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AC Schnitzer Step 2 Air Intercooler BMW F2x | F3x


AC Schnitzer

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The AC Schnitzer charge air cooler lowers the high temperature of the intake air resulting from the charging, thus ensuring better filling of the combustion chamber. Since cooler air contains more oxygen than hot air at the same volume, the AC Schnitzer high-performance charge air cooler supplies more oxygen to the combustion chamber. This results in more stable engine performance and higher torque.

An 85% larger air intake area as well as over 90% more charge air volume - the AC Schnitzer high-performance charge air cooler offers noticeable advantages over the standard charge air cooler due to its size and its stepped design. Excellent cooling properties are achieved with the high-performance network. This innovative development is a guarantee for a lasting and homogeneous power development of the engine. Even at high outside temperatures, the engine power remains noticeably more stable.

In addition, the lower temperatures during the combustion process provide further advantages: the engine has a lower tendency to knock and the thermal load on the pistons is also reduced. This increases the service life of the motor.


  • Structure: stepped, performance high-performance network
  • Material: cast aluminium
  • Processing: CAD-based simulations and optimizations
  • 85% larger flow area
  • 90% more charge air volume
  • Flow rate AC Schnitzer: 201 l/s at 175 mbar
  • Flow rate standard: 158 l/s at 175 mbar
  • Charge air volume AC Schnitzer: 13.8 litres
  • Charge air volume OEM: 7.3 liters
  • Made in Germany
  • BMW F20|F21 116i, 118i, 125i, M135i, M135i xDrive, 116d, 118d, 118d xDrive, 120d, 120d xDrive, 125d
  • BMW F22|F23 220i with engine N20, 228i,M235i, M235i xDrive, 218d, 220d, 225d
  • BMW F34 320i, 320i xDrive with engine N20, 328i, 328i xDrive, 335i, 335i xDrive, 320d, 320d xDrive, 325d, 330d, 330d xDrive, 335d xDrive
  • BMW F30|F31 316i, 320i, 320i xDrive with engine N20, 328i, 328i xDrive, 335i, 335i xDrive, 316d, 318d, 318d xDrive, 320d, 320d xDrive, 325d, 330d, 330d xDrive, 335d xDrive
  • BMW F32|F33|F36 420i, 420i xDrive with engine N20, 428i, 428i xDrive, 435i, 435i xDrive, 420d, 420d xDrive, 425d, 430d, 430d xDrive, 435d xDrive

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Vehicle Engine Notes
BMW 116d

BMW 116i

BMW 118d

2012-2016, 2019
BMW 118i

BMW 120d

BMW 125d

BMW 125i

BMW 218d

BMW 220d

BMW 220i

BMW 225d

BMW 228i

BMW 316d

BMW 316i

2012, 2016
BMW 318d

BMW 320d

BMW 320i

BMW 325d

BMW 328i

BMW 330d

BMW 335d

BMW 335i

BMW 420d

BMW 420i

BMW 425d

BMW 428i

BMW 435d

BMW 435i

BMW M135i

BMW M235i

Who is AC Schnitzer?

AC Schnitzer is a tuning company that was founded back in 1987 by Willie Kohl and Herbert Schnitzer. The company is based in Germany and specializes in creating performance parts for BMW and MINI. They also provide performance parts for BMW motorcycles. Today, they have become one of the most recognized brands when it comes to tuning BMWs and other European vehicles in the market.

Racing Heritage

AC Schnitzer has its grassroots attached to motorsport racing during the 1980s. This has become the foundation of how the company creates its products. It should not only make the car look fast, but actually make it one. By using their experience gained from motorsport racing, they were able to apply this to all their products which enables them to produce parts that function well.

Complete Package

The company offers a wide range of products from chassis parts,  custom exhaust systems, aftermarket wheels and other tuning parts. They also create aero packages that not only improve how the vehicle handles, but at the same time add an aesthetic value to it which gives the car a more aggressive and sporty look while maintaining its sleek body lines.

Using the Best to Create the Best

AC Schnitzer is known for producing quality products. To do so, they only use materials that are of the highest quality which includes high grade aluminum leather and carbon fiber. These materials are commonly found on high-end sports cars, luxury vehicles, and race cars.

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If you are in search of a trustworthy company that can provide you upgrade parts for your BMW mini or land rover, then AC Schnitzer is the brand for you. They are the experts when it comes to these vehicle platforms. Hence, they are trusted by owners from all around the world. Visit Vivid Racing and check out their list of products that would fit your specific needs.

For all AC Schnitzer performance upgrades, AC Schnitzer provides a warranty depending on your home country up to 5 years and up to 120,000 km mileage on the assemblies moved by the engine. For M models, this warranty ends at 80,000 km. The warranty is free of charge for our customers.

AC Schnitzer also offers their subassembly warranty for their AC Schnitzer silencers. If you wish, you can optionally secure the installation of an exhaust system with it. This gives you reassurance in the event of an incident. Click Here for full warranty details

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