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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Wed, Oct-22-2008, 01:37:37 AM   #1
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Default ACS3 AC Schnitzer - questions

I'm a total noob trying to get my foot in this here E36 game so be gentle....

I've been surfing around for a used E36 M3 (or maybe settle on a sporty 3-series) and came across whats being listed as a 1998 BMW S3 AC Schnitzer. I can't find any info that says for sure that ACS did this to these models or that to those models. I went and looked at the car and it's a 98 323is; it has a short shifter and thats all I could see aftermarket, ACS-wise besides the rear badging. The engine looked completely stock but I still am an untrained eye so maybe not.
What I'm wondering is, is there actually a BMW ACS3 model that ACS would take and soup up or is this just a 323is with an ACS short shifter and badges? Should there be labels on any of the engine components? Is ACS even anything like Dinan as far as the installation end or do they just make parts? Below is a link to the ad with pictures. I was hoping it was S3 Dinan related, which would make it easier to ignore the 166k miles but it's looking grim. Any help would be appreciated!

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/cto/886548323.html
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haha you can buy those badges on eBay.

He/She lists it as an M3 and it's not. Why even waste your time on it...

There are plenty of good cars out there, that are actually M3s (e.g. VIN starts WBS)

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AC Schnitzer Automobile Technik is a third party tuning company based in Aachen, Germany specializing in BMW and MINI cars, as well as BMW motorcycles.

Founded in 1987, Schnitzer has its headquarters in Aachen (licence plate code AC). It is one of the largest, most renowned vehicle customizers worldwide for the BMW brand. Although the firm has common roots with Schnitzer Motorsport, the famous racing team, it is a completely independent concern both commercially and legally. AC Schnitzer is part of the Kohl Group, which also counts Steinmetz as one of its associates.
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How much are you looking to spend?

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haha you can buy those badges on eBay.

He/She lists it as an M3 and it's not. Why even waste your time on it...

There are plenty of good cars out there, that are actually M3s (e.g. VIN starts WBS)



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Cool, I didnt know they were in Aachen. Thats about an hour from my house, maybe I should make an ACS road trip
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there IS an ACS3 CLS and CLSII but this is.... well... not... that...
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btw I have a 1997 hellrot for sale:

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srsly...my eyes are bleeding over here!


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Dude. That doesn't even resemble a 3 series...
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