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  • Chris@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
    06-27-2016, 01:44 PM
    Hey everyone! Extremely excited to post a little more data on what we're doing over at Vargas Performance Group. We're testing a prototype hpfp system, and simultaneously testing control over it. Our testing started with normal E85, then Tony switched to E98 to really put the fueling system through its paces. Disclaimers/Info: -"proof of concept" prototype hpfp system -prototype is called "the prototype" because it's not ready for production, meaning we have significant work to do in order to turn this into a product ready to sell, if ever -indicates that DI only 600+ whp is possible on stock injectors -stopped log at 6300 due to auto transmission (have other logs revving higher, fuel pressure & A/F is still good but those weren't the glorious dyno this is) -Rail pressure was much smoother when we used higher targets, there is some control system learning that occurs -this dyno was done with no learning Run Data: Boost: ~28 psi Timing: ~9* Fuel: E98 Low Pressure Fuel Pump: Fuel-it! Stg 3 High Pressure Fuel System: Prototype Port Injection: None Methanol Injection: None Future Plans: -More DI only testing and prototype development -Examination of feasibility for production type configuration/implementation Take Home: -There is room to run over 600 whp direct injection only -Injectors and injector window is not an issue yet -Vargas continues to innovate and push hard
    101 replies | 2266 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-27-2016, 10:52 PM
    You will find that after a certain point the majority of high power N54 builds utilize supplemental injection. In the early days it was methanol and these days a port fuel injection system is more common. Either way, it is easy to max out the factory direct injection fuel system at higher power levels especially if running E85. The details from VPG on their 654 whp run using the direct injection system are below: Hey everyone! Extremely excited to post a little more data on what we're doing over at Vargas Performance Group. We're testing a prototype hpfp system, and simultaneously testing control over it. Our testing started with normal E85, then Tony switched to E98 to really put the fueling system through its paces. Disclaimers/Info: -"proof of concept" prototype hpfp system -prototype is called "the prototype" because it's not ready for production, meaning we have significant work to do in order to turn this into a product ready to sell, if ever -indicates that DI only 600+ whp is possible on stock injectors -stopped log at 6300 due to auto transmission (have other logs revving higher, fuel pressure & A/F is still good but those weren't the glorious dyno this is) -Rail pressure was much smoother when we used higher targets, there is some control system learning that occurs -this dyno was done with no learning Run Data: Boost: ~28 psi Timing: ~9* Fuel: E98 Low Pressure Fuel Pump: Fuel-it! Stg 3 High Pressure Fuel System: Prototype Port Injection: None Methanol Injection: None Future Plans: -More DI only testing and prototype development -Examination of feasibility for production type configuration/implementation Take Home: -There is room to run over 600 whp direct injection only -Injectors and injector window is not an issue yet -Vargas continues to innovate and push hard
    101 replies | 576 view(s)
  • DOCRace's Avatar
    06-23-2016, 03:32 PM
    Well guys I am having fun working with the N54 platform and as some of you know the single turbo kits is not my main business as I have a whole other side of business dealing with many differeent plattforms. The N54 was just my foot in the door in the BMW market so I am glad everyone is liking what my company has to bring to this market with our experience and resources. So, I would like to share some news with you guys.... First up some changes to the turbo kits. I've been getting a lot of concerns on some areas of the kit so I took the time to add a couple things. I have finally been able to design and produce a bunch of these coolant tank relocation brackets. I will be including the brackets with the kits from here on out. And for the guys that have already purchased the kits please contact me and I will make sure you get one. I may just ask for postage on them so just a couple bucks. They will not include the titanium hardware like in the pictures but can be bought for a few bucks. Starting 7/1/16 we will be including a PNP MAC solenoid with our kits. We will also be offering them on our website for $50 free shipping in the US. We have also been getting concerns about our silicone vacuum lines that are used for boost control. The concern is about how the hoses are not able to handle the heat. Well, there is no problem