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And now the 700 WHP barrier has (amazingly) been cracked on the N54 engine!

A Vishnu with FFTEC 6466 single turbo 335i has hit 708 WHP.

Specs:

- Single Turbo – Precision Turbo 6466
- assuming full catless, FBO, 335 6MT
- 100 octane+Meth (700 WHP / 599 WTQ)
- 26 PSI

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The BMW N54 engine is turning out to be the 2jz engine (Toyota Supra) of this decade. It’s the darling of the BMW aftermarket tuning world and it’s now hit new horsepower heights.

Vargas Turbocharger Technologies has now hit 693 WHP on the N54 platform with its VTT-R63 Stage 3 upgraded turbo package (featuring Garrett turbos) for the E90/E92 3 Series. This was with a PTF Pro-Tuned COBB Flash on 98 Octane and NO Methanol.

Specs:
- Upgraded Twin Turbos – Garrett GTX-R63
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BIMMERPOST once again sponsored the most recent Airstrip Attack taking place on 4/6-4/7, a two day runway shootout race event held at the Coalinga Municipal Airport in Coalinga, California.

This race features a HPF Stage 2 E46 M3 vs a JB4 RB Twin Turbo 335i.

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Check out this epic project by a 3 Series touring owner for his E91 wagon – a custom built trailer using an E36 3 series as a donor car!

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Some E9x and F3x 3 Series BMW Individual cars currently on display at BMW owned Munich dealership (BMW Niederlassung).

Seen here are BMW Individual colors: Phoenix Yellow, Neon Blue, Urban Green and Damask Red.

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BIMMERPOST once again sponsored the most recent Airstrip Attack taking place on 4/6-4/7, a two day runway shootout race event held at the Coalinga Municipal Airport in Coalinga, California.

This race features a 335i Single Turbo (Vishnu/FFTEC) vs ESS VT2-625 M3.

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Yesterday, we brought you news of the availability of the F30 335i M Performance Power Kit (PPK) [full details].

The PPK increases the 335i’s horsepower from 300 to 320hp (official factory quoted figures) on all models. Automatic transmission models will experience a +32 lb-ft peak torque increase (to 332 lb-ft), while manual transmission-equipped models benefit from a +17 lb-ft peak torque increase (to 317 lb-ft). 0-60mph acceleration is improved 0.2 seconds compared to standard 335i models, while 50-75mph times drop by a full half-second.

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Now that we have seen the production 4 Series coupe fully uncovered, a natural comparison to draw is between the 4 Series coupe (F32) and the model that it succeeds, the 3 Series coupe (E92).

We do not yet know the official dimensions of the production 4 Series coupe, but for reference the concept 4 series dimensions are:

1.6 inches longer than E92 3 Series coupe
1.6 inches wider than E92 3 Series Coupe
1.3 inches lower than E92 3 Series Coupe
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Consumer Reports has issued its latest Best & Worst Used Cars report (for April 2013) and the 2009 BMW E90 328i sedan has been named the best sedan in the $20,000-$25,000 category. It shares the top pick with the 2009 Infiniti G and the 2010 Toyota Avalon.

Here’s what the report says about its picks:

The 3 Series combines agile handling, a taut ride, good brakes, and powerful six-cylinder engines in a comfortable, if slightly snug, interior. The Infiniti G is … CONTINUED

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This past weekend, BIMMERPOST members from many of our communities braved the cold Chicago winter weather to meet with other enthusiasts at Burnham Harbor by Soldier Field.

Check out their event photos inside.

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BMW is recalling certain model year 2008-2012 1-Series coupes and convertibles manufactured December 2007 through July 2011; and 2007-2011 3-Series coupes and convertibles manufactured March 2007 through July 2011; 2007-2011 3-Series sedans manufactured March 2007 through October 2011; 2007-2011 3-Series sports wagons manufactured March 2007 through June 2011; and 2009-2011 Z4 vehicles manufactured March 2009 through June 2011.

The connector for the positive battery cable connector and the corresponding terminal on the fuse box may degrade over time. Over time, the high current flow and heat … CONTINUED

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Here is a DIY install guide for installing N55 mid pipes on a N54 powered model and deleting the secondary cats.

The main benefit of deleting the N54′s secondary cats is more flow, better faster spool up of the turbos, and a louder more deeper tone of the exhaust note.