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    • 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 71 Comments
      1. Erikzzon's Avatar
        Erikzzon -
        Find the dyny paper from when its was original...sorry for the bad pictures. Got a brand new camera that i dont understand :/ som its much from Iphone

        Click here to enlarge
      1. inlineS54B32's Avatar
        inlineS54B32 -
        That looks like a quality build. The numbers it's making are great - looks like it's an awesome car.
      1. inlineS54B32's Avatar
        inlineS54B32 -
        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: 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.
        The maximum torque value is at 881 - look at the left side of the paper. Regarding the intersection of HP and Torque, this is only valid if the scale is equivalent on both sides and if the units used are the same on both sides. One is measuring in "feet" the other is in "meters" - the 5252 comes from 33300 (1 HP = 33000 ft-lb/minute) divided by the circumference of a circle with a 1 foot radius.

        On the other hand, it's a bit weird to do this - and confusing, but can be perfectly valid if the units/scale is different for the Y-axis.
      1. JohnBlaze's Avatar
        JohnBlaze -
        Click here to enlarge
        Awesome
      1. Bmwandreas's Avatar
        Bmwandreas -
        I always scale all dyno sheets with max torque and max hp. It's just how you prefer to do...
      1. PEI330Ci's Avatar
        PEI330Ci -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Erikzzon Click here to enlarge
        Find the dyny paper from when its was original...sorry for the bad pictures. Got a brand new camera that i dont understand :/ som its much from Iphone

        http://www.bimmerboost.com/images/im...g0298JPG-1.jpg
        Picture of the car at that very dyno session:

        Click here to enlarge


        Also of note: The first turbo dyno was at 19 PSI on stock M54B30. (1.3 BAR)
      1. PEI330Ci's Avatar
        PEI330Ci -
        The next step for the car was an M3 body for 2011:

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        Finished result:

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

        Click here to enlarge

        Click here to enlarge

        Click here to enlarge

        Click here to enlarge


        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!
      1. A4RingedONE8T's Avatar
        A4RingedONE8T -
        How much boost was the 800whp on? How long do you plan on the motor lasting at 800whp?
      1. PEI330Ci's Avatar
        PEI330Ci -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by A4RingedONE8T Click here to enlarge
        How much boost was the 800whp on? How long do you plan on the motor lasting at 800whp?
        2 BAR (29 lbs)
      1. Erikzzon's Avatar
        Erikzzon -
        I donīt know, no one hade tested this hopfully the summer. If it do i uppgrade itClick here to enlarge
      1. JimmyOberg's Avatar
        JimmyOberg -
        I'm guessing Fredrik goes for a PT71 and 1000whp! Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Alex325i Click here to enlarge
        torque is expressed in Newton meters, which could be why both lines don't cross at 5252
        That's exactly why they don't cross at 5252.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        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 :

        Click here to enlarge

        Click here to enlarge

        Click here to enlarge

        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:

        Click here to enlarge

        Click here to enlarge

        Click here to enlarge

        Click here to enlarge

        Click here to enlarge

        Click here to enlarge

        Click here to enlarge

        Click here to enlarge

        Click here to enlarge

        Click here to enlarge


        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

        Click here to enlarge

        Click here to enlarge

        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.

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

        Click here to enlarge

        Click here to enlarge

        Click here to enlarge

        Click here to enlarge

        Click here to enlarge

        Finished result:

        Click here to enlarge

        Click here to enlarge

        Click here to enlarge

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

        Click here to enlarge

        Click here to enlarge

        Click here to enlarge

        Click here to enlarge

        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!
      1. BrenM3's Avatar
        BrenM3 -
        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: 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.
        VERY SIMPLE

        one side is scaled to 881. Other one to 801. Never will line up

        Scale both sides to 900 then you get your 5252
      1. deemo319's Avatar
        deemo319 -
        That build is cold. Well done gentlemen.
      1. JimmyOberg's Avatar
        JimmyOberg -
        Remember, car was sold before the built engine was completed. All creds should go for Fredrik and PPF for doing this!
      1. JimmyOberg's Avatar
        JimmyOberg -
        Dubble
      1. GG///M3's Avatar
        GG///M3 -
        Sickness, but that doesn't look like a Spa manifold. Spa's are log manifolds.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JimmyOberg Click here to enlarge
        Remember, car was sold before the built engine was completed. All creds should go for Fredrik and PPF for doing this!
        You still deserve mention.
      1. The Ghost's Avatar
        The Ghost -
        Perfect powerband!!