Published on 08-24-2011 08:10 PM
This is simply a little teaser but we had to report on it as there have not been too many S65 swaps that we have seen. In addition, swaps that are then boosted. That is exactly what Active Autowerke is attempting to do with this widebody E36. Will they pull it off? It's Active, so we doubt they would be teasing if they did not intend to back it up. How far along this is we do not know and they have not released any other details other than a photo of the S65 in the E36 engine bay and publicly stating their intention to boost it.
...Published on 08-23-2011 07:26 PM
This was quite interesting to see. BimmerBoost member BoostAddict ran a stock B8 S4 in his modified E90 335i with a 6 speed manual. His mod list is as follows: JB4 Map 1, DCI, and VK downpipes. He also had a 230 pound passenger. The 2011 S4 is a 6 speed manual that is completely stock. The runs were certainly closer than BoostAddict expected and the S4 performs well and clearly is a strong car. Looks like the 335 needs some race gas or meth, especially if the S4 owner decides to mod his ride.
...Published on 08-22-2011 10:51 PM
This information comes courtesy of BMWblog. They are reporting that the X1 is indefinitely postponed after speaking with sources at a BMW event. We may not get the car here until 2013 if then. There simply is very high demand for the vehicle and the original delay dealt with production capacity. Frankly, we aren't all too upset about this as the X1 is not something we were really excited about. However, we like for the US market to get all BMW vehicles. Interestingly enough, the car is for sale in Canada.
...Published on 08-20-2011 05:21 AM
The GT45 wouldn't fit in the limited space that's available in the M3. We are now trying the highly recommended Precision 8285. We have a mysterious 4,500rpm rev limiter with the ProEFI that comes and goes that we can't seem to track down. There is no on-board logger so we are trying to get some other software to work on our computer so we can look at the logs. However... we downloaded the software for $30 and that software doesn't seem to let us look at the logs. Help!! So we may switch back to the AEM again to try and get some dyno numbers out of this new turbo unless ProEFI can help us get through these issues.
...Published on 08-18-2011 02:39 PM
Congratulations to davidtm5 for his record breaking 1/4 mile run. David has an E36 with a built S52 motor running a giant GTX 42 turbo along with Bavarian Solutions cams. Car has hit in the mid 900's to the wheels (so over 1000 crank horsepower) at about 37 psi. Simply a beast and this was proven with a record setting 9.0 second 1/4 mile run in the middle of the Summer. Records just continue to fall and the bar keeps getting raised. The first 8 second 1/4 mile pass for a street BMW? Just around the corner.
...Published on 08-16-2011 04:16 PM
Boris, also known as djborya on the forums, has raised the bar again. He previously set overall the 60-130 in October 2010 being the first BMW to dip into the 4's for 60-130 runs. This record was later broken by Mert with a 4.49 60-130 earlier this year. We are happy to say that the bar has been raised once again and Boris has taken the record back with a 60-130 run of 4.2 seconds which was done during a 1/4 mile pass. Specs on the car are an E30 with an M3 widebody, built S52, and a gigantic 80 mm turbo among other things. Congratulations Boris!
...Published on 08-15-2011 08:46 PM
We will be heading to the East Coast to install a supercharger kit on a customers’ vehicle. Since we will be coming out to New York area to do the install, we have decided to do a special on our Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 2+ Supercharges kits. We will be coming out either the first or second week of September to do the install. The installs will be done at LOMOTION, located at 224 Overocker Road (RT 44) Poughkeepsie, NY 12603.
...Published on 08-15-2011 02:50 PM
You should know by now the 2012 3 series is coming and that it will be referred to as the F30 generation. A lot of speculation has been taking place on how the car will look which is not really all that big of a surprise. What is a surprise is it would seem the design has now leaked out. Someone managed to snap some photos of the car basically completely undisguised and in its final form. Not the best pictures ever but they clearly show the 3 is taking styling cues from the 5 meaning subdued and restrained evolution.
...Published on 08-12-2011 06:52 PM
ESS will be entering the competitive, expensive, and lucrative E60 and E63 M5/M6 header market. These headers were designed with the ESS supercharger in mind and will be used on the V2+ and V3 supercharger kits whenever those actually come out. RPI will be carrying these headers which is interesting as they also have a header application for the S85. The difference of course being these are new larger diameter designs with forced induction in mind while all the other headers options available currently are intended for naturally aspirated applications. No word on pricing, but likely not cheap as all S85 headers available are expensive.
...Published on 08-10-2011 04:57 AM
The results below are for the OE Tuning N55 flash tune on a 2011 BMW 335i N55. The only mod on the car is an aftermarket downpipe. Baseline is on 91 octane with the stock tune vs. the OE Tuning tune on the same fuel. Custom tunes are available for race gas applications, downpipes, cat deletes, whatever, and all the N55 models. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
...Published on 08-09-2011 07:25 AM
What is going on at BMW? This is an unsubstantiated rumor based on a magazine that got a hold of some internal BMW documents showing the M550 diesel. This would be the first ever diesel M car. As the X in the name on the document states, this would likely be an AWD diesel variant. Not all that surprising considering an all wheel drive M5 was already confirmed. This may be the car BMW was referring to when they stated the intention to produce an all wheel drive M5 model.
...Published on 08-08-2011 10:29 AM
Bimmerfest East 2011 has come and gone. It took place this past Saturday, August 6, 2011. The event was held at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen Maryland. The event seemed to be a big success with a nice turnout with several of our vendors stating they are already looking forward to the event again next year. Take a look at the pictures, courtesy of BimmerBoost member 5mall5nail5.
...Published on 08-08-2011 09:43 AM
Perhaps we have gotten a bit spoiled by BMW's dominating performances this season in ALMS. Seeing them finish 3rd and 4th seems almost out of character. It is certainly possible they would have finished 1-2 if it was not for a torrential downpour forcing an end 13 minutes early. The BMW pit stop strategy would have likely worked out if it was not for the heavy rain. BMW remains atop the manufacturer, driver, and team standings even with the 3-4 finish.
...Published on 08-06-2011 07:02 AM
This rendering is courtesy of Auto Motor Und Sport. Yes, you read correctly, BMW 4 series. Get used to the idea as BMW will be putting sedans into odd numbers and coupes into even numbers. Why? They were bored we guess and kind of a shame to throw away the 3 series tradition. Regardless, the 4 series coupe will be an F32. We reported the new chassis designations earlier but here they are again:
...Published on 08-05-2011 06:41 AM
This is the Motorsport 24 widebody kit for the BMW E82 1 series. This kit is available in carbon fiber for 6,900 Euros ($9874) or FRP for 5,500 Euros ($7871). It consists of 9 pieces including the front bumper, rear bumper, front fenders, side skirts, and rear fenders. Motorsport 24 products will be distributed in the United States by BimmerBoost premier vendor IND-Distribution. If interested, contact them or check out the Motorsport 24 USA site which should be fully up soon.