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    • A Powerchip tuned 2006 E60 M5 takes on an Evolve tuned 2007 E60 M5 - Result is not pretty

      These are the videos we like to see, comparing the same cars with different mods. In this case the camera car has an Evolve Stage I ECU tune, RPI scoops, RPI pulley, RPI block off plates, and an Eisenmann muffler. The other M5 (2006) is running a Powerchip tune which used to be one of the best tunes for these cars but Powerchip is pretty much on life support (if not dead entirely) and is living off their past name and tunes which have not evolved as the Evolve tune has (pun intended).

      In addition to the Powerchip tune the 2006 M5 has a full BBI exhaust, RPI scoops, and RPI block off plates. It is surprising the Evolve car pulls this strongly when it does not even have a full exhaust.

      Both M5's are S6 with DSC off and P500S mode. The AC is off in both cars and each has 1 passenger. Camera car has slightly more fuel. Enjoy the video below.




      This article was originally published in forum thread: Evolve E60 M5 vs Powerchip E60 M5 started by flipm3 View original post
      Comments 34 Comments
      1. TZ04XJR's Avatar
        TZ04XJR -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by khyber Click here to enlarge
        Thanks TZ04XJR for sending me here Click here to enlarge Glad my Evolved M5 and video is worthy to be posted on this amazing site.

        Planning on getting Evolve Tubular headers and there Stage 3 tune in the next couple of months. Thanks for the post!
        I'm glad you made it over here V! I've been liking the material here.


        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by khyber Click here to enlarge
        Stroker needs to delete his primary cats/get headers, thats whats sucking up his power IMO. Its a fast car though north of 150mph.
        That explains a lot. I bet it's a beast as it sits now though.. Still the price for just the parts is ridiculous. I'd rather buy an entire car than the parts for the kit. Haha

        -TZ
      1. folgrz's Avatar
        folgrz -
        Damn, I kinda really want an M5 now
      1. khyber's Avatar
        khyber -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by TZ04XJR Click here to enlarge
        I'm glad you made it over here V! I've been liking the material here.




        That explains a lot. I bet it's a beast as it sits now though.. Still the price for just the parts is ridiculous. I'd rather buy an entire car than the parts for the kit. Haha

        -TZ
        I love the material here. Its more me Click here to enlarge

        For the performance I saw 40k to spend on a motor is a lot but again if you want to pull like a rocketship 150+ only way to go.
      1. TZ04XJR's Avatar
        TZ04XJR -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by khyber Click here to enlarge
        I love the material here. Its more me Click here to enlarge

        For the performance I saw 40k to spend on a motor is a lot but again if you want to pull like a rocketship 150+ only way to go.
        Exactly my thoughts after joining!

        True but damn you can have a lot of nice/fun cars for the cost of a crank, 10 rods/pistons. Click here to enlarge
      1. flipm3's Avatar
        flipm3 -
        Evolve M5 vs Dinan Stroker M5 = Click here to enlarge

        What a coincidence though, @Imran@Evolve and I were exchanging emails today and were talking about how their header and tune combination for the S85B50 is same power level as the Dinan Stroker, just with less torque.

        Dinan Stroker on E60 M5
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        Evolve Header and Stage 3 Tune on E63 M6
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        Now imagine if Evolve Automotive threw their headers on a stroker motor and tuned it as well!! CRAZY!! SIMPLY CRAZY!!

        Well done khyber and welcome to BimmerBoost Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by TZ04XJR Click here to enlarge
        Stroker is on the left.. After watching this, is the stroker really worth the money???
        Not at all.

        Guy seems to be really happy switching from ESS to Evolve. Wish we had some dyno graphs to compare.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by flipm3 Click here to enlarge
        header and tune combination for the S85B50 is same power level as the Dinan Stroker, just with less torque.
        That's pretty much right on.
      1. khyber's Avatar
        khyber -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by flipm3 Click here to enlarge
        Evolve M5 vs Dinan Stroker M5 = Click here to enlarge

        What a coincidence though, @Imran@Evolve and I were exchanging emails today and were talking about how their header and tune combination for the S85B50 is same power level as the Dinan Stroker, just with less torque.

        Now imagine if Evolve Automotive threw their headers on a stroker motor and tuned it as well!! CRAZY!! SIMPLY CRAZY!!

        Well done khyber and welcome to BimmerBoost Click here to enlarge
        I was discussing the exact same thing yesterday with a buddy. The price to hp ratio as well is nuts, another reason I love what Evolve as been doing.

        ESS was a great tune as well but it only had top end power, nothing in the midrange (for me anyways or from what I felt). Evolve has done a great job in developing midrange power via the tune for the S85, something it really needs. Keep you guys updated once I get those Tubular headers on my car.
      1. Imran@Evolve's Avatar
        Imran@Evolve -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by khyber Click here to enlarge
        I was discussing the exact same thing yesterday with a buddy. The price to hp ratio as well is nuts, another reason I love what Evolve as been doing.

        ESS was a great tune as well but it only had top end power, nothing in the midrange (for me anyways or from what I felt). Evolve has done a great job in developing midrange power via the tune for the S85, something it really needs. Keep you guys updated once I get those Tubular headers on my car.
        Wait till you get the headers and the header tune on! Look forward to the kills you do with that set up. Thanks for making and sharing the videos. Its nice to see the tune performing so well.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Imran[MENTION=1803 Click here to enlarge
        evolve;307848]Wait till you get the headers and the header tune on! Look forward to the kills you do with that set up. Thanks for making and sharing the videos. Its nice to see the tune performing so well.
        Any plans for Alpha-N tune Imran?
      1. flipm3's Avatar
        flipm3 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        Any plans for Alpha-N tune Imran?
        They sure do! I think they've had an AlphaN tune for the E60 M5 for a year or two now. Click here to enlarge

      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        Any plans for Alpha-N tune Imran?
        They have had it for a while.
      1. Impulsoren's Avatar
        Impulsoren -
        Powerchip is still in business? After everything that has gone not their way (innumerable race vids, cancelled dyno shootouts with lame excuses, etc?). Where do they get any money/business?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Impulsoren Click here to enlarge
        Powerchip is still in business? After everything that has gone not their way (innumerable race vids, cancelled dyno shootouts with lame excuses, etc?). Where do they get any money/business?
        I don't think they do.