So You Thought the BMW X6 Couldn't Get Any Worse…

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

The BMW X6 M is a formidable machine on the race track, but after German tuner Manhart is through with it, this SUV will also be ready for the desert.

The Manhart MHX6 Dirt² is built to be ready for the legendary Dakar rally and comes with everything necessary to complete the run through the deserts of South America. A partial exoskeleton, a pair of snorkels, a full-size spare tire, a new steel front bumper with a winch and underbody protection are all part of this machine’s kit, along with upgraded LED lights.

Powering the big BF Goodrich tires is a twin-turbo V8 that Manhart has cranked up to make a ridiculous 900 horsepower and 885 pound-feet of torque thanks to all-new pistons, connecting rods, upgraded turbos, a new carbon air intake, better cooling and, of course, a new exhaust system.

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A new transmission and strengthened rear axle are also part of the package to handle all that extra power while underneath a KW suspension is responsible for lifting the body.

For now, this X6 is only a concept from Manhart, but if it is made, the company only plans to build five of them. As for the price, the German company is looking for €395,000 ($463K USD) for each one.

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Stephen Elmer
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Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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  • Sukhoi31m3 Sukhoi31m3 on Dec 12, 2017

    I cant imagine paying somebody to do that to my X6M.

    • Jack Woodburn Jack Woodburn on Dec 12, 2017

      You and I are sure of our masculinity. For those that are not competing in Dakar, that's an attempt to make make a macho masculinity statement. LOLOL

  • Brooksdavis Brooksdavis on Dec 12, 2017

    On road or off road, this is my least favorite BMW, the fastback styling is neither fish nor fowl. By trying to do everything, it does nothing well except being pricey.