Five High-Riding, Sports Car Beating Tuner SUVs

Five High-Riding, Sports Car Beating Tuner SUVs

BMW X6 Tycoon Evo M by Hamann

Name: Hamann Tycoon Evo M
Based On: BMW X6 M
Stock Power: 555 horsepower, 500 pound-feet
Tuned Power: 670 horsepower, 627 pound-feet

Unlike some tuners that concentrate on specific brands, Hamann tunes just about everything from the Fiat 500 to the Ferrari 458 Italia. One of the company's most recent, and ridiculous, products is a tuned BMW X6 M, dubbed the Tycoon Evo M.

Hamann offers two versions of its Tycoon Evo M, both based on the X6 M and its 4.4-liter, twin-turbocharged V-8. In base form, the Evo M needs only an ECU reflash to put out 610 horsepower and 575 pound-feet of torque, 55 horsepower and 74 pound-feet more than stock. The uplevel Evo M puts out a whopping 670 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque through the same ECU reflash and new catalytic converters. With the 115 horsepower boost, the Tycoon Evo M is capable of doing 0 to 62 mph in 4.2 seconds, 0.3 seconds faster than the stock X6 M's 4.5 second sprint.

The German tuner provides an incredible array of interior and exterior enhancements for the X6 M in addition to engine tuning. Inside, Hamann will fit your X6 with carbon fiber trim, including the shifter; black or silver anodized aluminum sport pedals; a choice of three steering wheels -- carbon fiber, fiberglass, or Alcantara; and a Hamann floor and cargo mat set. These options are all separate packages, but can be ordered together to really trick out your X6.

Hamann's X6 exterior enhancement options list is even more impressive than its interior enhancement options. Hamann has no less than two different wide body kits for the X6, both of which can be had with any of seven wheel choices. Hamann also offers a la carte options, including carbon fiber bits ranging from a roof spoiler to a rear diffuser, to fender turn signal covers. Two different styles of hood and trunk emblems are the last of the possible exterior modifications.

A fully loaded Tycoon Evo M with the uplevel body kit and 670 horsepower upgrade runs around $245,000, an incredible $156,000 more than a base X6 M. However, Hamann will sell you just a body kit from $22,600, individual components from $1500, and engine tuning starts at $7500.

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