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BMW Performance Power Kit for 335i and 135i Debuts in Geneva

 BMW Performance Power Kit for 335i and 135i Debuts in Geneva
BMW Performance Power Kit for 335i and 135i

Kit boosts performance by 20 hp and up to 50 Nm of torque for BMW's 135i and 335i range of vehicles

At the Geneva auto show next month, BMW will be presenting its Performance Power Kit for the 135i and the 335i.

The 135i and the 335i both feature BMW's 3.0 liter, twin-turbo, in-line 6-cylinder engine which comes with a standard 306 hp and 400 Nm of torque (295 lb-ft). The BMW Performance Power Kit boosts that by 20 hp to 326 and takes torque to 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) on the automatic gearbox. The manual transmission gets only a bump up to 430 Nm (or 317 lb-ft of torque).

Apart from some software tuning for improved engine management, the Performance Power Kit also features an additional radiator on the outside of the engine, a high performance fan on the main radiator, and air flow ducts to help deal with all the extra heat.

The kit is available for the following BMW models: the 135i Coupé, 135i Convertible, 335i Saloon, 335i Touring, 335i Coupé, and the 335i Convertible. It improves performance on the 335i Saloon by 0.2 seconds on the 0 to 100 km/h sprint, coming in at 5.4 seconds. Mid-range acceleration, 80-120 km/h, is half a second quicker with the kit.

The Performance Power Kit can also be combined with BMW's 7-speed automatic sports transmission on the BMW 335i Coupé and the BMW 335i Convertible models.

No details on pricing or when the kit becomes available were included in the press release.

 

Source: BMW
Published Feb 17, 2009 10:11 am By Alex Ricciuti

BMW Performance Power Kit: entering a new level of performance.

Going beyond the maximum limit, re-defining the conventional - precisely these are the challenges successfully mastered by the engineers responsible for developing the BMW Performance Power Kit. The result is an increase in output on the straight-six power unit featured in the BMW 135i Coupé, the BMW 135i Convertible, the BMW 335i Saloon, the BMW 335i Touring, the BMW 335i Coupé, and the BMW 335i Convertible.

On all of these models the BMW Performance Power Kit increases engine output by 15 kW/20 hp to 240 kW/326 hp, boosting maximum torque to 450 Newton-metres/332 lb-ft. On the road the most important result of this enhancement of engine power is significantly faster acceleration and flexibility the driver will clearly notice and enjoy on all models.

The power unit further upgraded by the BMW Performance Power Kit is already the most powerful six-cylinder within the wide range of BMW engines. Featured in the top versions of both the BMW 3 Series and the BMW 1 Series, this outstanding power unit comes with Twin Turbo Technology and High Precision Injection, offering maximum output in standard trim in the BMW 3 and BMW 1 Series of 225 kW/306 hp and maximum torque of 400 Newton-metres/295 lb-ft.

In the BMW Performance Power Kit this top-of-the-range engine now enters a new dimension of engine power, the BMW Performance Power Kit being made up of software and hardware components perfectly matched to one another in their functions and specially developed for the 3.0-litre straight-six.

Appropriate modifications in engine management have a positive effect on the development of power, an additional radiator outside of the engine itself as well as appropriate air flow ducts and a high-performance fan on the main radiator serving to adjust the engine to the change in thermal conditions.

Apart from the increase in maximum power to 240 kW/326 hp, the BMW Performance Power Kit boosts peak torque to 430 Newton-metres/ 317 lb-ft on manual-gearbox models and an even more significant 450 Newton-metres/332 lb-ft on models with automatic transmission.

On the BMW 335i Coupé and the BMW 335i Convertible, the BMW Performance Power Kit may also be combined with BMW's seven-speed automatic sports transmission complete with double-clutch operation.

Whatever combination he chooses, the driver will always enjoy a significant increase in power and performance clearly confirmed by actual measurements. As an example, the BMW 335i Saloon with the BMW Performance Power Kit accelerates from a standstill to 100 km/h in 5.4 seconds, thus completing this standard sprint 0.2 seconds faster than its regular production counterpart. And acceleration from 80-120 km/h (50-75 mph) even comes 0.5 seconds faster than in the regular model.

 

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Comments (17)

 MAGJR1219 MAGJR1219
THE TWIN TURBOS ARE THE BEST IN ITS CLASS FOR 1,3,&5 NOT SO MUCH THE X6 THE X6 XDR50I IS THE WAT 2 GO THIS JUST MAKES A GREAT CAR PERFECT DRIVE 1 OF THEM & THEN COMMENT EVEN BETTER THERE IS A UPGRADE JUICE BOX STAGE 3 THAT MAKES IT A M5/M6 EATER
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February 28, 2009 7:26 pm
 awhk awhk
So that's their answer to Audi S4. Interesting to see how the upgraded twin turbo straight 6 can stack with the supercharged V6.
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February 18, 2009 5:10 pm
 lucifa lucifa
I reckon that 335i looks great..
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February 18, 2009 12:20 pm
 Alexxx Alexxx
And what is that on the steering wheel?
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February 18, 2009 11:35 am
 Alexxx Alexxx
Love the seats.
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February 18, 2009 11:33 am
 alex_w115 alex_w115
so we have an M-pack and a BMWperformance pack. If you order both, you will have a whole lot of badges on your car!
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February 18, 2009 3:04 am
 Kakumbaz Kakumbaz
BMW performance i like. that gives lexus F-sport accessories some competition, all lexus needs to add is a turbo kit
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February 17, 2009 6:55 pm
 martinmaxx martinmaxx
Stock N54 engines are already making more than 326hp and 450Nm. Other than the refrigeration improvements, I do not see any advantage from this Power Kit.
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February 17, 2009 6:51 pm
 NardoW12 NardoW12
BMW need to add some more torque to the M3....although it's not all about 0-60, but 400nm torque for M3 is still a little weak. Interesting to see how much BMW want to charge for this 'Performance Power Kit' which doesn't give much of a power boost. It could totally be just a normal power update for newer 335/135 models, but this is how business works and make profit. Well, at least both 135/335/M3 are great cars.
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February 17, 2009 6:01 pm
 350Zed 350Zed
I'm guessing the guys at Vishnu have little to worry about, if BMW-typical price-gouging is in effect here.
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February 17, 2009 4:19 pm
 GeeNee GeeNee
Sooooooooo will these things be faster than the M3?
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February 17, 2009 4:04 pm
 MTC MTC
Has it got a LSD?
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February 17, 2009 3:15 pm