Future Classic // Eduard’s AC Schnitzer 330i E46
Whenever I see one of those nicely restored E30 3-series on the street, I always find them ultimately inspiring. Get real, today is 2012 and even the latest E30 is 20 years old already. Seeing one that’s been well maintained and fitted reminded me just how much of automotive passions are out there among Indonesians. This E46 we are featuring today I believe will one day be the future classic. The E46 might have not turned into so much of a classic for those who grew up when the E46 was launched. Jump 10-20 years from now, however, such rides will surely attract more of your attention compared to even the latest 3-Series.
Sticking with OEM and Euro style upgrades, Eduard revolved his E46 modifications around the AC Schnitzer line up of parts. From bodykit, wheels, pedal set and emblems, all these parts inherit the timeless ACS designs. While most of the parts were taken from the ACS E46 catalogue, however, the wheels are very much weren’t. Eduard chose the 5-Series offset to obtain that aggressive stance. Coupled with APEX springs and Bilstein shocks, the wheels are fitted as good as a tailored suit. Picture perfect.
As an extension to the Euro style modifications, Eduard has also installed those Euro plates and plate holders. Don’t be fooled, the ride is actually located and Jakarta and our very own Jakarta photographer did the shoot. Playing with lights in an abandoned parking lot, Winston J has beautifully captured this tremendously clean E46.
Apart from the exterior and wheels, Eduard has also worked on the interior of the car. Subtle OEM mods such as Titanium shift knob, M3 steering wheel, Harman Kardon speaker system and M Sport leather seats all add up to the classy feel of the cabin.
Max power output: 228.8BHP @ 6500rpm (dyno tested 22-9-2009 Dastek Dynamometers)
Max torque: 250.7Nm @ 6500rpm (dyno tested 22-9-2009 Dastek Dynamometers)
BMW M Tech 330 bodykit
BMW Xenon headlamps
Auto dim rear view mirror
Carbon Fiber Splitter for M Tech bodykit (painted silver)
Carbon Fiber folding side mirror
Carbon Fiber rear duct tail
Carbon Fiber Rear lower apron
AC Schnitzer emblems
AC Schnitzer 19″x8.5 (5 series offset)
Kumho tires 245/19
APEX lowered sports springs
Bilstein shock absorbers
Cross-drilled Zimmermann brake discs
BMW Titanium interior trim
BMW Titanium shift knob
AC Schnitzer pedal set
Electric M Sport leather seats
Multifunction M3 steering wheel with suede
BMW Original CD Changer
Electric sun blind
K&N Air Filter
Eurochip CKK remap
BMW Harman Kardon 12-speaker system
Rockford Fosgate subwoofer
Rockford Fosgate amps