As if it needed more power.
The BMW X5 M Competition is not what we'd call a slow SUV. With a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 generating 617 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque combined with its xDrive AWD system, it can sprint from 0-60 mph in just 3.8 seconds, and if you've got the optional M Driver's Package, top speed is 177 mph. That should be more than enough for any regular individual, but when tuners like Manhart exist in the world, even a Porsche 911 Turbo S isn't good enough for some. This applies to high-performance SUVs too, and the X5 M Comp is not safe. Meet Manhart's latest monster: the MHX5 800.
With upgraded turbochargers, a bigger intercooler, and an MHtronik ECU tune, Manhart's latest creation makes a whopping 812 hp and 797 lb-ft of torque. That's more power and torque than even a Dodge Demon, and it's all contained in an SUV's body. To help manage all that performance, the eight-speed ZF automatic has been upgraded too, while Wuppertal suspension improves handling by lowering the MHX5 800 by 1.2 inches. A valved stainless-steel exhaust amplifies the noise, but from inside, the first thing you'll notice is the carbon fiber-clad steering wheel with Manhart's logo and larger shift paddles. A splash of gold in the cabin helps tie in the black and aureate theme of the exterior too.
Speaking of which, there's now a new carbon front spoiler, two-piece side skirts, and a rear diffuser with an integrated fog light and staggered exhaust tips. Carbon fiber mirror caps are also included, while 22-inch forged wheels give the car a more aggressive demeanor. The biggest individual body modification is the hood though. This vented hood also boasts exposed carbon fiber, but what brings it all home is the gold vinyl applied to parts of the vehicle, enhancing the visual size of intake grilles and the general body lines. As far as pricing goes, no info has been released, but we doubt Manhart's MH4 GTR is included on a trailer.