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 |  Jun 08 2011, 2:50 PM


The world of modifying cars is ever changing, as more and more creative minds find different ways to personalize their ride, setting it apart from the crowd. Back in SEMA of 2009, Air Runner imported over a Toyota Vellfire van that was wrapped in full genuine red leather. It was definitely eyebrow raising and it looks like there may be a possibility of it catching on. This Lumma Design widebody BMW X6 out in Russia was spotted wrapped in full black leather, though it’s worth mentioning that it’s just faux leather.

With matte-colored wraps and extravagant paint jobs becoming more and more popular, some owners are looking for real out-of-the-box ideas to bring that “woah” factor to their car. Surely a leather-wrapped car would do the job, and having it done on a widebody BMW X6 is all the more different. At a far away glance it’s almost hard to tell that the X6 is leather-wrapped, but clearly there’s something going on with the texture of the finish as its neither matte or paint.  Closer inspection reveals it’s actually a leather-type finish, something we’ve never seen before.

Will it catch on? We’re not too sure, as it’s probably not a very cheap task to execute. But it’s definitely nice to see people continuing to push the envelope, for better or worse.

GALLERY: Leather Wrapped BMW X6

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[Source: Jon Sibal]

 |  Sep 05 2010, 9:16 AM


Lumma Design is slowly becoming one of our favorite new tuners, having checked out their 760Li project and Top Car built X6 M. Once again, Lumma has teamed up with their Russian tuner Top Car to show off what the new BMW 5-Series is fully capable of.

With a tongue twister of a name, the CLR 500 RS2 is Lumma Design’s new styling package for the BMW F10 5-Series. And by anyone’s standards, this is one aggressive kit for a luxury sedan. The front bumper is ultra-sporty while the wider front and rear fenders (in the form of an add-on) clearly hint that Lumma wasn’t looking towards making the 5-Series conservative.

In the rear, the aggressive rear bumper sports a wildly-styled diffuser that houses a quad-tipped exhaust system. Best of all, the body components are constructed out of high quality vacuum-formed Kevlar and carbon fiber. One thing we weren’t a huge fan of though were the M-style R20 and R19 Lumma Design wheels that are on the car. While the style is OK, the wheels look way too small on the widened body.

It’s also worth mentioning that Top Car redid the interior with Nappa leather and carbon fiber trim inserts. At the end of the day though, we feel that this kit might be a little over-the-top for 5-Series owners. But those looking to convert their luxury sedan to something sporty and aggressive, you have an option!

GALLERY: Top Car Lumma Design BMW CLR 500 RS2

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[Source: WorldCarFans]

 |  Aug 08 2010, 4:18 PM


Lumma Design has been busy lately, showing off its SUV creations like the BMW X6 M. Recently we also caught wind of their widebody BMW 760Li, and now joining their lineup is a rendition of Porsche‘s newest generation Cayenne.

Though hardly as extreme as the BMW counterparts, Lumma really kept things mild on the Cayenne. For aesthetics Lumma simply offers a set of headlight covers and 22-inch or 23-inch wheels. They do have a performance offering for the diesel model, enhancing horsepower from 240-hp to 276-hp and 405 ft-lbs of torque to 465 ft-lbs of torque. This D-Box can be completely retrofitted if wanted.

In addition an exhaust option is available for the diesel model for those wanting a little bit of performance and a deeper tone to their SUV. On the inside is where there’s a plethora of options, from matte aluminum sill plates to aluminum/rubber pedals and floor mats with genuine animal skin edging.

We’re hoping Lumma does more for the Cayenne in the near future, say a nice body kit or even a clean widebody. We’ll keep our eyes out.

GALLERY: Lumma Design Second Generation Porsche Cayenne

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