BMW F30 320i Tuning – Two Decades of Development

BMW F30 320i Tuning

Finally BMW F30 320i tuning yields major gains! +70HP and 130Nm of torque.

Its not a suprise that the BMW 320i has been one of the most commonly found Euro cars on New Zealand roads. It’s because they are quite affordable, look the part and are easy to look after.

However the most common question regarding the BMW we get asked is always the same: “Can you make my BMW 320i faster?” For the past decade the answer was almost always a resounding “no”. We could do minor 320i tuning tricks, like improving the accelerator response, getting the maintenance sorted and restoring lost horses over the years. But not much more than that.

For years the 320i required some form of forced induction to make it move. In late 2011/early 2012 our prayers were finally answered with BMW releasing the F30 320i with a turbo. It became an instant hit because of the nice interior, great gearbox and N20 engine that had a little kick to go with it.

In the next few months, people started noticing that the BMW F30 328i had the same engine, however the power output was noticeably higher.

Join Ryan on a full walk-though the power gains of a BMW F30 320i before and after tuning in our video:

Walk through F30 320i tuning options.

Give us a call today to get your BMW 320i dialed in the way you want it! Contact us

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BMW F80 M3 S55 Competition as a Daily Car?

BMW M3 S55 Tuning and performance
F80 M3 performance for daily.

How about getting +75WHP and 105Nm of torque at the wheels for a daily car? Let’s talk about a very capable BMW F80 M3 and F82 M4 with the S55 engine.

Whenever someone mentions BMW M3, I get a little over excited. The history, the dedication to motorsport, it being a proper track weapon, the feel of being pushed into the seat sideways. Everything about it is brilliant. What never gets mentioned is living with one on a day to day basis.

What originally has been made to be a homologated race machine progressed through 30 years of evolution with all the necessary creature comforts. With the F80 M3 you get literally everything you need for day-to-day trips. AC, a brilliant sound system, suspension that can make a hangover more tolerable or lock out in race mode, steering to dive into the Countdown carpark slot, and stunning looks. What’s missing? Daily entertaining power.

But can you get more power? Yes.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s got a decent chunk from stock, and on a race track like Hampton Downs, Taupo or Highlands its almost enough. BUT, when you only get an occasional chance to floor it in an overtaking lane or motorway on-ramp its somewhat…uhhh…dull? There is no “Sh#t thats quick!” feel about the F80 M3. But its almost there. Have a look at what we came up with at ESP. A true BMW M3 daily tune – Smooth,, controllable, predictable.

Join Ryan for M3 Competition walk through and dyno.

As you can see from dyno graph – there’s no delayed boost onset, no weird lumps of power. This is because we replicate the factory-designed power delivery. Factory-like power delivery, just a lot more of it! Perfect for getting on those inspirational late night drives through the back roads! Also, very entertaining for a baby seat at the back 😉

Give us a call today to get you BMW F80 M3 S55 or BMW F82 M4 S55 dialed in the way you want it! Contact us

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BMW X5 Diesel Power

BMW X5 Diesel upgrades

Additional 90nm of torque for BMW X5 Diesel? Not a problem.

Since the year 2000 when the first mix of Range Rover technology and BMW’s desire to make an SUV was set in stone, the X5 has been one of the most popular solutions to urban off-roading.

Why so much love for a BMW Diesel X5? The phenomenal value and the utility factor that you get. Trunk space to pack the family for a weekend away. Do the shopping run for a week, or perhaps you need to tow that 2.5 tonne Rayglass? Make it a diesel X5 40D, and it will have enough grunt to tow a house.

Here is full walk through with Ryan covering the improvement potential of an BMW X5 40D in all its glory.

However It’s worth noting, that the BMW 40D in the video still has the factory DPF fitted to it. All original all original parts, including very “special” air filter. Also, this particular truck does not have AdBlue, otherwise it would be safely removed as part of the tune up process.

The BMW X5 comes with quite a few Diesel variants. In the line up you have X5 35d, 30d. The Mac Daddy of all X5s 50D with triple turbo full of major diesel power!

Give us a call today to find out what we can do for your BMW Diesel X5! Contact us

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VW Amarok Performance Tuning

The all-time Euro-loving tradie favorite. The only Euro ute out there. (The Mercedes X-Class is a Navara, so that doesn’t really count!)

For years VW stuck to their simple and quite classic design of the truck that sees plenty of towing, dirt bikes, boats and tools. All is good, apart from a lack of power. The 2.0L engine makes just enough to get it moving, but goes nowhere near making it “exciting”. Add a partially blocked DPF and dying EGR valve and you have a big slug. But not all is lost!

 

Amarok Tuning Dyno

This particular truck got a major lift kit, flares and wheels done by our friends at Autostance. We had the performance side covered. With that now matching the looks, the outcome is sharper throttle response, proper spool and acceleration that is more like a TDI Audi than a truck.