MANHART MHX3 650 BMW X3 M Competition

shawn By On 20/06/2024 at 17:58

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When it comes to blending power and luxury in an SUV, the BMW X3 M Competition F97 LCI is already a standout performer.

A New Era for the BMW X3 M Competition

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Boasting 510 hp, 650 Nm of torque, an 8-speed M Steptronic transmission, adaptive M suspension, M xDrive all-wheel drive, and an M Compound brake system, the X3 M Competition is essentially an M3 wrapped in an SUV body. This combination offers exceptional driving dynamics that are rare in this vehicle class.

However, the engineers at MANHART Performance in Wuppertal saw the X3 M Competition as merely a starting point. They have now transformed this impressive machine into the MHX3 650, a power SUV that pushes the boundaries of performance and style.

Power Unleashed: 650 HP & 800 Nm

To earn the MHX3 650 designation, a significant power boost was essential. MANHART’s upgrade features a twin-charged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine that now delivers an astonishing 650 hp and 800 Nm of torque. This enhancement is achieved through the installation of a MANHART MHtronic auxiliary control unit.

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The exhaust system has also been meticulously refined. The MHX3 650 features a MANHART stainless steel exhaust system with valve control, connected to MANHART sports downpipes with 200-cell HJS catalytic converters. This setup culminates in four 100-millimeter carbon-coated tailpipes, with an alternative option for ceramic-coated tailpipes.

Striking Visuals and Aerodynamics

The MHX3 650 isn’t just about performance; it makes a bold visual statement as well. It is equipped with a MANHART carbon aerodynamic kit that includes a front spoiler, side skirts with side fins, a roof spoiler, and a rear diffuser. These components are crafted from carbon fiber, enhancing both the aesthetic appeal and aerodynamic efficiency of the vehicle. The typical MANHART trim, in this case, is presented in satin silver on a dark blue background, diverging from the traditional gold accents.

Customizable Wheels and Suspension

The MHX3 650 rides on MANHART multi-spoke alloy wheels, which feature polished outer rings and can be customized to meet individual preferences. The showcased model sports 9.0x22-inch front wheels and 10.5x22-inch rear wheels, wrapped in 255/35ZR22 and 295/30ZR22 tires, respectively. Behind these wheels, the factory-fitted M Compound brake system’s large calipers are painted bright red, although various upgrade options are available.

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To further enhance handling, MANHART has fitted the MHX3 650 with lowering springs by H&R, reducing the ride height by approximately 30 millimeters. This modification significantly improves cornering dynamics, making the MHX3 650 not just a straight-line performer but also a nimble handler.

Interior Elegance and Precision

Inside the MHX3 650, the use of carbon fiber continues. The steering wheel spokes are from the BMW M Performance range, complemented by large MANHART carbon shift paddles. For those seeking a more personalized touch, MANHART’s upholsterers offer bespoke interior refinements that can be tailored to any taste.


The MANHART MHX3 650 represents the pinnacle of what an SUV can be, combining extraordinary power, refined aesthetics, and enhanced driving dynamics. It transforms the already impressive BMW X3 M Competition into a true performance beast, embodying MANHART’s commitment to pushing automotive boundaries. Whether on the track or the open road, the MHX3 650 is sure to leave a lasting impression.


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