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    • Gintani Stage I E60 M5 S85 V10 supercharger kit officially released - 6.5 psi of boost, 150+ wheel horsepower gains, $14,995

      After considerable development time and testing Gintani has released their Stage I supercharger kit for 5.0 liter S85 V10 equipped vehicles such as the E60 M5. Stage I delivers 6.5-7.0 psi of boost from a Vortech blower (self-contained oil) good for gains on the Gintani Dyno Dynamics of 165 wheel horsepower over the baselnie. Keep in mind the Dyno Dynamics reads lower than a Dynojet so the peak figure of 530.4 wheel horsepower would likely rise to around ~600 wheel range on a dynojet.


      The entire kit consists of the Vortech supercharger, supercharger bracket, pulleys, belts, carbon intake, air filter, air to water cooled intake manifold, air to water aftercooler, water reservoir, spark plugs, fuel injectors, external water pump, blow off valve, and hoses. The price for all of this is $14,995 but the first 5 kits are $13,500 with a free install.

      Excellent work by Gintani.


      This article was originally published in forum thread: Gintani E60 M5 Stage 1 Supercharger Kit 6.5 - 7lbs started by Sales@Gintani.com View original post
      Comments 46 Comments
      1. nappy_time's Avatar
        nappy_time -
        The intake reminds me of twinkies.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nappy_time Click here to enlarge
        The intake reminds me of twinkies.
        Attachment 23048
      1. onurleft's Avatar
        onurleft -
        Very impressive. Dreaming of a late model M5, manual, black on black with this exact kit...
      1. disruptv's Avatar
        disruptv -
        Which vortech sc is used here? Is it the same as the ess one?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by disruptv Click here to enlarge
        Which vortech sc is used here? Is it the same as the ess one?
        Likely quite similar.

        Unfortunately there is not a lot of room in that engine bay.
      1. 0-60Motorsports's Avatar
        0-60Motorsports -
        Best thing about this kit is its intercooled! Click here to enlarge
      1. The Ghost's Avatar
        The Ghost -
        The gains are phenomenal! The price is rediculous though.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by The Ghost Click here to enlarge
        The gains are phenomenal! The price is rediculous though.
        That price is not ridiculous. Installed at that price with what you get in this kit is pretty damn good.
      1. StinkyM's Avatar
        StinkyM -
        Very very clean looking install and kit. I would say it's worth the price. Looks like it came from the factory.
      1. disruptv's Avatar
        disruptv -
        The price is excellent since its being offered with a discount including installation
      1. disruptv's Avatar
        disruptv -
        Sticky, with upgraded headers (ie evolve-- if that even helps)how much psi do u think the stock motor can take safely? I see people running 7-8psi on stock s65 motors
      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        Nothing ridiculous about the price, if you compare it to the S65 kits. In fact the price is way cheap for an S85. Good job Gintani!!!
      1. The Ghost's Avatar
        The Ghost -
        Lol, it's not rediculous if you compare it to another rediculously-priced BMW supercharger kits! $15k for a SC kit is insane.

        A KB blower kit for the 5.0 is $7k and makes 800whp and 140mph traps (Boss 302).

        The performance is great of the above M5 kit, but it is par for course in pricing. $15k? Lol
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by The Ghost Click here to enlarge
        Lol, it's not rediculous if you compare it to another rediculously-priced BMW supercharger kits! $15k for a SC kit is insane.

        A KB blower kit for the 5.0 is $7k and makes 800whp and 140mph traps (Boss 302).

        The performance is great of the above M5 kit, but it is par for course in pricing. $15k? Lol
        How can you compare the simplicity of a domestic car to a complicated european luxury sedan. lol
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by disruptv Click here to enlarge
        Sticky, with upgraded headers (ie evolve-- if that even helps)how much psi do u think the stock motor can take safely? I see people running 7-8psi on stock s65 motors
        Same as the S65 across the board.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by The Ghost Click here to enlarge
        Lol, it's not rediculous if you compare it to another rediculously-priced BMW supercharger kits! $15k for a SC kit is insane.

        A KB blower kit for the 5.0 is $7k and makes 800whp and 140mph traps (Boss 302).

        The performance is great of the above M5 kit, but it is par for course in pricing. $15k? Lol
        You don't compare domestic to European for price for mods. Fail.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by The Ghost Click here to enlarge
        A KB blower kit for the 5.0 is $7k and makes 800whp and 140mph traps (Boss 302).
        \show me this. i would say thats a fallacy, or built motor/race engine and definitly NOT realistic
      1. tims281's Avatar
        tims281 -
        I would like to see some track times??
      1. Remonster's Avatar
        Remonster -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by The Ghost Click here to enlarge
        Lol, it's not rediculous if you compare it to another rediculously-priced BMW supercharger kits! $15k for a SC kit is insane.

        A KB blower kit for the 5.0 is $7k and makes 800whp and 140mph traps (Boss 302).

        The performance is great of the above M5 kit, but it is par for course in pricing. $15k? Lol
        There are a lot more Mustang owners who supercharge their cars, economies of scale allow Mustang tuners to recoup their R&D costs more easily than a tuner who works on the E60 M5 because there are comparatively few M5 owners who will supercharge their cars, so each kit they sell has to cost more.
      1. Sered's Avatar
        Sered -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Remonster Click here to enlarge
        There are a lot more Mustang owners who supercharge their cars, economies of scale allow Mustang tuners to recoup their R&D costs more easily than a tuner who works on the E60 M5 because there are comparatively few M5 owners who will supercharge their cars, so each kit they sell has to cost more.
        Oh please. It's a custom mounting bracket and belt, it's not made out of some exotic metal or process. Just like the $3k+ exhaust systems, it's got a BMW tax.

        The price and power for the 5.0 supercharger kit is legit. That motor is extremely impressive and makes outstanding power out of the box. They only charge $15k for supercharger kits on BMWs because people out there will pay for it.