because the wastegates are mounted low and completely away from all the heat generated from the manifold. I spent a good amount of time making sure they were mounted in a position where there was no chance the lines and/or the diaphragm in the wastegates will get burnt up causing an engine failure. The diaphragms in the wastegates are not made of metal, they can melt over time and is why I made sure they were mounted in a cool place. The DOC Race intake manifold with integrated port injection has finally been installed with some positive feedback so far. I have made two. One was installed on VTT shop car and from what Tony is saying it makes the roughly the same power but with less boost. That is better than losing power I guess. We didn't really get into how much power it was making. The second manifold was installed on our shop car. I did a baseline run before we took the factory manifold out last week and we are going back on the dyno this week with the new intake. No changes other than the manifold and piping going to it. Still running AD-Engineering tune with the Haltech they supplied with their port injection kit. Car started up and idles the exact same (perfect), no hiccups. Here are some pics of it manifold and of it installed. Ported head time for shop car! Just stopped by my friend’s shop to check up on the head I dropped off for him and saw what we had been working on. All I have is just a pic to show for now. More info on this later
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-24-2016, 07:50 PM
    Doc Race made waves with their BMW N54 single turbo kit released early this year. The N54 community reception was positive and thus far there is nothing but praise for the product. Doc Race is expanding their N54 offering which will included ported headwork and an upgraded intake manifold. Dyno results and specifications for the ported N54 head will come. For now, there are more concrete details on the intake manifold. This is more of a modification for someone already pushing high numbers and looking for a stronger and more efficient piece. They did get it on the dyno and it is more efficient than the factory design: Certainly great news and an exciting time in the N54 tuning world especially for guys pushing the limits.
    37 replies | 772 view(s)
  • ajehoti's Avatar
    06-25-2016, 01:57 AM
    ajehoti started a thread Motor build in N54
    So I am going to get ready to pull my motor and build it. I'm sure you are all familiar with the "Kraken" which is my vehicle. Going to be going to the next level now. I will be doing Carrillo rods and Pistons with upgraded wrist pins and heat treated Pistons. My question is I was thinking of keeping the stock compression. If someone had any information about that it'd be greatly appreciated. Also the benefit of close decking? I'm shooting for 9's is it truly that necessary? Any bit of info would be appreciated, thanks
    22 replies | 1363 view(s)
  • konvikt21's Avatar
    06-23-2016, 09:15 PM
    Hey guys. Just wondering if anyone can recommend a pro n54 tuner who will tune bins for use with bb flash. Most will only use MHD, and I haven't had any luck using that. In any case, I have always use bbflash without any issue. Thank you in advance! mods in sig
    20 replies | 1220 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-24-2016, 06:31 PM
    After a bunch of teasers, spyphotos, etc., it's finally here! The highest performance Mercedes-AMG in the lineup is the 2018 AMG GT R. The car receives significant revisions including new active aerodynamics, engine changes, software changes, new brakes, new wheels, new tires, and just about everything that could be changed was changed. Mercedes-AMG unveiled the car today at the Goodwood Festival of Speed as they promised they would. You can watch the whole impressive unveiling event where they bring the car in with a helicopter from the Mercedes-Benz Youtube channel which is posted below. Overall, the car looks absolutely fantastic but this vehicle is about performance and not looks. The engine receives higher compression pistons and new turbochargers. Whomever it was that said they would just change the tuning software was wrong. Very, very, very wrong. The compression is bumped from the M177 10.5:1 but Mercedes-AMG has not yet posted the full specifications so we do not know the new ratio. Regardless, 577 horsepower is now the power output and it is sent to through an even quicker shifting dual clutch transmission. There are weight saving measures such as a lighter flywheel, a new exhaust that weighs 13 pounds less, and carbon fiber pieces abound. No word yet on the curb weight. This is the new king of the Mercedes-AMG lineup and it will go toe to toe with the Porsche GT3 RS or Turbo S and possibly encroach on 488 GTB territory. We can't wait to see it in action.
