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    • BMW launches M Performance Power Kit for 2012 on BMW F30 335i models with the N55 turbo inline six but do enthusiasts even care? +20 horses for $1100

      Here is another BMW M Performance Power Kit from BMW which really amounts to a quick cash grab. Basically BMW just gives you different software they already have sitting around for an extra $1100 plus installation which is something dealers are going to love. Horsepower goes up from 300 to 320 horses and automatic models gain 32 pound-feet of torque while manual models get only a 17 pound-feet of torque increase for a total of 317.

      To be fair the M Performance Power Kit comes with more than just some software. You also get a new intake, plastic engine cover, and decals to let the world know how much faster and cooler your 335i now is.

      A 20 horse increase at the crank on this motor is VERY mild. Cobb and BMS are getting much more power out of it in the aftermarket than 20 crank horses for less money so any enthusiast reading BimmerBoost will simply dismiss this "Power Kit" from BMW. Unless they really, really need those decals.

      This is aimed at people at the dealer buying the car who don't know any better and want to preserve their factory warranty with a small bump in power. Basically, not people reading this site or those interested in max performance.


      BMW M Performance Power Kit Now Available for 2012 and Later BMW 335i Sedan.

      • 26.03.2013


      Increased power, responsiveness, and sensation are hallmarks of BMW’s fully-developed kit.

      Woodcliff Lake, NJ – March 26, 2013… BMW today announced a new M Performance Power Kit for the 2012 model year and later BMW 335i Sedan and 335i xDrive Sedan models. The M Performance Power Kit joins the existing M Performance Parts line which includes chassis, aerodynamics, exhaust system components, and trim accessories. Developed through consultation by the engineers at BMW M GmbH, the M Performance Power Kit is immediately available through all Authorized BMW Centers in the US, with MSRP starting at $1,100 (plus Installation) and retains BMW’s 4-Year / 50,000-mile New Vehicle Warranty when purchased with a new vehicle.

      More Power. More Dynamic. More Emotion.

      Once the Power Kit is installed, the vehicle’s rated horsepower is increased from 300 to 320 on all models. Automatic transmission-equipped models enjoy a 32 lb-ft peak torque increase (to 332 lb-ft), while manual transmission-equipped models benefit from a 17 lb-ft peak torque increase (to 317 lb-ft). All models receive a re-mapped accelerator pedal calibration for more dynamic throttle response, and the Power Kit produces a signature, highly-emotional “exhaust burble” sound during engine overrun conditions. 0-60mph acceleration is improved 0.2 seconds compared to standard 335i models, while 50-75mph times drop by a full half-second.The BMW M Performance Power Kit features comprehensive engine tuning via advanced software 335i and 335i xDrive Sedan models. The kit includes updated software or replacement engine DME (electronic control unit), high-capacity engine air intake system, signature BMW M Performance engine cover, and rocker panel decals. This gives the 335i Sedan or 335i xDrive Sedan a substantial power boost (+20 horsepower) while retaining the original 50-state legal emissions certification and fuel efficiency ratings.

      Installed with Confidence.

      The vehicle’s original BMW New Vehicle Limited Warranty is not affected by the installation of the M Performance Power Kit, and Kit components are covered under warranty for the duration of the original BMW New Vehicle Limited Warranty (4 Years / 50,000 miles) if purchased at the time of new vehicle sale, or for 2 Years / unlimited miles if installed later.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: BMW launches M Performance Power Kit for 2012 on BMW F30 335i models with the N55 turbo inline six but do enthusiasts even care? +20 horses for $1100 started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 24 Comments
      1. E90Company's Avatar
        E90Company -
        Interested to see what the upgraded air intake is
      1. WedgePerformance's Avatar
        WedgePerformance -
        haha, I bet I have the flash with the new SP-Daten.
      1. E90Company's Avatar
        E90Company -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Wedge1967 Click here to enlarge
        haha, I bet I have the flash with the new SP-Daten.
        Click here to enlarge
      1. DFM's Avatar
        DFM -
        The bottom line.
      1. Brey335i's Avatar
        Brey335i -
        They just had to put an M on there huh? Couldn't just be the Performance Power Kit or the Open Your Wallet Kit...
      1. Torgus's Avatar
        Torgus -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Brey335i Click here to enlarge
        They just had to put an M on there huh? Couldn't just be the Performance Power Kit or the Open Your Wallet Kit...
        Or the bend over and take it kit.
      1. hkninja's Avatar
        hkninja -
        Whoever purchase this kit is an idiot....
      1. m54b25's Avatar
        m54b25 -
        Well, power it's a bit disappointing, unless BMW underrate it. But, at least their BMW Performance upgrade offers a warranty & will meet world EURO6, EPA, CARB, CO2 efficiency emission guidelines & same fuel consumption... something that cannot be said by many other products sold.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by m54b25 Click here to enlarge
        Well, power it's a bit disappointing. But, at least their BMW Performance upgrade offers a warranty & will meet world EURO6, EPA, CARB, CO2 efficiency emission guidelines & same fuel consumption... something that cannot be said by many other products sold.
        Very true but it's also true they could sell the car like this in stock form.
      1. m54b25's Avatar
        m54b25 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Very true but it's also true they could sell the car like this in stock form.
        Indeed! Do another ala E92 335iS model.

        The F-series 3 should get a modded N63B40tu for new M3 replacement. Otherwise, BMW M models it's just starting to be a very boring enthusiast car company.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by m54b25 Click here to enlarge
        Indeed! Do another ala E92 335iS model.

        The F-series 3 should get a modded N63B40tu for new M3 replacement. Otherwise, BMW M models it's just starting to be a very boring enthusiast car company.
        I would even take a N63B44TU in the new M3 happily.
      1. Flinchy's Avatar
        Flinchy -
        how.. do the autos gain more torque?

        this means the auto's have better midrange (and probably low end) power?? that's ridiculous!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Flinchy Click here to enlarge
        how.. do the autos gain more torque?

        this means the auto's have better midrange (and probably low end) power?? that's ridiculous!
        It's probably BMW protecting the manual clutch.
      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        What a $#@!ing joke as usual, nothing new......
      1. Flinchy's Avatar
        Flinchy -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It's probably BMW protecting the manual clutch.
        which is strange, normally the torque converter in an auto is the weaker of the two (clutch/converter)
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Flinchy Click here to enlarge
        which is strange, normally the torque converter in an auto is the weaker of the two (clutch/converter)
        Ya but a bad driver can wear the clutch out.
      1. Flinchy's Avatar
        Flinchy -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Ya but a bad driver can wear the clutch out.
        true

        it takes a special kind of bad to (purposefully) wear out a torque converter.
      1. 330indy's Avatar
        330indy -
        yeah like the CDV protects the clutch, by fostering increased wear.
      1. absolut1m's Avatar
        absolut1m -
        Nothing some intake and cobb couldn't do.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by absolut1m Click here to enlarge
        Nothing some intake and cobb couldn't do.
        Exactly. Nobody who knows what they are doing cares about this.