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2008-12-10 18:49
Standard X6 too subtle for you? Well Sportech will

Standard X6 too subtle for you? Well Sportech will import you one of these outrageous Lumma X6 widebody kits – at a price.

Local BMW owners unbothered by tight financial conditions can now fit a Lumma bodykit to their X6 coupe SUVs.

Sportech is importing the widebody kits locally, and though the standard X6 cuts a forbidding presence, let the Lumma CLR X 650 broaden your aesthetic horizons.

Unapologetic styling

Fender extensions add 50mm of width per side, while the front spoiler is embellished with three massive air ducts, integrated fog lights and LED daylight running lights – the latter being the aftermarket styling faux pas of 2008.

Side skirts give the Lumma package an even more lowered, menacing look, whilst the rear, which heralds the X6’s most controversial view, sports a bumper with carbon diffuser. Most exterior styling trim is carbon-fibre, though curiously an optional fake carbon-fibre look bonnet with air ducts is available...

In addition, bespoke mirrors, headlight eyelids and darkened tail light clusters can be specified for that authentic VIP protection look...

Locally available

“We’ve been pondering which X6 bodykit to import since Beemer’s newcomer reached SA in August,” says Sportech front man Chad Wentzel. “While we have access to a number of well-known brands, this one really caught my eye and I think their approach is very radical.”

“Fitting this kind of add-on is a highly-specialised job and our workshop is equipped to fit and spray components such as these to the highest possible standard,” says Wentzel. “In addition our workforce is highly experienced – which is just as well, because with this kind of job you have to get it right first time.”

Sportech can also offer X6 owners high-end wheels and tyres measuring up to 23-inches in diameter and running on 315/25 profile Michelin tyres. A 35mm suspension drop is in the offering too, and Lumma does a ECU chip reprogramming for the 4.4l V8 twin-turbo X6, adding an undisclosed amount of extra power.

Sportech is able to supply bodykit fitted and painted as a standalone for R90 000, with wheel/tyres, and other performance-enhancing products available on a Price On Application basis – which with the current Euro/Rand exchange rate should be pretty pricey.


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