Before BMW created the X5 M, the only real chance at going fast in a really big vehicle was to tune up the X5 SAV. With the introduction of the M developed model it seems different.
The BMW X5 M is impressive on so many levels it seems pointless to keep tuning the lesser brother but that’s not how G-Power feels.
The German tuner still thinks there’s a case for its Typhoon package for the BMW X5 so let’s grab a second look and see if it’s still worth it.
Having started out with the top end xDrive48i the tuner took the 4.8 liter V8 engine all the way up to 528 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque.
With this engine the G-Power X5 can go from 0 to 62 in 4.7 seconds and hit a top speed of around 170 mph.
A new body kit is formed of flared wheel arches, new bumpers, a new hood and a discrete rear spoiler. The looks are more aggressive but still relatively bearable.
What is important about the looks is the fitting of new multispoke 23 inch alloy wheels and some very low profile tires.
That’s where handling is compromised but this is where things start to count once again. The G-Power BMW X5 is still using standard suspension so it’s not as stiff as the X5 M.
There’s also the issue of pricing, the G-Power BMW X5 costs quite the chunk of change less since they’re only expensive mod is the supercharger kit.
G-Power wouldn’t be too obvious about the costs of the entire package but they’re adamant it’s less than the X5 M costs more than the normal SAV.