E90Post
 


PYSPEED
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Powertrain and Drivetrain Discussions > N55 Turbo Engine Tuning and Exhaust Modifications - 335i Tuning > BMW 335i (N55) Performance Edition Retrofit Kit Review and Info



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-14-2011, 09:26 AM   #89
335BBS
Brigadier General
 
Drives: 2009 335 coupe.
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Posts: 3,607
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by PKL View Post
Again, point to me an example in the past where BMW has said "now that the first 100 suckers paid way too much for this, we're going to start offering it to the rest of you at 40% off!"

Not.going.to.happen.
Again,
I think the 335is is 335 with sport susp, exhaust, engine perf kit at a discount.
Porsche just did that with the 911GTS. Everyone does it at end of model time. Keeps sales up and uses up parts while new model is being readied.
335BBS is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      09-14-2011, 01:48 PM   #90
Omar@ActiveAutowerke
 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Miami

Posts: 1,783
iTrader: (1)

Good to see more options making there way to the market.
Omar@ActiveAutowerke is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-15-2011, 07:48 AM   #91
mimmitt
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2011 M3
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: NJ

Posts: 120
iTrader: (1)

Just thought I'd share an update on the retrofit. A few things to keep in mind.

1. I've always driven the car in DS, both before and after the flash.
2. The car was fast before, it's fast now.
3. I'm pretty sure my car is quicker after I wash it, so perhaps I'm not the best gauge of these things......

Seriously, I'm noticing increased midrange punch. It sweeps through the tach more quickly than it did before from about 3K to redline. I'd be thrilled to see a before and after dyno to confirm what I'm feeling, nonetheless I'm confident that the difference is there.
mimmitt is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-16-2011, 12:39 AM   #92
ILoveChess100
Private
 
Drives: 2011 135i (DCT, Sport/PremPkg)
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: CA, Orange County

Posts: 52
iTrader: (0)

Well I inquired about this at my dealership and for more than a week they are still scratching their heads to figure out what the price for a retrofit on a 135i is or what and where this software tune even comes from I even sent them a link to the press release and they still can't figure it out. I am not really sure what more information to feed to send them in the right direction.
ILoveChess100 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-16-2011, 05:39 AM   #93
SupremePower3335
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2011 E90 LCI MSport
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: T Dot!

Posts: 332
iTrader: (0)

I just ordered a 2011 335xi. They quoted me $1500 with the tune and grills installed. WIth what is out there in the market, IMHO its not worth it for 20bhp..
SupremePower3335 is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      09-16-2011, 08:02 AM   #94
doubleIN
atlien
 
doubleIN's Avatar
 
Drives: '11 e90 335i
Join Date: May 2011
Location: atlanta

Posts: 371
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 BMW 335i  [4.25]
Quote:
Originally Posted by SupremePower3335 View Post
I just ordered a 2011 335xi. They quoted me $1500 with the tune and grills installed. WIth what is out there in the market, IMHO its not worth it for 20bhp..
not worth it for 20bhp alone, but owners who don't want to risk warranty coverage on an aftermarket tune are getting more out of it than just the 20bhp
doubleIN is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-16-2011, 08:22 AM   #95
MPBK
Everyday I'm shuffling
 
Drives: '12 SGM 135i DCT/CA/MSport/PPK
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: USA

Posts: 570
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ILoveChess100 View Post
Well I inquired about this at my dealership and for more than a week they are still scratching their heads to figure out what the price for a retrofit on a 135i is or what and where this software tune even comes from I even sent them a link to the press release and they still can't figure it out. I am not really sure what more information to feed to send them in the right direction.
Don't waste your time.
I even gave them the part # posted here by someone who has installed the retrofit on a 335i and they still scratched their heads.
MPBK is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-16-2011, 09:20 AM   #96
E46M54325Ci
Lieutenant Colonel
 
E46M54325Ci's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 335i coupe
Join Date: May 2006
Location: SoCal

Posts: 1,537
iTrader: (4)

