Only a few weeks ago, BMW presented the facelift of the large high-performance X5 M SUV. Not least because this facelift is characterised by a revised front design, the previous model is by no means old hat. This is all the more true when the powerful, all-wheel-drive vehicle has been a guest in the workshop of our Wuppertal specialists at MANHART Performance for the purpose of visual and technical optimisation: this is impressively demonstrated by this latest MHX5 700, the sixth of a total of only ten examples that will be produced of this model.
We help the 4.4-litre biturbo V8 of the X5 M, which generates 625 hp and 750 Nm ex works, even further – already recognisable from the new model designation. Thanks to the in-house MANHART MHtronik powerbox, the power increases to a whopping 730 hp and 900 Nm. The MANHART stainless steel exhaust system with valve control, which in this case leads to carbon tailpipes from BMW’s M Performance Parts range, also ensures an acoustically even more dominant appearance. Also on board are MANHART Race downpipes, without catalytic converters and MANHART’s stainless steel OPF-Delete pipes. However, these components do not have TÜV approval, so they are intended exclusively for export.
On the chassis side, the MHX5 700 features MANHART coilover shocks by KW Suspensions. As these allow individual height adjustment or lowering, they not only ensure optimised driving dynamics, but also contribute to the individualised and significantly sportier appearance. For example, the large-format MANHART Classic-Line Y-Spoke rims are also excellently positioned under the wings: These measure 11×23 inches and feature a Silk Matt Black finish and a combination of double and Y-spokes. The corresponding tyres measure 315/25 ZR23.
We refined the body of the racey Munich car, with numerous carbon add-on parts: The front section is refined by a front spoiler, air intake inserts in the apron and radiator grille kidneys. The rear view is given an even more striking appearance by a diffuser, several skirt extensions and a two-piece spoiler lip below the rear window. Last but not least, two-piece side skirts and attachments on the front wings perfectly continue the carbon look between the axles. While all the components mentioned so far are our own parts, we rounded off with carbon mirror caps and a carbon roof edge spoiler, which also come from the M Performance Parts portfolio. Last but not least, the eye-catching factor of the sixth MHX5 700 is enormously enhanced by the typical MANHART decors: numerous trim strips in matt black and strikingly bright red are spread across the grey-painted vehicle.
Meanwhile, we have upgraded the interior with new floor mats and gearshift paddles as well as carbon steering wheel trims.
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