The wheels are also a new development: lightweight “Forged Wheel” with bi-colour finish embodies an apparent contradiction: reduction in weight with at the same time the largest possible diameters and widths.
The TENSION is fitted with wheels size 10.0J x 20″ all round. The offsets of -12 on the front and -2 on the rear allow tyres of size 285/30 ZR 20 and 325/25 ZR 20.
To improve driving dynamics the TENSION has been equipped with an adjustable racing suspension. As well as lowering by 30 mm, the spring and damper rates have been clearly modified towards sporting performance. Furthermore antiroll bar kits and the specially developed strut brace in aluminium-carbon combination have been used.
The TENSION body conversion is absolutely breathtaking, and is totally dedicated to optimising the aerodynamics. A further focal point of the development was the improvement of the air supply and extraction for the power plant and braking system.
- 2005 AC Schnitzer Tension Concept BMW
In comparison to the M6 a 50 mm wider body is the result of the complete conversion. At a glance: bonnet with power bulge, front skirt with large air intake, front wings with air outlet openings and 3 chromed ribs with integrated flashers, striking side skirts with large air shaft, rear skirt incl. unique underfloor wing construction with exchangeable diffuser, exchangeable rear wing.
|Vehicle Type:||2-door coupe, concept car|
|Miles Per Gallon:||–/– mpg|
|Horsepower:||552 bhp @ —- rpm|
|Torque:||398 lb-ft @ 6200 rpm|
|Max RPM:||—- rpm|
|Track:||f: –.- / r: –.- in|
|0-60 mph:||4.4 sec|
|0-100 mph:||–.- sec|
|Quarter Mile:||–.- sec @ — mph|
|Top Speed:||202 mph|
|Braking, 60-0 mph:||— ft|
|Slalom Speed:||–.- mph|
|Nürburgring Lap Time:||–.- minutes|
The basis for the extensive conversion could only be one vehicle: the 507 HP BMW M6, which underwent a performance upgrade as the first development stage. Optimising the entire engine management system and fitting a new AC Schnitzer exhaust manifold system with special catalyst, sports rear silencer with chromed tailpipe trims in right/left combination in “Sports Trim Design” help the TENSION achieve an incredible 406 kW / 552 HP. The Sports Trim Design will also shortly be included in the AC Schnitzer sports rear silencer range exclusively for the new BMW M vehicles.