    25 replies | 587 view(s)
  • RNS-11Z's Avatar
    06-27-2016, 11:35 PM
    Just thought I'd post this for you n54 guys. Nizpro is big on 6cyl development in Aus and now have their own test mule. It also has the upgraded zf box they sell. 11.2@120mph
    18 replies | 901 view(s)
  • AWSAWS's Avatar
    06-23-2016, 12:26 PM
    AWSAWS started a thread Octane, ethanol in N54
    Hi Guys, so please explain to me something. On some forums I've seen it said, that you should run as little octane as you can get away with, without timing drops/ knock etc. Now I fully understand that adding in more octane without the increased boost and/or timing advance to take advantage of it appears to be a waste. What I'm wondering though is if I'm running E30 fuel (and meth injection), and getting no knock, then is there any point in raising the Ethanol content to E50 or E60? Every molecule of ethanol replacing gasoline is pulling out chemical energy from combustion. However, every molecule of ethanol spraying into the cylinder is having a greater effect in reducing internal temperatures, thanks to it's greater latent heat of evaporation. The aim as I understand it is to spray more fuel. Am I correct in thinking that the targeted AFRs for E60 will have to be closer to 8.5:1 than the targeted AFRs for E30? So will the ideal amount of ethanol to run, be dependent on the targeted AFRs and fueling if boost targets and ignition advance values do not change? Forgetting about the pumps being up to the job, is it possible to add too much ethanol, where the combustion in the cylinder happens too slowly and causes misfires? Thanks guys. I'm always wondering how much ethanol is enough when I visit the drag strip.
    19 replies | 1143 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:30 PM
    Whoa! These pictures will definitely get you rethinking the W205 generation Mercedes design. Although the cars are blending together that is not to say the modern Mercedes styling language is bad. Just look at this black Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe for proof of that. The car is lowered with dark window tint and tinted lights. Vossen wheels in a matte bronze finish round it out but a gloss black finish would look even meaner. Either way, this is a badass C63 Coupe.
    30 replies | 226 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:00 PM
    Well, it seems the Nizpro upgrade is real although this is still early. There is a competitive offering based in the US and Nizpro of course is in Australia. They took their E92 335i with factory N54 turbos to the strip and ran an impressive 11.2 @ 120 in the 1/4 mile. That elapsed time for the trap speed speed is very good. This is indicated by the 1.57 60 foot: Make no mistake about it there is room to improve but their transmission is holding together thus far. It would instill confidence to see higher torque launches. At this point, who cares about stock turbo N54 performance? The best test for the trans would be a high load launch with upgraded twins at the very least. More runs and details will come with time as Nizpro ran this car without any corresponding transmission software upgrades. They are clearly doing shakedown runs before going further. So far, so good.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-27-2016, 10:33 PM
    This is incredible considering that AMR Performance already showed a gain of 63 horsepower and 100 lb-ft of torque at the wheels on the 2016 W205 C450 model. That was with their 1.01c tune revision and now with their 1.02b tune revision they take things considerably further. How about 371 at the wheels or in other words another 53 whp from where they already were? That is more than 100 horsepower at the wheels over stock: Utilizing this tune and no other modifications a C450 went 12.3 @ 112 in the 1/4 mile in 98 degree weather. We expect easy 11's in winter conditions or just cooler weather: We are waiting on the slip but AMR is pushing the C450/C43 models harder than anyone else along with the M276 DEL30 engine. #AMR #amrperformance
    17 replies | 278 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-25-2016, 09:01 PM
    More runs here from BimmerBoost member @TZ04XJR and his Active Autowerke Level II supercharged E92 M3 DCT. Last month this M3 impressively beat up on a Ferrari 458 Italia. Now he decided to take on a variety of cars ranging from those mildly modded with bolt ons to 600+ whp beasts. Keep in mind he is still running the Level II Active Autowerke S65 supercharger and still has yet to install his Level III components. The Active Autowerke supercharger kit continues to impress. Cars and specs: M3- AA Gen 2 Level 2 S/C (553whp) C7- Procharged (575whp) 15' 5.0- Bolt Ons & Nitrous Z32 300ZX TT- Upgraded Turbos (600+whp) EVO 9- FBO, Stock Turbo (440whp) vs C7 Run 1 vs C7 Run 1, C7 View vs C7 Run 2 vs 15' 5.0 vs 300ZX TT vs EVO 8
    11 replies | 456 view(s)
  • The Convert's Avatar
    06-26-2016, 12:08 PM
    Anyone running one of the Motiv kits and water cooling their wastegate? I'm planning on doing this when I swap kits over, but want to see pics of how you guys have the plumbing run. I'd like to buy the fittings ahead of time if possible. Post pics if you have them, or if you've just seen a pic of it post that please. Thanks!
