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F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
The sixth generation of the BMW 5 Series Sedan (F10) was produced from 2011 - 2016 with LCI updates arriving in 2014. In the US BMW offered a hatchback 5 Series Gran Truismo (F07) and the rest of the world also go a Station Wagon/Touring version F11.

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Old 05-28-2016, 09:53 PM
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F10 throttle response

I am about one month into being a new owner of a 2013 535i. It is a HUGE upgrade from my previous car (1998 MB E320).

I have been reading all the threads about available tunes trying to decide if I want to pull the trigger. I am leaning towards the JB Stage 1 with an intake or the JB4. Can anyone speak to improvement of throttle response for either of these configurations. This is the one area I am slightly disappointed in. I suspect some of it is getting used to the turbo.

This is my DD and I really just want to be a little quicker without the wife knowing I did anything
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I have done Jb4 but don't expect to have any change to the throttle response, its been build this way. If your only concern is the throttle response, you might be better off installing "Throttle Response" device like the Sprint Booster or Race chip Throttle Controller. I have done both JB4 and the Race chip controller, love it.
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Old 05-28-2016, 10:39 PM
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I have done Jb4 but don't expect to have any change to the throttle response, its been build this way. If your only concern is the throttle response, you might be better off installing "Throttle Response" device like the Sprint Booster or Race chip Throttle Controller. I have done both JB4 and the Race chip controller, love it.
Thanks! Where did you get the race chip controller?
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Old 05-29-2016, 01:03 AM
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You can check this out: https://www.racechip-usa.com/products/response-control/
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I am about one month into being a new owner of a 2013 535i. It is a HUGE upgrade from my previous car (1998 MB E320).

I have been reading all the threads about available tunes trying to decide if I want to pull the trigger. I am leaning towards the JB Stage 1 with an intake or the JB4. Can anyone speak to improvement of throttle response for either of these configurations. This is the one area I am slightly disappointed in. I suspect some of it is getting used to the turbo.

This is my DD and I really just want to be a little quicker without the wife knowing I did anything

You mean turbo lag? N54/55 motors appear to have it, but don't - it's your foot slipping on the pedal.
  • Try placing your foot completely flat on the pedal. No kiddin' makes all the diff.
  • You want JB4 and forget intakes - strictly ear/eye candy. JB4 has Lagfix, yielding somewhat explosive accel from stop. Much adjustability w/JB4.
  • Check into [N54TECH] - look around - huge tech resource as is [F10POST].
  • [click here] - explore links - you may want to ignore Koni FSD's in a 5
  • Mileage? @50-60k look into [this] - required for N54 - major rejuvenation - [before/after pics] - try this before spending for tune


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