View Full Version : 92 Euro SpecAC Schnitzer S3 vs. 97 M3

01-19-2010, 04:25 PM
Just wanted to get some opinions. I am deciding btw a 92 AC S3 vs. 97 M3.
Both cars are in great condition, mileage similar: 150km, 4dr, price similar (AC S3 a little less)
M3/S52 240 bhp
AC S3/M50 3.0 w/ AC tuning 240 bhp
thanks for the help!

01-19-2010, 04:31 PM
Is it an actual s3 or is it converted?

01-19-2010, 04:35 PM
real s3, registration is AC Schnitzer not BMW, car was sold in germany, then imported to japan, then here

01-19-2010, 04:41 PM
i'd definatly buy that it will hold its value much, much better.

01-19-2010, 04:55 PM
thanks for the help. I will let you know how it goes.

01-19-2010, 05:31 PM
post some pictures and more details.

01-19-2010, 06:08 PM
will do shortly, I am in the middle of trying to purchase it. I just want to ensure it's authenticity. Would anyone know what the VIN # should start with on a Eurospec AC S3?

01-19-2010, 06:49 PM
I'd contact AC Schnitzer and send them the VIN.
I'm sure they would be able to confirm if it's legit.

The way it's registered in a country doesn't always confirm that it’s an authentic tuner car.
Go right to the Tuner company and confirm they have some sort of paperwork for it.

Dr. Flyview
01-19-2010, 07:15 PM
BTW doesn't the S52 make 260hp not 240? That's the S50B30 we got here in 95.

craz azn
01-20-2010, 12:25 AM
BTW doesn't the S52 make 260hp not 240? That's the S50B30 we got here in 95.

Eh? All of the US Spec S50 and S52 are rated on paper at 240hp, with the 3.2 having a smidge more torque.

The Euro S50 that came here in '94 I believe what you are referring to had 286hp.

01-20-2010, 12:41 AM
I keep reading that the S50's and S52's were factory HP underrated by BMW, how true is this?

01-20-2010, 12:46 AM
Pics of said S3 or ban!

01-20-2010, 06:31 AM
Guys thanks for all the info, turns out the owner of the so called AC s3 is an idiot!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT A WASTE OF TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!! He lied and is STUPID!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry gentlemen my AC S3 quest is a bust!! Back to the beloved e36 M3!!! Or maybe a 95 m3 3.0 Eurospec, I a guy who knows a guy!!!!!!! LOL!! Thanks once again!!! Paul