^ doesn't surprise me
__________________
987.2 Cayman, Aqua Blue on Black
E46M54325Ci is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-16-2011, 11:02 PM   #97
ILoveChess100
Private
 
Drives: 2011 135i (DCT, Sport/PremPkg)
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: CA, Orange County

Posts: 52
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MPBK View Post
Don't waste your time.
I even gave them the part # posted here by someone who has installed the retrofit on a 335i and they still scratched their heads.
So what am I supposed to do since I want to buy this thing LOL. This is the first time in my life where I am actively trying to buy something and the people responsible for selling it don't know the price O__o. Is it still 'too early' to be asking dealerships for this, or is it a common thing with BMW to not know about these after-the-fact kind of purchases? This is my first bmw, so I don't know much about how they run their business.
ILoveChess100 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-17-2011, 08:07 AM   #98
MPBK
Everyday I'm shuffling
 
Drives: '12 SGM 135i DCT/CA/MSport/PPK
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: USA

Posts: 570
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ILoveChess100 View Post
So what am I supposed to do since I want to buy this thing LOL. This is the first time in my life where I am actively trying to buy something and the people responsible for selling it don't know the price O__o. Is it still 'too early' to be asking dealerships for this, or is it a common thing with BMW to not know about these after-the-fact kind of purchases? This is my first bmw, so I don't know much about how they run their business.
The thing obviously exists, as some have it installed in Canada and Australia.
My guess... BMW ran into difficulties introducing it in the USA because we are a litigious country.
It's anybody's guess if the option will actually make it here.
I've never seen this happen with BMW before.
Mercedes ran into something similar in the past. They offered a full size spare tire carrier on the ML-class worldwide, but had to pull it off the shelves in the US because the thing didn't pass the 5mph bumper test. The thing was mounted outside the rear hatch, very close to the back of the 3rd row seat.
Another option they had to pull out was the fog lights on the early MLs. It was integrated with the head lights, and since it was above 42 in (or something like that) from the ground, it wouldn't pass US requirements.
MPBK is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-19-2011, 01:22 PM   #99
Maineiac
New Member
 
Drives: 2008 E92 coupe
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Maine

Posts: 25
iTrader: (0)

$599 MSRP

Just announced -

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=587465
Maineiac is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-20-2011, 12:38 PM   #100
JSTDR1V
Saving Lives Since 2000
 
JSTDR1V's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 335xi & 2013 X3 28i
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Northeast

Posts: 2,175
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2014 BMW 335xi  [0.00]
2013 X3 28i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by PKL View Post
Again, point to me an example in the past where BMW has said "now that the first 100 suckers paid way too much for this, we're going to start offering it to the rest of you at 40% off!"

Not.going.to.happen.
Insert foot into mouth.

JSTDR1V is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      09-20-2011, 12:43 PM   #101
PKL
Colonel
 
PKL's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 335i
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Santa Monica

Posts: 2,464
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by PAMidge View Post
Insert foot into mouth.

Insert foot in mouth what?

This is INTRO PRICING. Barely anyone has had this installed yet.

Above we were referencing BMW giving it away FOR FREE or HEAVILY DISCOUNTED, in the FUTURE.

Nice try though

"To coincide with this exciting announcement of two new Power Kit versions, BMW is offering a special introductory price on all Power Kits from now until the end of 2011!"

Guess some people just can't follow a conversation

Look forward to your reply, Pam.
__________________
2011 E90 335i M-Sport 6MT

Last edited by PKL; 09-20-2011 at 12:51 PM.
PKL is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-20-2011, 12:51 PM   #102
SupremePower3335
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2011 E90 LCI MSport
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: T Dot!

Posts: 332
iTrader: (0)

I asked my "Canadian" dealer yest. He said that the price in Canada is $3000!!

I replied to his email and asked him if I could drive over the border and get it installed...He said that I could and it would not void my warranty...he then said of course we would like your business and he'll an eye out for it to change..didnt mention it before..

