Published on 03-06-2017 04:28 PM
Many people on BimmerBoost chase dyno numbers. Bragging about 800+ rwhp is fun. That is, until things start to break and repair bills start to add up. The N54 motor can make big power but the reality is for most people 600 rwhp is plenty and we forget just how much power that is.
Chris@VTT put together a good article on getting your N54 to the ~600 rwhp level. Check it out below.
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MKIV Supra vs. 335i is always fun to see and this one has a Kawasaki ZX10r bike thrown in for good measure. The 335i is the camera car and it starts off against the bike. Surprisingly, it doesn't have much trouble with it from a roll. ...Published on 03-05-2017 10:01 PM
You certainly are seeing more 700+ wheel horsepower S55's out in the wild and all over the world. This car comes from Puerto Rico and Caribbean Autowerks. They are making a very healthy 729 horsepower to the wheels on a Dynojet in STD correction. ...Published on 03-04-2017 07:21 PM
The year of the N55? Maybe, as the turbo upgrade options are getting very interesting especially with several capable of over 600 horsepower at the wheels. Speedtech's Stage 3 N55 entry promises 600+ rwhp, full boost by 3000 rpm, and a total cost less than $5000. ...Published on 03-02-2017 07:09 PM
Remember the RPM Act? As a refresher, the RPM Act is legislation designed to protect enthusiasts from government overreach especially at the hands of the EPA. The goal is to allow you to work on your car and modify your car without the EPA branding you a criminal for doing so. ...Published on 02-28-2017 04:25 PM
Supercharged S65 V8 vs. supercharged S65 V8 here, both 6-speed manual. Many people do not remember just how intense and bitter the E9X M3 supercharger war was. ESS-Tuning essentially won the minds of the people by manipulating forum circumstances while Gintani provided the superior hardware and tuning options. ...Published on 02-27-2017 09:41 PM
Big Boost is a new player in the BMW N55 engine tuning world. They are showing what is a very strong N55 turbo upgrade offering. They have three stages the most powerful of which produces over 620 horsepower at the wheels. ...Published on 02-27-2017 02:33 PM
Incredible peak numbers here but it is important to focus on the context. For one, this is a built motor with dropped 9.5:1 compression. Secondly, these figures are achieved at 25.4 psi of boost. Compare the result to what the GC turbos previously hit at 29.3 psi of boost. ...Published on 02-26-2017 07:00 PM
Is there anything better than M3 vs. C63 battles? BMW M vs. AMG? It's always great to see. BMW is getting a lot of grief in the turbo M era but there is no denying it is easier to make power with the M3 than ever before. Just look at this PTF (Pro Tuning Freaks) tuned F80 M3 S55. ...Published on 02-26-2017 02:50 PM
Pure Performance Motorsport in Australia has various stroker kits for BMW motors. One that caught the eye of BimmerBoost is their 5.0 liter stroker kit for the 4.4 liter S63TU engine in the BMW F10 M5 and F12/F13 M6 models. ...Published on 02-25-2017 09:21 PMPublished on 02-24-2017 07:21 AM
A humbling experience here but a full bolt on Nissan GTR is no slouch. Neither is a BMW N54 with the Pure Stage 2 turbo upgrade. The E60 chassis is a bit heavier than your typical N54 and namely an E82 1-Series variant. ...Published on 02-24-2017 04:26 AM
The built motor era for the S63TU engine platform is getting going thanks to BPC (Bimmer Performance Center). They have a built engine package with some impressive specs that will increase the durability and capability of the S63TU 4.4 liter twin turbo V8. ...Published on 02-21-2017 08:35 PM
The goal here is 800+ horsepower as stated by Turbo Lab of America. What are they doing? Well, they are massaging the factory S55 turbo housings considerably. They are stuffing TDOHL 20G wheels into the OEM housing which requires a bit of machining as the video below covers. ...Published on 02-18-2017 07:01 PM
Insane numbers here from an F10 M5 tuned by HC Performance. The S63TU engine has upgraded EFR turbochargers from Borg Warner and a built motor from Bimmer Performance Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. ...