Wednesday, 5 August 2009


A tuner once put a previous-generation BMW M5 (294kW) engine into the previous-generation BMW X5. It lapped the Nurburgring at a very fast pace and impressed some top brass BMW executives. G-POWER has not installed the 5.0-litre V10 in its X5 G-POWER TYPHOON, but instead used the 4.8-litre V8 currently found in the 4.8i. In standard form the engine produces a respectable 270kW (367hp).

But this would not be G-POWER if the power remained the same. The tuner decided to opt for a supercharger to extract more thrust. How about 460kW (625hp) for starters? Then 700Nm of torque? How about the claimed 0 – 100km/h time of 4.5 seconds? Does that grab your apples? That is more powerful than a standard X5 M.

G-POWER says its car will achieve a top end of 285km/h which is stuff of absolute legends for an SUV. The standard 6-speed automatic gearbox is used to access the power and the xDrive all-wheel-drive system.

G-POWER says the interior can be customised to suit the individual so buyers can very much go wild as far as that goes.