The competition between the car producers unleashes a “war” between the tuning companies. Each of them tries to be as creative as possible, to come up with as many innovative elements as they can and to give the car they work on another personality. One of these firms is Hamann, the specialist headquartered in Laupheim, Germany, which is famous for uncompromising conversions of vehicles from the most well-known brands. The last of their projects is based on the second generation BMW X3.
Hamann decided that some ECU optimization kits for the xDrive 20i, 28i, 35i, 18d, 20d, 30d and 35d models might be fashionable. So, for example, the BMW xDrive 35i originally producing 300 bhp (224 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) is able to generate 348 bhp (260 kW) and 449 Nm (331 lb-ft) after Hamann spells it with its magic wand. A diesel configuration, let’s say the range-topping 35d, can develop 350 bhp (261 kW) and 695 Nm (513 lb-ft) instead of the stock model outputting 309 bhp (230 kW) and 630 Nm (465 lb-ft).
Hamann is known to be an expert when it comes to doing engine upgrades. But in the case of the tuning package created for the BMW X3 it also has to offer a suspension lowering kit which lowers the crossover by 35mm. Coming together with the package, there is a new set of 21 inch silver Anniversary Evo wheels wrapped in Vredestein Ultrac R rubbers, sized 265/30 ZR21. On the whole, when two German brands meet under the same name, something good has to come out of it. And this surely happens with the BMW X3 tuned by Hamann.
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