There is no doubt about it, the BMW X6 M Competition is already one of the most impressive SUVs to be seen on German roads as standard: With a length of 4.94 metres, a width of 2.02 metres, a height of 1.69 metres and a combat weight of just under 2.4 tonnes, the 625 hp / 750 Nm F96 belongs to the absolute top class of power SUV coupé. We have however sent the X6 M Competition to the gym again, where it visibly and noticeably trained its muscles.
The even broader shoulders and taut muscles with which the heavyweight athlete, henceforth known as the MANHART MHX6 700 WB, are unmistakable: WB in this case stands for widebody and announces a 24-piece widebody body kit made of artistic forged carbon, with a fibre structure whose irregularity is almost reminiscent of polished marble or granite. This includes a front spoiler, radiator grille, two-part rear spoiler, rear diffuser, side skirts, multi-part wing extensions, exterior mirror housings and other Forged Carbon parts. In addition, we combined a bonnet, also made of Forged Carbon on the MHX6 700 WB project car, which displays its fibre structure on clear-coated air vents. And to stay with the “carbon”: The rest of the body is wrapped in a “Matte Charcoal Metallic” full wrap with gloss black contrasting MANHART decals.
To match, MANHART Concave One, double-spoke forged wheels in satin black rotate in the voluminous widebody wheel arches. Installed in XXL dimensions of 10.5×22 at the front and even 11.5×22 inches at the rear, the MANHART rims wear high-performance tyres in dimensions 295/30R22 and 315/30R22. Our engineers have reduced the X6 M’s high ground clearance by around 30 millimetres by means of an in-house suspension optimisation, the central components of which are lowering springs by H&R. The X6 M’s muscular appearance is of course also enhanced by the MANHART suspension.
The muscular appearance of the MHX6 700 WB is no empty promise! Parallel to the bodybuilding, we have increased the power of the 4.4-litre biturbo V8 engine from the factory’s 625 hp and 750 Nm, to 730 hp and 900 Nm. For this purpose, either an MHtronik auxiliary control unit is used, or an ECU remapping is carried out. The prospective MHX6 700 WB customer is also spoilt for choice as to whether he wants the four 100-millimetre tailpipes of the MANHART stainless steel exhaust system with valve function with ceramic-coated or carbon-coated tailpipes. Optional (without TÜV, for export only) are MANHART Race downpipes without catalytic converters as well as OPF-Delete replacement pipes and OPF/GPF-Deleter.
The brake system remained standard on the vehicle pictured – with the exception of an individual MANHART design for the multi-piston calipers; individually configurable upgrades can be made here on request.
In keeping with the exterior styling, we also continued the extravagantly exclusive Forged Carbon refinement in the passenger compartment: here a twelve-piece Forged Carbon interior kit sets shimmering accents. The irregular, short-fibre high-tech fabric adorns the dashboard, centre console and door panels as well as the spokes and gearshift paddles of the M sports steering wheel. Forged Carbon is also used on a large scale on the two-piece backrest shells and the console trim of the sports seats.
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