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.