byPublished on 02-04-2010 05:06 PM
I had the day off and took the opportunity to visit cp-e again. I have their BOV and charge pipe and asked Josh to order me another top for the TIAL bov. When I got there Josh showed me their prototype FMIC. He said they're in the process of finishing the first ten units
...byPublished on 02-04-2010 01:47 AM
Gentlemen, to show our appreciation for the members of our BMW performance forum and commemorate its launch, Burger Motorsports: http://www.burgertuning.com in collaboration with BimmerBoost will be giving away a JB 3 tune and Dual Cone Intake for the N54 to one lucky winner. This is for the N54 powered 135, 335, 535, Z4, and X6.
What do you have to do to enter the contest? Simply guess how much wheel horsepower this supercharged BMW M3 will put down on a dynojet: http://bimmerboost.com/showthread.ph...rd-Fastest-E9X
...byPublished on 02-02-2010 08:44 PM
Q: “Why won’t BMW NA bring the M3 GTS to the United States?”
LK: When I first started discussing the GTS with M in Garching [Munich], I knew it could be a hit in the US, albeit most likely a short-lived hit given such a high price [110,000 Euros before US homologation]. However, when taking a closer look, we realized the car does not pass any EPA or federal safety standards. Those are two big catches for importing a new BMW, even in small volumes. Modifying the GTS to make it US-compliant would be a very costly affair because the car lacks airbags, proper DOT seatbelts, proper bumper height, etc. And those are just the safety items. Keep in mind the 4.4 liter engine is not homologated for the US which would require more than a simple set of racing catalysts [as the car is currently equipped].
Q: But couldn’t those things be added to a US version of the GTS?
LK: I’m sure they could, but you have to balance cost against demand. In this case, the customers we speak to on a regular basis are indicating that they’d rather purchase ...byPublished on 02-02-2010 05:46 PM
I don't mind you posting the previous graph or this one. Just make sure you stipultae that the last graph was on 18psi 100octane/meth, and this one is 18psi 93 octane/meth. As I said before our 538whp run was done @ 20psi 100octane/meth.
...byPublished on 01-29-2010 09:24 PM Number of Views: 2988
"This either proves the point that BMWs are expensive enough for now or the company is trying to aggressively hold the line on pricing for existing models. 2011 pricing and equipment for the complete BMW North American model range has been released, and the company is adding a revised Value Package and keeping prices the same. New models, such as the 2011 5 Series with which we scooted about in Portugal, will see some attendant bottom-line juggling, but the base MSRP for your dream 3 Series remains the same, even if you choose the updated coupe and convertible models.
The biggest news is that the single-turbo N55 is muscling the twin-huffer N54 out of some Bayerische engine bays. 135s, 335s, 535s, the 535i Gran Turismo and X6 xDrive35i all get the new single-turbo N55 between the fenders. The N54 still appears in the Z4, new 335is and the 740i, as well as some others."
http://www.autoblog.com/2010/01/29/b...srp-unchanged/ ...byPublished on 01-26-2010 07:33 AM
Little too early for dyno as we're focused on boost control right now, but here is a few pulls I did on a 100% stock 335i last week, 91 octane fuel. Last run was with 98 octane and our duel cone intake added.
...byPublished on 01-25-2010 06:00 AM
The N63 is the most exciting motor from a performance standpoint that BMW has ever produced. For those that are not familiar with it, this motor and variations of it power the following models and will power the upcoming M5 and M6:
- 2008– E71 X6 xDrive50i
- 2009– E70 X5 M
- 2009– E71 X6 M
- 2009– F01 Sedan 750i/750Li
- 2010– F10 Sedan 550i
We will see huge aftermarket gains with this motor. RDsport has claimed (no dyno... surprise) 620hp out of the 550i. I don't doubt this figure will be reached and will not raise eyebrows. Noelle Motors claims hitting 650 hp out of the base N63's with modded turbos and new pistons:
for the following BMW models:
BMW F07 550i GT
BMW E71 X6 5,0i
BMW F01 750i saloon
modifications to standard engine / scope of delivery:
ECU with new program
new outlet manifold
new turbo charger
without catalysts converter (two replacement pipes)
technical engine ...byPublished on 01-24-2010 05:32 PM
...byPublished on 01-23-2010 09:42 PM
"Perfect snow conditions, the BMW X6 M and the BMW X5 M means pure JOY -as long as you know how to drive under these conditions. We asked two BMW drivers to explain us how to do this and besides we saw one of the longest drifts in the world…"
...byPublished on 01-22-2010 12:51 PM
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