Remember the modified BMW X4 that AC Schnitzer revealed earlier in 2019? Now the folks at the German firm have decided to hand the coupé-styled SUV’s bigger sibling the same treatment, turning the X5 into what it calls “The Boss”.

The most notable of the upgrades currently on offer (AC Schnitzer says performance kits are in the development phase) is the revised air suspension, which can be lowered by up to 25 mm to improve driving dynamics and cornering capability.

In addition, the standard X5’s track width has been expanded, with the extra lateral support ostensibly providing increased stability.

An aerodynamics package is also included. The in-house developed kit not only lends the X5 a more imposing look but the new front spoiler and roof-mounted rear wing improve downforce. Furthermore, vents have been fitted to the bonnet to direct more air into the engine bay.

The BMW X5 you see here rides on bespoke lightweight 22-inch alloys, which have been wrapped in 275/35 tyres at the front and 315/30 rubber at the rear.

Inside, you’ll find the cabin has been fitted with various aluminium items such as the pedals (and footrest) and keyholder, while the iDrive Controller has been finished in “Black line” aluminium.