You just had to see this one coming. The X6 is arguably the real successor in the German luxury segment to the Porsche Cayenne and so it’s not at all surprising that big German tuning houses like Hamann have been dreaming up outrageous tuning programs for the SUV.
The most obvious trait of Hamann’s modified X6, called the Tycoon, is that it is a widebody. Thanks to new fenders the vehicle is now 2.4-inches (60mm) wider than a standard X6. The aero kit is a complete package, however, and also includes side skirts, a new front bumper, a roof spoiler and a a three-pieece rear diffuser.
To fill those massive fenders, Hamann has produced a 23-inch version of its Edition Race wheels, that come coated in 315/25/23 tires. Those incredibly wide tires, when combined with a new set of Hamann springs that lower the vehicle by 1.6-inches (40mm), make it handle more like a sports sedan than a bulky SUV.
Engine tuning is always a part of the Hamann philosophy and so this twin-turbo inline six has been tuned to produce 360hp at 5230 rpm and 398 ft-lbs of torque at just 1300 rpm. The vehicle new top speed, says Hamann, is now 171 mph.
Official release and additional photos after the jump:
PRESS RELEASE January 2009
HAMANN- Motorsport broadens the BMW X6
As far as the latest project by HAMANN-Motorsport is concerned, the name says it all: the Laupheim-based refiner called its latest creation for BMW X6 TYCOON. This description has its roots in Japanese culture and is originally a synonym for an extraordinary shape – a comparison which can also be transferred to the X6-makeover.
The TYCOON – an auto-body pack which sets benchmarks Already the design department at HAMANN-Motorsport ensures that the TYCOON meets the expectations in his name. They designed and developed an impressive broad makeover for this BMW crossover model and ensured that all accessories reflect and perfect the shape of the car. The masculine appearance of the TYCOON is mainly emphasised by its new front wings and back wing extensions made of light composite material. They broaden the body by striking 60 millimetres. The perfectly designed side skirts render the optical connection while the front apron is an outstanding eye-catcher with its large air inlets and the LED daytime running lights under the serial headlights. At the rear section of the X6, the HAMANN-engineers added a three-part diffuser to the original apron. The back appearance of the TYCOON is enhanced by a rear- and roof spoiler. It goes without saying that all used HAMANN-components do not only convince with their design but also with their aerodynamics. They ensure an optimised air flow over the car silhouette and render an additional downthrust.
Perfectly styled from head to toe – the suitable rim in XXL format The suitable rim for the broad makeover of the BMW X6 is the DESIGN EDITION RACE ANODIZED. The ultra-light forged wheel combines both agility and also elegance. The black rim star and the titanium bolting underline the dynamics of the wheel. The highly polished rim flange on the contrary gives the car a noble impression. HAMANN offers the 23-inch wheel with tyres sized 315/25 R 23. Special chassis springs fantastically enhance the light alloy wheels. Thereby, progressively coiled springs lower the barycentre of this Sports Utility Vehicle by maximally 40 millimetres at the front- and back axle.
HAMANN performance kits – from tycoon to typhoon The choice of different HAMANN performance kits is as manifold as the selection of BMW engines. The tuning expert bestows the X6 xDrive35i with an engine output of 360 hp / 265 kW at 5230 rpm. Parallelly, the maximum torque rises by 140 Nm to 540 Nm in the rpm-range between 1300 and 5000. At the same time, HAMANN also suspends the speed limit of 250 km/h and allows impressive 275 km/h.
The Diesel series also profits from extra power. After the serial motronic is re-programmed, the xDrive30d has 265 PS / 195 kW and transfers a maximum torque of 600 Nm to the crankshaft. The engine variation xDrive35d also turns into a racy sprinter: HAMANN is able to tease 320 PS / 235 KW and a sensational torque of 660 Nm at 2000 rpm out of the Diesel car. Engine performance kits for the xDrive50i are already in the final stages of the development process. Moreover, sport mufflers by HAMANN-Motorsport can be adjusted to any performance kit. The product range includes a two-pipe and also four-pipe exhaust system which render a sonorous and earthy sound.
The inner values of HAMANN – noble accessories for the TYCOON interior In addition to the present, serial inner design, HAMANN offers accessories made of high-quality aluminium. Pedals and foot rests render motorsports sensations and perfectly match the 12-part HAMANN decoration set made of carbon fibre. An instrument dial with a scaling up to 300 km/h and a 3-spoke sport steering wheel further underline the sportive overall appearance of the TYCOON. For the boot of the X6, HAMANN offers an elegant and also practical boot mat with chequered decorative stitching and an embroidered logo.