This Melbourne Red BMW X5 M is one of the most appealing projects we’ve seen this year so far. Featuring the lumbering SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle) finished in, what can easily be considered one of the nicest exterior finish options offered by the Bavarian car maker, this X5 ticks all the boxes.
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The BMW X5 M is powered by a 4.4 liter V8 TwinPower Turbo engine delivering 575 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque, which allows rumbling SUVs to achieve performance levels which, up until recently, were reserved only for high-performance coupes and sedans. The power levels attained by this SAV allow the all-wheel drive monster to accelerate from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in 4.0 seconds. Top speed is an electronically limited blazing fast 155mph (250km/h).
Recently, the Melbourne Red BMW X5 M in question was over at iND Distribution, where it received a few aftermarket touches. These subtle, yet impacting touches, make all the difference. Namely, the complete iND cosmetic package for the BMW X5 M was installed, giving the vehicle a clean exterior looks overall. Furthermore, you’ll notice the Akrapovic exhaust system and the accompanying rear diffuser, giving the rear end of the X5 M a nice look.
The vehicle – before these upgrades were installed – was at Wheels Boutique, where it received a set of Brembo brakes and AC Schnitzer lowering springs. But, the biggest contributor to the accentuated looks are the HRE P201 wheels. These are custom made, aftermarket wheels that are specially designed and engineered for a heavy and performance oriented vehicle, like this. The wheels are installed in sizes of 22×10 and 22×12.5 in the front and rear, respectively. With the wheels finished in Frozen Gold, the whole exterior pops out. Check out the complete build gallery below.