BMW X6 M obtains from Hamann more power, matte paint and salmon skin
16 March 2011
Hamann has unveiled the absolutely uncompromising Tycoon EVO M, its take on the 2011 BMW X6 M. In typical Hamann fashion, everything about the car is completely beyond comprehension. First, Hamann added an entire herd of horsepower to the stock figure, kicking the total from an already absurd 550 to a stupefying 670. According to Hamannn, all that power translates into a 300 km/h top end.
Outside, the big Bimmer has been widened by 60 millimeters, taking it from huge to gargantuan. Its new-found size is set off by a carbon-accented matte-black paint scheme sitting atop 23-inch wheels at all four corners, also in matte black. The taillights, roof rack, hood, rear spoiler, antenna and exhaust surround all get the carbon fiber treatment.
Resulting from the modifications, the X6 M now has 670 hp/493 kW at 6,000 r.p.m. and 950 Newton metres torque at 1,500 – 5,650 r.p.m. These are additional 115 hp and 100 Newton metres compared to the serial version. Therefore, the 4WD automobile accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in only 4.2 seconds and reaches a top speed of 300 km/h.
Where things get truly insane is the interior, though, where Hamann has eschewed carbon fiber or aluminum trim in favor of Nanai Salmon Leather. Hamann says its as durable and luxurious as traditional interior leather, and carries the look and structure of salmon skin. In reality, it looks very similar to snake skin. Setting off the interesting trim choice is the usual litany of Alacantara-trimmed seats and quilted leather upholstery.