The tuning scene is getting ready for the all-new BMW X3 M and BMW X4 M power SUVs. The uber crossovers launched this year, so it comes as no surprise that many tuning shops around the world are starting their own projects. Germany-based Manhart Racing is now the first tuner to release their own version of the BMW X3 M.
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The tuned-up BMW X3 M is labeled Manhart MHX3 600 and is powered by the inline-six 3.0-liter engine. The unit amps the power from 510 horsepower to 630 hp. Peak torque for the S58 engine also went up from 442 lb-ft (600 Nm) to 579 lb-ft (785 Nm).
As always, Manhart Racing also worked on the visuals. The BMW X3 M by Manhart uses a set of custom 21 inch wheels while the car sits closer to the ground by 30 mm compared to the standard model.
The suspension went through some upgrades also, thanks to the H&R lowering springs. In the sound department, a custom exhaust produces better acoustics while visually it adds quad 100-mm (4-inch) ceramic tips made from stainless steel.
Considering the standard BMW X3 M Competition only needs 4.1 seconds to sprint to 62 mph (100 kph), the Manhart MHX3 600 is likely to do better.
YouTube vlogger Shmee headed to the tuner’s shop to check out the tuned-up X3 M Competition, as you can see in the video below.