Tuners welcomed BMW’s decision to add an M version to the X6 range and to use a turbocharged powerplant for the Sports Activity Coupe (SAC). For instance, Manhart’s version of the X6M (dubbed Manhart M6XR Twin Turbo) is an SAC that delivers 687 hp.
This was accomplished with the use of a catalytic conversion modification, a modified exhaust and an ECU remap for the vehicle’s twin-turbocharged 4.4 liter V8 powerplant.
The fresh stainless steel exhaust system features four 90 mm tailpipes and two 200-cell HJS racing catalytic converters. The car, which weighs 2.4 tons, can sprint to 62mph in only 4.7 seconds and it boasts a top speed of 198 mph (319 km/h).
For proper handling, Manhart installed a lower suspension on the car, bringing it nearer to ground by 30mm. It has a set of 23 inch rims that utilize high performance tires (315/25 R 23).
Upgrades were also done on the stopping power since the car has been fitted with a performance braking system that has 395 mm rotors and six-piston calipers at the front and 375mm discs with four-piston calipers at the rear.
The SAC’s interior receives a full-leather finish, with Alcantara roof and door linings, and Klavierlack double-coat clear finish trimmings. But as impressive as the M6XR Twin Turbo is, Manhart will soon reveal an even more powerful version that will offer an output in excess of 700 hp and 900 Nm.