Geneva, 03 March 2015: Although not having a jet engine like the F16 fighter jet, it definitely has what it takes to be a real high-flyer: the potent interpretation of the brawny BMW X6 F16 by premium tuner Hamann from Swabian Laupheim. In Geneva, with both audience and press, the vehicle will activate the deceleration parachute, just as perfect is the classic combination of breath-taking body kit, potent power advancement and strong wheel/tyre combination.
The standard BMW X6 already offers top-class, convincing road performance. However, following its tradition, premium tuner Hamann steps up a gear. The model based on the M50D, which Hamann showcases in Geneva, impresses with a power advancement to 462 hp (340 kW) at 4 400 rpm. Not only the “power infusion” of 79 hp, but also the maximum torque entails “danger of addiction”: brute 890 Nm instead of the standard 740 Nm at 2 000–3 000 rpm already.
Hamann has always acted on the maxim that such an addictive output curve cannot stand alone. Hence, the car refiner gave its X6 F16 design wings: entirely in the company’s style the X6’s brawny and impressive appearance got the distinctive Hamann touch with a complete wide-body kit. The carbon bonnet in car body colour catches the eye; the purposeful beads ensnare the raised “power dome”, which gives an idea of what makes this car so special.
From there, the gaze wanders downwards to the “BMW’s kidney” and the completely redesigned one-piece front bearing Hamann’s signature. The bumper comes with a front skirt reaching far down, skilfully hiding the technical equipment behind and creating space for individual fibre-optic daytime running lamps. On the sides, Hamann adds some individualisation with exclusively manufactured wings perfectly nestling to the standard body. Towards the front door, the angular contours open up into filigree air intakes leaving no doubt about the claim of being anything but ordinary. The emotional curves of the wings make the X6 F16 grow by twelve centimetres in width and set the perfect stage for the well-dimensioned wheel/tyre combination.