Saturday, February 20, 2010

German tuner Hamann specializes in tuning exotic sports cars

Usually, German tuner Hamann specializes in tuning exotic sports cars but occasionally the firm lends its expertise to more sedate segments in the car world. And now, the 2009 BMW 7-series luxury saloon is the car that they has announced a tuning package for that car.

With the BMW, Hamann has been working closely since 1986, but this relationship has mostly surrounded the carmaker’s motorsports efforts. However, the competence gained there can still be applied to non sports models, which we can see clearly in the latest modified 7-series. It some modification to the exterior of the car such as custom side skirts, a rear spoiler on the boot and custom tailpipes.

It is equipped with the new body alterations is a set of 22in Evo wheels, which are attached to a performance suspension kit that sits up to 40mm lower than the stock model. Also, the interior has been given an upgrade, with custom seats, floormats bearing the Hamann logo and with new aluminum sports pedals.

For the power upgrades, Hamann only tinkered with the diesel-powered 730d, and will give the power output of the 245hp (180kW) stock engine by 45hp (33kW). Hamann also upgrade the engine found in the current 750i model – the 4.4L twin-turbo V8 unit – as well as the new 760i V12. Eventhough, the tuning of the 750i should be a cracker in terms of performance, as the tuning firm is not known for its restraint in this area. The previous of the modification of BMW 7-series V8 featured a 7.1L engine with 510hp (383kW) and a top speed just a few miles shy of 200mph.

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