You Can Save $ 6.5,000 in AC Schnitzer’s BMW i8 Bodykit, Thanks to Clearance
BMW stopped making the i8 in June 2020, after six years of production without revealing a successor. However, despite its age, the hybrid sports car still looks good and many of the 20,500 owners would like to boost its appeal even further with tuning packages. For those interested, AC Schnitzer is organizing a stock clearance saving about â¬ 5.6,000 ($ 6.5,000) off the price of the i8 body kit with additional discounts for other models.
AC Schnitzer unveiled its final tuning package for the BMW i8 in 2017, including visual and suspension adjustments. Today they are giving deep discounts on most parts of the aforementioned kit, which makes it a bit more affordable.
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The biggest discount is for the carbon fiber hood scoop, which now costs â¬ 1,809 ($ 2,090) less to â¬ 912 ($ 1,054). Carbon fiber mirror caps are now â¬ 706 ($ 816) cheaper at â¬ 539 ($ 623) and carbon door handle recesses reduce their price to â¬ 500 ($ 578) by â¬ 536 ($ 620). ). You also get better deals at half the price on decorative carbon fiber side vents mounted on the front and rear fenders, saving â¬ 803 ($ 328) each, to â¬ 652 ($ 754) each.
The carbon fiber rear spoiler is still quite expensive at â¬ 1,990 ($ 2,301) although â¬ 721 ($ 834) cheaper than before. A very small discount is offered on the front spoiler, splitter and carbon fiber ducks which now sell for the combined price of â¬ 4,529 ($ 5,238) after a discount of â¬ 238 ($ 275).
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Finally, the suspension spring kit that presumably improves handling and lowers the car 20-25mm (0.79-0.98in) costs â¬ 444 ($ 514), which means it’s only â¬ 23 ($ 27) cheaper than four years ago. As a reminder, this kit helped AC Schnitzer’s tuned BMW i8 complete the NÃ¼rburgring at 8: 16.8, which doesn’t seem like a good time, but according to the tuner it was the fastest ever for an i8. in 2017.
BMW’s sports car is not as powerful as the mid-engined supercar-like design and the fancy gullwing doors might suggest. The plug-in hybrid powertrain consists of a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine and an electric motor with a combined output of 357 hp (266 kW / 361 hp) for previous models and up to 369 hp (275 kW / 374 hp) for recent examples. The fastest car accelerated from 0 to 100 km / h (0 to 62 mph) in 4.4 seconds and had a top speed electronically limited to 250 km / h (155 mph).