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      04-29-2005, 12:33 PM   #1
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Impressive power gains from chipping the E90

It's a bit early for companies to be selling remapped ECUs for the E90, but here's a glimpse of what sort of gains we can expect! I had to get the engine specs and gains from a 630i, but the engine in the Six is the same as the engine in the E90 330i:

http://www.upsolute.com/db/new/daten...arke=4&ID=1053

The engine goes from 258hp stock to 284hp! I thought that was pretty impressive just from a chip remap. Hopefully that means I could potentially get around 240hp from my E90 325i if I wanted to!
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      04-29-2005, 01:03 PM   #2
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It's never too early to be thinking about squeezing some more horses from my E90 Thanks for the heads up on this... hopefully the intake/exhaust configuration on the E90 330 will be similar to the 630 so that the remapping of the ECU will achieve similar gains!
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      06-25-2006, 04:57 AM   #3
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cool info

Well i have gone for the more direct way. I will be adding a supercharger to my US Spec 325i from VF Engineering. 6.0 psi of boost and the are going for 330 to 340 hp at boost.
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      06-25-2006, 05:31 PM   #4
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anytime you stop by the dealer your software could be replaced with factory stuff.

currently you have to mail the car's computer to the guys in canada to get it done too.....
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      06-26-2006, 01:15 AM   #5
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19kW just from a chip !?

i hope the euro spec 325 can get similar gains !
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      06-26-2006, 02:35 AM   #6
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330D Auto Superchipa

Check the attached link! Superchips have done there best! that is a good increase!!

http://www.superchips.co.uk/curves/E90330DAuto.pdf
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      06-26-2006, 02:36 AM   #7
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330D Auto Superchips

Check the attached link! Superchips have done there best! that is a good increase!!

http://www.superchips.co.uk/curves/E90330DAuto.pdf
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      06-26-2006, 03:00 AM   #8
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How much are they and are they available for non disel?
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      06-26-2006, 03:56 AM   #9
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BMW 330 E90/E91
2005 onwards
Engine type : Non-Turbo Petrol
Engine size : 2996 cm3
Cylinders : 6


Original bhp : 254
Original nm : 300
BHP increase : 12
NM gain : 20
Lb/Ft gain : 15

Price : 293.75
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BMW 325 E90/E91
2005 onwards
Engine type : Non-Turbo Petrol
Engine size : 2497 cm3
Cylinders : 6


Original bhp : 214
Original nm : 250
BHP increase : 12


Price : 293.75
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BMW 320 E90/E91
2005 onwards
Engine type : Non-Turbo Petrol
Engine size : 1995 cm3
Cylinders : 4


Original bhp : 170
Original nm : 200
BHP increase : 8


Price : 293.75
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BMW 320 E90/E91
2005 onwards
Engine type : Non-Turbo Petrol
Engine size : 1995 cm3
Cylinders : 4


Original bhp : 147
Original nm : 200
BHP increase : 10


Price : 293.75
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      06-29-2006, 10:42 AM   #10
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if u bring the car back to the dealer, they'll load the latest bmw software back in anyway

thats £293.75 down the drain :P
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      06-29-2006, 12:58 PM   #11
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Thats hot. Price is reasonable for the gains too. Nojoedoe: why would the dealer reset the software just for a simple service??
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      06-29-2006, 01:02 PM   #12
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Would be nice to simply chip the ole' block.
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      06-29-2006, 01:34 PM   #13
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if u bring the car back to the dealer, they'll load the latest bmw software back in anyway

thats 293.75 down the drain :P


Some upgrades could be overwritten by the dealer, in the form of a software update...

My supplier in Germany, offers free updates of software if this happens.
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Some upgrades could be overwritten by the dealer, in the form of a software update...

My supplier in Germany, offers free updates of software if this happens.
yah i had this question as well, there's a new chip company coming to my country soon, i hope they'll have this free update service (in the end, ur not paying for a tangible physical thing, just a software)
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Originally Posted by timking85
BMW 330 E90/E91
2005 onwards
Engine type : Non-Turbo Petrol
Engine size : 2996 cm3
Cylinders : 6


Original bhp : 254
Original nm : 300
BHP increase : 12
NM gain : 20
Lb/Ft gain : 15

Price : 293.75
----------------------------
BMW 325 E90/E91
2005 onwards
Engine type : Non-Turbo Petrol
Engine size : 2497 cm3
Cylinders : 6


Original bhp : 214
Original nm : 250
BHP increase : 12


Price : 293.75
------------------------------
BMW 320 E90/E91
2005 onwards
Engine type : Non-Turbo Petrol
Engine size : 1995 cm3
Cylinders : 4


Original bhp : 170
Original nm : 200
BHP increase : 8


Price : 293.75
--------------------------------
BMW 320 E90/E91
2005 onwards
Engine type : Non-Turbo Petrol
Engine size : 1995 cm3
Cylinders : 4


Original bhp : 147
Original nm : 200
BHP increase : 10


Price : 293.75
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thanx 4 the info mate...


i have some questions:

1. i didnt know there r 2 types of 320i engines, one with 170hp !! how do i know which one is mine???

2. it seems that the chips work better with diesel engines, y is that??

thanx in advance
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Well i have gone for the more direct way. I will be adding a supercharger to my US Spec 325i from VF Engineering. 6.0 psi of boost and the are going for 330 to 340 hp at boost.
its always more direct when u have more expensive papers (money)

so how much will the supercharge cost?? im interested...
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thanx 4 the info mate...


i have some questions:

1. i didnt know there r 2 types of 320i engines, one with 170hp !! how do i know which one is mine???

2. it seems that the chips work better with diesel engines, y is that??

thanx in advance
The 170hp version is the 320si model with the hand-built engine. If you don't know which version you have then you almost certainly have the 150hp version, which is simply badged 320i.
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thanx 4 the info mate...


i have some questions:

1. i didnt know there r 2 types of 320i engines, one with 170hp !! how do i know which one is mine???

2. it seems that the chips work better with diesel engines, y is that??

thanx in advance
No worries on the info, as per the other note its a 320si the 170bhp... With regards to power, Diesel will gain more power from the chip due to the turbo thats on the engine, changing the map will increase certain areas and with a turbo on there as well makes even more of a difference... Petrol models you dont see a huge gain, but you would notice it.
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where can i buy those chip for my 06 330i?
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If i could get clost to 280hp out of my 330i i would be stoked!
the only problem is. . . what happens when i take my car in for service?
Will the dealer detect this and void my warrenty???
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If i could get clost to 280hp out of my 330i i would be stoked!
the only problem is. . . what happens when i take my car in for service?
Will the dealer detect this and void my warrenty???
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