When it comes to updating BMW models, Lumma Design is usually one of the tuning firms that can be counted on to do an amazing job. Their latest project - called the CLR 600 GT - is proof of that. It’s based on the new BMW 650i Convertible, but improved with a power boost of 90 HP.
To achieve the extra power, Lumma Design modified the engine’s electronics and added a new flow-optimized muffler with four stainless steel tail pipes, each 90 millimeters in diameter. As a result, the V8 engine now delivers a total of 490 HP and a peak torque of 531 lb-ft. Top speed has also been increased to 160 mph.
The exterior of the BMW 650i Convertible was also slightly modified, getting a new front spoiler with LED daytime driving lights, new side skirts, and a new rear diffuser, as well as the obligatory new set of 20" alloy rims in a racing spokes design and black surface finish. For the interior, Lumma has covered it in Alcantara and leather, added an ergonomically shaped sports steering wheel, a new set of aluminum pedals, new foot rests, velour floor and trunk mats with a leather trim, and interior trims in embossed carbon leather.
This year, Lumma is back with the 2012 CLR 558 GT program and just like its predecessors, it comes with an extensive set of aerodynamic and performance upgrades that would make Cayenne owners drop to their knees.
On the aero front, Lumma built an aggressive bodykit made from PUR-RIM that includes a newly-styled front bumper with larger intakes, new grilles, wheel arch extensions, side skirts, a vented rear bumper with an integrated diffuser, a tailgate spoiler, and an imposing hood that was constructed from a carbon fiber and Kevlar composite. In addition, Lumma also added quad fog lamps, LED daytime running lights, and a new set of 22" wheels that are available in either Racing CLR 22 or Mono 22 styles, both of which come in either silver or matte black.
As far as performance enhancements are concerned, Lumma put in a D-Power-Box on the Cayenne’s management system, resulting in significant output spikes for both the Cayenne Diesel - from 245 horsepower and 406 lb/ft of torque to 280 horsepower and 464 lb/ft of torque - and the Cayenne Turbo - from 500 horsepower to 600 horsepower.
Ever since the BMW X6’s official launch back in 2007, Lumma Design has offered numerous updates for it. Just recently, they presented the world with the CLR X 650 and now they’re coming at us with another package that features both exterior and interior updates, as well as significant engine updates.
The exterior updates include a new front spoiler with enlarged air inlets, head light "eye brows" and mirror hatches, a rear spoiler lip, and a sportive look engine bonnet, all made in carbon fiber. The rear gets a modified rear apron with a demanding diffuser. Rouding out the exterior is a new set of 22" wheels. The wheels have been combined with yellow painted brake calipers and a ride height reduced by 40 millimeters.
The interior gets an ergonomically formed and upholstered sport steering wheel with a bicolor interior fitting in rhombus optics and contrasting ornamental seams, front and rear sport seats in structured carbon leather, leather upholstered interior borders, aluminum pedals with slip-resistant rubber dots, and lit door sill panels with the LUMMA logo.
For the engine updates, the BMW X6 gets a sport exhaust system in an X6 M look with 4x100 mm tail pipes in black racing optics. As a result, the serial diesel engine now delivers a total of 340 HP (up from 306 HP).
The new generation of the BMW 6-Series Cabrio may be reveling in the glow of its unveiling, but not everyone follows the out with the old and in with the new way of life. Lumma Design, for example, isn’t bothering with developing a new package for the next generation Cabrio, but is instead revitalizing an older version for all of us that would like to feel that our old cars can still feel like new. The E64 6-Series is all polished and ready to go, sporting a new ’do in the form of added features for the exterior and interior.
The updated BMW can now be seen wearing a new front bumper, a matching rear apron, a new rear wing, and a new set of 21" polished chrome three-part sport rims. Other add-ons, like the front grille and exterior mirror casings, are sharpened up with the use of carbon fiber. At the back, the convertible makes good use of the 4-pipe sports exhaust system filtering out the power from the eight-cylinder power unit developing 360 HP.
Lumma Design didn’t leave the interior untouched as they added an ergonomically shaped and flattened steering wheel trimmed with carbon and leather, white instrument dials and seat belts, an aluminum pedal set, door sills, a dash panel, a handbrake handle, and seat back shells trimmed in real carbon.
It may not be the brand spanking new 6-Series Cabrio, but this finished product is worth a glance or two.
If yesterday Lumma was revealing the CLR 558 GT package based on the new generation Porsche Cayenne, today the tuner announced the CLR X650 package based on the BMW X6. The name might sound familiar to you as last year the tuner revealed the CLR X650 M based on the BMW X6 M. Official debut will be made at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
The exterior package includes a new front spoiler, rear bumper, side skirts, sporty looking bonnet, rear spoiler and carbon fiber inserts on the rear lip, mirror covers, front kidneys and headlamp visors. For the interior Lumma is offering leather upholstered sports steering wheel and leather covered carbon-look interior ledges. All the interior is covered in leather upholstery in black and beige, complete with decorative seams in the contrasting color. The final touch to the car’s interior upgrade is the color coordinated instruments and the aluminum pedals with anti-slip rubber coating.
The engine updates is only offered for the diesel versions. Thanks to an accelerator pedal power module and a new sports exhaust system the engine now delivers 340 HP and 670 NM of torque.
Ever since its official launch the new generation Porsche Cayenne has received lots of impressive tuning package. The latest one comes from Lumma Design and includes both exterior and interior updates, but also an impressive engine update.
