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.

  • 2011 BMW X5 by G Power
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    4.8-liter V8 engine
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    525 horsepower at 6,100 rpm
  • Torque @ RPM:
    443 lb/ft of torque at 5,300 rpm
  • Top Speed:
    172 mph
  • 0-100 time:
    4.7 sec.
  • body style:


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  (577) posted on 10.25.2011

Why does it need to have a signature on its body? What was the purpose of that? Anyway, I can say that it is much better if they remove that and just remain it plain. However, I love the engine of it, very impressive.

  (445) posted on 10.7.2011

Look very active, strong and aggressive. The concept design made on the front exterior shows more of the delegate and dominating appearance. And as of its configuration this truly a car tuning with strong engine specs and set up. See above the engine update.

  (415) posted on 09.5.2011

As for me, I don’t find it an impressive car, the style and the platform design seems so ugly for me. Sorry to say BMW but it is only based on my observation and my opinion.

  (382) posted on 08.31.2011

The styling and design of the BMW X5 is quite remarkable. Its performance of the car is quite awesome and pretty similar with sportscar. I wonder on how will it perform in the race track?

  (333) posted on 08.31.2011

The style of the car is kind of impressive, though I don’t like its pure white paint job.
The figure performance of the vehicle is quite powerful for a SUV version. The G Power really boosted the performance of the car.

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