• Active Autowerke Considering Releasing BMW M62 V8 (E39 540) Supercharger Kit

      Active Autowerke is currently considering building an SC kit for M62 V8 powered BMW's. This means a complete bolt-on kit that can be installed yourself with full instructions provided. The price would be somewhere around the $5,000 mark with power output in the 440 hp or low to mid 300 whp range. Active Autowerke is currently gauging interest and looking for a development car. Considering the M62 platform does not get too much love and what is out there is expensive or custom ($8700 for the closest competition, which would be Dinan), M62 owners should welcome this with open arms.

      Quote Originally Posted by Active Autowerke
      If this comes to fruition it would start with a level 1 non-intercooled system using the C38-81 charger.

      Pricing would be less than the competition.

      Estimated power would be about 440 BHP, a 50% increase in power, a good guess would be ~320 rwhp on our Mustang dyno.

      Price would be in the ~$5200.00 ball park.

      The structure would be the same as the E36 M3 systems, a Level 1 non-intercooled system which may be followed by an intercooled level 2. For now we are only concentrating on level 1 as that is the first step.

      Now it is just a matter of getting a car to me, I need a car and will work out a special intro price for the first few cars.
      This article was originally published in forum thread: Active Autowerke Considering Releasing BMW M62 V8 (E39 540) Supercharger Kit started by Sticky View original post
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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        VF also had a kit I believe but I never really heard much about it.

        Here is a dyno graph from the VF kit to give an idea what this kit would put down, listed on their site as 6.0 psi and $6000:

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      1. onisyndicate's Avatar
        onisyndicate -
        Oh i'd defiantly do that. I love the E39 540I wagons! 540I is a low 14 wagon with auto. Add SS headers, exhaust and a AA SC and that thing should be in the low 13s if not high 12s!