BMW X5 Lemans

Have you heard of the BMW X5 Lemans? It was a first generation E53 BMW X5, but it had something very special under it’s hood -a 700 horsepower 6.0 litre V12 engine from the BMW V12 LMR that won the legendary 24-hour Le Mans in 1999. For endurance purposes, the engine was detuned to 580 horsepower, but all 700 is unleashed in the X5 Lemans application.

The BMW X5 Lemans did 0 to 100km/h in 4.7 seconds, and had a top speed of 311km/h. A massive 720Nm of torque at 5,000rpm is sent trashing through the 20 inch wheels with 275/40 profile tyres at the front and 315/35 profile tyres at the rear. The weight balance is very slightly front-biased at ratio of 51 to 49.

Check out a video of the BMW X5 Lemans after the jump.

Video: BMW X5 Lemans