• Swedish tuner PPF (Pure Performance Factory) sets new BMW M54 inline-6 horsepower record with custom built turbo M54 hitting 801 wheel

      A big congratulations is in order for PPF (Pure Performance Factory) of Sweden for obliterating the M54 horsepower record and setting a new and very high bar for the platform. How does 801 wheel horsepower on the M54B30 sound? Well to BimmerBoost it sounds absolutely amazing as this pushes the platform to a whole new level. For years now the M50,S50, and S54 motors have gotten all of the attention out of the M5X engine family and it is nice to see the M54 coming into its own.

      Specs on the vehicle are an 84.5mm bore M54B30 with a balanced crank, PPF H-profile rods, 8.5:1 compression CP pistons, and ARP bolts. The cylinder is ported by PPF with +1mm Supertech intake valves, stock sized inconel exhaust valves, with PPF valve springs and retainers. The turbo making the power possible is a Precision PT6765 .82ar. The motor also gets S50 independent throttle bodies. The car is tuned on a standalone and runs E85 fuel.

      Pictures of the car and dynograph below along with a bit of history on how it has come along and gotten to where it is. Congrats to PPF and @JimmyOberg :






      This is the car back in 2009:


      Looks pretty fast yes? I find the shape of it very aerodynamic.

      In all seriousness, it's gone through quite a metamorphosis, starting like this:


      At this time Jimmy was looking to do a very high spec N/A build, including the fitment of the S50 ITBs pictured above. (This was an experience we shared; the adaptation of an ITB manifold onto an M54) To say that this project was just a pile of parts bolted onto the car would not be doing Jimmy (or PPF) justice. The ITB project was pretty serious, with a lot of Jimmy's time spent here:


      Doing this:





















      During the summer of 2010, Jimmy began to talk about doing another turbo project. (His previous toy was a 700hp turbo E34) So it wasn't a surprise in September of 2010 when the following build plan was announced:

      *SPA Exhaust manifold
      * Precision SC6262 Billet Turbo
      * Presision 44mm Wastegate
      * 3" Steinless exhaust with 2 SIMONS silencers
      * PPF 50mm BOV
      * 450X300x75 Intercooler
      * BMC Airfilter
      * Link G4 Atom EMS
      * Audi ignition coils
      * Siemens DEKA 895cc injectors
      * Bosch 044 fuelpump mounted in the tank.
      * Aeromotive AN6 regulator
      * Modified fuelrail

      The goal was 450rwhp on a stock M54B30 bottom end on E85 fuel.

      Building the turbo manifold:




      Installation completed at PPF, and on the dyno to start tuning:


      Super clean engine bay:






      Then I got this in an email, and I knew Jimmy and PPF must have been happy:


      So that takes us to October of 2010.

      The next step for the car was an M3 body for 2011:










      Finished result:






      Also in progress was a new turbo manifold and built engine:








      Also, in the spring of 2011, a PT6765 turbo was added to the engine along with the turbo manifold pictured above. This netted a solid 516rwhp at 1 BAR (14 PSI) of boost on the stock M54B30 engine.

      Over the winter of 2011/2012, a new engine was built to the following specs:


      • M54B30 Block, 84.5mm bore
      • CP Pistons 8.5:1 CR
      • PPF Rods
      • PPF Ported head
      • PPF Valvesprings + Retainers
      • Supertech +1mm intake valves
      • Supertech inconel exhaust valves
      • PPF M50 turbo cams
      • VANOS delete
      • ARP M12 head studs
      • ARP for the maincaps
      • SS Exhaust manifold
      • Precision PT6765 Turbo
      • Precision 46mm Wastegate
      • 3.5" SS exhaust with two SIMONS mufflers.
      • PPF BOV
      • PPF Fuelrail
      • Bosch 1700cc injectors
      • Aeromotive AN8 FPR


      In addition to the above, the S50 ITB manifold pictured previously was added, although using the S50 OEM plenum and runners instead of the billet aluminum pieces.

      In April of 2012 the car was sold to Fredrik the current owner.

      In May 2012 the car made 513rwhp @ 0.95 BAR on the built engine. (8.5:1 compression ratio) I'm told the car remained in this state of tune until December 2012 where it made 570rwhp @ 1.2 BAR before a head gasket issue arose.

