Some people really want their BMWs to look spectacular. That’s nothing wrong in it. On the contrary: if all the cars would be gray, where would the fun be?
What’s the best way to have a different looking car? Surely, you have to paint it in an original color. Or, at least, wrap it in a color full of personality. Well, that’s what these guys did: they took a BMW X5M and dressed it in blue. Not any kind of blue, but a Long Beach Blue-like, to transform it in a proper M-version of the X5 model.
Who are these guys? European Auto Source is their name, and they are known as trusted BMW tuners. They chose a new set of wheels, which joins the two colors of the body: black and blue. Under the car, there’s a new, louder Eisenmann Race exhaust system, which adds some ponies to the 575 stud of horses.
The exhaust is the only modification brought to the V8, twin-turbo engine, so we expect a torque in the vicinity of the original 750 Nm, and an acceleration time from 0 to 100 km/h of 4.2 seconds, just like the factory version.
So, do you like it? I must admit that I’m still looking at it, and I can’t decide what I feel. It looks interesting, but it’s a little too flashy for my tastes. However, when you pay about $100.000 for a car, you have all the right to personalize it however you wish, without wondering what others think about it.