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Manhart Turns the BMW M5 Into 823-HP MH5 Black Edition So Anyone Can Stalk Santa

A subtle and very dark demeanor is always a great way to pass unnoticed when driving a business sedan. But when dealing with BMW’s F90 M5 high-performance version, it’s always a bit harder to avoid standing out in a crowd. Well, Manhart tries to give a helping hand with the (almost) completely dark MH5 800 Black Edition. Still, we’re not so sure they’ll succeed.
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For example, the business sedan might do the trick if one tried to surprise Santa Claus leaving the premises that all-important Christmas night. The black paint job might help it blend with the shadows. Its 823 horsepower and 1,050 Nm (774 lb-ft) of torque might also come in handy when trying to keep pace with the famous sleigh and its magical reindeer.

There’s just one issue – this Bavarian high-performance sedan is confined to highlighting its credentials on the tarmac. Or, as far as we’ve been told by various legends, Santa has the perk of using the skies. So, we’d better find a different use for this new arrival from Manhart.

The trouble is the company doesn’t give any pointers. It simply took to unveiling the new special edition on social media, and the details are pretty scarce. We know there’s a carbon fiber rear spoiler and diffusor as part of the aerodynamics-enhancing package. Manhart also clearly states the aforementioned power levels.

Thanks to the closeup shot you can check out in the gallery as well, we found some elements that break the all-black monotony. Yes, we're talking about the golden brake calipers. Lastly, there’s also a hint of the exclusivity level for this special series, as the tuner presented the hero car as “01/05.”

But other than that, there’s no information about pricing, availability, or even interior modifications. We can only assume the Black Edition takes from the regular MH5 800, which features just the company’s floor mats, with the rest of the cabin being individually configurable upon request.




Editor's note: Gallery also includes pictures of the standard Manhart BMW M5 MH5 800.

 
 
 
 
 

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