Swiss eccentric Frank Sbarro and his tuning company are famous (or infamous). wild samples is based on existing vehicles, but some of its models are not widely known to the public. Among them is the Sbarro XX5, a rare modified version of the first generation BMW X5 which is currently up for sale in Switzerland for a cool 49,900 Swiss francs, or the equivalent of $50,162 USD.

The Sbarro XX5 debuted at the Geneva Motor Show back in 2002, making it 20 years old today. In addition to the silver SUV on display, the company built a second XX5 painted in black. The latter is now on sale at Knecht Automobile as we discovered on Swiss BMWFacebook page.

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Compared to the previous facelift BMW The X5 E53 (1999-2003) on which it is based, the Sbarro XX5 has a redesigned face that makes it look like an unfinished prototype. The renal lattice was covered with two bumps on the protruding nose, the headlights replaced with six round units, the custom bumper is much shorter than the stock unit and the front fenders are wider, losing the plastic cladding in the process.

The profile remains the same, but the rear has a new and simpler bumper with square tubes sticking out of it. There are no notable changes inside, but the model is full of extras, including heated front seats, a sports steering wheel, Montana leather, wood accents, velor floor mats, a sunroof, and period-correct navigation on a small center screen. console.

According to the listing, the SUV was manufactured in June 2002 and has covered 140,700 km (87,427 miles) since then. However, it is in good shape both stylistically and mechanically, having just been retired. The black Sbarro XX5 is equipped with a 4.4-liter V8 gasoline engine with a capacity of 282 hp. (210 kW / 286 hp), as in the standard model. Power is sent to all four wheels via a five-speed Steptronic automatic transmission.

Would you spend $50K on a 20-year-old BMW SUV with a facelift and Sbarro badges? Keep in mind that the all-new, fourth-generation X5 starts at $59,400 in the US and €73,200 ($71,375) in Germany. future facelift The cost is expected to be the same.

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