Germany-based tuner Manhart Performance is offering some of the most ludicrous tuning kits for BMW cars. They’ve been doing it for a while, but it looks like the latest M products offer an even better base for their projects. From the M8 to the M5 and now the X5 M, these cars can reach eye-watering levels of power with some careful tinkering done under the hood. The Manhart MHX5 700 is no exception.
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If you’re familiar with the Manhart way of naming things, you’ll probably run your own “name decoder” in the back of your head. So you would immediately deduct that this is a BMW X5 taken up to 700 HP, or somewhere around that. The exact figure is 723 PS and is probably more than you could ever possibly need in a car of this size. The added power comes courtesy of a new ECU and some hardware changes including a new set of turbos, new intake and exhaust.
The MHX5 700 also comes with the complete Manhart works on the outside, including add-ons for the front spoiler, new wheels, new side sills, new rear bumper and a diffuser attached to it. The usual Manhart color scheme also applies for the perfect finish. What we have here then is a supercar dressed up in SUV clothes. Now, you might be wondering how much one of these would end up costing, right?
Well, according to Manhart’s own website, in excess of €200,000. To be more precise, there’s one listed right now for sale at €215,985 ($240,000). Quite a big chunk of money, right? You could probably get a slightly used Lamborghini Urus for that kind of money or even a Bentley Bentayga.
However, this BMW X5 M would beat both those cars in a drag race and, probably, on the track as well. So, which one would you go for?