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Published on January 2nd, 2021 | by Subhash Nair

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MHX7 650 Dirt Edition Is A BMW X7 With A Military Aesthetic

There are a number of German tuning companies that take your standard premium models and converting them into something you might dream about as a child. MANHART is one of these tuning companies and the MHX7 650 Dirt Edition is obviously a little unorthodox.

What they’ve done here is taken the BMW X7 and given it a more raw and militaristic look. Why? Because somewhere out there is a millionaire with very strange tastes.

The BMW X7 is actually a pretty classy looking car, as large as it is, so MANHART really went out of their way to change the entire look and feel of the car in creating the MHX7 650 Dirt Edition. The entire body is wrapped in foil with a matte black brushed surface and fake rivets throughout.

Besides the sheet metal appearance change, the Manhart MHX7 650 Dirt Edition also 40mm more ground clearance, 305/50R20 Maxxis Bighorn MT-764 tyres, and 10×20″ Black Rhino rims.

Underneath, the MHX7 650 is actually based on the top-spec X7 M50i, so it gets a 4.4-litre V8 biturbo engine. MANHART have remapped the software to boost output to 650hp and 920Nm of torque (from 530hp and 750Nm). There’s also a HJS downpipe for lower back pressure.

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Check out the spec sheet and press release below for more.

PRESS RELEASE

The BMW X7 is a true battleship: a 5.15-meter-long, 2.5-tonne boxy castle on wheels. MANHART Performance demonstrates that this noble luxury SUV can also be designed in a martial military look and prepared for rough off-road missions with the MHX7 650 Dirt Edition shown here.

Based on the X7 top model M50i, the Wuppertal-based company created a unique vehicle that is visually reminiscent of the armored command vehicle of a military special forces unit. The entire body of the XXL-SUV was wrapped in a custom design foil with matte black brushed surfaces and 3D rivet look.

By means of modifications to the OEM air suspension of the X7 M50i, MANHART Performance have increased the ground clearance of the Dirt Edition 2 by around 40 millimeters, thus simultaneously creating space for its eye-catching heavy-duty wheel/tire combinations.

Coarse-tread Maxxis Bighorn MT-764 tires in 305/50R20 were mounted on 10×20-inch Black Rhino rims by MANHART – matching the body design in matte black with Beadlock design. Equipped in this way, the MHX7 650 Dirt Edition 2 can easily navigate through very stony or muddy terrain – a terrain that probably few X7s will ever see.

MANHART increased the output of the 4.4-liter V8 biturbo engine by installing an HJS downpipe that reduces back pressure, installing a stainless steel exhaust system with valve control and by optimizing the software from the standard 530 hp and 750 Nm to 650 hp and 920 Nm.

ENGINE

4.4-Litre Biturbo V8 Engine

8-Speed Automatic Transmission

PERFORMANCE

From 530 HP & 750 Nm

To 650 HP & 920 Nm

MANHART MHtronik Powerbox

MANHART ECU Remapping

EXHAUST SYSTEM

MANHART Stainless Steel Exhaust System with Valve Control

MANHART Downpipes “Race” without Catalytic Converters*

Optional:

MANHART Downpipes “Sport” with 300 Cells HJS Catalytic Converters*

SUSPENSION

MANHART Air Suspension Optimization / 40 mm Raised

MANHART Chassis Set up

WHEELS

MANHART Black Rhino Rims

Maxxis Bighorn MT-764 Tires

FA and RA: 10 x 20 (305/50 R20)

BRAKES

Standard brake system, can be individually configured on request

INTERIEUR

Standard interior, can be individually configured on request

EXTERIEUR

MANHART Wrapping with Custom Design in Black Brushed with 3D Rivet Look

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