World’s fastest diesel car revealed

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Published 3 September 2020

The AC Schnitzer ACS3 3.5d Coupe reached 288.7kph around southern Italy’s Nardo high-speed race circuit, beating the 2006 diesel- car record by 8.7kph.

The Schnitzer-tuned Beemer is based on the BMW 335d Coupe, a twin-turbocharged 282bhp 3-litre diesel that produces 428lb/ft of pulling power.

This ACS3 3.5d is tuned to 310bhp thanks to a modified ECU, produces 501lb/ft of pulling power and will reportedly hit 100kph from standstill in 5.7 seconds.

The Schnitzer-tuned 335d gets racing suspension, an aluminium strut brace, two racing exhaust-pipes, AC Schnitzer front and rear spoilers and skirts, 20-inch AC Schnitzer wheels and carbon fibre racing inserts for the interior.