      Then the stock head gasket was replaced with PPF Coppering head gasket mentioned previously, and we now have an incredible M54 world record!
      This article was originally published in forum thread: M54B30 801whp/881wnm World record!!!? started by Erikzzon View original post
      Comments 65 Comments
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Who built this? Who tuned it? Need more details.
      1. PEI330Ci's Avatar
        PEI330Ci -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Who built this? Who tuned it? Need more details.
        Jimmy Oberg and PPF.

        PPF tuned it on Vipec V88

        I have a lot more details of the history of this car going back to 2009...will post more shortly.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by PEI330Ci Click here to enlarge
        Jimmy Oberg and PPF.

        PPF tuned it on Vipec V88

        I have a lot more details of the history of this car going back to 2009...will post more shortly.
        Thank you I need some details to put in the front page article on this since this is a world record.
      1. AlexQuattro's Avatar
        AlexQuattro -
        That dyno sheet looks a little bit ''shady''. I don't want to start a pissing match here, but I thought all torque and horsepower lines crossed at 5252 rpm. Isn't horsepower just a calculation based on torque and rpm? Here's what I mean: http://www.epi-eng.com/piston_engine...and_torque.htm

        Now, I DO REALIZE that instead of ft-lbs, torque is expressed in Newton meters, which could be why both lines don't cross at 5252, but having said that, the maximum torque value seems to be 801 Nm, NOT 881 Nm?!

        Looking forward to seeing what info PEI has on this.

        Disclaimer: I'm not trying to piss on anybody's parade. I truly admire that kind of power, regardless of whoever achieves it on whichever platform.
      1. Erikzzon's Avatar
        Erikzzon -
        Its 881wnm!! I got more info and pictures under the building of the engine. Jimmy built the m3 look got 500whp on orignal engine with turbo. Now i own the car and its a new engine that ppf tuned on maxxecu
      1. PEI330Ci's Avatar
        PEI330Ci -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Alex325i Click here to enlarge
        That dyno sheet looks a little bit ''shady''.
        You must be new.

        PPF is one of the pioneers of the big hp BMW FI scene...everyone else has been playing catch-up for the better part of a decade....
      1. PEI330Ci's Avatar
        PEI330Ci -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Erikzzon Click here to enlarge
        its a new engine that ppf tuned on maxxecu
        Wow...I didn't know this. So this is the 3rd stand alone? (Link G4, then Vipec V88, then Maxxecu?)
      1. Erikzzon's Avatar
        Erikzzon -
        No just 2. The link atom and then i switch to maxxecu
      1. AlexQuattro's Avatar
        AlexQuattro -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by PEI330Ci Click here to enlarge
        You must be new.
        Yes I am, and I want to learn.
      1. AlexQuattro's Avatar
        AlexQuattro -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by PEI330Ci Click here to enlarge
        PPF is one of the pioneers of the big hp BMW FI scene...everyone else has been playing catch-up for the better part of a decade....
        Oh, I see.

        Well, thanks alot, now I know.
      1. AlexQuattro's Avatar
        AlexQuattro -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Erikzzon Click here to enlarge
        Its 881wnm!! I got more info and pictures under the building of the engine. Jimmy built the m3 look got 500whp on orignal engine with turbo. Now i own the car and its a new engine that ppf tuned on maxxecu
        Ok, I'm an idiot, and I can't event read a dyno sheet properly.

        I was looking at the wrong column for the torque Click here to enlarge Over analysis paralysis.

        Awesome car man!
      1. Erikzzon's Avatar
        Erikzzon -
        The block i just drillt to fit M12 arp studs, H-profile stakes and cp pistons. original crankshaft with arp bolts and nuts

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        race tech valves with 1mm over size...portad and planed whith m3 air intake

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        6765 precision turbo on 2 bars now

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        on this

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      1. Erikzzon's Avatar
        Erikzzon -
        now itīs time for some oil cooling

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      1. George Smooth's Avatar
        George Smooth -
        Wow congrats. That's a great curve too. How high is the compression?
      1. Erikzzon's Avatar
        Erikzzon -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by George Smooth Click here to enlarge
        Wow congrats. That's a great curve too. How high is the compression?
        the compression 8,5
      1. JimmyOberg's Avatar
        JimmyOberg -
        Full spec,

        84.5mm M54B30, Balanced crank, PPF H-Profile rods, 8,5:1 CR CP Pistons, All bolts are ARP.

