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surreal 11-14-2004 07:23 PM

Can you get turbo's or supercharge the 4.4.....
 
I think im leaning towards the 4.4 liter BMW X5 and might want to get turbo's or supercharge or get some sort of mod to make it faster/quicker....which ones are good?

Prices for those things?


Any suggestions--Thanks

FrankTheTank 11-14-2004 07:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by surreal
I think im leaning towards the 4.4 liter BMW X5 and might want to get turbo's or supercharge or get some sort of mod to make it faster/quicker....which ones are good?

Prices for those things?


Any suggestions--Thanks

Dinan has a supercharger kit for the X5 4.4i, unfortunately it is a hefty $15,995!!! You might be able to find a better deal, but that is what it says on their website.

X5 4.4i Supercharger System (S3 Engine)

Part #:

Price:
D860-7111
$15999.00

Labor Units: 276.0
Emission Status: 50 State Emission Legal
List of Included Items: Supercharger System with High Flow Intake Manifold and High Flow Air Mass Meter.
Special Notes: Free Flow Exhaust and High Flow Throttle Body Recommended.
Note: Due to the installation of larger fuel injectors for the supercharger system, the fuel consumption and range data displayed will be inaccurate.
Peak Horsepower: 451 @ 6000 rpm
Peak Torque: 439 lb/ft @ 4500 rpm
Point Value: 10



Dinan's supercharger system for the X5 4.4i delivers unparalleled acceleration, everyday driveability and the reliability enthusiasts have come to expect from a Dinan-tuned BMW. Countless hours of development, refinement and testing have resulted in a supercharged engine that produces 421 horsepower and 404 lb/ft. torque, yet behaves in a civilized manner. Close attention to detail and the highest quality materials ensure that the fit and finish are on par with factory standards.

Dinan's expertise in forced induction engine technology is evident in every aspect of the X5 Supercharger System. The system employs Vortech's efficient and reliable gear driven supercharger, featuring helical cut gears for quiet operation. In addition, the supercharger bracket system features a special Tension Compression Rod, designed to supplement the primary bracket for superior rigidity and further reduction of noise. The engine management systems have been programmed for maximum power gains, driveability and compliance with applicable emissions standards. Dinan engine management software ensures that the system maintains all On Board Diagnostic (OBD II) functions and that the ignition timing and air/fuel mixtures are optimal throughout the engine's operating range. The variable valve timing (VANOS) has been re-mapped as well, fully matching the programming to the supercharger. The system includes the High Flow intake Manifold and Air Mass Meter, ensuring that the enormous volume of air is pumped into the engine in the most efficient manner possible. Just imagine your X5 producing an additional 143 horsepower! An aggressive Cold Air Intake System ensures that the supercharged V8 is breathing plenty of cool, dense air for maximum power. The optional Free Flow Exhaust reduces back pressure for greater engine efficiency and the High Flow Throttle Body can be added for extra power and improved throttle response.

Warranty/Supplemental Powertrain Warranty
The Supercharger System is backed by Dinan's comprehensive 2 year, unlimited mileage warranty. A Dinan Supplemental Warranty Program is included which provides coverage for eligible factory drivetrain components that are no longer covered by the original vehicle manufacturer's new car warranty due to the installation of the Supercharger System. The Dinan Supplemental Powertrain Warranty provides coverage for the remaining term of the original vehicle manufacture's new car warranty, up to 4 years or 50,000 miles.
DINAN Site

UCrewX5 11-14-2004 08:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by surreal
I think im leaning towards the 4.4 liter BMW X5 and might want to get turbo's or supercharge or get some sort of mod to make it faster/quicker....which ones are good?

Prices for those things?


Any suggestions--Thanks

For what you are going to pay for a supercharger, my suggestion is to buy the 4.8is instead.

AndrewL 11-14-2004 08:23 PM

the 4.4i is pretty fast already.....for a truck. My Sportspackage one tips the speedo needle near the end of the dial (though I know there is a speed error on those)....can't imagine getting there sooner.

FrankTheTank 11-14-2004 08:54 PM

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Originally Posted by UCrewX5
For what you are going to pay for a supercharger, my suggestion is to buy the 4.8is instead.

I concur.

breytonX5 11-14-2004 09:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UCrewX5
For what you are going to pay for a supercharger, my suggestion is to buy the 4.8is instead.

