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    • A visit with CP-E at SEMA - Pictures of prototype N54 twin turbo upgrade

      BimmerBoost stopped by the CP-E (Custom Performance Engineering) booth at SEMA 2011. What immediately caught our attention was the N54 twin turbo upgrade prototype they had on display. We asked a lot of questions but did not really get any concrete answers. Basically, this is going to go on their shop car. There will be two different turbo options the smaller of which should bolt in and the larger turbos requiring permanent modification to the engine bay / chassis to make them fit. Do not expect these until Summer next year although they were talking maybe even Spring.

      How about the tuning? Well, the Standback was suggested for it. As far as fuel to support 700+ horsepower goals there were not really any answers but secondary injection was suggested along with a new HPFP (high pressure fuel pump). We know everyone is going to be following this closely to see what comes of it and we wish CP-E the best with this project which is obviously at very early stages.

      The entire product offering is pictured and pictures were taken of all the CP-E BMW products that were on display. This includes the N54 blow off valve kit, N54 downpipes, dual cone intake, N54 FMIC, N55 downpipe, and their 1M exhaust.





























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      1. n54BoostOnCoke's Avatar
        n54BoostOnCoke -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Downpipe appears to have made a decent difference.
        where do u see decent diff ?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by n54BoostOnCoke Click here to enlarge
        where do u see decent diff ?
        The 13 pound-feet of torque at the wheels?
      1. www.cp-e.com's Avatar
        www.cp-e.com -
      1. J*U*icEd_n54's Avatar
        J*U*icEd_n54 -
        The banner u guys had at your booth shows 535i 3 inch downpipes... Do u guys have them in stock?... Maybe a link to some pics?... Before and after dynos?... Thanks, much appreciated...
      1. prodigymb's Avatar
        prodigymb -
        those turbos are amazing!! forced perfomance compressor covers with billet hta wheels and tial stainless steel hot sides. full of win.
      1. Irishace's Avatar
        Irishace -
        Interesting indeed, I am looking for a twin setup as well to maintain the near stock power curve. There is nothing like the power delivery of the N54 and I think a big sinlge will destroy it.

        Subbed for the CPE solution for sure.
      1. www.cp-e.com's Avatar
        www.cp-e.com -
        Hey guys

        Thanks for the kind words - we are all back from SEMA now.. and picking up where we left off.

        The manifolds on display will be overhauled about a thousand times - usually when I develop things its just how it goes.. but they are a good start for this.

        This is a project we are 200% committed to - working with a few other companies on the back end to support us with turbos and other know-how. We are doing this right and doing this the way BMW intended.

        Quick response, resonable power (of course also going all out for proof of concept) and a solid, reliable, daily driven product that is bolt on, with minimal modification to the car itself.

        If anyone has any questions about this or the 1M parts - feel free to get in touch with me over email or PM or call the shop asking for Dmitriy..
        dorlov at cp-e d.o.t. com

        Ill try and check back here for questions and etc.

        Again thanks for supporting us!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by www.cp-e.com Click here to enlarge
        Hey guys

        Thanks for the kind words - we are all back from SEMA now.. and picking up where we left off.

        The manifolds on display will be overhauled about a thousand times - usually when I develop things its just how it goes.. but they are a good start for this.

        This is a project we are 200% committed to - working with a few other companies on the back end to support us with turbos and other know-how. We are doing this right and doing this the way BMW intended.

        Quick response, resonable power (of course also going all out for proof of concept) and a solid, reliable, daily driven product that is bolt on, with minimal modification to the car itself.

        If anyone has any questions about this or the 1M parts - feel free to get in touch with me over email or PM or call the shop asking for Dmitriy..
        dorlov at cp-e d.o.t. com

        Ill try and check back here for questions and etc.

        Again thanks for supporting us!
        Thanks for the post, it was nice seeing you guys at the show.
      1. www.cp-e.com's Avatar
        www.cp-e.com -
        Thanks for stopping by! Good talking to you and putting a username to a face Click here to enlarge
      1. J*U*icEd_n54's Avatar
        J*U*icEd_n54 -
        535i downpipes???^^^
      1. www.cp-e.com's Avatar
        www.cp-e.com -
        We have 535i downpipes.We have had a few people buy those over the time they were out!The down pipes overall are getting an overhaul and will be back in stock shortly - will be XI and RWD fitment across 1, 3, 5 series.
      1. J*U*icEd_n54's Avatar
        J*U*icEd_n54 -
        ETA on when they will be ready for purchase?... And what am I looking at for pricing?...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by J*U*icEd_n54 Click here to enlarge
        ETA on when they will be ready for purchase?... And what am I looking at for pricing?...
        Pricing who knows but the timeline we are looking at was already mentioned.
      1. www.cp-e.com's Avatar
        www.cp-e.com -
        Pricing will be as current
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by www.cp-e.com Click here to enlarge
        Pricing will be as current
        ?
      1. Brey335i's Avatar
        Brey335i -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        ?
        $700 or so IIRC
      1. Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
        Itsbrokeagain -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by www.cp-e.com Click here to enlarge
        We have 535i downpipes.We have had a few people buy those over the time they were out!The down pipes overall are getting an overhaul and will be back in stock shortly - will be XI and RWD fitment across 1, 3, 5 series.
        Good to know Click here to enlarge
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Any updates on the upgrade?
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        carcars -
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      1. fundahl's Avatar
        fundahl -
        This looks like a very interesting setup. That rear section looks better flowing than the stock 1M rear section, I'm interested.

        Any updates from CP-E?