700HP BMW M5 By AC Schnitzer On The Nurburgring – Video
The record on the Nordschleife has been driven, just like the record lap at the Sachsenring, by Jörg Müller. With the M5 by AC Schnitzer he beat the previous record of the standard BMW M5 by 9 seconds. The new target time for the M5 on the Nordschleife is now 7:29.50 min. The M5 by AC Schnitzer is therefore also faster than the Porsche 911 Carrera S, the Mercedes AMG GTS and the BMW M4 GTS Coupé.
The harmonious overall concept of the M5 by AC Schnitzer, whose development will soon be completed, also made this record ride possible. It is a detailed and finely tuned composition of engine power, optimised exhaust emissions and carbon aerodynamics designed for downforce in conjunction with the AC Schnitzer lightweight 21-inch wheel/tyre combination and the KW V4 coilover suspension. The V4 suspension offered by KW, which offers both compression and rebound stages as well as infinitely variable height adjustment, was developed in close cooperation with the AC Schnitzer suspension team.
In the AC Schnitzer version the M5 delivers 515 kW/700 hp and 850 Nm instead of the standard 441 kW/600 hp and 750 Nm. The performance upgrade, which has a parts certificate and can therefore be registered, is already available. Of course, this increase in performance also includes the 3-year assembly guarantee, which is obligatory for AC Schnitzer.
The AC Schnitzer silencer versions, which will include the “Carbon Sport” end panels, among others, will follow. Carbon aerodynamic components are also gradually being introduced to the market – part of the aerodynamic range is also already available.
Last but not least, Jörg Müller’s driving potential is of course an important part of the chase for records. The “expert for 24h races”, who has already won the endurance classics of Daytona, in Spa-Francorchamps and also on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, knows “the ring” and is “a bank for fast lap times”, even in wet conditions.
We still don’t know how fast the M5 by AC Schnitzer would have been on a dry track. Unfortunately, one of the rare showers caused by the German summer of 2018 had “hit” us, so they had to take it much slower in some places.