New program from German tuner provides all-encompassing upgrades on BMW’s resident performance SUV

A little over a month ago, BMW tuner extraordinaire G-Power presented a new engine upgrade for the BMW X5 M. It was noticeably missing the “Typhoon” moniker since it lacked any of the visual upgrades that the name comes from. Well, better late than never, right? Because the new Typhoon kit for the high-performance luxury SUV has arrived and it packs the same amount of power upgrades – 750 horsepower and 723 pound-feet of torque – as the the previous kit to go along with an extensive body kit.

The cosmetic upgrades are the big difference here and they make a ridiculous difference in both the X5 M’s stance and appearance. It also makes for a lighter SUV, which should pay dividends when the vehicle is blowing through the highways of the world. I’m holding off on calling it a visual upgrade because not everybody may find it appetizing to the eyes. But for those who appreciate a jacked-looking BMW X5 M with matching performance credentials, this new Typhoon kit is a feast for the senses.

Be prepared to spend, though, because G-Power’s programs don’t come cheap. That’s especially true for the Typhoon program because the wide body kit alone will cost you the equivalent of a hot hatchback

Continue after the jump to read the full story.

Exterior

2016 BMW X5 M Typhoon by G-Power High Resolution Exterior
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Unlike the previous tuning example of the X5 M that we saw from G-Power back in June 2016, this program is packaged in the name of the tuner’s iconic Typhoon tuning program. A wide body kit is available and is made up of muscular wheel arch flares, new air intakes in the front apron, bespoke side skirts, and a new rear valance A Venturi hood is also included, as is a new set of the 23-inch Hurricane RR ultra-light forged alloy wheels wrapped in 315/25ZR23 tires. The wheels, in particular, are available in three different colors, offering customers a choice of high-sheen surface or polished variants.

Interior

No interior upgrades are being offered by G-Power for this particular program.

Drivetrain

2016 BMW X5 M Typhoon by G-Power High Resolution Drivetrain
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2016 BMW X5 M Typhoon by G-Power High Resolution Drivetrain
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2016 BMW X5 M Typhoon by G-Power High Resolution Drivetrain
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This is at the heart of G-Power’s new Typhoon program for the BMW X5 M. It’s actually a similar upgrade to the one the tuner presented a month ago in that it’s made up of the tuner’s Bi-Tronik 2 V3 engine control unit and modifications made to the high performance SUV’s turbochargers, specifically the addition of a larger and more efficient bespoke compressor wheel in each housing. The result is an output of 750 horsepower and 723 pound-feet of torque, a significant increase from the standard output of 567 horses and 533 pound-feet of twist coming out of the X5 M’s 4.4-liter bi-turbo V-8 engine. All these modifications add up to an SUV that can now cover a standing quarter mile in just 11.5 seconds to go with a top speed of over 186 mph.

Chassis and Suspension

The upgrades on this section is made up of the tuner’s own GX6M coilover suspension kit, which elevates the X5 M’s handling and riding capabilities.

Pricing

Pricing details for the new Typhoon program can be seen below.

Item Price in Euro (€) Price in USD ($)*
Exterior Upgrades
Widebody kit "TYPHOON" €19,750 $21,880
Venturi bonnet "TYPHOON" €4,600 $5,096
Engine Upgrades
Bi-Tronik 2 V3 tuning kit €4,400 $4,873
Supercharger installation €3,850 $4,264
Downpipes with catalysts €3,190 $3,533
G-POWER titanium exhaust system incl. 4 x 102mm Carbon-Titanium Tailpipes €5,560 $6,158
Suspension Upgrades
RS GX6M coilover suspension €2,292 $2,538
Wheels Upgrades
23-inch forged wheels G-POWER HURRICANE RR, including tires €8,442 $9,352

*Based on current exchange rates on July 29, 2016

Competition

Porsche Cayenne Turbo by TechArt

2011 Porsche Cayenne Turbo by TechArt High Resolution Exterior Wallpaper quality
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In a market that’s limited to just a few competitors, it’s safe to say that the BMW X5 M counts the Porsche Cayenne Turbo as its biggest rival. These two German titans have been the the faces of the luxury performance SUV market for years and both have shown no signs of slowing down anytime soon. As for the Cayenne Turbo, fellow German tuner TechArt’s recent program rivals that of G-Power’s Typhoon kit for the BMW X5 M. It was introduced in November 2015 and it came with a multi-stage engine upgrade that resulted in a power spike of up to 700 horsepower and 679 pound-feet of torque. A Techtronic engine management system and new high performance exhaust manifolds and turbochargers with ball bearing compressor/turbine shafts are the main ingredients of this engine upgrade and together, they help the Cayenne Turbo sprint from 0-to-62-mph sprint time of just 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 183 mph.

