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More performance, revised inetrior and exterior looks

This is the BMW X1 AC Schnitzer, which will be unveiled at the Geneva motor show next month.

The tuned car gets engine upgrades as well as styling changes.

Changes include the BMW X1 xDrive23d being upgraded from 201bhp to 237bhp. The 2.0d and 1.8d units deliver 207bhp (from 175bhp) and 169bhp (from 141bhp) respectively. No performance figures have been released for the 2.8-litre petrol unit.

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Buyers also get modified suspension springs and an aluminium strut brace, which AC Schnitzer says "ensures the perfect balance between sporting performance and driving comfort".

The front spoiler, rear skirt extension and rear roof spoiler are said to improve downforce as well as enhance the car's looks.

Styling tweaks include a sports exhaust and 19-inch wheels as standard, although 18-inch and 20-inch wheels are optional.

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Stephen Guckel 22 February 2010

Re: BMW X1 AC Schnitzer launched

The wheels don't seem to fit the car........The add-ons look very 'Halfords'. With apology to Halfords, but one doesn't expect a new BMW to display this kind of 'Bling'.

The car looks okay other wise, would look good in a 'warmer' colour. white has made it look washed out. I tend not like many cars reproduced by external outfitters.

BMW's penchant for crossovers is no longer cutting edge nor desirable to own, but they are not bad cars. I'd like to see BMW examine their fundamental principles, for BMW they way foward may be 'backward'.

Lets see a return to the Bubble Car. A modern version of it would bring credibility to small/eco car market.

Jon Hardcastle 22 February 2010

Re: BMW X1 AC Schnitzer launched

This is not very nice.

Speed King 21 February 2010

Re: BMW X1 AC Schnitzer launched

Looks like it's been on 'Pimp my Ride'. If the 23d costs over 40k I can imagine how horrific the price is gonna be for this model.