If you ask us the new BMW M5 is one of the few cars that needs no updates, but it seems the German tuner G-Power does not agree. They have started to update the new BMW M5 sports sedan and of course that they have started with a Stage I upgrade that will increase the power up to a total of 640 HP.
The package includes a G-Power Bi-Tronik III that will increase the power from the standard 560 HP to a total of 640 HP and 573 lbs-ft of torque. As a result the sprint from 0 to 60 mph will be made in 3,9 seconds and to 124 mph in 11,9 seconds.
Of course no changes have been made for the exterior, but the tuner opted to add a new set of 21" alloy wheels plus a new coil-over suspension, stainless steel sport rear muffler and a new Ceramic brake system completed by brake pads with a larger pad area, higher friction rate as well as metal-coated brake lines.
UPDATE 03/01/2012: G-Power has unveiled full details and new images on their upgrade package for the BMW M5. The upgraded BMW M5 is capable of hitting a top speed of 195 mph, but G-Power has promised that the next step would be an 800 HP version.
Prices for the different accessories are as follows: the wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport tires (265/30 ZR 21 and 305/25 ZR 21) is 8,325,00 € (or about $11,200 at the current rates), the G-POWER coil-over suspension GM5-RS is 2,179.00 € ($2,930), and the G-POWER Ceramic braking system is 14,460.50 € ($19,400) for the front axle and 11,778.15 € ($15,850) for the rear axle. The output increase with the help of the G-POWER BI-TRONIK III is 3,920,17,00 € ($5,270), including the individual adjustment of to the specific customer car.
We’ve seen G Power’s Typhoon body kit on an earlier version of the BMW X5 M , but now the German tuning firm has dressed up the new BMW X5 with the same Typhoon body kit. This would be in addition to giving the SUV an engine upgrade courtesy of its SK III program.
As we’re all familiar with, G Power’s Typhoon body kit comes with plenty of aerodynamic enhancements that turns the X5 into a car that looks like it’s been given a massive makeover. Among the items included are a pair of enormous wing extensions on the front and rear end of the SUV, a new bumper that comes with massive air intakes and LED lights, a vented bonnet made from carbon fiber, custom side skirts, and a custom diffuser. On top of all that, G Power also gave the X5 with a set of 23" Silverstone Edition forged wheels wrapped in high performance Michelin tires.
Inside, G Power continued with the modifications, complete with exclusive accessories that include a sport steering wheel, a new speedometer and a number of interior elements that have made from aluminum.
As for the powertrain, the tuning company’s SK III engine upgrade program, together with an ASA T1-522 supercharger, took the new X5 xDrive48i’s 4.8-liter V8 engine and bumped up its output by 170 horsepower all the way up to 525 horsepower at 6,100 rpm and 443 lb/ft of torque at 5,300 rpm. The end result allows the X5 to hit 0-62 mph in just 4.7 seconds with an increased top speed of 172 mph, a bump up from the electronically limited 155-mph top speed of the standard model.
While some tuning firms do what they do in order to upgrade a vehicle’s looks, many find the greatest amount of joy in pushing these vehicles’ limits to the outermost edge of their threshold. G-Power ’s ultimate test was found on the Nardo high speed test track. When you can successfully test your vehicle on the Nardo test track, you know you are doing good, but when you do so by achieving a top speed of 207 mph, you know your success has just tripled.
The Nardo Ring in Italy is 7.8 miles long and features four lanes for cars and motorcycles to test out their speed capabilities. What makes this track so special is its simplistic design that allows drivers to eliminate steering needs when traveling at speeds within the 149 mph limit set in the fourth lane. What this means is that the lanes are angled in such a way that drivers can drive the vehicle as if they were speeding down a straight line, which we all know is the way to go to set a higher top speed.
On the flip side, this test track can also put a heap of pressure on the vehicle’s engine with high temperatures and full throttle driving tackling its construction. This is where G-Power has excelled. Their tuning kit for the BMW M3 not only allowed Christian Stöber, Vice President and Technical Director at G-Power to get the M3 up to 207 mph at the 2011 Nardo High-Speed Test event, but did so with no major engine damage. Only two cars with 900hp and 1000hp were faster at this event, which speaks volumes of G-Power’s new BMW M3 package.
Hit the jump for details on the BMW M3 SK II by G-Power and a video of its achievement at the Nardo Ring..
The BMW M3 GTS is no doubt one of the most impressive M3s ever: lightweight body parts, carbon aerodynamic parts, titanium exhaust, racing suspension, roll cage, and racing bucket seats with six-point seat-belts. However, according to G-Power, the GTS is missing one important thing - ultimate output - and the German tuner is ready to offer it.
In order to increase the car’s output, G-Power is offering a "Sporty Drive" supercharger system, adapted specifically for the BMW M3 GTS. The new system will increase the car’s output from a standard of 450 HP to 635 HP and 464 lb-ft of torque.
The new "Sporty Drive" supercharged system is combined with a lightweight, all-titanium exhaust system that delivers the necessary reduction in exhaust back pressure. The exhaust, developed specifically to suit the requirements of the SK II supercharger system, is equipped with 100 cpsi metal catalytic converters.
With the new output, the G-Power M3 GTS will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds and to 124 mph in 11.9 seconds. Top speed is 200 mph.
If you are interested in obtaining the new "Sporty Drive" system, G-Power is offering it for a price of €23,500 - or about $33,500 at the current exchange rates - not including taxes or installation.
After releasing the Hurricane RR and Hurricane RS , G-Power has revealed details on the Hurricane GS, a BMW M5 equipped with an LPG system. And in true G-Power form, the new GS model has already established a world record becoming the fastest LPG car in the world.
