The German tuner Hamann revealed the Flash Evo M, a BMW X5 M-based
modification that adds a bodykit, light alloy wheels, increased performance and
visual enhancement of the interior.
The BMW X5 M rolls off the
assembly-line already with many exceptional attributes that give it a sense of a
sports car. Hamann dresses up this genre, adding the newly developed Flash Evo
M-Bodykit. From now on, a striking front spoiler will be fitted with two or four
integrated LED daytime running lights, large air intakes that supply the engine
as well as the brake system with fresh air. The carbon bonnet presents itself as
a perfect match and contributes with its additional air inlets and outlets to
optimize the temperature inside the engine compartment. Side sill bars connect
the massive fender extensions and give the X5 M a considerably higher presence.
The two central tailpipes of the sport exhaust system are integrated into the
diffuser that is installed into the rear spoiler. The carbon roof spoiler adds
to the necessary downforce. Even the exterior mirror heads present themselves in
a stylish black carbon fiber.
Upon request, several 22 or 23 inch light
alloy wheels amplify effectively the sporty appearance of the Hamann Flash Evo M
and skilfully fill in the wide wheel housings. The exclusive Design unique
Forged "Anodized" rim, available in 23 inch with matt black anodized spokes,
gives it a truly sporty appearance. The special forging technique applied makes
the rim super light but at the same time offers a very high bearing load.
By using progressively wound suspension springs, Hamann is able to lower the
center of gravity of the BMW X5 M by 1.2 inch. This emphasizes even more the
sporty appearance of the Flash Evo M bodykit.
Hamann offers two
performance improvement systems. First, the ECU is optimized by removing the
factory-installed Vmax restriction of 155 mph. Then, power is increased from 555
hp and 501 lb-ft torque to an impressive 610 hp and a torque of 575 lb-ft.
For an extra kick, Hamann supplies the HM 670 sports kit. In addition to the
optimization of the ECU, a rear sports muffler and catalyst replacement pipes
are being used. This way, between 1500 and 5650 rpm, the torque is increased to
impressive 700 lb-ft. According to the data sheet, 670 hp are also available and
ensure that the Hamann Flash Evo M can reach a top speed of 186 mph.
Stopping at these speeds requires additional safety, for which Hamann has
developed a high-performance brake system, using 405 mm diameter brake discs in
front and 340 mm diameter brake discs at the rear. 6-pot calipers provide the
delay at the front axle, while 4-pot calipers do their work at the rear axle.
Steal flex brake lines prevent the dreaded fading during high stresses.
When checking out the interior, the first thing one will notice is the Hamann
airbag sport steering wheel and the speedometer, indicating a top speed of 200
mph. But this is only the beginning. Upon request, the in-house saddlery shop
can provide you with two-colored, quilted leather with decorative stitching and
Alcantara, as interior finish. To round it all off, an interior package is
available with applique made of visible carbon fiber and a stainless steel sill
plate with an illuminated Hamann logo. The feet of the driver may rest on pedals
and a foot rest available in optional silver or black anodized aluminum. Hamann
floor mats and a trunk mat top off the luxurious appearance.