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    • Actual N54 HPFP (high pressure fuel pump) upgrade coming from M18Performance? 700+ hp capable dual hybrid pump and 600+ hp capable single 6 piston pump

      Just the other day an HPFP (high pressure fuel pump) upgrade option was posted but like all upgrades available it involves overspinning the factory design. M18Performance may have the first true HPFP pump upgrade but boy has BimmerBoost said that plenty of times about other vendors.


      Bimmerboost simply directly reached out to M18Performance for clarification:

      Quote Originally Posted by BimmerBoost
      I noticed some teasers of an N54 HPFP upgrade on your social media account.

      It looks like you have two pumps in one housing? Am I understanding the design correctly?

      Are there any more details as to the cost, expected fueling improvement, release date, design, etc.?
      They were candid in their response:

      Quote Originally Posted by M18Performance
      Hello, yes both designs are currently in testing mode. We have Dual Hybrid Setup it will be 700HP+ and we will have single 6 piston pump which will be good 600HP on E85. Currently we dont have exact dates we still have allot of testing to do before we assemble a production.
      So two pump upgrade options are in the works. One that is a dual setup you can see teased in pictures and the other is a six piston single pump that is capable of 600 horsepower or so on E85.

      Will their design work? What will it cost? When can we expect it?

      We will all just have to wait and see.








      This article was originally published in forum thread: Actual N54 HPFP (high pressure fuel pump) upgrade coming from M18Performance? 700+ hp capable dual hybrid pump and 600+ hp capable single 6 piston pump started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 24 Comments
      1. 135i2's Avatar
        135i2 -
        A big undertaking. Very interesting considering the SpoolPerformance leak generating chatter and speculation.
        It would need to outperform my VTT Dual Shotgun and PI system so I can maintain DI only.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 135i2 Click here to enlarge
        A big undertaking. Very interesting considering the SpoolPerformance leak generating chatter and speculation.
        It would need to outperform my VTT Dual Shotgun and PI system so I can maintain DI only.
        Also kind of a big jump for someone who was just showing off a valve cover I would think...
      1. Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
        Tony@VargasTurboTech -
        So they took a Porsche pump, and put it on a BMW, thats not upgrading the factory hpfp. If anyone is wondering I have a contact at BBI. They said those Porsche pumps are $2700 each. Looks like what they are using I could be wrong. But let's keep it real. This platform get cheaper by the day. You can run close to 800WHP om a double barrel. And it's $1500 with a controller. If you start asking Porsche money for these upgrades, they aren't going to sell many... 5 years proven, records broken, and re broken with the shotgun at a reasonable price. Wake me up when someone comes up with something better. Remember when I released the shotgun 5 years ago, and everyone said it wouldn't work. Guess I was ahead of the curve wasn't I...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Tony@VargasTurboTech Click here to enlarge
        Remember when I released the shotgun 5 years ago, and everyone said it wouldn't work. Guess I was ahead of the curve wasn't I...
        I think it is only fair to say, yes, you were.

        Things keep progressing though.

        I don't know these guys but let's see what (if anything) they bring to the table.
      1. martymil's Avatar
        martymil -
        I have to agree with Tony on this one, the platform has reached the point where selling anything like this will be next to impossible but I'm glad the platform is still being developed
      1. Payam@BMS's Avatar
        Payam@BMS -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by martymil Click here to enlarge
        I have to agree with Tony on this one, the platform has reached the point where selling anything like this will be next to impossible but I'm glad the platform is still being developed
        There was an ST e90 335i for sale here for 6k, clean title LOL. These cars are worthless now unfortunately.
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        Has anyone heard of the 2.5tfsi by any chance?
      1. maxnix's Avatar
        maxnix -
        I do not know, but I think the N54 not having valvetronic is an advantage if you want to boost it up. A lot is known to build these to closed deck specifications and how to fuel them. Being less expensive than newer versions does not hurt either.

        And tuned or not, an I6 is so inherently right in smoothness and response.
      1. martymil's Avatar
        martymil -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Payam@BMS Click here to enlarge
        There was an ST e90 335i for sale here for 6k, clean title LOL. These cars are worthless now unfortunately.
        100% agree but it makes it more fun wiping the smiles of those who drive 100k plus cars that think they are so fast.

        I'm actually doing a real budget build on one of my 335's to see how cheap I can build it only using second hand parts where they can be used.

        The best part is its real quick, didn't break the bank and relatively cheap to maintain with all the wrecked cars being around these days available for spare parts.