    11 replies | 644 view(s)
  • xLOGANx's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:53 PM
    xLOGANx started a thread Single Turbo Question in N54
    For my power goals I think 600-650 whp would be enough for me.Looking at Doc and VM turbo kits,looks like the VM 6062 might be the kit for me.Also VM sale and what's included with their kits includes more.Doc starts at 6262 which(I'm no expert here) for my power goals will be little laggy. My car is fbo jb5 G5 ISO,stg2 lpfp fuel it,Burger meth kit,e50-e60 ethanol mix. with what I got is this achievable with the 6062 turbo kit?Eventually I'll do PI. Would there be anything else needed when installing a single?i also have a BMS OCC & a Rob Beck check valve for vacuum.From all you experienced single turbo guys that have installed the VM kits just looking to prepare what I need to have it installed or get parts of,ill probably have a pro shop do it.i don't plan on doing this on my back.think it's best to pay some one that does this all the time.
    10 replies | 425 view(s)
  • RSL's Avatar
    06-26-2016, 03:57 PM
    Hoping to get some discussion going on the finer points/peculiarities of tuning scaled (3-column) MAP bins. I'm messing with my first one and while it's proving easier than pushing INA0S over ceiling to get 20psi, it brings to light some things your don't see in an unscaled map. For example... I've been trying to smooth out an MAF "dip", for lack of a better word. That's exactly what it looked like to me at first, but all evidence to the contrary. It mostly bothered me since boost control uses it, the dip was smack in the middle of coming up to target and seemed pretty severe. It even fell as boost/RPM increased, but most often, it would stay static for a few hundred RPM and then began to rise again. You'd expect the slope to change as the scaling started reporting lower data, but it seemed excessive. Boost, boost target, WGDC MAF (g/s) (red): After messing with some things, I decided to change my spool mode RPM. It was set for 3000RPM, which also happens to be break points for all kinds of other stuff, so I wanted to push it out of the way to eliminate it as a factor as I moved forward. I upped it to 3300 RPM and, lo and behold, the spot where MAF dipped moved up with it and the start of the "dip" became even more pronounced. The light bulb finally came on. The usual values passed around for 3-column scaling start it ~10psi, so the scaling starts during my spool (somewhere around 2700-2800 RPM depending when I floor it), BUT logs say that scaled boost doesn't take effect until spool mode ends, no matter where that is. jyamona@motiv martial@mhd, there is either an undiscovered MAP (spool) table somewhere or the scaled logic just isn't active during fuel mode 20. Not exactly a crisis, but noteworthy. So, for the time being, I moved the spool mode below the 10psi area (2600 RPM) and the sizeable deviation at changeover to scaled is gone and/or at least in a less crucial area. The "sag" remains due to the scaling and will change with boost/tuning from here on out, but for now, once its hits ~19psi, MAF (purple) comes up and stays pretty linear after that. Maybe everyone knows this already and I'm way late to the party, but I sure didn't find much of anything on scaled maps, so I wanted to get a bit more in-depth discussion going...or at least have a place to post when I get hung up or come across something interesting with it :D
    10 replies | 532 view(s)
  • Charmuth's Avatar
    06-24-2016, 12:29 AM
    Charmuth started a thread HELP! in N54
    So I'm disabled and usually I have the person working at the gas station fill up gas for me and always fill up 93 octane but this time he heard wrong and filled up 87 octane (full tank btw), my car is a N54 and has a upgraded turbos, FBO, and a custom tune for 93 octane and the codes I got from driving it back home (drove very slowly) are: 2A87 Outlet - Vanos variable cam control test, mechanics 3100 Boost - Pressure control, deactivation My question is, would some octane booster help my situation if I add some to the tank now?? Thanks ahead!
