The Manhart MHX5 700 is a rather self-explaining model. Brought to life by the German tuner, it features 700 HP coming out of the revised S63 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 of the new X5 M. Compared to the stock 585 HP, that’s quite an increase. Looking at the feature film the company just put out, it’s hard to resist the temptation of inquiring just how much better this thing is compared to the standard SUV.
According to Manhart’s own figures, their take on the F85 BMW X5 M is now also putting out 870 Nm (642 lb-ft) of torque, noticeably more than the standard 750 Nm (553 lb-ft). But you must be wondering how all of this was achieved without harming the engine, right? Well, Manhart claims it changed the turbos with a set developed in-house, then added new downpipes, a full, larger exhaust system as well as a new ECU map, intake and cooling system.
The car in the footage posted below also features some visual modifications, as per the Manhart catalogue. From the vented hood and air splitter up front to the carbon fiber diffuser in the back and the Concave One 22″ wheels with 295/30/R22 tires up front and 335/25/R22 in the back. To be fair, these wheels might look like a bit of overkill, but they are most likely necessary to allow the SUV to gain some traction and not spin out every time you go near the gas pedal.
Unfortunately Manhart didn’t provide a price tag for the whole kit but taking a look over their website we arrived at the conclusion that all of this won’t come cheap. The intake and exhaust alone will set you back about 10,000 Euros and those are just sidekicks on the overall tuning game played here.