BMW’s Z4 M Coupé has been out of the spotlight as of late but that hasn’t stopped Germany’s AC Schnitzer from developing a new tuning kit for the car. Labelled the Profile, the new kit comes with a 350hp version of the venerable 3.2L straight six, which has gone in for some breathing mods and an ECU upgrade. A modified rear axle ratio of 3.91:1 and Short Shift kit for the transmission provides improved acceleration, however, no performance numbers have been released.

The exterior dons a set of Maserati (or is it Buick) style portholes on the front fender, a full bodykit comprised of a new front bar, bulging side skirts and a rear bumper with an integrated carbon diffuser and trapezoid tailpipes. Standing at the top of the rear windshield is an odd-shaped ‘roof-wing’ for that all important added downforce, which works in conjunction with a more conventional boot-lid spoiler.

The Profile rides on a unique AC Schnitzer designed racing suspension that was finetuned on the Green Hell of the Nürburgring, and there’s an aluminum strut brace in place to limit torsion of the front body. New ‘Type V’ style racing wheels are added as standard, measuring 20in in diameter and shod with 295mm rubber at the rear. The interior has been given an upgrade with new carbon trim and pedals and brushed aluminum highlights.

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