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    • First BMW to crack 200 mph in the mile, ICS Performance Turbo E36 M Coupe runs 200.3 MPH at the Texas Mile

      A major congratulations to ICS performance is in order. There was some controversy a couple weeks back regarding this M coupe putting down 784 whp on the dyno. Whether the runs were made on pump gas or not the fact is the car is incredibly fast recording a major BMW performance breakthrough. There were members asking for performance figures other than the dyno and now they have them, with the car breaking all BMW records at the Texas mile and being the first BMW to run over 200 mph in the mile. Congratulations to George and everyone at Imported Cars of Stamford.

      Some additional details:

      30 mph head wind hindered many cars.

      178 mph was achieved on 23 psi.

      190 mph was achieved on 26 psi.

      Boost or turbo changes for the 200 mph run and changes from the 784 whp have not been disclosed yet. Videos of the runs coming soon.





      This article was originally published in forum thread: First BMW to crack 200 mph in the mile, ICS Performance Turbo E36 M Coupe runs 200.3 MPH at the Texas Mile started by Sticky View original post
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      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Damn, this is the first to hit 200 in the mile huh. Congrats to ICS for accomplishing this!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        Damn, this is the first to hit 200 in the mile huh. Congrats to ICS for accomplishing this!
        I think some people owe them some apologies...

        This is a major achievement, congrats to ICS.
      1. milkt's Avatar
        milkt -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I think some people owe them some apologies...
        Correct (you have performed my kind of instigation)
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        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ICS Performance Click here to enlarge
        I would appreciate from here on in that whatever I post on Bimmer Forums will not be posted here by yourself or other forum members.

        Thank you
        but why do the others need to apologize? Click here to enlarge

        No one is innocent, not even the two new "record holders". Click here to enlarge

        Nice runs Captain Kakaletris!!!!
        Fearless
      1. oddjob2021's Avatar
        oddjob2021 -
        no doubt the runs are legit, and a congratz is in order, but damn, to hit 178 in the mile an s54 needs 23 psi? i would have figured with much higher revs pushing the turbine, the byproduct of timing (boost) would not need to be so high. asr ran 179 at 18-19psi on racegas, in the heat, with the lame stock open diff at 3.08. texas is probably just as hot so no difference there. i guess the n54 is emerging as a nice little evolution of the s54, not nearly as over engineered but producing similar goals and times with seemingly less power and stress. im guessing the 200mph run was on racegas, how about the lower settings?
      1. PEI330Ci's Avatar
        PEI330Ci -
        Thread title: It's not an E36
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        oddjob, It's a S50/S52 not S54.
      1. milkt's Avatar
        milkt -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by PEI330Ci Click here to enlarge
        Thread title: It's not an E36
        Well Click here to enlarge
        doesn't the Z3 fall under the E36 generation as the E36/7 (Roadster) and E36/8 (Coupe)?
        Even the Z3's with the S54's were considered E36 generation.

        Sticky could have called it a Z3, to be a bit more precise.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Z3 M Coupe never got S54, i think you mean S50.
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        Ok im confused, what $#@!ing motor and car is this?
      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        Damn dude that dyno looks crazy. Look at all that torque!!!Click here to enlarge
      1. milkt's Avatar
        milkt -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        Z3 M Coupe never got S54, i think you mean S50.
        A very few DID receive the S54 M engines, but they are fairly rare.

        If you mean S50, then you MUST mean the European S50B32 (for the Euro market)
        as OUR United States/North American Z3Ms (E36/7's and E36/8's) received S52B32US and the few S54B32 engines

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
        Ok im confused, what $#@!ing motor and car is this?
        I believe its a 1999 Z3M Coupe with a frankenmotor. Click here to enlarge
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by milkt Click here to enlarge
        A very few DID receive the S54 M engines, but they are fairly rare.

        If you mean S50, then you MUST mean the European S50B32 (for the Euro market)
        as OUR United States/North American Z3Ms (E36/7's and E36/8's) received S52B32US and the few S54B32 engines



        I believe its a 1999 Z3M Coupe with a frankenmotor. Click here to enlarge
        Thanks for the info.
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
        Ok im confused, what $#@!ing motor and car is this?
        Sticky put it in S50/S52 section, must be a S52.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        oddjob, It's a S50/S52 not S54.
        Exactly, this is not an S54.
      1. GG///M3's Avatar
        GG///M3 -
        M52 with s52 crank. M50 based motor, and 6 speed trans.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by PEI330Ci Click here to enlarge
        Thread title: It's not an E36
        Yes it is, it's an E36/8.
      1. Jimefam's Avatar
        Jimefam -
        Nice! I would have loved to take my F10 to the mile and see what see would have run stock. Given that with 820whp this lighter car barely got over 200 I wonder what it will take for my heavy ass 550 to get there!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Jimefam Click here to enlarge
        Nice! I would have loved to take my F10 to the mile and see what see would have run stock. Given that with 820whp this lighter car barely got over 200 I wonder what it will take for my heavy ass 550 to get there!
        A ton of HP is what it will it take.
      1. Jimefam's Avatar
        Jimefam -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        A ton of HP is what it will it take.
        Well I hope next year I will be posting a similar build thread to my current one for my 550i!
      1. black bnr32's Avatar
        black bnr32 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by oddjob2021 Click here to enlarge
        i guess the n54 is emerging as a nice little evolution of the s54
        just wanna point out that about the only thing these 2 have in common is the number of cylinders
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by black bnr32 Click here to enlarge
        just wanna point out that about the only thing these 2 have in common is the number of cylinders
        Thank you, N54 has nothing to do with any of this and on it's best day is over 20 mph short of this.