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02/20/2012    9:20 PM
COMMENTS: 390

Vishnu Performance Systems has pushed the tuning of the N54 platform to unprecedented levels with its N54 335i single turbo build, the first one successfully dyno’d.

The latest dyno has already achieved 627whp / 477 lb-ft. torque @ 22.5 PSI. The final power goal is an incredible 700whp!

See the dyno and highway run inside, along with full system technical details and ongoing progress of the build.

02/20/2012    9:15 PM
COMMENTS: 63

Matt Farah (of Tuned) drives and reviews VF Engineering’s 700hp Supercharged BMW M3 (VF620). This M3 features a VF Engineering VF620 supercharger with KW 2 way Adjustable Club Sport Coilover kit w/ Front Camber Plates. Brakes are AP Racing – AP7100 368mm 6-piston Front Big Brake Kit and AP Racing – AP7150 356mm 4-piston Rear Big Brake Kit. Exhaust is Akrapovic Titanium Evolution Slip-On Exhaust System and Challenge X-Pipe Race+ (Catless), Stainless Steel.

02/17/2012    7:06 PM
COMMENTS: 63

Insideline recently strapped the 2012 328i with its turbo 4 cylinder N20 engine on the dyno and achieved even higher at-the-wheel power than the EAS Dyno we reported on recently.

On 91 octane and a dynojet, this F30 328i achieved 240hp / 257 lb-ft torque at the wheels

Assuming a 16% drivetrain loss for the sake of argument, this would equal approximately 286hp / 306 lb-ft torque at the crank. Compare this to the F30 328i’s factory rating of 240hp / 255lb-ft torque at the crank. The 328i could be underrated by as much as 46 hp and 51 lb-ft torque. Impressive indeed!

Compare this to the EAS dyno which achieved 226hp / 230lb-ft torque at the wheels.

02/17/2012    8:00 AM
COMMENTS: 55

BMW tuner G-Power has announced on our facebook page. Their Stage 1 F10 M5 and F12/F13 M6 kit is good for pushing the V8 bi-turbo S63Tu engine to 640 hp / 575 lb-ft torque (780Nm) .

This is a +80hp / 74lb-ft gain over the new M5 and M6′s factory 560hp / 501lb-ft torque.

The G-Power F10 M5 tuning program offers:

G-Power Stage 1 tune – 640hp/780Nm (575 lb-ft) with VMAX removal. Good for more than 310km/h (192mph)
Quad stainless steel sport exhaust system
400mm Carbon Ceramic Brakes
21″ Forged Silverstone RS wheels (3 piece)

Compare this to PP-Performance’s F10 M5 Stage 1 tune which yields 620 HP / 553lb-ft.

More details and photos … CONTINUED

02/10/2012    3:30 PM
COMMENTS: 74

As you may already have seen, a member recently took delivery of his 2012 328i (F30) sedan and wasted no time in getting it strapped to the dyno. The 2012 328i sedan is powered by the twinpower twin-scroll turbo 4-cylinder inline “N20″ engine, factory rated at 240hp / 255lb-ft torque.

This F30 328i was tested on EAS (European Auto Source)’s Dynojet 224xLC and put down an impressive 226hp / 230lb-ft torque (at the wheels), with just 91 octane gasoline.

What does this equal to at the crank (for comparison to BMW’s factory quoted power figures for the 2012 328i)? Assuming a 15-17% drivetrain loss, this dyno result translates to approximately 265-272hp / 270-277lb-ft torque at the crank, or +25-32hp and +15-22lb-ft torque more than the factory figures!

Is … CONTINUED

02/06/2012    10:45 PM
COMMENTS: 183

We previously reported on South African tuning shop SAVSPEED’s turbo E92 M3, the first turbo E90/E92 M3 build that we have seen. Watch its dyno run as it sounds like the car wants to take flight :)

SAVSPEED decided on a single turbo setup. As plumbing is difficult in the S65 engine compartment, a custom engine mount had to be designed. SAVSPEED has already run the turbo’d E92 M3 for 140km on the dyno and all is going well. Once they hit 1000 kms on the dyno, they will fit management and injectors and fuel pump.

The objective of this conversion is to achieve 850hp plus. After 2000 kilometres of testing, they will turn up the boost and shoot for 1000 plus horses.… CONTINUED

01/31/2012    12:50 PM
COMMENTS: 65

KKS has released its performance exhaust system for the 2012 BMW M5 (F10). The 3″ axle-back system raises the open valve sound of the M5 exhaust from 93db to 108db.

Video and first photos of the exhaust system as well as the first F10 M5 fitted with whiteline lights.

01/25/2012    1:38 PM
COMMENTS: 27

Since its recent European market introduction, many a M5 fan has been waiting to see the tuning potential of the new F10 M5 and its beefy 560hp bi-turbo S63Tu engine. The first F10 M5 ECU tune has now been released, by the German tuning company, PP-Performance.

They were recently able to crack the factory ECU and their Stage 1 tune added:

Gains: +60hp and +70Nm (51lb-ft) torque
New total output: 620 HP / 750Nm (553lb-ft) torque

The price for the stage 1 tune has been set at 3,499 € (euros). Their Stage 2 tune is already in the works, so expect even higher modified numbers from the F10 M5 soon.

With tuners already achieving 750hp with the S63 motor from the X5M/X6M (such as the Manhart biturbo M3), expect the same … CONTINUED

01/24/2012    9:30 AM
COMMENTS: 172

Follow along and watch the transformation of an E90 M3 from salvaged car to race car in project journal by BIMMERPOST member scottn2retro.

Scott has been racing in BMW Club Racing since the 2004 season, winning numerous regional and national championships and setting over a dozen class track records. After the success of their E46 M3 and 135i race cars, he’s decided to take on an even bigger project in taking a salvaged E90 M3 with frame and rear subframe damage and bringing it all the way to race form.

They’ve already started gutting this 2008 e90 M3 with manual transmission and only 11K miles on the drivetrain. Follow along inside.