There are two things that mix well; white and gold. At least that’s true when cars like this X5 M are concerned. As a result, the Alpine White BMW X5 M build we have here, effortlessly combines these two color choices, thus giving the owner quite a unique looking ride overall. The build comes from Miami and it emphasizes proper wheel fitment, contrasts and utterly clean exterior looks.
Velos Designwerks have been delivering some interesting tuning projects lately and this X5 M is no exception.
The build started off as a run-off-the-mill BMW X5 M – a vehicle powered by a 4.4 liter V8 TwinPower Turbo engine delivering 575 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. With this powerplant, the rumbling SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle) will kick off a storm while accelerating from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in just 4.0 seconds.
Naturally, the standard xDrive all-wheel drive option is packed together with an 8-speed M Sport Automatic transmission – which comes with Drivelogic, Sport and Manual shift modes, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters and Launch Control – certainly helping with the sporty feel behind the wheel of this monster SUV.
As can be seen in the media gallery below, this Alpine White X5 M comes with a few noticeable and clean aftermarket touches. Namely, the carbon fiber aerodynamic upgrades are packed with Velos XX forged wheels. The carbon fiber front lip spoiler and the rear diffuser add that clean aftermarket touch, while the wheels are the cherry on top.
The wheels come in sizes of 22×10 and 22×12.5 in the front and rear, respectively. The finish combination is something else though. These feature a brushed with light gold and matte clear for the wheel face, while the polished with matte gold is the finish for the lips. The wheels also feature step lips and a floating spoke design – an interesting engineering/design feature.
Without a doubt some people will hate the gold and white combination, while others will cherish it. Personal tastes are what gives the car community such value, where we can only value builds like these for their addition of diversity to the scene overall. Take a look at the full photoshoot of this build, thanks to William Stern Photography, in the media gallery right below.