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    • Active Autowerke is releasing a supercharger kit for the Euro E36 M3 S50B32 motor

      The S50B32 is a thing of beauty. This was the E36 M3 motor we did not get in the States but should have if BMW respected us. Well, too late for that, but not too late for Active Autowerke to release a supercharger for the popular motor. Unlike the US S50's, the S50B32 has indpendent throttle bodies and you can see how the Active manifold feeds into them. The blower used is an HKS unit likely the GTS8550. Pricing has not been revealed yet but a teaser dyno shows gains of 124 whp, very nice.


















      This article was originally published in forum thread: Active Autowerke is releasing a supercharger kit for the Euro E36 M3 S50B32 motor started by Sticky View original post
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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Got an e-mail from Jean at AA, here are some details:

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Jean@ActiveAutowerke Click here to enlarge
        Hey,


        As of right now MSRP will be $8300 with an intro of $7800, it is available world wide, first system is shipping out in 4-5 weeks, runs 7 psi, it's using the GTS8550 charger and there will be 91 octane maps for customers that require it.


        Let me know if there are any other questions I can answer for you.
      1. war085's Avatar
        war085 -
        So excited about it! Will it be installed with the stock engine high compression ? no other changes except the maps ?

        Cheers
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by war085 Click here to enlarge
        So excited about it! Will it be installed with the stock engine high compression ? no other changes except the maps ?

        Cheers
        Seems to be stock compression. You need the hardware and the tune obviously.
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        BMtroubleYOU -
        WOW!! Finally came out, I went to Miami on my R&R to visit my wife and kids and I happened to see these 2 vehicles in the shop!!! Makes me want to place an Euro in my E36!!!!
      1. GG///M3's Avatar
        GG///M3 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BMtroubleYOU Click here to enlarge
        WOW!! Finally came out, I went to Miami on my R&R to visit my wife and kids and I happened to see these 2 vehicles in the shop!!! Makes me want to place an Euro in my E36!!!!
        Not worth the hassle.
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by GG///M3 Click here to enlarge
        Not worth the hassle.
        True, but in other bodies it is...
      1. GG///M3's Avatar
        GG///M3 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        True, but in other bodies it is...
        I think think its a waste. The cost of a decent running s50b30/32 euro motor is going to cost at least 5-7k in n/a form. While a m52 is going to cost 800-1200. Then F/I can be added, and its pretty much game over.
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by GG///M3 Click here to enlarge
        I think think its a waste. The cost of a decent running s50b30/32 euro motor is going to cost at least 5-7k in n/a form. While a m52 is going to cost 800-1200. Then F/I can be added, and its pretty much game over.
        Different strokes for different folks.
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        BMtroubleYOU -
        Yeah...... I already decided I will turbo it. It's the best bang for your buck!
      1. war085's Avatar
        war085 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by GG///M3 Click here to enlarge
        I think think its a waste. The cost of a decent running s50b30/32 euro motor is going to cost at least 5-7k in n/a form. While a m52 is going to cost 800-1200. Then F/I can be added, and its pretty much game over.
        What's the F/I ?
        As an s50b32 owner outside the us .. This is the greatest and almost the only performance upgrade that I can add to the car.. 124 extra HP is freaking awesome without having to touch my engine's internals.
        But I'm not sure how the remap will be done remotely ? Do I have to send my ecu or I will receive the map files and seek someone here to do it ? Specially that all euro M3 are NOT OBDII !
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by war085 Click here to enlarge
        What's the F/I ?
        As an s50b32 owner outside the us .. This is the greatest and almost the only performance upgrade that I can add to the car.. 124 extra HP is freaking awesome without having to touch my engine's internals.
        But I'm not sure how the remap will be done remotely ? Do I have to send my ecu or I will receive the map files and seek someone here to do it ? Specially that all euro M3 are NOT OBDII !
        He means forced induction.

        A lot of views are very US centric here and people don't realize this kit will be very well appreciated outside the US.

        Active Autowerke has European partners that can remap I believe.
      1. war085's Avatar
        war085 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Active Autowerke has European partners that can remap I believe.
        Any idea about those partners ?
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by war085 Click here to enlarge
        Any idea about those partners ?
        Yes, where are you located?
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        war085 -
        I'm actually in Egypt right now, but I don't think they have partners here ?! Click here to enlarge Closest would be Europe I guess with a sending my ECU.
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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by war085 Click here to enlarge
        I'm actually in Egypt right now, but I don't think they have partners here ?! Click here to enlarge Closest would be Europe I guess with a sending my ECU.
        No dealers in Egypt but Bahrain would probably be best for you, they have a dealer there.