The BMW X5 M was not built to be a drag racer (nor is any BMW for that matter), but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be an absolute brute on the quarter mile track, despite its hefty 5,368 pounds curb weight. Given its torque crazy bi-turbo motor, that’s no surprise.
The bi-turbo engine also reacts very well to software tunes and this video shows just how much tuning potential the motor has. RENNtech was able to run in the 11’s while testing out their BMW X5M project. Their goal was to have the fastest “tune only” BMW X5M and to be the first “tune only” X5M to run in the 11s with stock exhaust, stock (heavy) run-flat tires and stock airboxes. Well, their … CONTINUED
Active Autowerke held its 30th anniversary spring social this past weekend. Attendance was high and the rides were stunning. A slew of photos and a video from the enthusiast gathering have been posted inside.
German tuner Mansory, tuner of high end German and Italian marques, has unveiled its first BMW - the Mansory BMW X5M. This highly customized X5 M features both performance upgrades and visual enhancements. Details and photos inside.
The full replacement front bumper features aggressive air inlets even larger than those on the factory X5M bumper. Carbon fiber lips and LED lights finish off the front bumper’s new look. The front fenders have been widened by 70mm (2.75 in.) and receive aggressive vents on top to match the new vents on the lightweight replacement hood, as well as vents behind wheel well.
The sideskirts are also replaced by Mansory versions which protude more aggressively to better tie together the widened front and rear fenders. The rear fenders have … CONTINUED
As if the factory X5 M power output and aero kit wasn’t aggressive enough, G-Power has now released its even bigger wide body kit and tuning package for the X5M. Thanks to optimized air flow and up to 15% more cooling, the G-POWER body kit clears the way for an increase in the base output of the 4.4 l V8 bi-turbo power unit of 170 hp to no less than 725 hp.
Manhart has announced its 3-stage supercharger tuning program for the BMW M3, good for up to 655 HP, 0-100km/hr in 3.7 seconds, and a top speed of 350km/h. Also detailed is Manhart’s tuning program for the X5M and X6M. Full details and photos inside.
The X6M and X5M already come with prodigious power and aggressive styling but G-Power couldnt resist tweaking some more. The result are "Typhoon" versions of each that boasts 600hp and able to hit speeds of over 300 km/h!
G-POWER X5 M and X6 M TYPHOON with 600 hp and over 300 km/h V/max
The new G-POWER equipment package for the BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M is available! As soon as the two models based on the M-series have been delivered to its first customers, G-POWER already offers an entire refining kit for the BMW X5 M und X6 M an. Availability? Immediately!
Derived from the G-POWER Widebody-Kit TYPHOON, G-POWER … CONTINUED