AC Schnitzer BMW X1 Heads to Geneva 2010

BMW dedicated tuners AC Schnitzer are preparing their own X1 for the upcoming Geneva show next month. The team have recently offered a preview of their kit for the smallest SUV in BMW’s line, which will have its official unveiling at the 2010 Geneva Auto Show in Switzerland. Based on the BMW X1 E84 premium compact SUV, the refined version by AC Schnitzer rides on 19-inch double-spoke Type VIII wheel, though 18- and 20-inch rims are also available. The new bodykit includes extensions to the front spoiler and rear skirt. New ventilation has also been placed on the hood. Inside, the car features an aluminum gear knob, digital display, aluminum cover for the i-Drive controller, aluminum parking brake and pedals, and a carbon fiber trim. The German specialists also worked on all three diesel engines offered on the X1. The 1.8-liter unit was boosted to 171 PS (126 kW / 169 hp), while the 2.0-liter engine was pushed up to 210 PS (154 kW / 207 hp).  These changes are made for both xDrive and sDrive models. Also, the twin-turbo 2.3-liter diesel now outputs 240 PS (177 kW / 237 hp) from 204 (150 kW / 201 hp). As for the X1 xDrive28i model, it will receive a rear silencer and chrome tailpipes. AC Schnitzer, however, does not mention performance upgrades for the 258 PS (190 kW / 254 hp) 2.8-liter straight-six petrol BMW engine used on this version. autoevolution will be attending the 2010 Geneva Auto Show, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.
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