G Power has built many custom BMWs and have made dreams come true for all that have enjoy them. Now they have done it again, they revamped the last-gen BMW X5 with a Typhoon body kit. Currently, they're doing the same with the 2011 model. Given the plethora of aerodynamic enhancements the finely tuned BMW X5 is nearly undistinguishable from its pure, unadulterated counterpart. And, thanks to their SK III program, they've upgraded the engine, too!
Among the changes imparting the most significant impact on both the design and performance of the 2011 BMW X5 are an enormous pair of wing extensions on the front and rear ends; a new bumper with huge air intakes and LED lights; a super lightweight, carbon-fiber vented bonnet; a custom diffuser; and 23-inch Silverstone Edition forged wheels wrapped in high-performance Michelin tires. Plus, G Power added custom-made side skirts to the sides of the BMW X5 SUV, making it look drag-race ready.
The aggressive, asphalt-shredding look of the G-Power-tuned BMW X5 is backed by the aforementioned engine upgrade. Via their SK III engine upgrade program, G Power amplified the output of the BMW X5 xDrive48's engine (170-hp 4.8-liter V8) to 525 horsepower at 6,100 rpm. Similarly, they raised torque to 443 lb.-ft. at 5,300 rpm. Translated into speed, these numbers convey a 4.7-second 0-62 mph acceleration time, and top speed of over 170 mph (up from 155 mph).
Inside, G Power was a little more conservative. The only real changes are an exclusive, new sport steering wheel, speedometer and aluminum accents.
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