Written by Rowan Horncastle

The BMW X6M is a divisive car at the best of times. A 2.3-tonne SUV made to attack racetracks is quite a lot to get your head around, while tuned versions of the BMW X6M compound this pickle. Do you really need more power? Well, here"s the ultimate conundrum; an X6M (a car that"s been designed to pummel race tracks), that"s been tuned by Manhart for more power and then made to go off-road. It"s called the Manhart MHX6 Dirt , a limited run, tuned Dakar car for the road from the German tuner complete with an exoskeleton, mini fridge and tyre strapped to the boot.Not content with the M department"s thorough revisions of the X6"s twin-turbo V8 (575bhp and 553lb ft of torque), Manhart has wound it up quite a bit more. Like, 900bhp and 885lb ft more. This is thanks to new pistons, connecting rods and upgraded turbochargers, as well as a new carbon air intake, beefier cooling and a shouty exhaust system.

Date written: 7 Dec 2017

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