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      09-19-2011, 10:11 AM   #1
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The BMW Performance Power Kits Provide More Exhilarating Performance and Excitement for The Ultimate Driving Machine

19.09.2011

New Power Kits for 135i and 335i Models

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – September 19, 2011….Now, more invigorating horsepower and torque, is available with two new power kits bring crisp stimulating performance to the Ultimate Driving Machine. BMW 135i and 335i Models can now be retrofitted at BMW centers or via the Port Installation Program to an unprecedented level of performance. These new Power Kits ensure that new car buyers and current owners are in for that extra thrill beyond the outstanding performance that can already be realized with these exciting vehicles.

Version 1 Power Kit:
[Review and More Details HERE] Performance-Optimized Engine Software. This version of the Power Kit was first introduced on the 335i BMW Performance Edition model (announced in July, 2011). Available for all Model Year 135i and 335i vehicles. Also available for X6 vehicles produced up to 04/2010.

Version 2 Power Kit: Same engine performance software as Version 1, plus an Auxiliary Water Cooler and an Enhanced Radiator Fan to reduce the higher thermal stresses on the engine during extreme driving. Available for all Model Year 135i and 335i vehicles.

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!
  • Special pricing for the Version 1 Power Kit is $599 MSRP* (including Power Kits for X6 Models).
  • Special pricing for the Version 2 Power Kit is $1,199 MSRP* (this price does not include the additional air ducts or other components that may be needed to install the Version 2 Power Kit).
*Not including installation. Contact your local BMW center for final pricing.


Power Kit Highlights:

Horsepower is increased to 320hp (20hp increase).

Torque is increased to 332 lb-ft (when equipped with an automatic transmission) and 317 lb-ft (when equipped with a manual or DCT transmission).

Faster acceleration:
  • 0.2 seconds faster than the standard 335i model from 0 mph to 60 mph.
  • 0.5 seconds faster than the standard 335i model from 50 mph to 75 mph.

“Exhaust burble” sound during engine overrun conditions (new feature).

Specially developed in-house by BMW engineers to work with 135i and 335i vehicles.
  • Vehicles retain the original emission certification.
  • Vehicles maintain the original fuel efficiency ratings.
  • The vehicle’s original BMW Limited Warranty is not affected.


Note: Power Kits should only be installed on 135i and 335i vehicles equipped with option code S840 (increased top speed limiter – which includes an additional oil cooler).

BMW Power Kits are the only form of “tuning kits” approved and covered under BMW of North America’s limited warranty. Power Kits are designed and tested by BMW engineers to provide the highest power increase without sacrificing reliability.

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      09-19-2011, 10:17 AM   #2
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Seems pretty cool for those who want performance without the warranty worries.

Of course for those not worried about warranties, there are much more potent options for similar or less money.
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      09-19-2011, 10:34 AM   #3
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People have been waiting for this. I think the gentleman who paid $1k for the tune is going to be very upset its now $599 msrp
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      09-19-2011, 10:39 AM   #4
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....if you buy the kit from a dealer will they warranty it if you are off warranty?... as in an independant new warranty on the tune?


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      09-19-2011, 10:40 AM   #5
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The price for the kit seems OK, but the installation is what kills the whole thing.
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      09-19-2011, 11:01 AM   #6
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msrp for the powerkits should include labor since the only way to get the software is for dealer flash.

its not like u can walk in and buy the software for self install.

c'mon BMW !!!
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      09-19-2011, 11:02 AM   #7
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So both offer the same increase in hp and tq while the Stage 2 offering better cooling. My question is why Stage 2? I understand from the tuner perspective I'd want to have the cooling parts so tune it BEYOND the advertised power levels but that's for people who want to go beyond the Stage 2 power levels. For an average joe, what would be the defining factor to pay $500 more?
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It'd be real nice if they come up with a similar kit for the 1M.
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Anyone know how much the installation costs? Or how much they have been quoted for this kit?
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I agree that labor will kill this option.
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Anyone know how much the installation costs? Or how much they have been quoted for this kit?
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Would be nice to know the official time estimate by BMW NA...
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Wow 20hp, they turned the boost up half a psi for 1200...pass
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People have been waiting for this. I think the gentleman who paid $1k for the tune is going to be very upset its now $599 msrp
His price included installation. I bet anything that the dealer will charge at least 1 hour of labor to install the version 1... so that will be $600 + ~$140 = $740.

something tells me dealers will charge more than an hours worth of labor.
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His price included installation. I bet anything that the dealer will charge at least 1 hour of labor to install the version 1... so that will be $600 + ~$140 = $740.

something tells me dealers will charge more than an hours worth of labor.
I don't think they would charge more than 2 hours of labor. So thats still less than $1k
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So after installation costs, this comes out to close to $800, for which you can have a Cobb Ap that can be installed and uninstalled within minutes and produces at the very least 60 hp more.

No thanks but I'll pass as well.
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I honestly think BMW is following their modern game of underrating cars. When since does a stock N54 put out 300hp at the crank? How about that new M5. A lot doesnt add up. They quote the faster acceleration times being identical even though one car gets twice the torque gains??
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$600 for 20 crank hp? Plus install? . I don't know, seems pricey
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People have been waiting for this. I think the gentleman who paid $1k for the tune is going to be very upset its now $599 msrp

Not that upset. $600 + $250 = $850.

Paid $287.50 more, and got to enjoy it earlier.


So... with this announcement what do I do?

Since I purchased it within 30 days, I'll just call BMW NA and see if I can get my $287.50 back.

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I like the idea of the cooling devices, but has anyone used it with COBB Tune?
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“Exhaust burble” sound during engine overrun conditions (new feature).

My 135 already does this and I LOVE it!

I am waiting on my 2011' 335xi Sedan. They quoted me $1350+tax ($1500) for just the tune. I wonder if I drive over to Buffalo if I can get it done there under warranty?? They were not willing to budge on the price..I wonder if the price will be reduced in Canada?
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