• Video of a GIAC Stage II B8 S4 walking away from a from a tuned N54 335i 6-speed manual (6MT) - B8 S4 versus 335i

      This is definitely a fast B8 S4 and the same vehicle that pulled pretty well on a bolt on E92 M3 at a recent air strip roll on racing event. So, it's faster than a bolt on manual M3 but what about a tuned E92 335i? The result is not pretty for the 335i either with the S4 walking away. Fortunately, the race is not just an exterior view but also features a picture in picture view from the S4 to give perspective. The race is a half mile long from approximately a 40 mile per hour roll.


      Unfortunately, the mod list on the E92 335i is unknown other than it is said to have a Stage II tune. Whose tune? What fuel? What supporting mods? Well, these all make a big difference. Fact is though this GIAC tuned car walks away from this particular 335.

      The S4 has the Stage 2 software, AWE-Tuning intake, BCS Automotive exhaust, AWE-Tuning pulley, Evolution Racewerks charge cooler separator, 104 octane race gas/map, and spare removed. It is an S-Tronic car.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: Video of a GIAC Stage II B8 S4 walking away from a from a tuned N54 335i 6-speed manual (6MT) - B8 S4 versus 335i started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 29 Comments
      1. FLYING X5's Avatar
        FLYING X5 -
        Damn...This is why my next car is going to be an Audi... Just wish I could justify the money for an S4/S5 variant...
      1. lulz_m3's Avatar
        lulz_m3 -
        Would really like to know what mods the 335 has, that S4 shouldnt be pulling away that hard...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lulz_m3 Click here to enlarge
        Would really like to know what mods the 335 has, that S4 shouldnt be pulling away that hard...
        +1
      1. Sledgehammer's Avatar
        Sledgehammer -
        Mods on the 3 would be nice... Thats walking off on someone with ease. I would think a tuned 3 would hold on better.
      1. Q4P's Avatar
        Q4P -
        Mods on e92 asap please.
      1. rader1's Avatar
        rader1 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Q4P Click here to enlarge
        Mods on e92 asap please.
        JB+? Haha
      1. RnmEvo9's Avatar
        RnmEvo9 -
        I guarantee thats Dinan.
      1. Q4P's Avatar
        Q4P -
        are we sure this car isnt stock lol? i just viewed the video and its somewhat hard to believe... s4's are real heavy and awd
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by RnmEvo9 Click here to enlarge
        I guarantee thats Dinan.
        Something weak whatever it is.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Q4P Click here to enlarge
        are we sure this car isnt stock lol? i just viewed the video and its somewhat hard to believe... s4's are real heavy and awd
        No we are not sure going based on what GIAC said.
      1. Baron's Avatar
        Baron -
        something doesn't seem right...I mean you throw on some double-sided tape faux carbon fiber trim in the car. It's modded, no? Was this clip from an Audi forum?
        It definitely got away from the 335, thats for sure. Click here to enlarge
      1. maristgrad09's Avatar
        maristgrad09 -
        I find it hard to believe that the owner who drives the bmw isn't on here or any other forum. Unless they are embarassed :/
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by maristgrad09 Click here to enlarge
        I find it hard to believe that the owner who drives the bmw isn't on here or any other forum. Unless they are embarassed :/
        I'm sure he's on a forum, just not this one. If he showed up here the sharks would circle and eat him alive because he is too weak to be a member of the community.
      1. Legionofboom's Avatar
        Legionofboom -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I'm sure he's on a forum, just not this one. If he showed up here the sharks would circle and eat him alive because he is too weak to be a member of the community.
        lul him and his slow 335
      1. Thomas@GIAC's Avatar
        Thomas@GIAC -
        From what the owner told us at the event:

        - Vishnu piggyback (running "around 20 psi")
        - Upgraded intercooler
        - Upgraded downpipes
        - Dual cone intake
        - 100 octane fuel plus methanol injection
      1. Legionofboom's Avatar
        Legionofboom -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Thomas@GIAC Click here to enlarge
        From what the owner told us at the event:

        - Vishnu piggyback (running "around 20 psi")
        - Upgraded intercooler
        - Upgraded downpipes
        - Dual cone intake
        - 100 octane fuel plus methanol injection
        What did the S4 dyno??? Or what is typical for that stage
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Thomas@GIAC Click here to enlarge
        From what the owner told us at the event:

        - Vishnu piggyback (running "around 20 psi")
        - Upgraded intercooler
        - Upgraded downpipes
        - Dual cone intake
        - 100 octane fuel plus methanol injection
        Damn... would expect a hell of a lot more out of it then.
      1. Thomas@GIAC's Avatar
        Thomas@GIAC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by E90SoFlo Click here to enlarge
        What did the S4 dyno??? Or what is typical for that stage
        We can't officially release the figures yet since the pulley isn't available yet. But Stage 1 put down 400-410 at the wheels on our Mustang dyno. This is more than the Stage 2 335i's we have dyno'd, although the S4 will put down less torque.

        The pulley'd S4 is very fast, as when the car was Stage 1 at the last Shift Sector it was losing by multiple car lengths to Stage 2 N54's. The upgraded pulley and Stage 2 software is a night and day difference.
      1. lulz_m3's Avatar
        lulz_m3 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Thomas@GIAC Click here to enlarge
        We can't officially release the figures yet since the pulley isn't available yet. But Stage 1 put down 400-410 at the wheels on our Mustang dyno. This is more than the Stage 2 335i's we have dyno'd, although the S4 will put down less torque.

        The pulley'd S4 is very fast, as when the car was Stage 1 at the last Shift Sector it was losing by multiple car lengths to Stage 2 N54's. The upgraded pulley and Stage 2 software is a night and day difference.
        I'd say so, that $#@! moved out nicely, like it should walk away from single turbo 335i's nicely. I cant see that unless there is really THAT much headroom in that blower.
      1. Thomas@GIAC's Avatar
        Thomas@GIAC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lulz_m3 Click here to enlarge
        I'd say so, that $##! moved out nicely, like it should walk away from single turbo 335i's nicely. I cant see that unless there is really THAT much headroom in that blower.


        No, it is certainly no match for an upgraded turbo N54. It pulled a few of the stock turbo N54's that were running on race gas, but lost to the ones running E85 (Wedge beat it by a good margin).

        Once we get the car to the track, we are expecting mid to high 11's (remember, dual clutch with launch control) and a trap speed of around 120 on race gas with full interior.