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  • Kish2604's Avatar
    06-24-2016, 06:12 PM
    Kish2604 started a thread Meth system capabilities in N54
    Hi everyone... I need some specific meth system advice on a DIY project, I am planning to run a direct port methanol system utilizing the ffg components from my existing set up, my concern is, will the coolingmist pump be able to supply sufficient volume and pressure to a rail of 6 x cm3 nozzles in a port spacer and a single cm5 retained in the charge pipe for iat suppression? I am planning to T the line of with 1 going to the Cp nozzle and the other to the rail after the solenoid. The rail will have a check valve to prevent siphoning from the injectors. If the single pump isn't sufficient should I run each system independently or can I connect a pump inline with the normal one to act as a booster? All suggestions welcome...
    7 replies | 416 view(s)
  • blisstik's Avatar
    06-23-2016, 12:32 PM
    The time has come. I am selling my highly modified E92 2007 335i (Space Gray / Coral Red). Year: 2007 Make: BMW Model: 335i E92 Mileage: 108,xxx miles Price: $25,995 FIRM NOT PARTING OUT BUT WELCOME TO TRADES // PM ME NOT PARTING OUT BUT WELCOME TO TRADES // PM ME If you are serious, please PM me and make an offer. Performance • MOTIV 750 Single Turbo Kit for N54 (HTA 3586) • MOTIV 750 Port Injection Kit (fuel rail and fuel lines) • Fuel-IT Stage 3 HULK Dual LPFP Kit • Split Second AIC1 Port Injection Controller • JB4 with JB4 ConnectKit v3 Bluetooth Module • MHD for backend flash (custom tune by MOTIV Motorsports) • COBB Cat-Back Exhaust • Spec Stage 3+ Clutch with Spec Steel Single Mass Flywheel • Helix FMIC • Evolution Racewerks J-Pipe • Evolution Racewerks Long CP • Tial BOV • Dual OCC Setup: BMS OCC / Mishimoto + RB PCV Kit / Blocked valve ports Suspension • M3 Front Control Arm/Tension Strut Retrofit Set • M3 Aluminum Rear Guide Rod Set • M3 Aluminum Rear Wishbone Set • M3 Front Sway Bar Kit • M3 Rear Sway Bar Kit • M3 Rear Subframe Bushings • Quaife LSD Pumpkin (built by VAC Motorsports) • Bilstein PSS9 Coilovers Wheels/Tires/Brakes • Forgestar F14 19x8.5 +34 Front • Forgestar F14 19x10 +38 Rear • Michelin Pilot SuperSports 235/35/19 Front • Michelin Pilot SuperSports 275/30/19 Rear • Cool Carbon Front Pads (just replaced) • Cool Carbon Rear Pads (~10k miles) • Goodyear Stainless Steel Braided Lines • Racing Blue Brake Fluid (just flushed) Interior • BMW Aluminum Brushed Pedals • B&M Short Shifter Kit • UUC RK6A-L Weighted Shift Knob with Leather Covering • ViseeO Tune2Air WMA3000B Bluetooth Audio Adapter Exterior • OEM Front Bumper with molded OEM Aero Lip • JG Mods M-Tech Rear Bumper • JG Mods M3 Side Skirts • JL Motoring Performance Style Carbon Fiber Trunk Spoiler Frequently Asked Questions Q: Is it still for sale? A: Yes, as long as the thread is NOT closed, it's still for sale. Q: How much power does it make? A: Depends on how much boost. See attached dyno sheet below (not my actual dyno). I've normally ran at 23PSI on summer and 20PSI on winter. Q: Why are you selling it? A: Got a sedan and its now a garage queen. Q: Why did you go ST then proceed to sell it after 7K miles? A: I was working at home for the past year and it has become a garage queen. Time for someone else to enjoy it. Q: How does it drive? A: With the custom tune done by MOTIV, it drives like stock turbos with downpipes and mild tune on the low end but a monster after 4K RPM. Q: How does the clutch feel? A: It's stiff compared to stock but you will get used to it. Q: How does shifting feel? A: It feels solid, mechanical, short and precise. Q: What type of gas can you use? A: You can use 100% E85 or any pump gas (i.e., 91, 93 octane) but will require a 2 minute flash via MHD app. I will include the Android tablet with MHD app. Q: How can you log? A: With JB4 Connect Kit v3, you simply download the JB4 app on the Android Play Store or IOS App Store then connect via Bluetooth. Q: Can I stream music via Bluetooth? A: Yes via the Tune2Air WMA3000B Bluetooth adapter which the radio sees as "iPod". You can then use SoundCloud for all your music and even use the steering wheel to skip tracks. You can also plugin a USB drive and play music through there as well. Q: Have you done any oil analysis? A: Yes, for the last two oil changes, I've sent an oil analysis to BlackStone Labs. I can provide the reports if requested.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-23-2016, 05:13 PM
