163.2 hp per liter
(from Hamann Press
Release) HAMANN customises the BMW M5 – Exclusive
customisation programme for the latest generation of the advanced
The company HAMANN Motorsport, from Laupheim in Southern Germany,
has represented first-rate tuning for more than 25 years and is the
first port of call when it comes to customising BMW vehicles. With
its customisation programme for the latest generation of the M5, the
company is continuing on from this success story by presenting fresh
design with proven quality at the Geneva Motor Show. More dynamic,
more luxurious, and even more exclusive than its predecessors – a
car to meet the highest demands of driving pleasure and active
The design elements alone convey this impression and deliver
improved aerodynamics. They transform the BMW into an impressive
sports car, shifting the focus to the wide body. Wing extensions on
the front of 25 mm on each side and on the rear of 30 mm on each
side turn the 5-series into the kind of car only seen in the DTM or
other touring-car championships.
The front apron with
integrated LED daytime driving lights, in cooperation with the rear
apron, reduces upthrust in the HAMANN M5, providing a decisive boost
to handling and agility. This is supported by the side sill set,
which significantly steadies the airflow between the two axles. The
roof spoiler and rear spoiler additionally provide the necessary
contact pressure on the asphalt. Particularly on winding country
roads, the HAMANN aerodynamics package comes to life, delivering
pure driving pleasure.
In keeping with the M5 widebody's powerful appearance, HAMANN uses
ultra-light UNIQUE FORGED II forged wheels. The recommended wheel-tyre
combination at the front is 9.5Jx21-inch with Continental Sport
Contact 5P tyres in the size 265/30 ZR 21. At the rear,
12.0Jx21-inch rims are used with 325/25 ZR 21 tyres.
Another highlight of the
range is the three-part HAMANN aluminium wheel by the name of
EDITION RACE "ANODIZED". The anthracite-anodized wheel star and the
titanium bolting of the mirror-finished rim flange emphasise the
car's racing character. Manufacturing with forging technology makes
the wheel especially light, and the reduced unsprung masses improve
both acceleration and brake response.
The new aluminium wheels
are accentuated by the special chassis springs, which lower the
BMW's centre of gravity by up to 30 millimetres. At the same time,
the sports car's handling enjoys a significant upgrade.
HAMANN will soon make the centrepiece of its customisation programme
available with a powerful performance enhancement. The upgrade,
which is still at the development stage, includes a high-performance
sports muffler, as well as a new engine-management system. This
results in a power boost of ca. 160 PS for the V8 engine and a 220
Nm increase in torque.
HAMANN is completely redesigning the interior, converting the inside
of this four-door sports saloon into a VIP lounge with motorsports
flair. The finest leather replaces the factory-standard version. The
HAMANN aluminium pedals gleam from the footwell and perfectly
complement the metal appliqués of the series interior.
Piano lacquer, leather
or Alcantara finishes – all are available on request to add extra
thrill to the ride. From the personalised floor-mat set to the
full-leather upholstery, everything is produced by hand to precision
standard, and individually designed and integrated into the vehicle
by master craftsmen.
For more information about the extensive HAMANN tuning programme,
please visit the web site