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    • Stock F30 335i vs. Stage I Rebellion Automotive tuned A45 AMG from a stop and roll

      The M133 AMG 2.0 liter four-cylinder under the hood of the 45 AMG models is proving itself to be plenty potent. Especially considering it is mated to an wheel drive drivetrain with a dual clutch transmission. This particular A45 AMG features a Rebellion Automotive Stage I tune which increases power to somewhere around the ~400 crank horsepower range. So, going up against a stock F30 335i is quite a mismatch despite the 335 having a 3.0 liter turbocharged N55 inline-6.


      On paper the deficit between the two cars is roughly 100 horsepower. In practice, it looks even greater as the A45 AMG demolishes the 335i from a low speed roll. From a stop the 335i is given the hit and a lead but the A45 AMG very quickly reels it in and passes. It is not close at all.

      It is useful to see just how much faster a tuned M133 is than a stock N55 but Rebellion may not want to tout this race too much as there are plenty of 335's on BimmerBoost that would make this A45 AMG look like it is standing still. That said, this AMG four-cylinder all wheel drive dual clutch drivetrain continues to impress.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: Stock F30 335i vs. Stage I Rebellion Automotive tuned A45 AMG from a stop and roll started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 25 Comments
      1. BuraQ's Avatar
        BuraQ -
        Im soo confused now what to get the wifey X4 or M133...I need an advil now...terrible
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        GLA45...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Pictures of your wife would help though.
      1. ezec63's Avatar
        ezec63 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Pictures of your wife would help though.
        LOL !!
      1. ezec63's Avatar
        ezec63 -
        That 335 got destroyed but not much of a fair fight o well good to know anyway. Here's a cool video it's a m135 which is lighter and around the a45 weight both have McChip software (not the best for either car) but still a good comparison. They do stock vs stock, tuned vs stock both ways, and finally both tuned.
        m133 is an impressive little motor needs E85 now ...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ezec63 Click here to enlarge
        That 335 got destroyed but not much of a fair fight o well good to know anyway. Here's a cool video it's a m135 which is lighter and around the a45 weight both have McChip software (not the best for either car) but still a good comparison. They do stock vs stock, tuned vs stock both ways, and finally both tuned. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TRn3KiP3nfw
        m133 is an impressive little motor needs E85 now ...
        Hadn't seen this one yet. Will front page this Sunday or Monday.
      1. inlineS54B32's Avatar
        inlineS54B32 -
        That little AMG moves. I am curious to see how this thing ends up after a few years of tuning/driving hard. It's a lot of power to squeeze out of that engine, but it sounds like it's engineered well. I like that car - would like to give one a try next time I have a chance.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        I would expect a higher hp car in stock form to demolish a lower hp car in stock form. So I can imagine it will do the same tuned... am I the only one not surprised?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        I would expect a higher hp car in stock form to demolish a lower hp car in stock form. So I can imagine it will do the same tuned... am I the only one not surprised?
        I'm surprised the difference is THAT big. Not surprised which car won.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I'm surprised the difference is THAT big. Not surprised which car won.
        The n55 is literally one of the $#@!tiest engines lol. Power and torque dies off at like 5k rpm.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        The n55 is literally one of the $#@!tiest engines lol. Power and torque dies off at like 5k rpm.
        The N54 dies off too...
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        The N54 dies off too...
        Yes, to a certain extent all stock turbo cars do. Would be better to have an n54 go against the a45.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        Would be better to have an n54 go against the a45.
        A modded one.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        A modded one.
        Yes of course lol.
      1. ezec63's Avatar
        ezec63 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        A modded one.
        I need to get a go pro .. Had a run with an n54 335 6at running only jb4 and bms intake with some heavy non forged show wheels. Destroyed it from a dig due to AWD. On a roll walked away pretty good from 40-140 id say 3-4 car lengths. Only running rebellion stage 1 version 2 piggy back which totally transformed this car was surprised knowing n54 are strong but check the dynos the m133 makes power all the way to redline and has put down 370 whp to all 4 wheels ! My rebellion TCU tune just shipped out today so it will make it even faster rebellion stated cars have seen 40 crank torque gains in the midrange with faster shifts. O btw made a few acceleration vids with the stingray and took a few pics will post it and my impressions once I get some time.
      1. Sticky2's Avatar
        Sticky2 -
        No go pro = invalid
      1. ezec63's Avatar
        ezec63 -
        I know I hate kill "stories" :-/ omgbbq im so cool
      1. Stevenh's Avatar
        Stevenh -
        Are they bringing the hatch to the US? The sedan looks like a f'ing abortion, in my opinion, but the hatch is a sex machine!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Stevenh Click here to enlarge
        Are they bringing the hatch to the US?
        Nope.
      1. Flinchy's Avatar
        Flinchy -
        even modded N54 vs modded A45

        A45 has the consistency of DCT, so takes a pretty good driver with a pretty good N54

        that said, an extra liter with bigger turbos, it's not hard to get the N54 quicker.