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Old 09-04-2014, 06:21 AM
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I just got the BMW Performance Power Kit which is a new air intake (similar to a cold air intake) and some ECU reprogramming done at BMW. Here is what my engine compartment looks like now.

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They let me keep the old cover to go on the wall of my mancave. Gonna figure out the best way to hang it this weekend.
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I haven't done much driving except on the way home. I will post back in a couple of days to let everyone know my thoughts on the kit. Also, BMW didn't put on the "M Performance" stickers on the side skirts so I plan on putting those on this weekend.
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:45 AM
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I just got the BMW Performance Power Kit which is a new air intake (similar to a cold air intake) and some ECU reprogramming done at BMW. Here is what my engine compartment looks like now.

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New engine cover that came with the kit
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They let me keep the old cover to go on the wall of my mancave. Gonna figure out the best way to hang it this weekend.
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I haven't done much driving except on the way home. I will post back in a couple of days to let everyone know my thoughts on the kit. Also, BMW didn't put on the "M Performance" stickers on the side skirts so I plan on putting those on this weekend.
I have this on my '14 335xi and love it. Definitely notice the extra power. The exhaust over-run note is cool too! The VPC did my install and they out the stickers on. I have Mineral Gray, so the look is very discreet.
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:48 AM
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I have this on my '14 335xi and love it. Definitely notice the extra power. The exhaust over-run note is cool too! The VPC did my install and they out the stickers on. I have Mineral Gray, so the look is very discreet.

Could you take a pic of your stickers? I know where they go, but just want to see them on someone's ride.

Here are the stickers they gave me.

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Old 09-04-2014, 09:29 AM
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Could you take a pic of your stickers? I know where they go, but just want to see them on someone's ride.

Here are the stickers they gave me.

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Those are the ones. I will take a pic when I get home. Did they provide a template for installing? I thought I saw one online somewhere. I wasn't given the option of keeping any of the original parts, docs, etc as this work was done at the VPC. I only have a certificate that came with the car.

UPDATE: I found a pic online that is identical to my car. This should help you:

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Those are the ones. I will take a pic when I get home. Did they provide a template for installing? I thought I saw one online somewhere. I wasn't given the option of keeping any of the original parts, docs, etc as this work was done at the VPC. I only have a certificate that came with the car.

UPDATE: I found a pic online that is identical to my car. This should help you:


I am leasing the car and they still let me keep the original air box and engine cover just by asking. There was no template that came with it or anything to put the stickers on. Thanks for the pic. That's where I was going to put them, but I'm glad I saw this.
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Old 09-04-2014, 01:17 PM
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Got the side skirt decals put on. Glad their were no Psychologists around because I would have a prescription to fill after that blatant display of OCD. I measured a ton with the label dangling with scotch tape. I then masked it off with blue painters tape.

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Old 09-04-2014, 01:37 PM
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Looks great! Not too many F3x'ers out there with that swag!
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Nice. So basically the kit is a larger air intake and tune correct?

The decals are nice, however I wish the U.S. Models had the M fender logos like the Euros do.


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Nice. So basically the kit is a larger air intake and tune correct?

The decals are nice, however I wish the U.S. Models had the M fender logos like the Euros do.


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Correct. Add 20hp and 32ft lbs of torque I believe. I saw a video of a dyno test of the kit adding 36hp though. It feels nice and the exhaust is a little throatier.
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Sounds great. I'm also considering the M performance exhaust so I think the two would compliment each other. Nice that the performance kit is an easy dealer service option.


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I thought about getting the exhaust as well. I was just afraid it would be overly loud which I didn't want. On the site it says it doesn't drone, but I'm a little skeptical. I think the exhaust alone adds something like 30 so perhaps those two together put you up around 350hp.
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I thought about getting the exhaust as well. I was just afraid it would be overly loud which I didn't want. On the site it says it doesn't drone, but I'm a little skeptical. I think the exhaust alone adds something like 30 so perhaps those two together put you up around 350hp.

I need to research the exhaust more and see if it includes an X-pipe or some other kind of drone control. I like the performance exhaust systems like Corsa that have a nice, low sound at idle but give you the performance sound you want when you hit it.


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Is this type of dealer installed upgrade only available for the N55, or do they have a version for the N20 as well?
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Look on BMWUSA.com under m performance parts
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Is this type of dealer installed upgrade only available for the N55, or do they have a version for the N20 as well?
The M Performance Package (engine tune) is only available for N55.
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The M Performance Package (engine tune) is only available for N55.
All for the best anyway, last thing I need is speeding tickets...
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All for the best anyway, last thing I need is speeding tickets...

Agreed. The car just wants to go fast.
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Agreed. The car just wants to go fast.
The last car I had that I would consider fast was my 2012 A6 3.0T Quattro, and that was also the last car I got a speeding ticket in. That is part of the reason I ended up with a 328i vs the 335i.
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The last car I had that I would consider fast was my 2012 A6 3.0T Quattro, and that was also the last car I got a speeding ticket in. That is part of the reason I ended up with a 328i vs the 335i.

Yea I test drove an S4 and s5 and was unimpressed with the interior and the balance of the car. They were fast with 333hp, but they just didn't have all the high tech stuff. I'm a tech nerd and love all the BMW toys.
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Yea I test drove an S4 and s5 and was unimpressed with the interior and the balance of the car. They were fast with 333hp, but they just didn't have all the high tech stuff. I'm a tech nerd and love all the BMW toys.
I ditched Audi more for a financial reason. BMW gave me more money off MSRP, much more money for my trade, and a much lower interest rate. I still love Audi's at heart, but will probably be in BMW's for the foreseeable future.
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I just drove a 435I M-Sport coupe RWD for the Un4gettable drive event. The 435I I drove had the BMW Tuning Package and the BMW M exhaust installed. It was very responsive and had a very nice tone that was little deeper over stock yet not too loud and also had a nice burble during deceleration. I would seriously consider both items for port install if I get a 435i next year. If the tune is worth 20 HP and the exhaust worth another 10 HP, that is a 10% + bump and at the E46 M3 HP level of 333 HP!

I also noticed the 435 with 704 suspension was stiffer than my 328 F30 xDrive without being harsh and the steering had a more connected feel than my 328i. I found the 435i RWD sport suspension much more confidence inspiring than the standard xDrive. It made me want to trade up right now?! I will either get the RWD and a set of winter tires or get the DHP with the xDrive for that feel in the next model...next year.
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Not sure how it effects a 4X4 but the current 435M-sport has 335bhp advertised with the MPPK. Expect like most BMW power listings its a figment of the marketing departments imagination but regardless its stronger than the old PPK. No listing here for the MPE but BMW Canada lists the package at 342BHP. Will be interesting to see some dyno runs.

Butt dyno, always a very inaccurate & bad thing to use, suggests its pretty much on a par with the 335is, when it was stock, that the 435 replaced
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This is interesting. Obviously an older 3 series, but still worth a watch.

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Has anyone compared MPPK to Dinan Stage 1?

M Performance Pkg: +20hp and 32 ft-lbs @ $1600 Installed
Dinan Stage 1 Kit: +60hp and 92 ft-lbs @ $2000 + 1.5 Labor Hours For Install

The numbers by themselves seem to indicate Dinan is the better buy as the incremental performance is 3x that of the MPPK. If you aren't interested in an upgraded intake, engine cover, and decals then shouldn't the choice for Dinan be more obvious? Am I missing something here?

They are both covered under their own respective warranties.
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