The CLR 558 GT package includes a new front spoiler, rear bumper, side skirts, sporty looking bonnet and rear spoiler, but also lots of carbon fiber elements: rear lip, rear diffuser and front spoiler bottom all made from the ultra-light yet sturdy material. The whole look is completed by new exhaust system with middle tailpipe of a diameter of 100 millimeters flanked by the two 80 millimeter ones. The CLR 558 GT sits on 22" sports rims.
The interior gets a two-tone leather upholstery, Alcantara covering all the interior’s plastic coverings, an ergonomically shaped sports steering wheel (which includes an airbag) and the carbon-look interior ledges, color-coordinated instruments and aluminum pedals with anti-slip rubber coating.
For the diesel model, Lumma has increased the total output from 240 HP to 276 HP and the peak torque goes from 550 NM to 630 NM.
The Essen Motorshow may be just around the corner, but some tuners have opted to move on from the German tuning extravaganza to prepare themselves for the next auto show on the list: The 2011 Geneva Motor Show. Lumma Design and Shaston are just two of these tuners as they will be headed to Geneva to unveil their newly tuned BMW 760Li.
Lumma and Shaston have come together to provide a new tuning package for the long wheel-based BMW to give it a more aggressive look. This was accomplished by an exterior package containing a new front that integrates grid inserts, fog lights, and LED daytime running lights. An exclusive lower suspension setting drops the longer legged luxury sedan while the new wheel arch extensions, special set of deep door-sills, and the new rear diffuser add to the sharper look of the vehicle.
The whole appearance of the BMW 760li is completed by genuine carbon/Kevlar covering the exterior mirror caps, kidney front grille frame, all door handle covers, the boot lid trim, the four-piece pillar trim set for doors, and the mud guards. The entire package is finished by 20" light alloy rims.
There is still no word as to whether or not there have been any changes to the BMW’s direct injected TwinPower Turbo V12, but we think the power output of 544 HP and 553 lb-ft of torque should be enough for most. Guess we’ll find out in Geneva.
We don’t know what it is about the Porsche Cayenne that makes tuners from all over the world jump up for joy at the chance to get their hands on Porsche’s little SUV, but here we are again with another tuner and another set of upgrades for the beloved Porsche. This time it’s Lumma Design and they have touched up the Porsche Cayenne with exterior and interior modifications, with an engine update to follow very soon.
The Porsche Cayenne CLR 558 GT gets its exterior tweaks with a new front bumper with enlarged air inlets, integrated front fog lamps and daytime running lights, different carbon-fiber inserts, a sport-look hood made of carbon-kevlar with integrated ventilation openings, wheel arch extensions with door attachments, and a rear bumper with an integrated rear diffuser. The interior mods are a little less intense with two-tone, high quality leather upholstery - Alcantara or exotic skin - pedals made in aluminum with integrated non-slippery elements, and different carbon fiber inserts being the only adjustments.
Since information for the engine update has not been released yet we can only imagine that the 558 in the name of the finished product is hinting at the number of ponies that this SUV is willing to throw out. If this is the case, that would mean that Lumma Design was able to pinch out an extra 58hp from the 4.8-liter V8 biturbo that powers the most powerful Cayenne. Sweet!
Okay, here it is. At the end of July, we received an email with a few pictures detailing the new tuning package that was going to be put on the BMW 7-Series sedan by Lumma Design. We promised that we would get back to everyone as soon as we received the official details, and we now have them. Lumma Design has unveiled a new aerodynamic package for the 7-Series that will include a new front spoiler bumper, grid inserts, fog lights and LED daytime running lights, cup spoiler sword, rear apron corners, a set of deep door-sills, and a new rear diffuser.
Aside from the aerodynamic updates, Lumma Design has also added carbon elements on the exterior mirror caps, the kidney front grille frame, all door handle covers, the boot lid trim, and the four-piece pillar trim set for doors and mud guards. The exterior package is finished by impressive 22-inch light alloy rims fitted with 265/30 high-performance Vredestein tires in the front and 295/25 in the rear.
For the interior, the tuner is offering an aluminum two-piece pedal set with matching footrest, foot mats in the color in which the customer chooses with a Lumma logo and boot mat in any color, also featuring the embroidered logo.
One thing that did disappoint us about the official details is that nothing was done to increase power for the V12 engine that was just hanging out under the hood. Come one, guys! Show us the power!
We saw the first package from the newly sprung partnership between Lumma Design and Top Car back in June when they released a photo shoot featuring the CLR X 650. That venture was not the last we were going to see of this new endeavor. so we sat back and patiently waited for the next vehicle to be presented. Enter the CLR 500 RS2 based off of the new BMW 5-Series and upgraded with both engine and aerodynamic updates.
But let’s start at the beginning. For the exterior, the tuners are offering a carbon fiber hood, wing extensions, a new front spoiler with huge air intakes, LED lights, new side skirts, a new rear spoiler, and a diffuser made by carbon fiber. Rounding off the exterior of the BMW is a new set of wheels and a matte black paint. The interior also gets lots of carbon fiber inserts. All of this makes the CLR 500 RS2 anything, but subtle.
The kit is based on a 535i, which in its standard version develops a total of 306 HP. But after a few tricks, the engine’s output has been increased to an impressive 380 HP. The price for the kit is $174,000.
UPDATE 06/20/11: New photos are up of BMW CLR 500 RS2 courtesy of the collaborative efforts between Lumma Design and TopCar. The car may have escaped our attentions by the passing of time, but trust us, everything will all come rushing back once you take a look at these newly-released photos.