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Insane 395kW X5

2007-10-03 08:08
Lumma design, one of the insane collective of Swabian-based tuning firms, has released its interpretation of what an aftermarket fettled X5 should look like.

The conversion is primarily centered around exterior aesthetics. The Lumma body kit includes a front spoiler with fog lights and extravagant air intake ducts, a rear apron in diffuser-look, brawny muscular wheel arch extensions and new side sills.

A clever roof spoiler extension with simple adhesive application to the rear hatch upper edge can also be specified.

Of particular interest is the lightweight, handcrafted carbon-Kevlar composite bonnet covering the mildly retuned 4.8-litre BMW V8 that weighs only 10.5kg. A reprogrammed ECU unit boosts power by 21kW to 282kW.

Engine bay finishes are attractive with the V8 covered in carbon with a red laminated intake manifold and red laminated air ducts. Four-piece exhaust sets, finished in either black or anodised silver, are also available to produce the requisite sound effects.

No aftermarket BMW X5 would be complete without a decent set of mags and Lumma hardly disappoints here. Huge 22-inch one-piece rims (with a multi-piece appearance) roll forward on either Toyo or Yokohama 295/30mm tyres.

With its optional air-suspension lowering kit dropping the ride height by 40mm, the vehicle's appearance is even more menacing.

Lumma is hard at work producing a supercharged version producing 395kW. This should take the CLR X530 tuning exercise to a whole new level.


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