Discussion in 'Auto Multi-Media' started by 92dxhatch, Nov 9, 2005.
aye me harteys!
M3, or 5? Didn't watch the whole vid, but they are great suv's. Anything BMW with the "M" logo, isn't taken lightly.
It's a custom build, by an engineer in Germany. And not what I would expect either.
He said the engine weighs as much as the original, or less. It's a V12 "four (something)" liter. It's still AWD, which is impressive.
It's nice when you can test drive a car, just by showing up at the Nurbergring, and then leave taking the autobahn. A whole day spent at 140 mph. I resent that, because in my commute you can get pulled over for doing 35mph in a 30 down this twisty empty road.
Nice, even still, i'm a fan of the "M"
I wouldnt drive it...i know better than to drive an SUV at those speeds...thats a rule in my book. If you are in an SUV, you dont drive like you would drive an M3.
but this M5 is built to drive like the M3, so why not drive it as such?
because its an X5
sorry i meant the x5 it was ment to handle like the m3.
i thought that e posted that a while ago and the engine is out of the mclearn F1
but aparently i posted this so long ago i cant find it in the search
no big deal
i didnt have the video... just all the specs
post up the specs then...dang...j/k...didn't know it was even a repost
Did you see the body roll on that thing? It was right up there with a porsche.. Barely any at all.
He must have 1500lb springs and foot-thick sway bars.
An impressive study demonstrates the sheer size of the technical potential the X5 actually has on tap under extreme conditions: The X5 Le Mans is propelled by the V12 engine carried over from the Le Mans winning car, with unparalleled performance at a corresponding level. This means that the engine of the X5 Le Mans experimental vehicle performs a power unit developing 700 bhp (514 kW) and has a torque of 720 Nm (531 lb-ft) at 5000 rpm, which accelerates this experimental car from a stand-still to 100 km/h (0-62mph) in 4.7 seconds. Top speed is 278 km/h (173 mph). Racing driver Hans-Joachim Stuck took the X5 Le Mans for a spin on one of the most demanding racing tracks in the world, the Nurburgring. He recorded a very impressive lap time of 7.49,92 minutes, that is over 25 seconds faster than a Z8.
The idea behind the X5 Le Mans experimental vehicle originates primarily from a technical ambition: BMW's engineers wanted to explore and demonstrate the X5's real absolute limits in practice. As a kind of welcome side effect, their efforts produced a compelling showpiece whose powerful looks reflect its impressive inner values.
The most striking change to the exterior is the bonnet scoop for the air from the radiator. Further exterior modifications were made at the front and rear bumper covers, the wing skirts and sill covers, the exterior mirrors and wheels. The chassis with 20-inch wheels was lowered by 30 millimetres (1.18 inches). Depending on the type of duty this car is applied to, 315/35 or 275/40 tyres are mounted on its front wheels, while its rear wheels are generally fitted with 315/35 tyres. Axle load distribution is almost ideal, at 51:49% front/rear.
Exterior dimensions are basically the same as on the standard X5. The interior, on the other hand, looks quite different, with a definite high-tech touch. The more comfortable standard seats were replaced by four bucket seats with a particular emphasis on sportiness, and aluminium stands out as a predominating element throughout.
Award-winning power unit: BMW engine sets racing-sports standards
BMW's six-litre V12 engine is the perfect engine to meet the challenge of sports-car competitions. In 1995 this engine celebrated its first great triumph as the winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans - powering the closed McLaren BMW sports car. BMW's greatest success with this power unit was the BMW V12 LMR's final win in the legendary 24-hour race in 1999. For racing use, the engine's output was derated to approx. 580 bhp (426 kW) by installing air supply limiters.
The X5 Le Mans is a one-of-a-kind vehicle and it is not for sale. There are no plans to produce it in small batches or on a larger scale.
Country of origin: Germany
Produced in: 2000
Numbers built: N/A
Body design: N/A
Engine: BMW LMR 60Âº V12
Engine location: Front, longitudinally mounted
Displacement: 5.990 liter (365.5 cu in)
Valvetrain: 4 valves/cylinder, DOHC
Fuel feed: Fuel injection
Aspiration: Naturally Aspirated
Drive: All wheel drive
Weight Distribution: 51/49 (Front/Rear)
The chassis with 20-inch wheels was lowered by 30 millimeters (1.18 inches)
Power: 700 bhp (522.2 kW)
Torque: 720 Nm (531.0 ft lbs)
Power to weight ratio: N/A
Top Speed: 278 km/h (173 mph)
0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) Acceleration: 4.7
dayyyyuuummmmm...!!!! very nice, i fugured it was one of a kind, duh, but how cool would it be if they sold at least a small select few.
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