Luxury performance limo gets a sweet new look.
Every day, some new tuning firm pops up, claiming to offer a better way of doing things than the manufacturer. While we often roll our eyes at the creations coming out of such workshops, auto-Dynamics in Poland is one of the exceptions. In the past, the brand has turned its attention to Porsche with a tuned 911 Turbo S. Then, most recently, an 800-horsepower Mercedes GLE was birthed by the company. BMWs are no strangers to the staff there either, with an X5 M going under the knife. Still, not every one of these cars was subtly styled.
Now the company has turned its attention to one of the cars that you'd never expect to see modified - the BMW 7 Series, specifically the range-topping V12-powered M760i xDrive.
Powered by a colossal 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12, the M760i xDrive produces 600 horsepower and 627 lb-ft of torque. A luxury limo doesn't quite fit with the full M brand just yet, but this is still a rapid machine. Thus, auto-Dynamics opted to ignore performance and focus on the aesthetics. A subtle Ronin Design body kit has been added, with minimal enhancements to the front and rear bumpers and unassuming side skirt extensions also being added. Finished in Frozen Black, the entire body has been ceramic coated and further protected with a self-healing matte-specific paint protection film from Magnus Pro, but the first thing you'll notice is the wheel setup. This is finished in a color called Patina Gold, with rubber coming in the form of a new set of 22-inch Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires.
The Vossen EVO-5R wheels retain the OEM tire-pressure sensors, which have been painted and ceramic coated too, to ensure the overall finish is flawless. Nose-lifting suspension is included, but the brand has opted to forgo a fully adjustable air suspension setup, noting that "slammed" styling characteristics are, quote, "unacceptable". It's a simple but effective transformation that we really like, and the fact that this isn't too extensive a modification process is what makes the car all the more attractive. It looks different and those gold wheels remind us of the hotly anticipated BMW M2 CS, yet it doesn't come across as ghastly or overt. Are gold wheels the future of German performance cars? Time will tell, but would you fit this kit to your $160,000 luxury sedan?