Turning A Junk BMW X5 Into A Mad Buggy Is Recycling At Its Best

All you need to have some genuine off road fun is a hacksaw, a trashed BMW X5 and some friends to help you with the welding.

The original BMW E53 X5 was a milestone model for the Bavarian car maker, as it introduced BMWs to the SUV world. It was one of the sportiest SUVs in the world when it was originally launched, with BMW calling a SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle) instead. However, it was not very capable at the off-road stuff.

This project started with a car that was probably sitting abandoned in a junkyard, all dented and sorry-looking, before a group of friends took it and started hacking things off it. Things like the roof, the windshield, the door window frames were gone in the pursuit of off-road hooning.

An external roll bar took the roof’s place while installing massive off-road tires required some fender trimming. This BMW X5 just got a lease of new life and the end result looks equally parts of awesome and terrifying.

We don’t know if the powertrain was modified too, with the video pointing out that this is the 4.4-liter V8 version. We guess that the lightened shell in combination with the V8 power would have no problem in tackling deep mud pits, even if the powertrain was left untouched.

 

  • Dude

    That’s actually pretty cool

  • TrevP

    I want one.

  • Dennis James

    Looks like a car from Mad Max 🙂 Not really feeling it though…it could have been done with more care.

  • nir elyashiv

    Great Off-Road Taxi

Rugged Brabus Mercedes S-Class With 887 HP Would Be Wonderfully Absurd

This highly modified Mercedes S-Class render is unlikely to ever make its way to the real world.

Renault And Fiat Chrysler Automobiles May Announce Merger On Monday

Renault is worth $17 billion and FCA is worth $20 billion, meaning a tie-up could be huge.

New BMW 1-Series Is FWD And Looks Just Like The X2

The new BMW 1-Series will hit the market in Europe this September with prices coming soon.

Does The New BMW Z4 M40i Sound Good To You?

A new video focuses on the exhaust note of the top-of-the-line new Z4.

Manual Gearbox F430 Is What Ferrari Dreams Are Made Of

Gordon Ramsay used to own this F430, and now it can be yours as it’s coming up for auction.

Hot Rods And Electric Motors Are A Match Made In Heaven

Although huge V8s used to be synonymous with the genre, the times, they are a changin.

Here’s What It’s Like To Own The Nissan Leaf For A Year

The long-term test reveals the ups and downs of actual Leaf ownership.

Next-Gen Kia Optima To Have A Progressive Design With A Strong Identity

The upcoming Optima probably will be more conservative than the new Hyundai Sonata.

Porsche Cayenne Coupe: Should You Cancel That Bimmer X6?

Was the Cayenne Coupe worth the wait? Yes, it was – and then some .

Check Out The Fun Exterior Colors Of The Hyundai Venue

Sales of the Hyundai Venue in the United States will commence later this year.