Can't believe the price diff..
__________________
SupremePower3335 is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      09-20-2011, 01:12 PM   #103
PKL
Colonel
 
PKL's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 335i
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Santa Monica

Posts: 2,464
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SupremePower3335 View Post
I asked my "Canadian" dealer yest. He said that the price in Canada is $3000!!
That is CRIMINAL.
__________________
2011 E90 335i M-Sport 6MT
PKL is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-21-2011, 10:46 AM   #104
MPBK
Everyday I'm shuffling
 
Drives: '12 SGM 135i DCT/CA/MSport/PPK
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: USA

Posts: 570
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by PKL View Post
That is CRIMINAL.
Somebody has to pay for that free health care.
MPBK is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-21-2011, 02:07 PM   #105
335BBS
Brigadier General
 
Drives: 2009 335 coupe.
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Posts: 3,607
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SupremePower3335 View Post
I asked my "Canadian" dealer yest. He said that the price in Canada is $3000!!

I replied to his email and asked him if I could drive over the border and get it installed...He said that I could and it would not void my warranty...he then said of course we would like your business and he'll an eye out for it to change..didnt mention it before..

Can't believe the price diff..
Can't be comparing apples to apples. Call BMWNA.
335BBS is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      09-23-2011, 02:36 AM   #106
kettasii
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: 335i 2011
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: CA

Posts: 31
iTrader: (0)

Shop around folks. I got two quotes, one under $800 total, and the other over $1,400.
kettasii is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      09-29-2011, 10:08 PM   #107
bmwkbiker
Private
 
Drives: 335i E93
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: SF Bay area

Posts: 97
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MPBK View Post
I bet it will be free next year.
I doubt it, what do want to bet?
bmwkbiker is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-29-2011, 10:22 PM   #108
bmwkbiker
Private
 
Drives: 335i E93
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: SF Bay area

Posts: 97
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MPBK View Post
Why is it irrelevant? You asked when BMW gave things for free when they can charge for.
If they gave hardware, which costs them something to produce, for free, why wouldn't they give software, which costs them zero to produce (once it's already developed)?
What?
Just because something that once was an option is now standard in NO WAY implies it is now free, its cost has just been rolled into the MSRP.

With your reasoning Microsoft has no standing to sell its OS for ~$100, because it cost them less than $1 to cut (or support the download) of the OS.
Guess what MS gets this hefty premium because
1) The product it has market value
& 2) MS is a business that needs to recoup its development ( & SG&A costs)
bmwkbiker is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-29-2011, 10:33 PM   #109
MPBK
Everyday I'm shuffling
 
Drives: '12 SGM 135i DCT/CA/MSport/PPK
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: USA

Posts: 570
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bmwkbiker View Post
What?
Just because something that once was an option is now standard in NO WAY implies it is now free, its cost has just been rolled into the MSRP.

With your reasoning Microsoft has no standing to sell its OS for ~$100, because it cost them less than $1 to cut (or support the download) of the OS.
Guess what MS gets this hefty premium because
1) The product it has market value
& 2) MS is a business that needs to recoup its development ( & SG&A costs)
Holy shit.
You have zero reading comprehension.
You make up stuff and then argue against it. Who said anything about MSFT?
Make all the strawman you want. Not biting.
MPBK is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      09-29-2011, 10:59 PM   #110
bmwkbiker
Private
 
Drives: 335i E93
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: SF Bay area

Posts: 97
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MPBK View Post
Holy shit.
You have zero reading comprehension.
No you can't follow the conversation.

If BMW decides the 2012 models all have the "tune" as a standard option that doesn't imply it is now FREE.
It is just rolled into their cost model. Airbags aren't free, standard paint isn't free, standard sunroofs aren't free, don't you get this?

2nd:
And regardless of what is "standard" on a new model no way is BMW going upgrade past customers without extracting both its cost and a profit.

Last edited by bmwkbiker; 09-29-2011 at 11:12 PM.
bmwkbiker is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:08 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST