• Evolution Raceworks and BMS (Burger Motorsports) hit 270 wheel horsepower with tune and downpipe for the F30 328i N20 turbo 4-cylinder

      The new N20 turbo motor is going to become a very popular tuning platform and is already off to a very good start. 270 wheel horsepower on a dynojet is right in the range of what the E9X 335i put down stock. So essentially a tune and a downpipe and you hit stock 335i power. The N20 is not going to going to give up a whole lot and is going to be the definitive BMW tuning value. Also keep in mind this is early on so gains of 37 wheel from the baseline with a tune and downpipe are just the beginning.







      Dyno below. Blue is stock, red is BMS Stage I, and green is BMS Stage I with Evolution Raceworks downpipe:

      This article was originally published in forum thread: Evolution Raceworks and BMS (Burger Motorsports) hit 270 wheel horsepower with the F30 328i N20 turbo 4-cylinder started by Sticky View original post
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      1. bigdnno98's Avatar
        bigdnno98 -
        This is going to be one bad little engine! I'm curious to see what type of PSI the little stocker can push out. Does anyone have a pic of the stock turbo?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bigdnno98 Click here to enlarge
        This is going to be one bad little engine! I'm curious to see what type of PSI the little stocker can push out. Does anyone have a pic of the stock turbo?
        Try checking my n20 tech spec thread it likely has a pic.
      1. flipm3's Avatar
        flipm3 -
        That is awesome! I am really liking that torque curve for a little boosted engine. When they stick the N20 in a smaller car, I might have found my perfect "fuel efficient" daily driver, haha.
      1. bigdnno98's Avatar
        bigdnno98 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by flipm3 Click here to enlarge
        That is awesome! I am really liking that torque curve for a little boosted engine. When they stick the N20 in a smaller car, I might have found my perfect "fuel efficient" daily driver, haha.
        128i!
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        how's it sound uncorked? Great gains already, this thing is gonna be sweet
      1. Remonster's Avatar
        Remonster -
        BMS has done it again, I can't wait for our 328i to get here in a month or so! I might have to buy this tune for my brother.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Remonster Click here to enlarge
        BMS has done it again, I can't wait for our 328i to get here in a month or so! I might have to buy this tune for my brother.
        He replaced the M3 with a 328i?!
      1. Brey335i's Avatar
        Brey335i -
        This is a much more enthusiast minded base engine than the old straight 6 was. You pretty much had to step it up to a 335i for any decent performance modifications, but now this could make for a pretty cool starter car.

        I'd buy one for my kid. If I had a kid. lol
      1. themyst's Avatar
        themyst -
        @Terry@BMS, you're leaning out up top. Time for a teeny tiny CM3 nozzle to keep the car happy at that power level? Click here to enlarge
      1. Q4P's Avatar
        Q4P -
        It's real nice that the 328i is able to be tuned so easily but we are all getting excited here about stock 335i numbers lol...

        Even for a turbo 4 this isn't that great, then again this is a BMW (an efficient daily driver according to the company).
      1. Q4P's Avatar
        Q4P -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by themyst Click here to enlarge
        @Terry@BMS , you're leaning out up top. Time for a teeny tiny CM3 nozzle to keep the car happy at that power level? Click here to enlarge
        I would say play with vitamin E85...
      1. b00st's Avatar
        b00st -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Q4P Click here to enlarge
        It's real nice that the 328i is able to be tuned so easily but we are all getting excited here about stock 335i numbers lol...

        Even for a turbo 4 this isn't that great, then again this is a BMW (an efficient daily driver according to the company).
        Those are actually pretty decent for a downpipe and a tune only. I'm sure there are plenty of places to pick up a little extra power on this motor. I'm just happy that there is more boosted motors these days.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Q4P Click here to enlarge
        It's real nice that the 328i is able to be tuned so easily but we are all getting excited here about stock 335i numbers lol...

        Even for a turbo 4 this isn't that great, then again this is a BMW (an efficient daily driver according to the company).
        It is super early but this is a nice step.
      1. Tzu's Avatar
        Tzu -
        BMS first? Great achievement. I wish development for the n54 came as early as this.
      1. Obioban's Avatar
        Obioban -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Brey335i Click here to enlarge
        This is a much more enthusiast minded base engine than the old straight 6 was. You pretty much had to step it up to a 335i for any decent performance modifications, but now this could make for a pretty cool starter car.

        I'd buy one for my kid. If I had a kid. lol
        On the 128i and 328i you can retrofit the DISA valves from a 330i, X5 3.0si, X3 3.0si or Z4 3.0si ($150 for the parts used), flash on a BMW tune, and be at 272 HP, NA, with factory reliability (as they're factory parts designed for use with that engine).

        The 128i weights 230 lbs less than the 135i. I know which I'd rather have!
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Damn, nice little sucker you got there T
      1. Remonster's Avatar
        Remonster -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        He replaced the M3 with a 328i?!
        Yeah, I think he's crazy but he never felt comfortable with it and considering it was his first car, I can kind of see why.
      1. Alpina_B3_Lux's Avatar
        Alpina_B3_Lux -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        The new N20 turbo motor is going to become a very popular tuning platform and is already off to a very good start. 270 wheel horsepower on a dynojet is right in the range of what the E9X 335i put down stock. So essentially a tune and a downpipe and you hit stock 335i power. The N20 is not going to going to give up a whole lot and is going to be the definitive BMW tuning value. Also keep in mind this is early on so gains of 37 wheel from the baseline with a tune and downpipe are just the beginning.
        I'd really like to know two things.

        - Is the N20 in the 125i the same engine or are there subtle hardware differences?
        - Will the downpipe also fit a 125i?

        Good work BMS, keep it up!
      1. 0-60Motorsports's Avatar
        0-60Motorsports -
        Yup this is gona be a wicked little motor
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Alpina_B3_Lux Click here to enlarge
        I'd really like to know two things.

        - Is the N20 in the 125i the same engine or are there subtle hardware differences?
        - Will the downpipe also fit a 125i?

        Good work BMS, keep it up!
        I would assume the 128i and not the 125i is the one with the same motor.

        Regarding the downpipe, I don't know.