Manhart has created the ultimate M5.
Manhart is on a roll right now. The German tuner recently turned the Audi RS Q8 into a 900-hp missile and extracted over 600 hp from the new BMW M3 and M4. Now, Manhart has massaged the BMW M5 to create an insanely powerful super sedan. With 617 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque produced from a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8, the M5 Competition is already one of the most powerful performance sedans on the market, but that hasn't stopped Manhart from unleashing its full potential. The result is the insane Manhart MH5 800.
As the name suggests, Manhart has increased the output to a whopping 815 hp, while torque has increased to 774 lb-ft. That makes the MH5 800 significantly more powerful than the 627-hp M5 CS, which is the most powerful production car BMW has ever made.
This monumental power boost was achieved thanks to a turbo performance kit, intercooler, and carbon intake. The ECU was also remapped and the eight-speed automatic transmission was upgraded. No performance figures were released, but it's safe to assume the MH5 800 will be a lot faster than the standard M5 Competition, which sprints from 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds and tops out at 190 mph with the optional M Drivers Package.
Other modifications include an exhaust system with downpipes devoid of catalytic converters, a stainless steel rear silencer with valve control, and four tailpipes that can be coated in carbon or ceramic.
To improve the handling, a set of lowering springs brings the M5 1.18 inches closer to the ground. The custom M5 rides on Manhart's 21-inch Concave One light-alloy wheels finished in matte black. Rounding off the exterior modifications is a body kit comprising of a front spoiler, rear diffuser, and rear spoiler lip. While most of Manhart's creations wear the company's signature livery with a gold or silver racing stripe, the MH5 800 features a matte red metallic wrap with black accents.
The interior hasn't been left untouched either, as Manhart has fitted a Rolls-Royce-style sky roof headliner with LED lights, carbon fiber trim, and paddle shifters on the steering wheel. In total, these upgrades, which are available for the pre- and post-facelift and 2021 M5, will set you back $54,585, excluding the cost of the donor car.