Hmm, I thought he wanted to buy a 4.8is and put in aero package, red caliper covers, and BMW rims to show them off. :confused:
Here's his post:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...192#post962192

Bavarian 11-15-2004 07:43 AM

If you don't feel like paying $15999 for the Dinan supercharger system, but still want to supercharge your X5, you can obtain similar kits from ESS Tuning. They have two variants for the 4.4L engine...

6PSI System
Horsepower: 400 hp
Torque: 413 ft lb
0-60MPH: 5.7 seconds
Install: 12-14 hours
Price: $7995

OR

8PSI System
Horsepower: 422 hp
Torque: 437 ft lb
0-60MPH: 5.2 seconds
Install: 12-14 hours
Price: $9995

You can get more info from here.

However, you should really consider the 4.8is if you're willing to spend so much money on a mod that will void your factory warranty. The 4.8is is almost as fast the 6PSI system-4.4, yet retains the perfect balance of a tuned BMW engine. :) Oh, and you're covered for 4 years of warranty!

surreal 11-15-2004 04:18 PM

thanks

UCrewX5 11-15-2004 04:24 PM

Ian, you seem to have turned a new leaf. Your posts recently have been informative and well written. Keep it up!!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bavarian
If you don't feel like paying $15999 for the Dinan supercharger system, but still want to supercharge your X5, you can obtain similar kits from ESS Tuning. They have two variants for the 4.4L engine...

6PSI System
Horsepower: 400 hp
Torque: 413 ft lb
0-60MPH: 5.7 seconds
Install: 12-14 hours
Price: $7995

OR

8PSI System
Horsepower: 422 hp
Torque: 437 ft lb
0-60MPH: 5.2 seconds
Install: 12-14 hours
Price: $9995

You can get more info from here.

However, you should really consider the 4.8is if you're willing to spend so much money on a mod that will void your factory warranty. The 4.8is is almost as fast the 6PSI system-4.4, yet retains the perfect balance of a tuned BMW engine. :) Oh, and you're covered for 4 years of warranty!


Bavarian 11-15-2004 04:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UCrewX5
Ian, you seem to have turned a new leaf. Your posts recently have been informative and well written. Keep it up!!

Thanks, glad to be part of this growing community! BTW, I only noticed now that you were the man behind X5world - I've visited many times, and it's quite the elaborate creation. :thumbup:

AndrewL 11-15-2004 05:23 PM

5.2 secs? dunno if that is real claim..since speed govenor is off..what is their claim top speed ?

Bavarian 11-15-2004 07:22 PM

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Originally Posted by AndrewL
5.2 secs? dunno if that is real claim..since speed govenor is off..what is their claim top speed ?

They do not claim any top speeds with either supercharger package. I guess the speed limiter still will limit (unless you have the SP of course). I imagine the top speed might go up 1-3% provided you have the speed limiter disabled...

AndrewL 11-15-2004 07:37 PM

I was assuming that with the reprogramming of the ECU that the kit will eliminate the governor....never heard of a performance tuner still instill a 128mph topspeed.

TommyX 11-16-2004 06:18 AM

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Originally Posted by AndrewL
I was assuming that with the reprogramming of the ECU that the kit will eliminate the governor....never heard of a performance tuner still instill a 128mph topspeed.

Indeed they do reprogram the ECU and remove the 128 mph governor. But, they also ADD their own governor at 155 mph. Their initial reports were that the X5 testbed they had kept on pulling very hard even at those high speeds. They decided to limit it to 155 mph instead. :rolleyes:


I'm sure they could leave that part of the programming out for you. ;)

AndrewL 11-16-2004 03:37 PM

no kidding....i hate speed nazis

KKilo23 11-16-2004 04:22 PM

Do people really go faster then 155 in their X5??? Thats a little nutz...hahah :bigpimp:

TRD-SUPRA 11-20-2004 08:32 AM

ESS tuning makes supercharger for X5 in a lot less money than Dinan!!

mbanks21 11-22-2004 08:35 AM

ESS wont warranty the rest of your car if their supercharger blows up. Dinan does. How much does peace of mind cost you?

Peak Horsepower: 451 @ 6000 rpm
Peak Torque: 439 lb/ft @ 4500 rpm

Dinan is also 30 more HP than the ESS, and I believe ESS is in Europe which might hinder any kind of customer service issues.


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