German super-tuner AC Schnitzer has just revealed its new Falcon wide-body appearance kit for the 2008 BMW X5 E70 performance-oriented crossover SUV. Besides wider wheel arches, the new body kit also includes new side steps, a new front bumper fascia that significantly decreases the vehicle’s off-road abilities, as well as new rear skirt with integrated exhausts.
Of course, this brilliant-looking bunch of plastics (no, they still do not serve the feather-light carbon-fiber parts, sorry) will not make your X5 more powerful or, at least, enhance its power-to-weight ratio.
However, if you feel that there are too many X5’s in your neighborhood and it is becoming too much of a hassle finding the SUV at a nearest mall’s parking lot, than this piece of art is right for you.
The X5 Falcon kit consists of new front spoiler, rear skirt that hides a new sports exhaust system in Racing design, front/rear fender flares and a bulging hood with two triangular metal-rimmed air intakes that further enhance the “bird of prey” theme of the aero-kit.
To enhance the X5‘s handling, the SUV may be further upgraded with AC Schnitzer’s own lowering spring kit and a set of 22-inch Type VII alloy wheels.
By the way, if you are not just into plastic, AC Schnitzer also offers an ECU power upgrade module for the 3.0-liter diesel engine.
While the standard oil-burner produces adequate 286hp and 580Nm (427 lb-ft) of torque, ACS’s new electronic module increases these values to more impressive 310hp and 680Nm (501 lb-ft) effectively dwarfing the diesel-powered VW Touareg 2 (221hp), Mercedes-Benz ML320 BlueTec (210hp) and the Audi Q7 3.0 TDI (225hp).
Oh, hell, it will even be more powerful then the base (here comes a demonic laugh) Porsche Cayenne (290hp). So, I guess, you really should consider getting one. The ECU upgrade, I mean, because the Cayenne is much more expensive.
No info on pricing and availability yet.
Photos: AC Schnitzer