        We even have spare engines and boxes we picked up for next to nothing just in case we break one.
      1. Payam@BMS's Avatar
        Payam@BMS -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by martymil Click here to enlarge
        100% agree but it makes it more fun wiping the smiles of those who drive 100k plus cars that think they are so fast.

        I'm actually doing a real budget build on one of my 335's to see how cheap I can build it only using second hand parts where they can be used.

        The best part is its real quick, didn't break the bank and relatively cheap to maintain with all the wrecked cars being around these days available for spare parts.

        We even have spare engines and boxes we picked up for next to nothing just in case we break one.
        Yes, I agree lol.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by maxnix Click here to enlarge
        but I think the N54 not having valvetronic is an advantage if you want to boost it up.
        And if you want to play with the cams.

        Sometimes simpler is better.

        Why is it the S54 makes more power than the N54 again? but but but muh direct injection!
      1. Magnusk77's Avatar
        Magnusk77 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Tony@VargasTurboTech Click here to enlarge
        ... You can run close to 800WHP om a double barrel. And it's $1500 with a controller ...
        Well come on now... Let's be realistic about that comparison. Your double barrel kit with 2 new 2 HPFPs (because why would you put an old one on?), controller, and everything comes to over 3100$. Even with just one HPFP it's still 2300$. Not hating or anything just pointing that out because I do agree that you push the platform, one way or another.
      1. martymil's Avatar
        martymil -
        With two new hpfp's is 2.5k as they are 500 each from fcp euro.

        From schmiedmann the pumps are even cheaper at 370 so around 2.3k

        We still don't know the pricing on this, maybe just the pump for now if its the pump that Tony assumes it is.

        We will just to sit back and wait till it comes out if it does, who knows what happens.
      1. TSRxi's Avatar
        TSRxi -
        Lets also not forget that the Shotgun will not work on xdrive cars. So there are other limitations. On top of the fact that if you live in California you want your car to look as stock as possible. I am sure the shotgun would probably not be noticed as a modification. however, i like the stock look of this set up and the Porsche pump has prices all over the place. I have seen 350-2100. i am sure there are junk Chinese rebuilt units.. Be interesting to know how much a reliable one will cost.
      1. Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
        Tony@VargasTurboTech -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Magnusk77 Click here to enlarge
        Well come on now... Let's be realistic about that comparison. Your double barrel kit with 2 new 2 HPFPs (because why would you put an old one on?), controller, and everything comes to over 3100$. Even with just one HPFP it's still 2300$. Not hating or anything just pointing that out because I do agree that you push the platform, one way or another.
        Why would you put on an old one? Um, because there is nothing wrong with it? I have not swapped a HPFP on any of our shop cars for the better part of 4 years. So to follow the logic here. You buy new rims, your current tires are in great shape, a perfect fit, and are inline with your current tire needs. But you throw them away, and buy new tires (because why would you put on old ones). Replacing parts that are in good working order makes zero sense. So yes the Shotgun is $1500 with a contoller, not to mention nothing on the market will compare to a double barrel flow wise thats even in the same league price wise. We wont even talk about nothing is tested, or proven in the slighest except the shotgun. Carry on
      1. langsbr's Avatar
        langsbr -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Tony@VargasTurboTech Click here to enlarge
        You buy new rims, your current tires are in great shape, a perfect fit, and are inline with your current tire needs. But you throw them away, and buy new tires (because why would you put on old ones).
        This is the BMW community and I can totally see people doing this. Click here to enlarge
      1. Magnusk77's Avatar
        Magnusk77 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Tony@VargasTurboTech Click here to enlarge
        So yes the Shotgun is $1500 with a contoller
        Fair enough, if you want to keep the original HPFP it's 1500$ + the cost of a second HPFP which you obviously need to buy, which comes to just under 2300$ on your own website. Regardless, it's kind of a moot point to argue about prices until these products are actually released. Carry on.
      1. Torgus's Avatar
        Torgus -
        Why cast shade on a product that is unreleased? Unprofessional.

        The more HPFP solutions on the market the better for the consumer as they can pick the best one to fit their needs and budget.

        M18 seem to be on a roll releasing new and useful products for the N54 at appropriate prices. Looking forward to seeing where this goes.
      1. martymil's Avatar
        martymil -
        Personally I'm looking forward to this for the people that cant use a shotgun as it looks like a very good product but a pricey one.

        These kind of custom solutions aren't cheap and never be so I'm glad m18 is developing this as this looks like a
        solid well thought out solution for the ones that cant use a double barrel.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by martymil Click here to enlarge
        rsonally I'm looking forward to this for the people that cant use a shotgun
        What is the reason someone can't use a shotgun?