• Active Autowerke E9X M3 S65 V8 Generation 2 Level III supercharge dyno - 589 wheel horsepower at 9.5 psi

      Active Autowerke continues to update their E9X M3 supercharger kits and what you see here is the latest Generation II Level III setup. This updated kit features a Rotrex C38-92 supercharger pushing 9.5 psi on the stock internals with methanol injection and HKS iridium spark plugs. The result is 589.4 wheel horsepower and 378 pound-feet of wheel torque in SAE correction with 0 smoothing. The curve is jaw-dropping buttery smooth.


      Active Autowerke has tested this blower up to 11 psi on the S65 V8's stock internals which the motor held without issue. Pricing on this kit is to be announced but the offering as stands currently is as follows:


      • Level 1 6 psi 575 kit inc intercooler | $10,800
      • Level 2 8 psi 640 kit inc intercooler | $12,800
      • Level 3 9.5 psi 675 kit inc Meth | TBA


      Nicely done Active, dyno video below.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: Active Autowerke | Generation 2 | Level 3 Supercharger Dyno started by Andrew@activeautowerke View original post
      Comments 143 Comments
      1. Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
        Itsbrokeagain -
        That setup is really nice...i need to get crackin and get a good job...I need me an M3 with an AA blower Click here to enlarge
      1. Andrew@activeautowerke's Avatar
        Andrew@activeautowerke -
        Same here Click here to enlarge I love driving the m3 around town <3
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        Andrew@activeautowerke -
        Anyone like Red ?

        Attachment 22859

        This is now a FREE standard Finish that we offer!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Andrew@activeautowerke Click here to enlarge
        Anyone like Red ?

        Attachment 22859

        This is now a FREE standard Finish that we offer!
        Ohhhh baby that's sexy.
      1. Andrew@activeautowerke's Avatar
        Andrew@activeautowerke -
        You should see the Hydro dipped manifolds we are experimenting with. Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Andrew@activeautowerke Click here to enlarge
        You should see the Hydro dipped manifolds we are experimenting with. Click here to enlarge
        Well show them to us!
      1. Andrew@activeautowerke's Avatar
        Andrew@activeautowerke -
        When the time is right Mr. Sticky when the time is right..
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Andrew@activeautowerke Click here to enlarge
        When the time is right Mr. Sticky when the time is right..
        Click here to enlarge
      1. JR M3's Avatar
        JR M3 -
        Thats a sweet looking manifold
      1. Andrew@activeautowerke's Avatar
        Andrew@activeautowerke -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JR M3 Click here to enlarge
        Thats a sweet looking manifold
        I thought so Click here to enlarge
      1. nafoo's Avatar
        nafoo -
        Daaaamn, 0 smoothing on that graph. So sexy.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nafoo Click here to enlarge
        Daaaamn, 0 smoothing on that graph. So sexy.
        I know, more people should be ooooing and aaaawwwinngggg over it.
      1. 1fastm3's Avatar
        1fastm3 -
        I can't wait for this upgrade this spring. Mmmmmmm Click here to enlarge
      1. Andrew@activeautowerke's Avatar
        Andrew@activeautowerke -
        Funny how no one comments on our graphs in the other forum. Click here to enlarge Hope they can get off the bandwagon soon. They are really missing out Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Andrew@activeautowerke Click here to enlarge
        Funny how no one comments on our graphs in the other forum. Click here to enlarge Hope they can get off the bandwagon soon. They are really missing out Click here to enlarge
        They struggle to think outside the box.
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Andrew@activeautowerke Click here to enlarge
        Funny how no one comments on our graphs in the other forum. Click here to enlarge Hope they can get off the bandwagon soon. They are really missing out Click here to enlarge
        Their loss, other M3 owners gains....

        Just wondering, but how successful is ESS as a company?? I know that their E9x superchargers control a decent portion of that market, but I really don't hear about them having a similar presence on other platforms like AA (who sells performance parts for almost every BMW) or VF (sells kits on a wide variety of platforms)?

        Not looking to derail the thread, so if I am Sticky feel free to toss this post. I just feel like ESS' business is make or break on superchargers sales for E9x M3s.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        if you cant find history of a 15 year old company on the web, there is a reason for it Click here to enlarge
      1. Eric335's Avatar
        Eric335 -
        Beautiful manifold! The AA manifolds with the twin BOVs sitting front and center has always made me Click here to enlarge

        If i had an M3, thats the route i would go. Now you have me looking at 335i CP/BOV kits.... Damn you
      1. Andrew@activeautowerke's Avatar
        Andrew@activeautowerke -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Eric335 Click here to enlarge
        Beautiful manifold! The AA manifolds with the twin BOVs sitting front and center has always made me Click here to enlarge

        If i had an M3, thats the route i would go. Now you have me looking at 335i CP/BOV kits.... Damn you
        We actually have 3 Bov's unlike the other kits on the market our engine does not keep pulling when getting off boost. I have heard this complaint from many Ess owners. Whats funny is they get a reply like "Oh thats normal they all do it". Not True!
      1. Eric335's Avatar
        Eric335 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Andrew@activeautowerke Click here to enlarge
        We actually have 3 Bov's unlike the other kits on the market our engine does not keep pulling when getting off boost. I have heard this complaint from many Ess owners. Whats funny is they get a reply like "Oh thats normal they all do it". Not True!
        Wheres the third at? I know theres two saddling the manifolds intake, but where is the last one?