        PPF Ported cylinderhead with +1mm Supertech nitrated steel intake valves, Stock size inconel exhaust valves, PPF valve springs and retainers. Welded coolant ports. This is hold down to PPF's coopering headgasket with M12 Ford Sierra Cosworts ARP bolts.

        T3 flanged Precision PT6765 0.82ar Turbo sits on a SS 316L manifold.

        Euro S50B30 ITB's equipped with a PPF Nuke fuelrail and vacuum station. 2000cc (i think) injectors, 3" aluminum boost pipes, PPF intercooler. Fuel: E85

        SS304L 3.5" exhaust system with two SIMONS mufflers.

        Fredrik who is the owner now knows more about the clutch and ECU than I do. I also noticed that BMWAndreas, PPF are on the forum now!

        The car has some history, Hopefully PEI300Ci posts a recap from 2009 and forward! Click here to enlarge
      1. JimmyOberg's Avatar
        JimmyOberg -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Alex325i Click here to enlarge
        That dyno sheet looks a little bit ''shady''. I don't want to start a pissing match here, but I thought all torque and horsepower lines crossed at 5252 rpm. Isn't horsepower just a calculation based on torque and rpm? Here's what I mean:

        Now, I DO REALIZE that instead of ft-lbs, torque is expressed in Newton meters, which could be why both lines don't cross at 5252, but having said that, the maximum torque value seems to be 801 Nm, NOT 881 Nm?!

        Looking forward to seeing what info PEI has on this.

        Disclaimer: I'm not trying to piss on anybody's parade. I truly admire that kind of power, regardless of whoever achieves it on whichever platform.
        PEI almost know this car more than anyone here. Click here to enlarge

        The lines should cross at 7000rpm when stated in NM. But it still depends on how the HP and NM are scaled.
      1. PEI330Ci's Avatar
        PEI330Ci -
        This is the car back in 2009:

        Click here to enlarge

        Looks pretty fast yes? I find the shape of it very aerodynamic.



        In all seriousness, it's gone through quite a metamorphosis, starting like this:

        Click here to enlarge

        At this time Jimmy was looking to do a very high spec N/A build, including the fitment of the S50 ITBs pictured above. (This was an experience we shared; the adaptation of an ITB manifold onto an M54) To say that this project was just a pile of parts bolted onto the car would not be doing Jimmy (or PPF) justice. The ITB project was pretty serious, with a lot of Jimmy's time spent here:

        Click here to enlarge

        Doing this:

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        During the summer of 2010, Jimmy began to talk about doing another turbo project. (His previous toy was a 700hp turbo E34) So it wasn't a surprise in September of 2010 when the following build plan was announced:

        *SPA Exhaust manifold
        * Precision SC6262 Billet Turbo
        * Presision 44mm Wastegate
        * 3" Steinless exhaust with 2 SIMONS silencers
        * PPF 50mm BOV
        * 450X300x75 Intercooler
        * BMC Airfilter
        * Link G4 Atom EMS
        * Audi ignition coils
        * Siemens DEKA 895cc injectors
        * Bosch 044 fuelpump mounted in the tank.
        * Aeromotive AN6 regulator
        * Modified fuelrail

        The goal was 450rwhp on a stock M54B30 bottom end on E85 fuel.

        Building the turbo manifold:

        Click here to enlarge

        Click here to enlarge

        Installation completed at PPF, and on the dyno to start tuning:

        Click here to enlarge

        Super clean engine bay:

        Click here to enlarge

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        Then I got this in an email, and I knew Jimmy and PPF must have been happy:

        Click here to enlarge

        So that takes us to October of 2010. Click here to enlarge

        More to come shortly...
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        DAMN!
      1. klipseracer's Avatar
        klipseracer -
        Amazing. Makes me want my 330i back.