The BMW X5 M is already among the few high-performance monster SUVs thanks to its wild output of 575 horsepower, but tuners feel the figures are and underachievement nonetheless.
Among the ones wanting even more grunt from the biturbo 4.4-liter V8 engine was G-Power, who not long ago – last October – took the powerplant to a massive 700 hp (514 kW). But now the aftermarket specialist is back with a bang and has decided that even its own performance needed some work. Now the new figures stand at an even more impressive 750 hp (551 kW) and torquetastic 723 lb-ft (980 Nm) – which compares great to the standard X5 M that has 175 hp (129 kW) and 170 lb-ft (230 Nm) less. With the vehicle tipping the scales at a serious 2,350 kg (5,180 lbs), reaching a maximum speed of more than 186 mph (300 km/h) is quite an achievement.
BMW’s ultra high performance SUV will reach those numbers after G-Power makes room for the stage 3 kit priced at €4,400 ($4,900) that also includes the removal of the electronic limiter (an extra €668 ). The wizardry includes upgraded turbochargers, software tweaks, as well as a unique exhaust system made from titanium which is 23 kg (50 lbs) lighter than the regular version. G-Power even has the credentials to test the drag power of the model, telling us it will run the quarter mile in 11.5 seconds. Aside from more power, you can also opt for huge 23-inch forged wheels with matching tires from €8,442 ($9,385), a coilover suspension for €2,292 ($2,548), and custom downpipes with catalysts if you shell another €3,190 ($3,546).