The BMW X6 already gets rave reviews from me. But like every other car in the world, there’s always room for improvement. Fortunately, noted BMW tuner Lumma Design is more than willing to step in and provide it. The company’s new X6 program is called the CLR X 6 R . By the looks of it, Lumma Design just hit another home run.
It’s a comprehensive program that really shapes the X6 into an even more imposing road presence. Lumma accomplished that by installing a ridiculous new body kit that further highlights the muscular qualities of the sporty SUV. This is the kind of vehicle conversion that has made Lumma Design into one of the most well-respected BMW tuners in the world.
Far be it for the tuning firm to limit its work on aerodynamic upgrades, Lumma Design also has an incredible engine upgrade for the X6. I’m not just talking about some middling boost either. I’m talking about a significant increase in output that puts the X6 in the neighborghood of supercars. Yep. Supercars .
Before I start trembling in excitement and lose all my words, I’d also like to point out that Lumma Design has some big plans for its CLR X 6 R program. It’s currently scheduled to appear at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show and we know that only the very best programs show up there.
That’s really all you need to know about Lumma Design’s latest masterpiece.
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BMW X6 CLR X 6 R By Lumma Design in detail
It’s not often that you initially mistake a BMW X6 for an oversized sports car, but that’s what happened to me when I first saw this kit. My first thought was, "wow," and that may or may not have been followed by some cursing under my breath. But Lumma Design forces you into that kind of reaction, especially when it has a body kit that really does leave you at a loss for words.
My first thought was, "wow", and that may or may not have been followed by some cursing under my breath.
The body kit is of the wide-body variety that makes the X6’s a good bit wider. In this particular case, Lumma was able to add 50 mm (1.96 inches) on each side of the SUV, thanks in large part to those incredibly enormous wheel arch enlargements.
Lumma also installed a front spoiler bumper bar to give the X6 a more balanced look. This bar also plays a functional part because it’s been integrated with shaded LED double lamps and daytime running lights that feature fiber-optic light guide technology. Wow, right?
Oh, there’s also a front spoiler base in case you haven’t noticed it yet. Even the side skirts have ventilation ducts to aid in distributing air around the model.
On the rear, more changes are evident, including the rear apron bumper that houses four tail pipes — two on each side of the bar. There’s also a rear spoiler and a roof spoiler, two critical components that aid in improving the X6’s downforce. Once you know how much added power this bad boy is packing, you’ll understand the need for two spoilers at the back.
The result is an increased output of 590 horsepower and 623 pound-feet of torque.
Lumma Design put serious work into the X6’s 4.4-liter, V-8 engine, giving it massive turbochargers and a valve-controlled sports exhaust system that comes with its own racing catalyzers. As soon as the installation was complete, Lumma Design tinkered on the X6’s ECU unit, optimizing it to unleash its full performance capabilities.
The result is an output of 590 horsepower and 623 pound-feet of torque. That’s a massive jump from the 445 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque that the top-of-the-line X6 xDrive50i.
The standard X6 is capable of hitting 60 mph in 4.8 seconds to go with a top speed of 155 mph. With Lumma Design’s CLR X 6 R program, those figures drop to a shade over four seconds to 60 mph and a 183-mph top speed.
By comparison, the 2014 BMW X6 M has an output of 555 horsepower and 501 pound-feet of torque with a 0 to 60 mph time of 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph.
And that is why I love Lumma Design.
Lumma also offers a set of wheels with its X6 upgrade. These wheels measure 10-by-22 inches up front and 12-by-22 inches out back, and feature a concave design. The wheels come standard in a silver-and-matte-black finish, but buyers can opt for any color combination they like. These wheels come wrapped up in Vredestein Ultrac Vori-Tires sized 295/30R22 up front and 335/25R22 out back.
Gallery BMW X6 CLR X 6 R By Lumma Design
As the first automobile refiner worldwide, LUMMA Design from the Swabian Winterlingen presents the draft design of the brand new BMW X6 of the new F16 series!
Accordingly, LUMMA designers and technicians are already stuck neck-deep in preparations for development in such a way that the first examples of the new LUMMA CLR X 6 R can be presented already at the Geneva Motor Show of 2015. Hidden behind the highly promising type designation is a vehicle conversion of the highest order with a good number of high-end and carefully thought-through elements of individualization.
The most striking modification of the Sport Activity Coupé performed by LUMMA Design however is of course, its spectacular widebody transformation. The LUMMA CLR X 6 R body kit underlying the evidently muscular growth accounts for a growth of about 50 millimeters on each side thanks to the wheel arch enlargements with air boxes on both axles!
To match the broad shoulders, the imaginative team built around the tuning veteran Horst Lumma created for the bug of the X6, a front spoiler bumper bar with integrated, shaded LED double lamps and the LUMMA-typical daytime running lights in two-fold design based on the state of the art fiber optic light guide technology. For this purpose, LUMMA Design combines a front spoiler base part made of carbon. The base parts of the side skirts, which ensure an optical connection of the displayed wheel archs, and are also fitted with ventilation ducts, are also based on carbon fiber tissues. The eyecatcher on the rear is no doubt, the rear apron bumper bar with diffuser, which houses the four tail pipes (with the thickness of an arm) of the sports exhaust system. A rear spoiler ensures improved downforce on the rear axle and is optically and aerodynamically complemented by a roof spoiler.
Another highlight in the bodywork modifications is the newly designed engine hood in sports looks made completely, of high-tensile and at the same time, ultra-light carbon – it is indeed for a reason that this high-tech material is regularly used in racing competitions.
In addition to a centrally-installed massive air vent, the hood has other deaeration systems on both sides and thus ensures the sufficient discharge of heat, particularly in high-performance engines.
“Performance boost” is thus also the catchword for the next chapter. Of course, LUMMA Design also has power upgrades for the X6 of the F16 series in the pipeline! By this means, significant power boost can be achieved for the 50i motorization through the performance boost of the X5 F15 that is already known. In addition to new hardware in the form of enlarged turbo-chargers and a valve-controlled sports exhaust system including racing catalyzers, this of course also entails electronic optimization. The ultimate goal was to boost performance from 450 horse power (330 kW) to 590 horse power (434 kW) as well as raise the torque from the standard 650 Nm to a brutal 850 Nm. Regulated maximum speed will then be raised from 250 k.p.h. to 295 k.p.h. thus ensuring that the LUMMA CLR X 6 R becomes one of the fastest X6’s as long as no M-model is yet ready to be supplied.
For the optimal transfer of this herculean strength to the surface of the road, LUMMA Design offers wheels that are of course, classy as well as sporty. The super sports wheels designated as LUMMA CLR Racing that were particularly designed and constructed for the new X6 measure a whopping 10x22 inches on the front axle and a fabulous 12x22 inches on the rear axle.
This wheel looks particularly sporty through the massive concavity of the new rim design: In spite of its huge dimensions and the extreme level of wheel strength, the wheel appears light through the filigree spokes. The new LUMMA CLR Racing sports rim can be choosen in the standard finishes of silver and matt black as well as optionally in any other color for optical individualization. As additional divergence, the inserts between the wheel spokes can be highlighted in contrast colors as well as in coordinated color-match. The rims are combined with Vredestein Ultrac Vorti-tires of the XXL dimensions 295/30-22 and 335/25-22. In spite of these super-wide wheel/tire combinations, the massive CLR X 6 R wheel houses even leave a few millimeters of space for the installation of the company’s own LUMMA performance spacing rings.