• BMW X6 by Hartge

BMW X6 by Hartge
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The BMW tuners Hartge from Germany’s Saarland region have modified a diesel variant of the German Automaker latest Sports Activity Vehicle. The Hartge BMW X6 is a blend of high-performance street machine and crossover workhorse. The output of the straight 6 has been boosted to produce 328 HP and almost 500 lb-ft of torque while consuming less fuel. The body has also been widened to accommodate the addition of 22 inch rims.

Press release after the jump.

Press release:

BMW X6 by Hartge
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Herbert Hartge and his team have pushed the skilful stylistic blend of a four-wheel drive vehicle from the SAV segment (below the waistline) and a coupé (above it) into a new dimension. His X6 xDrive35d is more than an extraordinary symbiosis of a high-street thoroughbred and a crossover workhorse. Although the diesel engine with Twin turbocharger is already the most powerful in its class, the specialists from Germany’s Saarland region have breathed on the power plant so it now generates no less than 241 kW (328 hp) at 4400 rpm and a mighty 675 Nm of torque low down at 2000 rpm.


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At the same time, the emissions remain well within limits for such a powerful vehicle at 220 g/km. Indeed, the X6 xDrive35d from HARTGE uses half a litre less diesel per 100 kilometres than its series counterpart under comparable conditions. Equally impressive are the performance figures. Despite a weight of 2,185 kg, the X6 takes only six seconds to reach 100 km/h and is thus significantly quicker off the mark than the standard xDrive35d (6.9 sec.). The maximum speed - there is no electronic limiter on the HARTGE model - has been measured at 256 km/h.


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Visually underscoring the concentrated power hidden beneath the bonnet is the HARTGE aerodynamic kit in high quality PUR-RIM material. Wheel-arch extensions linked by side sills provide sufficient room for the HARTGE suspension, which includes a set of sports springs with or without level-control system for the rear axle and lowering by 30 mm, and the company’s "CLASSIC 2" wheels (10.5 x 22" offset 33 at the front and 12 x 22" offset 23 at the back).

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These attractive aluminium wheels are fitted with ultra-wide tyres (295 / 30 ZR 22 at the front and 335 / 25 ZR 22 at the rear). Rounding off the kit are a front spoiler and a rear skirt with an integrated diffuser while carbon casings for the exterior mirrors, stainless-steel tail pieces with quadrilateral tail pipes (large version) left and right for the exhaust system, HARTGE emblems and insignia emphasize the individual outfit of this X6.


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The interior is dominated by a sporting atmosphere à la HARTGE. Via the HARTGE 3-spoke leather steering wheel with carbon inserts - alternatively, carbon steering-wheel covers are available - the driver’s glance falls on a 300 km/h speedometer and rev counter with dials in silver metallic and red needles. Plenty of room for personal touches to the "interior architecture" of the X6 is given by a variety of accessories including decor and interior trim, carbon parts for the dashboard and consoles, aluminium foot rest and pedal set, as well as black velour foot and load-area mats.

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A full HARTGE conversion for the X6 xDrive35d - including fitment and painting work - costs EUR 29,353.94 including 19% VAT. Naturally, all parts can also be retrofitted individually.

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  (180) posted on 04.21.2009

You’re right joebar. The wheels are actually first thing that I noticed. It’s nice that Hartge gave this car a new flavor. But I’d rather reserve my comments because I’d be waiting for a more thorough review.

  (177) posted on 04.21.2009

Maybe there are somethings that we also have to appreciate with the body kit for the powerful engines and performance features upgrades complement what we could wish for a BM X6, besides the wheels are cool.

  (231) posted on 04.21.2009

I am not so much into fusion thing when it comes to car especially when it comes to body kit matters.

  (116) posted on 04.21.2009

The body kit does not seem to be very appealing. Although with this two ton diesel sprinter with a top speed of 256 km/h I think Herbert Hartge and his team have pushed the skilful stylistic blend of a four-wheel drive vehicle from the SAV segment and a coupé into a new dimension. His X6 xDrive35d as released earlier in the press release is an extraordinary symbiosis of a high-street thoroughbred and a crossover workhorse. But in the end all i can say is, I like the rims and yes not the body kit.

  (314) posted on 04.21.2009

This is what I got from those who don’t favor the X6 new flavor: "Fender flairs! Fender vents! Grill inserts! Totally unnecessary rear diffuser! Side skirts! Giant wheels! Typical German tooner rubbish. So sad, so very, very sad. Maybe if you ask nicely they’ll chop a big chunk out of the 29,353.94€ asking price and just supply the powertrain upgrades. " What do you think?

  (318) posted on 04.20.2009

I got the ’ins’ for this car and it says that the engines have benefited from a bit of ECU (Electronic Control Unit) tuning, the 3.0L Diesel from the xDrive30d. Well for a diesel and of course better fuel injection I would only reserve my comments up tight while we all need that stimulus package to beef up our pockets.

  (289) posted on 04.20.2009

Hartge have added a couple of performance features to compliment the increased power including a set of sports springs that lowers the overall ride height by up to 30mm along with a set of pretty nifty 22’’ wheels. That means wider rims for this car. With the slightest change on the overall appearance of the car versus a complete overall performance perfection.

  (421) posted on 04.20.2009

AS you can see the exterior has been left largely untouched apart from the addition of a set of Hartge emblems for hood and boot lid along with carbon casings for the side-mirror. So technically it’s more on the engine and couple of performance features that were enhanced. This is cool for diesel engine.

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