A car is a status symbol, a representation of the owner. When people buy houses, they often give them a new paint job, hang up decor that reflects their personality, and do other upgrades. Car owners can do the same. For example, a BMW body kit can give a car a certain flare.
There are a few models of the BMW line that benefit well from a body kit. The first is the X6, a mid-size luxury crossover labeled a Sports Activity Coupe. It has the attributes of an SUV with its high ground clearance, all wheel drive and all weather ability, and large wheels and tires. Yet those features combine with the stance of a coupe with its bold styling and dramatic sloping roof.
The base model is powered by a 225 kW version of the N54 3.0 liter twin turbocharged inline six gasoline engine. It is also available with a two diesel variant powered by BMW’s 3.0 liter turbodiesel engine.
The BMW X6M are the first vehicles from BMW to have an all wheel drive system with automatic transmissions. They are crossovers, as opposed to passenger cars. The high performance M features a twin scroll twin turbo version of the 4.4 liter V8 N63 engine with the Cylinder-bank Comprehensive Manifold. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds.
The X6M includes a 6 speed M Sports automatic transmission with aluminum pull-style paddles on the steering wheel. It has a Dynamic Mode feature, 10 mm lower Adaptive Drive suspension, 4 piston fixed calipers at the front and piston floating calipers at the rear, 20 inch alloy wheels, hill descent control, dynamic stability control, and special gills in the front fenders.
The BMW F10 or 5 series was designed for a more prominent upright split kidney grille and an absence of the Bangle butt rear end styling of the E60 predecessor. The car has a traditional BMW-esque design. It has wide kidney grilles and a pronounced Hofmeister kink with creasing in the bonnet and underneath the door.
The center console is clearly angled toward the driver, a traditional BMW design. The F10 is a downsized 7 series with a front dual ball joint short long arm suspension and real multilink suspension. This makes the F10 more refined but heavier. The F10 maintains a conventional steel monocoque.
The BMW 7 Series is a line of full size luxury vehicles and is the BMW’s flagship car. Models are only available as a sedan or extended length limousine. The 7 Series introduces technologies and exterior design themes for BMW before they are installed in smaller BMW sedans. The F01 can see the best benefits from a body kit.
The F01 is the first 7 series available with an eight speed automatic transmission and all wheel drive. It is also the first 7 series where all engines are turbocharged. The ActiveHybrid7 is the first 7 series to use an electric motor. The front suspension is a double wishbone design instead of the MacPeherson struts used on previous generations.
A body kit is a collection of modifications to a car, always done to the exterior. The kits usually contain bumpers, exhaust tips, spoilers, paint jobs, side skirts, side guards, and roof scoops. These additions to a car usually are meant to mimic the look of a racing car on street legal vehicles.
Usually these additions on racing cars provide down force and weight savings, making them a practical use. However, the look of them has become so popular that people are putting these modifications on their everyday cars to give them a certain aesthetic appearance.
Body kit components are designed to complement each other and work together as a complete design. It is better to buy kits with everything an owner wants in one package. Mixing and matching pieces in the future can cause the appearance of the modifications to look odd and slightly off kilter. Even though it is more money upfront, a complete body kit is the way to go.