BMW’s range of high-performance vehicles continues to expand. Two of its last members are the wild X5 M and X6 M, more luxurious, attractive, technological and, of course, powerful than the third-generation SUVs on which they are based. As usual, both models have a Competition version.
On an aesthetic level, the BMW X5 M boasts an outgoing appearance brimming with authority in any environment. Wide air intakes, M gills, 21 and 22-inch wheels, aerodynamically optimized mirrors, rear spoiler, rear apron with diffuser elements, two pairs of exhaust pipes …
Nonetheless, Manhart has just revealed its particular vision of the high-performance SUV, baptized as MHX5 800 2021. As usual, this X5 M is dressed in black thanks to the Black Sapphire Metallic for a much more sinister look, which in turn contrasts with the specialist’s classic bronze-colored stripe.
Its height has been lowered by 30 mm thanks to new springs signed by H&R, which are combined with a set of alloy wheels in size of 22 inches with six twin-spoke design and 295/30 R22 tires. There will only be 10 copies and each of them will comfortably exceed 200,000 euros.
Inside we find a combination of leather and Alcantara, with specific details.
There is also the Manhart signature on the front, with a splitter carbon fiber, new bumpers and a subtle spoiler behind. At the rear we will also find a new silencer with four exhaust tips wrapped in carbon fiber, in true M style, although the icing on the cake is under the hood.
There we find the well-known block V8 4.4-liter with twin turbocharger. In the standard Competition variant, the power is 625 hp (460 kW) and 750 Nm of torque. In combination with an M eight-speed automatic transmission, it is capable of covering 0 to 100 km / h from stopped at 3.8 seconds.
As its name suggests, Manhart has raised the power by almost 200 hp to a not inconsiderable 823 hp (605 kW) and 1,080 Nm thanks to an update on the ECU, turbo and gearbox, as well as installing a stainless steel exhaust system with four 100 mm diameter tails.