

Leonid Popov

1 day ago. Photos: AC Schnitzer

The passport parameters of the Roadster could almost not change (numbers Bureau does not), but on the road, the i8 will bypass the serial counterparts due to the lower mass and retuned the chassis. This principle, called the Bureau Innovation 2.0.

Atelier AC Schnitzer has presented sportpaket BMW i8 Roadster

Leonid Popov

1 day ago. Photos: AC Schnitzer

The passport parameters of the Roadster could almost not change (numbers Bureau does not), but on the road, the i8 will bypass the serial counterparts due to the lower mass and retuned the chassis. This principle, called the Bureau Innovation 2.0.

Hybrid family BMW i8 — it’s more about technology, fashion and style, rather than about sport, despite all the spectacular view. But in the Studio AC Schnitzer think that buyers of such cars can make interesting offer. Last year, the Bureau worked on the coupe, and even put him on the Nordschleife. No matter what time of 8:19.8, only slightly better than the figure eight Camaro SS of the previous generation. The standard i8 is even slower. And now the experts from Aachen have turned their attention to i8 Roadster.

Atelier AC Schnitzer has presented sportpaket BMW i8 Roadster

New components for bodywork Atelier made of carbon fiber. This applies not only to the wing or splitter, but also mirrors, frames, hidden door handle, door sill. Still offered several different decorative radiator grilles to choose from.

The reason to work with an open version was a long time coming. Since the experience with the i8 coupe, the family survived the upgrade. Among other things, the engineers have slightly increased the capacity of the hybrid system (now it is hidden 374 “horse” against 362 before the reform). Atelier AC Schnitzer to interfere in the settings of the units did not. So, it is unlikely to disperse hundreds changed any tangible (the source was 4.6 C). The Bureau prepared a new draft on the proven recipe.

Atelier AC Schnitzer has presented sportpaket BMW i8 Roadster

The aesthetics of the lame places, but the Studio assures that there is form follows function and all the aerodynamic components really work.

The first step is lowering the suspension front and rear 20-25 mm. the Second step is AC1 wheels with a diameter of 21 inches (black or two-tone), giving a saving in weight of 4.4 kg. It is a bit for the whole machine as a whole, but the savings account for unsprung weight, and rotating — in movement can be felt. Third — aerodynamic components. Changes on the outside is complemented by a proprietary velour floor mats, aluminum pedal caps and original cover of the iDrive controller. And now the Roadster sparkle with new colors.

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