dAHLer Dishes Out A Delicious X5 M60i
The Belp-based tuner offers two stages of tune.
After unveiling spruced-up versions of the new-gen M2 and the first-ever M3 Touring, dAHLer is back with another tuned-up BMW. It’s the latest iteration of the X5 M60i. That derivative sits below the full-blown X5 M in the SUV’s portfolio.
The standard BMW X5 in M60i form packs a twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 with a 40-volt mild-hybrid system. That powerplant outputs 530hp/750Nm, enough for most buyers’ needs. However, the dAHLer Competition Line treatment takes things up a notch, specifically to 620hp/850Nm. Those opting for this tune-up will also consider getting the optional increase in top speed (from 250kmph to 270kmph). This performance boost complies with Euro 6D standards and has an EU/Swiss homologation certification.
There will be those who’d want even more from their X5 M60i. Well, dAHLer offers a stage 2 performance upgrade, which provides even more grunt (numbers not mentioned ☹). However, that is intended for markets outside the EU and Switzerland. The same holds for CAN bus-controlled exhaust valve control. That said, part of the stage 1 tune-up is a custom-built stainless steel exhaust system exhaling through 100mm ceramic-coated tailpipes.
The tuner also offers two choices for suspension upgrades. The entry-level package ropes in dAHLer sport springs, which work in tandem with the M60i’s factory-installed electronic damping system. The costlier and beefier option is to get dAHLer’s performance coilover setup. It offers adjustments for damping and height.
Of course, dAHLer hasn’t forgotten the importance of design tweaks. Leading from the front are the CDC2 forged wheels with two superimposed twin-spoke starts spanning 23 inches in diameter. Accompanying them is rubber with a 305/30 profile and unmissable red brake callipers. The tuner offers various finishes for the rims, including the dAHLer Edition with partially polished fronts. Buyers also have the option to go for CDC1 forged light alloy wheels in identical dimensions.
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