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    • E60 M5 and E63 M6 supercharger/forced induction options set to expand? ESS tuning reveals S85 V10 manifold

      As it stands, there is only 1 real supercharger option for the S85 V10 based BMW vehicles and that is G-power. There are two options on the horizon, ESS and Gintani. Both have been taking a VERY long time to come to market and both were already supposed to be available. Completely understandable they are delayed with a motor with the high compression and complexity of the S85. We know both are still works in progress but these two will likely be the best value forced induction options with the basic ESS kit rumored to have an MSRP of under $10k. Sit tight, no word yet on when either will hit the market.


      This article was originally published in forum thread: E60 M5 and E63 M6 supercharger/forced induction options set to expand? ESS tuning reveals S85 V10 manifold started by Sticky View original post
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      1. George Smooth's Avatar
        George Smooth -
        This thing will be a highway monster with the M5 gearing.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 930chas Click here to enlarge
        Nice post, looking good!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 930chas Click here to enlarge
        600whp...time to start shopping for used m5s!
        Nah, the M3 is lighter and offers a DCT yet the power difference between the two isn't all that great.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        damnit, beat me to it lol
      1. Bimmerbear's Avatar
        Bimmerbear -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Nah, the M3 is lighter and offers a DCT yet the power difference between the two isn't all that great.
        M3s are a dime a dozen compared to other M cars. I'd rather have something more unique. How many other cars could you get with a supercharged V10 and a 6 speed?
      1. Bimmerdude's Avatar
        Bimmerdude -
        R8, and a number of other high end cars can offer a V10, but from BMW its the S85 or nothing.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bimmerbear Click here to enlarge
        M3s are a dime a dozen compared to other M cars. I'd rather have something more unique. How many other cars could you get with a supercharged V10 and a 6 speed?
        Gallardo, R8, Viper? That's about it.

        E60 M5's and M6's aren't exactly super rare.
      1. Bimmerbear's Avatar
        Bimmerbear -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Gallardo, R8, Viper? That's about it.
        Exactly.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        E60 M5's and M6's aren't exactly super rare.
        True, but they're less commonplace than M3s.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bimmerbear Click here to enlarge
        True, but they're less commonplace than M3s.
        Sure, but not like you don't see either bodystyle daily.