    Ouch. Volkswagen's image (and stock price) took a huge hit in the dieselgate saga but let's hope this mess will finally be put behind all of us as frankly we're sick of it. The US government and Volkswagen finally came to terms and here are the details. - 482,000 cars involved - VW will pay $1000-$7000 per car depending on age and other factors - VW will fund environmental studies and programs - Settlement includes offer to buy back affected cars This will all cost over $10 billion dollars and this is why Volkswagen may begin to offload assets. Those who have leased vehicles will have the option to terminate their lease. The government is likely to assess further penalties which will require VW to pay into a created EPA fund depending on the calculations of just how much they polluted in excess. The government gets theirs, the lawyers get theirs, VW has a black eye, and business continues as usual. Source
    7 replies | 352 view(s)
  • rac's Avatar
    06-26-2016, 06:21 AM
    rac started a thread dwell table changes anyone? in N54
    has anyone tried? i didn't find much searching around. i'd like to do some trial and error with this. have ordered a new set of coils so i don't stress about burning up the old ones while experimenting. but if someone's already done so please share any findings. thx.
    7 replies | 411 view(s)
  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-25-2016, 08:42 PM
    This is no surprise as the second generation Audi R8 is basically just a reskinned Lamborghini Huracan. It has the same V10 engine and the same dual clutch transmission. We all already know what insane performance Underground Racing's Huracan systems offer. So the second generation 2017 on is basically the exact same thing and the Huracan packages carry over. This is what Underground Racing offers for the R8: Base Twin Turbo System 800 WHP on pump gas (93 octane) Tuning with stock ECU's 2 year 24,000 mile warranty $49,000 installed Stage 1 Twin Turbo System w/Stock Engine 800 WHP on pump gas (93 octane) 900 WHP on race fuel (Race Gas) 2 year 24,000 mile warranty $59,000 installed Stage 2 Twin Turbo System (Upgradeable to Stage 3) 850 WHP on pump gas (93 octane) 1000 WHP on race fuel (Race Gas) 2 year 24,000 mile warranty $69,000 installed Stage 3 Twin Turbo System w/ Modified Engine 1000 WHP on pump gas (93 octane) 1250 WHP on race fuel (Race Gas) 2 year 24,000 mile warranty $99,000 installed Race version Twin Turbo System w/ Modified Engine 1150 WHP on pump gas (93 octane) 1500 WHP on race fuel (Race Gas) *Coming soon with DCT Transmission X Version Twin Turbo System w/ Highly Modified Engine 1200 WHP on pump gas (93 octane) 2200+ WHP on race fuel (Race Gas) *Sequential Transmission *Call for pricing You will notice everything except the 'X' version is dual clutch compatible. For the X system they change the transmission to a sequential. Starting at $49k installed none of these are cheap but if you want the best, this is it.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    06-27-2016, 07:52 PM
    Interesting run here as two tuners put forth S63TU's they tuned against each other with the winner taking $10k. Evotech apparently has a reputation in Europe as not wanting to race unless it is for money otherwise it is a waste of their time. The funny thing is they were not willing to race for $10k but instead agreed to a $1500 run. What happened to the confidence Evotech? Frankly, BimmerBoost does not have too much faith in Evotech's claims as they seem to be exaggerated anyway. The F10 M5 camera car is tuned by BimmerBoost member @lfelunden who has not yet decided on a name for his new tuning company. The M6 Gran Coupe is heavier than the standard M6 so weights are pretty even here. It is surprising how easily the M5 pulls considering both cars are bolt on tuned and if racing for money one would assume at their best. No comment from Oliver Neumann the owner at Evotech at this time although we are told the race loser paid up. BMW M5 F10 HCP mods: Stage 3 software by HCP, catless downpipes and K&N drop-in filters M6 F06 Evotech: Stage 2+ software (Evotechs most powerful), akrapovic exhaust, catless downpipes and intake
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:23 PM
