2016 BMW X6 M Typhoon By G-Power
High-performance coupe-SUV gets even more powerfulby Kirby Garlitos, on LISTEN 06:57
If you ranked the tuning programs for the BMW X6 M, few would probably argue that G-Power’s Typhoon kit ranks among the best of them. The German tuner’s widely recognized program for the German coupe-SUV has continued to provide thrills for those who avail of it. The latest iteration promises to do more of that as G-Power is offering an output increase of 750 horsepower and 723 pound-feet of torque. You don’t need to be an auto engineer to know that 750 ponies means serious business, no matter the car.
But let’s not get caught up with G-Power’s engine program for the X6 M. It’s impressive by any stretch of the imagination. It’s just not the only thing impressive about the Typhoon kit. The program also comes with a wide body kit that includes the tuner’s iconic carbon fiber Venturi hood. Oh, and let’s not forget about the wheels. True to form, G-Power is also offering a variety of wheel choices, including an exclusive option that’s somehow considered an upgrade over the already impressive lineup of wheels that the tuner is offering.
It goes without saying that tuners don’t always live up to the expectations of aftermarket customers. But if there’s a BMW tuner that has earned its reputation over and over again, it’s G-Power. By sheer record alone, it’s hard to argue against G-Power’s place in the hierarchy of BMW tuners.
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2016 BMW X6 M Typhoon By G-Power
Horsepower @ RPM:750
Torque @ RPM:723
Quarter Mile time:11.5 sec.
Top Speed:186 mph
G-Power’s exterior package for the BMW X6 M is extensive, somewhat justifying the exorbitant price tag attached to the wide body kit. In the front, the notable upgrades include a carbon fiber ‘Venturi’ hood with bulges and air scoops. The scoops, in particular, works in concert with the front bumper intakes to improve the airflow. There’s also a new bumper, spoiler, and bigger air vents. Side skirts are also included in the package, as is a new rear valance with a large diffuser, which itself is flanked by two four-inch tailpipes that come from an equally new titanium sports exhaust system.
Rounding out the exterior upgrades is a new set of 23-inch Hurricane RR lightweight forged alloy wheels. Customers are free to choose the color of the wheels among these options: Jet Black, Gun Metal Grey, and Stardust Silver. There is also an option to upgrade to the tuner’s DIAMONDCUT wheels.
There are no interior upgrades included in G-Power’s new Typhoon kit for the BMW X6 M.
G-Power’s engine modification package for the X6 M is about as comprehensive as it’s going to get. The German tuner initiated the proceedings by modifying the X6 M’s existing turbochargers and replacing the standard compressor wheels with larger versions of themselves, helping improve the throttle response coming from the coupe-SUV’s 4.4-liter, twin-turbocharged V-8 engine. Bespoke exhaust turbines have also been added into the mix, allowing for extra boost pressure, which in turn results in increased power and output from the V-8. Speaking of the exhaust, the tuner’s flow-optimized sports exhaust system is another crucial part of the engine kit. The exhaust is mated to sports catalytic converters and stainless steel exhaust downpipes to help deliver that richer and purer sound from the V-8 engine.
On the other end of the engine upgrade is the software modification. This is where the tuner’s tried and tested Bi-Tronik 2 V3 ECU remap module comes into the picture. Taken together, the entire modification on the engine results in an output of 750 horsepower and 723 pound-feet of torque, enough power to help the X6 M cover a quarter-mile in just 11.5 seconds. Top speed has also been increased to over 186 mph.
The total cost of the whole Typhoon program runs up to an incredible 52,752 euro, which would be about $59,135 based on current exchange rates. Check out the full breakdown of the prices for each unique item on the entire program.
|Product||Price in € (Euro)||Converted price to $ (USD)|
|Bi-Tronik 2 V3 remap||€ 4,400||$4,929|
|Vmax limit removal||€668||$743|
|Downpipes with high performance catalysts||€3,190||$3,573|
|Titanium exhaust system incl. 4X 102 mm Carbon-
|Wide body kit "TYPHOON"||€19,750||$22,125|
|Venturi bonnet "TYPHOON"||€4,600||$5,153|
|RS coilover kit GX6M-RS||€2,292||$2,568|
|23-inch forged wheels G-POWER HURRICANE RR including tires||from €8,442||$9,458|
There are no shortage of engine programs for the BMW X6 M. One that was presented in October 2015 comes by way of AC Schnitzer, which successfully increased the output from the X6 M’s twin-turbo V-8 engine to 650 horsepower and 620 pound-feet of torque. The German tuner was able to do it by installing a bespoke engine control unit and a new sports exhaust system. The exhaust, in particular, was made available in in three variations, including “Sports Black”, chromed “Sports”, or “Carbon Evo” tailpipes. All together, AC Schnitzer managed to improve the X6 M’s 0-to-60-mph sprint time to 3.7 seconds to go.
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Mantra Racing can make a compelling case for having the best engine modification package for the BMW X6 M. The company showed its worth in March 2016 when it unveiled the “MHX6 700” program for the hulking coupe-SUV. On the engine front, Manhart used a menu of new components, including a new exhaust system with new downpipes and a modified rear silencer, to go with a remapped ECU unit. The changes are dramatic as the tuner was able to get 700 horsepower and 701 pound-feet of torque. Do the math and that adds up to an extra 125 ponies and 148 pound-feet of twist for the X6 M. Manhart didn’t detail the performance numbers, but expect those numbers to be much better than the standard X6 M.
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For a company that owns its fair share of speed world records, it’s no secret that G-Power is considered one of the premium tuners for anything related to BMW. Its Typhoon kit has even established a reputation as one of the most popular programs for the X6 M. That’s really all you need to know about this kit. Simply put, its one of the best in the market because it comes from one of the best in the market.