Aftermarket parts for the BMW 745Le xDrive may be somewhat hard to come by, but if you want a power upgrade, sports suspension and new wheels for your plug-in hybrid luxury sedan, then Dahler has the solution.
Starting with the power upgrade, the Swiss tuner has increased the 3.0-liter six-pot’s output from 286 PS (282 HP / 210 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque to 408 PS (402 HP / 300 kW) and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft).
The overall system output now stands at 521 PS (514 HP / 383 kW) and 865 Nm (638 lb-ft), up from the stock car’s 394 PS (388 HP / 290 kW) and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft). The electric motor, which is integrated into the eight-speed automatic transmission, has been left untouched and still generates 113 PS (111 HP / 83 kW) and 265 Nm (195 lb-ft).
The buffed-up electrified 7er is thus more powerful than the new M3 Competition, whose 3.0-liter twin-turbo straight-six puts out 503 HP (510 PS / 375 kW) and 650 Nm (479 lb-ft).
In addition to tuning the engine, Dahler has also lifted the V-max and has equipped the car with a stainless steel exhaust system, for an improved sound, and a sports suspension that lowers the body slightly. However, the latter is only compatible with models that do not feature the adaptive air suspension.
Wheels that are not OEM are oftentimes hit and miss, especially on a a luxury sedan, but in this case, the tuner went for a classic design, albeit in quite a big size: 22 inches. The lightweight rims are part of their CDC1 Forged series, and are just one proposal, as alternatively, customers can order the 21-inch set too in different finishes.