The new Hurricane GS is offered with a G-POWER SK II bi-supercharger system that increases the output of the engine to an impressive 660 hp and 650 Nm of torque. With this amount of power under the hood the GS is capable of sprinting from 0 to 62 mph in only 4.6 seconds and from 0 to 124 mph in just 11.4 seconds. Top speed has been established to a record of 201 mph.
Interested in a little record-setting GS model? It’s going to cost a total of 33,571 euro (around $43,500 at the current exchange rates), so start breaking up the piggy banks.
Hit the jump to read more about the 2011 G-Power Hurricane GS.
A few months ago G-Power unveiled the Hurricane RR - the world’s fastest sedan. Now, in an attempt to make the BMW Z4 even faster, the tuner is offering the same SK Plus supercharger system for the sports roadster.
This system is available for the Z4 3.0i version and increases the engine’s output by a total of 55 HP. The result is an impressive 286 hp at 6,000 rpm and 345 Nm of torque at 3,500 rpm. With the new supercharger, the Z4 will now sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds.
Next to this system, G-Power is also offering a new set of 20" wheels, a “GZ4-RS” coil-over suspension with 9-way adjustable compression and rebound, and a rear sport silencer made from stainless steel.
The price for the package is 2,500 euro and can also be applied to the BMW 3 Series E46. However, if you are looking for some serious power then potential customers should also take a look at the BMW Z4 by Hamann . This kit provides the roadster with 360 kicking ponies and strips away the top speed limiter. Really the preference between these two models comes down to customer preference. Subtlety and style goes to G-Power while speed is a hands down win for Hamann.
Meet the new M6 Hurricane RR - the world’s fastest 4-seat coupe. Based on a BMW M6 , the Hurricane RR is G-Power’s latest full speed creation. It may look familiar, considering this is practically the same kit that was blended in to the BMW M5 juts a couple of months, but this latest masterpiece is just a tad faster, making it that much cooler.
Following in the footsteps of theM5 Hurricane RR , the M6 can now develop a total of 800 HP and is capable of hitting a top speed of no less than 230 mph. This increase was attained by adding the same bi-supercharger system to the V10 engine as found in the previous Hurricane RR. This setup is cooled using a dual-flow, water-cooled charge air cooler system and works with a new set of lightweight, precisely balanced Mahle high-performance forged pistons.
The result of all that work is a sprint from 0 to 60 mph made in 4.35 seconds, from 0 to 124 mph in 9.5 seconds, and to 186 mph in 24.9 seconds. The latter being the only time that was an improvement over the M5 Hurricane RR, albeit slightly.
Check out the full story plus the press release after the jump.
The new Hurricane RR is powered by a 10-cylinder engine that received larger superchargers than the V10 used in the RS. The engine also received MAHLE high-performance forged pistons with lower compression and increased mechanical strength. These adjustments allow the RR to produce 800 hp available between 7,500 and 8,000 rpm and 800 Nm at 5,000 rpm. With this amount of power, the RR can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.35 seconds, from 0 to 124 mph in 9.5 seconds, and to 186 in 25.8 seconds. Top speed is 372.1 km/h (231 mph).
A body kit was also added to the Hurricane RR and includes front and rear skirts and spoilers. The car sits on 20" Silverstone Clubsport wheels. The interior also gets modified with the use of clear-coated carbon-fiber panels for the dashboard, center console, and door panels. Topping off the interior is an ergonomically shaped G-POWER sports steering wheel with especially perforated Kjerba Nappa leather.
UPDATE 01/20/12: It’s rare that a BMW could be in contention for the title of fastest saloon in the world, but once you factor in G-Power into the BMW’s equation, then all bets are off. If you’re looking for proof, check out this video of the high-powered Beamer M5er run roughshod around the Nurburgring. Video after the jump.
The German tuner G-Power will unveil the 760i Storm next week at the Geneva Motor Show. Limited to only 10 units, this is the most powerful BMW 7-Series ever built.
Powered by a 6,0l V12 bi-turbo engine with a compressor from ASA, the BMW 760i will develop a total of 725 hp at 5,500 r.p.m and a maximum torque of 1000 Nm at 2,000 r.p.m. As a result the sprint from 0 to 60 mph is made in only 4,2 seconds, the one from 0 to 124 mph in 11,9 seconds and top speed goes up to 214 mph.
And if the power upgrade is not enough for you, G-Power is also offering an aerodynamic kit that includes: a new front skirt made of carbon fiber, a bonnet made of Kevlar hybrid, full carbon add-ons for the serial side skirts, a full carbon rear spoiler and a full carbon diffuser and the doors and 22" forged three-part aluminum wheels. A new sports spring set lowers the car by 30mm.
Every so often an occasion comes along that requires taking the time to come up with something special enough to commemorate the celebration. Well in honor of their quarter of a century in existence, the German tuning firm G-Power has unveiled a special edition BMW X5 to celebrate their 25th anniversary based on their Typhoon appearance package for the sports activity vehicle called Black Pearl. On the outside you will find the same familiar aggressive front bumper with its oversized air intakes and LED driving lights, wide body fenders, vented hood and and low hanging ground effects package. Out back a G-POWER stainless steel sport muffler pokes out from the new diffuser while a set of staggered G-POWER Silverstone aluminum alloys measuring an impressive 23 inches in diameter round out the exterior upgrades.
What makes the Black Pearl unique is the specially developed G-POWER SK III RS supercharger kit that motivates the 4.8 Liter BMW V8 to make a total of 625 HP and 516 lb-ft of torque. The newfound boost in output allows the Black Pearl to sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in just 4.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 186 MPH, figures that would make a sports car jealous.