eas | 2012 Melbourne Red M3: Bolt-On Build & Dyno
There is a popular trio of bolt-on modifications that helps to squeeze out every bit of power from the M3's S65 V8. They are: a full exhaust system, performance underdrive pulleys and a performance intake.
This Melbourne Red E92 had this very trio installed at our facility.
With the Akrapovic Evolution titanium exhaust system already installed from the previous week, the first modification we installed during this visit was the Macht Schnell Performance Underdrive Pulley set. These work by reducing the power needed to turn the accessories, resulting in a net power gain.
Next on the list was the Macht Schnell Stage 2 Intake Charge Kit, which features a larger air filter, a larger intake pipe and a pair of intake scoops. More air flow = more power.
With this trio of bolt-ons installed this M3 gained 45hp and 25ft/lbs at the wheels! That's a healthy 13% gain, which is definitely detectable by the average butt dyno.
To match the new found performance of the motor, the exterior received some upgrades as well. Lowered on a set of B&G lowering springs and spaced-out with a set of Macht Schnell Spacers (15mm front, 12mm rear), this E92 now features an aggressive, planted stance. Garnishing the trunk is BMW's beautiful Performance Carbon Fiber Rear Spoiler, which matches the Akrapovic carbon fiber exhaust tips nicely.
Next on the list is an ECU tune, which will easily bump this M3 into the 400+whp zone. Looking for something similar to your M3? Give us a call!
nice, thanks for sharing. interested in what the ECU tune will do to this setup
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