Best of Geneva – 2016 BMW X6 FALCON by AC Schnitzer


ACS has gone to town on their new X6 Falcon flagship!

The engine kit is available for both the 35i and 50i models, bumping horsepower a cool 75 for the top-flight 650HP output of the showcar.

It is the tasteful and hi-viz exterior makeover that really catches the eye, though.  Quite an X6 Evo…. and definitely with more visual intrigue than the X6M.



2016 BMW X6 FALCON by AC Schnitzer

Powerful, fast and impressive

The X6 FALCON by AC Schnitzer 

It flexes its wings, applies the gas and shoots towards its prey like a torpedo. The latest exceptional vehicle from AC Schnitzer is a worthy bearer of the name X6 FALCON.

With performance upgrades from 306 to 360 hp for the X6 35i and from 575 to an incredible 650 hp for the BMW X6 M, the speed of the petrol-engined models has been significantly increased. But in FALCON form, the BMW X6 30d, 40d and M50d – delivering 309 instead of 258 hp, 360 instead of 313 hp and 49 more hp than the standard engine respectively – also leave the competition far behind.

All AC Schnitzer performance upgrades always come complete with a two-year warranty, which can be optionally extended to three years.


The new AC Schnitzer engine styling is also available for all models (except X6 M).

And any vehicle displaying such speed shouldn’t do it silently: so the X6 FALCON announces its presence with a range of AC Schnitzer silencer options with “Racing”, “Sport” and “Sport Black” tailpipes.

For the X6 M, there are other variants of the AC Schnitzer silencer with flap control and two “Carbon Evo”, “Sport”, “Sport Black” and “Carbon Evo” tailpipes available. With export version silencers, the FALCON X6 M explores the auditive boundaries abroad beyond the standard.

There’s also a new diesel sound for the X6: The AC Schnitzer sound module set for diesel vehicles consists of a twin silencer with various tailpipes and a sound module which, via remote control, offers seven different exhaust notes (six + standard) to allow diesel variants of the X6 to deliver a characteristic sound even at low revs.

Everything in the X6 FALCON by AC Schnitzer is tailored to impressive speed: The powerful and beefy form of the brand-new, ten-piece AC Schnitzer FALCON widening kit for the front and rear wings, including FALCON emblem, gives the vehicle a masculine and powerful appearance even when stationary. The front is widened by 50 mm and the rear by 90 mm.

And individual special developments, such as the AC Schnitzer front skirt, bonnet vents (with optional Chrome Design elements), carbon mirror cover (not for X6 M), rear wing in the export version, rear diffusor, carbon rear skirt insert (X6 M) and rear skirt film, all show that the FALCON is headed in the right direction.

The lowering of 20 – 30 mm front and 15 – 25 mm rear thanks to the AC Schnitzer suspension spring sets provides the necessary precision and control for the chase.

Power paired with speed and elegance: the X6 FALCON by AC Schnitzer shows its colours in the inside too. The interior of this exceptional vehicle impresses with its aluminium pedal set and foot rest, AC Schnitzer keyholder and velours foot mats.

Elegance is again combined with masculine design in the re-interpreted classic double spoke AC1 wheel generation.

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