    Why did Porsche even bother with teasing this? It just looks like the same old thing. Ok, fine, there are differences. The headlights are Macan inspired although very similar to the Panamera facelift headlights and the majority of the styling change takes place in the controversial rear area. Is it better? That depends on if you liked the first generation design. The car still has a huge ass that sticks out no matter where they put the tail lights. Styling aside the real difference comes under the hood with the Panamera Turbo getting a new 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 with output of 550 horsepower and 567 lb-ft of torque. The 4S has a 2.9 liter twin turbo V6 with 440 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque. An 8-speed dual clutch is standard with the V8 or V6. The 4S starts at $101,400 and the Panamera Turbo at $147,950. Will Porsche take the performance sedan crown with this generation? Porsche CEO Oliver Blume presents the latest generation in Berlin Atlanta, Georgia.On Tuesday, June 28th, Porsche celebrated the world premiere of the new 2017 Panamera in Berlin accompanied by a spectacular display of lights, music and choreography. Over 300 international media representatives – as well as guests from business, sports and the entertainment industry – were able to view the second generation of the sports sedan for the first time. The new 2017 Porsche Panamera, which has been redeveloped from the ground up, combines two contrasting characteristics better than ever before: it offers both the performance of a sports car and the comfort of a luxury sedan “We have tapped into the segment of luxury sport sedans with the Panamera. Since it launched in 2009, over 150,000 units of the Panamera have been sold. The new model represents a completely redeveloped automobile – with new engines, a new design and new technologies. Furthermore, we are now manufacturing the second generation of the vehicle entirely at our Leipzig production site. To this end, we have invested a sum of 500 million Euros – which includes a completely new body manufacturing facility,” Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG, emphasized. The design language of the new Panamera creates a link to the Porsche 911 through its even more dynamic flyline and by using specific design elements of the iconic sports car. “An observer will immediately recognize the coupι-like roof line, but it is much ‘faster’, even more dynamic and includes a new side window look that emphasizes the coupe-like side view even more,” said Michael Mauer, Head of Style Porsche AG, who explained the design objectives that were set for the new model: “The new Panamera can be identified as a Panamera at first glance, but also as the new Panamera. Its strengths have been reinforced, its weaknesses have been eradicated and above all its distinctive character has been preserved.” The new twin-turbo engines of the Panamera are more powerful than before, and thanks to the new eight-speed dual-clutch transmission (PDK II) they are up to 16 percent more fuel-efficient according to the New European Driving Cycle. The Panamera will launch with two engines: the 550 hp Panamera Turbo and the 440 hp Panamera 4S. Both models will be equipped with all-wheel drive as standard. To provide an even larger spread between supple ride comfort and agile handling, the Panamera now offers features such as the new three-chamber air suspension, rear axle steering and the new electronic 4D Chassis Control chassis management system. Many new assistance systems also enhance ride comfort as well as safety. In the new Panamera, Porsche is also introducing a future-oriented display and control concept. The new Porsche Advanced Cockpit with its smartphone-like user interfaces and configurable LED screens impresses with its intuitive functionality. Furthermore, the new Porsche Communication Management (PCM 4.1) offers an entirely new range of connectivity by its intelligent digital functions and online services. In the new Panamera, Porsche Connect is being introduced in all models. It extends existing vehicle functions by adding digital services and apps such as those used to control certain vehicle functions remotely by smartphone – and others to make more efficient use of the driver’s time on the go.
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