Read our full review here.

Conclusion

2016 BMW X5 M Typhoon by G-Power High Resolution Exterior
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This is what a full-on G-Power tuning kit looks like. It has an audacious body kit. It has an impressive tuning program. And it has a nice set of new wheels. Add the chassis and suspension upgrades and you get a comprehensive program that fits into what BMW has always wanted from the X5 M. Power and luxury refined, that’s what G-Power’s Typhoon tuning program has always been and it’s nice to see that despite the name having been used for a while, it still carries with it the same commitment to excellence that has come to define it.

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Press Release

The Ultimate SUV:
G-POWER X5 M TYPHOON with widebody, 750 hp and 980 Nm

Hot on the heels of the BMW X6 M-based TYPHOON, G-POWER has now released the X5 M-based TYPHOON, the second string to their world-beating powerhouse SUV bow.

Although the X5 M is a more upright design that its Coupe sister, thanks to the G-POWER wide body kit, Venturi bonnet, and various other carbon-fibre components, the G-POWER TYPHOON version is anything but conservative looking.

Key Facts: G-POWER X5 M TYPHOON (F85)

• 750 hp / 551 kW at 6,500 rpm (+175 hp / 129 kW)
• 980 Nm at 3000-4500 rpm (+230 Nm)
• Vmax: >300 km/h
• 1/4-mile: 11.5 sec
• G-POWER Bi-Tronik 2 V3 map update: 4,400.- euro
• Vmax increase: 668.- euro
• G-POWER supercharger installation: 3,850.- euro
• G-POWER downpipes with catalysts: 3,190.- euro
• G-POWER titanium exhaust system incl.
4 x 102mm Carbon-Titanium Tailpipes: 5,560.- euro
• G-POWER Widebody kit "TYPHOON": 19,750.- euro
• G-POWER Venturi bonnet "TYPHOON": 4,600.- euro
• G-POWER RS GX6M coilover suspension: 2,292.- euro
• 23-inch forged wheels G-POWER HURRICANE RR, including tyres:
from 8,442.- euro

(All prices are net.)

At first glance, this latest addition to the G-POWER TYPHOON family grabs your attention with its muscular wheel arch flares, which significantly increase the width of the X5 M. The bigger air intakes in the new front bumper give the car a more aggressive face, adding to its more purposeful appearance.

Form follows function, and the new carbon-fibre bonnet with its Venturi based ‘Dynamic Venting’ system not only looks imposing, but has been designed to work with the air intakes in the front apron to draw excess heat from the engine compartment. The reduction in the working temperature of the twin-turbo V8 engine motor achieved by this airflow system allows the engineers to increase the power output.

Bespoke side skirts visually tie the wider front wheel arches to their counterparts at the rear, while the new rear valance highlights the four 102 mm diameter tailpipes of the lightweight G-POWER titanium sports exhaust system.

Named after their top speed record M5, the HURRICANE RR is G-POWER’s signature alloy wheel design. A set of these ultra-light forged alloy wheels in 23-inch diameter, shod with 315/25ZR23 high performance tyres, is used to fill out the wide wheel arches of the X5 M TYPHOON.

Made from forged aircraft-grade aluminium alloy, these wheels are available in three different colours with a choice of high-sheen surface or as a polished variant - the G-POWER DIAMONDCUT. A unique option is the possibility of having the owner’s personal signature added to the wheels.

To provide the performance implied by the visual gravitas of the cars appearance G-POWER applies the proven technology of their G6M Bi-Turbo conversion for a rousing 750 hp.

The performance boost to 750 hp (551 kW) and 980 Nm of torque is delivered by a combination of turbocharger modifications and the application of G-POWER’s Bi-Tronik 2 V3 engine control software, customised to the individual engine.

The standard compressor wheel in each modified turbocharger housing is replaced with a larger and more efficient bespoke unit developed by G-POWER and manufactured in-house on their CNC milling machine.

While the new wheel is larger, it is also lighter. The reduced inertia results in faster spin up and improved throttle response. At the other end of each turbocharger units, a more efficient exhaust turbine wheel helps to reduce exhaust gas temperatures, allowing higher boost pressures for increased power output. Both wheels are dynamically balanced for silent and reliable service.

Finally, a reduction in exhaust back-pressure is achieved through the use of bespoke stainless steel downpipes leading to a titanium sports exhaust system terminating in a rear silencer with four large exit pipes.

For more information and prices, please contact:

G-POWER by Infinitas GmbH
St. Mauritius Straße 2
D-86561 Aresing / OT Autenzell
Tel.: 0049 (0) 82 52/ 909 86-0
Fax: 0049 (0) 82 52/ 909 86-86
www.g-power.de
Email: info@g-power.de

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