Last year, Manhart unveiled the powerful MHX5 800, based on BMW X5 competition and released a stunning 812 hp and 797 lb-ft (1,080 Nm) of torque. Fast forward 18 months and German tuner has released a new version of its tweaked X5, now dubbed the MHX5 700 and with a touch less grant.
Slotted under the hood of the X5 Competition is a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 that typically pumps 625 hp and 750 Nm of torque. It’s a heck of an SUV, but Manhart clearly thought it could be improved, so he tweaked it to deliver 730 hp and 664 pound-feet (900 Nm) of torque.
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To achieve these benefits, Manhart could either fit in his MHtronik auxiliary control unit or remap the ECU. The X5 M is also fitted with a complete stainless steel exhaust with valve control and four 100mm tailpipes. Customers who really want to make a statement can choose Race Downpipe, Manhart Stainless Steel OPF Delete Replacement Pipe and Manhart OPF Deleter without the catalyst converter.
Some other changes have been made to the MHX5 700. For example, an SUV sitting on a height-adjustable H&R coil spring not only improves handling but also makes it less of a touch. A set of 23 × 11-inch wheels is also available at the four corners, complete with 315/25 tires and bathed in black.
Some changes have also been made in bodywork. It includes a carbon fiber hood with a large air outlet, a carbon-fiber front splitter, a two-piece carbon fiber side skirt and a carbon fiber diffuser with central fog lighting.
Some internal changes have also been made. It features a unique Manhart pedal shifter, a carbon fiber steering wheel spoke and unique floor mats.
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