World premiere: AC Schnitzer presents the new generation of rims, the AC4 flowforming rims. Technically modern design, combined with a high-quality production process, characterize the new AC Schnitzer AC4 flowforming wheel generation, which is now available from the refinement specialist AC Schnitzer for the compact BMW models 1 Series (F40), 3 Series (G20, G21), 4 Series (G22, G23) and X2 (F39) in the sizes 8,5J x 20 "and 9,5J x 20", in the color variants BiColor silver / black and black will be launched on the market. The filigree and large-looking spoke matrix of the AC4 flowforming rims with its double spokes, each of which forms an elongated pentagram with a rounded triangle underneath, has opened up a completely new design language in the AC Schnitzer rim design. The shape of the double spokes and their connection to the center of the rim may even be reminiscent of a specific part from flight technology: the rotor blades of a helicopter.
Schnitzer AC4 flowforming rims
A vertical cut, to the right and left of the spoke, visually separates the double spokes very clearly from the rim flange. This also makes the spokes look long and the rim particularly large. The all-round undercut reflects the high technical standards of the AC4 flowforming rim. Because actually this design element can only be realized if it is made from a solid material, such as B. is needed in the forging process, works out because it is located behind the spokes. The undercut of the AC4 flowforming rims is particularly visible in the BiColor variant, as it allows the high-quality aluminum with its silver surface to come out again. The pentagonal hub cap with the AC Schnitzer logo pays homage to the successful predecessor rims, which are also equipped with this style element. Its tip points exactly upwards, towards the valve of the AC4 flowforming rims and opposite, at the base of the rim, there is a lasered AC Schnitzer lettering.
particularly low weight
The design of the AC4 flowforming rims is geometrically precisely balanced. Of course, this also applies to the weight and the special production process of the new generation of rims. The flowforming process is one of the most advanced manufacturing technologies in the wheel industry. In this production process, after the actual aluminum casting, the raw product is further processed by rolling it out. This step serves to compact the material, which guarantees greater stability and impact resistance of the rim. On the other hand, the design of the rims can be made even more delicate due to the improved stability, since the wall thicknesses can be significantly thinner compared to conventionally manufactured rims.
And that is measurable: the AC11 flowforming rim in 4J x 8,5 "weighs just 20 kg and the 9,5J x 20" rim also weighs only 11,9 kg. The lower weight of the AC4 flowforming rims compared to conventionally cast rims reduces the unsprung mass on the vehicle and thereby also lowers the vehicle's CO2 emissions. At the same time, there is also a noticeable improvement in terms of driving dynamics, as the gyroscopic forces on the axles are reduced. The AC Schnitzer AC4 flowforming rims offer real advantages: for the driver and the environment.
The AC Schnitzer AC4 flowforming rims at a glance:
- Use for:
BMW 1 Series (F40)
BMW 3 Series (G20, G21)
BMW 4 Series (G22, G23)
BMW X2 (F39)
8,5J x 20 ″ ET 56 - weight: 11,0 kg
9,5J x 20 ″ ET 50 - weight: 11,9 kg
one-piece flowforming rims
- To dye:
BiColor silver / black or black
Wheel-tire combinations with the AC Schnitzer AC4 flowforming rims BiColor silver / black or black
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