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Manhart previews monster MHX5 750 tune for new BMW X5 M

February 11, 2015

The 2015 BMW X5 M F15 is a menacing machine. Producing 423kW and 750Nm from its 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8, it’s certainly not short of performance. Given that hardcore enthusiasts (like us) are never happy with factory performance cars, Manhart Racing has just released details of its upcoming tuning package for the X5 M.

Manhart Racing MHX5 750 BMW X5 M

Called the MHX5 750, Manhart has given the performance vehicle a host of powertrain and exterior modifications that are sure to appeal to those who like fast SUVs.

Engine power is lifted to 551kW (750hp, hence the MHX5 750 name), while torque sits at a whopping 1000Nm. More specific details on the performance kit are still tight, however it’ll certainly sound meaner thanks to a new sports exhaust system and should easily smash the factory 0-100km/h time of 4.2 seconds.

Looking from the outside, it’s easy to see Manhart has modified the look of the SUV by including a blacked-out front grille and new lower front spoiler, a new ventilated carbon fibre bonnet, unique carbon fibre mirror caps, a sporty rear diffuser, and monstrous 23-inch forged alloy wheels.

The 2015 BMW X5 M F15 isn’t due in Australia until May. Prices for other X5 models start from $84,200. Or if you prefer a fast turbo-diesel SUVs, you can jump in to the triple-turbo 280kW/740Nm M50d for $148,400 (both prices exclude on-road costs).

Manhart Racing MHX5 750 BMW X5 M-rear

Josh was one of the original co-founders of PerformanceDrive. His expertise is car culture and aftermarket performance. He was the editor at Hot4s Magazine for a few years, and has since worked at Fast Fours, Zoom, and as a journalist for The Project Group.