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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
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      1. maxnix's Avatar
        maxnix -
        The recently announced "M Performance Power Kit (+33 hp / + 37 lb-ft)" should help.

        All that was changed on the original N54/55 PPK was the boost tables. Nothing else.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by maxnix Click here to enlarge
        The recently announced "M Performance Power Kit (+33 hp / + 37 lb-ft)" should help.

        All that was changed on the original N54/55 PPK was the boost tables. Nothing else.
        Yep, no surprise.
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        I don't see a problem with it.... If it sells more cars and gives BMW revenue it will allow them to continue development on their real m cars

        People complained when car companies didn't cater to enthusiasts, now when they recognize the culture and try to offer oem performance parts, people still complain? Sure the power kit isnt that impressive but the oem mtech bumpers, brakes, cf pieces, are great quality and IMO push the aftermarket to step it up even more....
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
        I don't see a problem with it.... If it sells more cars and gives BMW revenue it will allow them to continue development on their real m cars

        People complained when car companies didn't cater to enthusiasts, now when they recognize the culture and try to offer oem performance parts, people still complain? Sure the power kit isnt that impressive but the oem mtech bumpers, brakes, cf pieces, are great quality and IMO push the aftermarket to step it up even more....
        The problem I have with it is them blatantly milking people for a software file that costs them nothing. It's charging money for a patch. Also, the car could come from the factory with it.