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      03-02-2010, 08:15 PM   #23
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#2, BMW Performance Power Kit II ? Will/when they offer an over boost feature like on the Z4 and 335is?
+1000. For manual gearboxes, why don't they offer the "modified flywheel" along with the Power Kit 2, since the flywheel is the only thing different in the 335is drivetrain, as BMW mentioned ?
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I love Alcantara, I would love to see it offered more. Ask them "whats up with that?"
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Why not develop the 335d it has more performance potential then the 335i, and is a greener car.

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Why are the Brake upgrades not available to the USA Market? The yellow calipers are used in the ad's but are not available?
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Even though I am properly logged in, unable to post on only this thread, so with your help please, two questions for BMW Performance?
1) Will a BMW performance exhaust, currently mounted on my 2009 335i coupe, 6 speed manual transmission with the N54 motor work efficiently, and be able to easily be mounted on the 2011 335i, also a coupe with a 6 speed manual trans (which, as you know will have the N55 motor)?
2) If not, does BMW make, or will soon make their performance exhaust which will fit the new 2011?

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1) I would like to add my voice the the voice of those who have asked to make a LSD available for the 335i.
2) BMW should finally do something about the HP pump problems.
3) The cost of BMW performance parts thus far has been excessive and should be brought to a level where the parts would be competitive with aftermarket.

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Umm... when the hell are they coming out with a performance HPFP!!!!???
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I would like to add my vote to a number of people who have asked to stress the LSD.
I think by far this is the product most of us want from BMW performance, what would everyone interested in it consider a decent price?
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When the fuck are we 328'ers going to get a 3-stage intake manifold? Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck?
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Nothing to do with performance really, but....

Can you please bring back Estorilblau? Maybe find some way to make it that's less harmful to the environment? That color was ridiculous.
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I would like to add my vote to a number of people who have asked to stress the LSD.
I hope you signed the petition, right ?
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- Performance brakes for 335 - front & rear
- BMW Individual options/part more available in the U.S.
- Upgraded BMW FMIC for turbo cars
- LSD option
- Non-Runflat option w/spare
- More wheel options (I like most of BMW's wheels and think they're good wheel designers - let's get a bit more creative though)
- Ability to order high performance parts right from the factory instead of dealer-installed
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Ask how we, the enthusiast community, can help make BMW Performance a success. If the accountants like the numbers, Eric will have more power and influence to bring us what we want. BMW Performance parts are not cheap for a reason, there is a lot of R&D that goes into engineering parts that exceed standard specs. But quantity brings down cost; the paradox of pricing. Lot of buyers -> lower cost per item -> lower profit per item, but higher profit from more sales -> everyone wins!

Make performance parts that are already in the factory system available via individual. At this point that amounts to just ordering a 335is, which is great, but there is a significant aftermarket population, and owners that need four doors...

Top priorities:
1) LSD
2) Seats
3) M3 suspension parts -- control arms, bushings, braces -- re-labeled as Perf parts, with concomitant adjustment of Perf suspension kit (springs and dampers) to take advantage of the better dynamics. This could be developed as a "Stage II" suspension kit.
4) Brakes for 335; stainless steel lines etc.
5) More potent engine tune kit, akin to Alpina B3S levels. Added cooling and FMIC.

Note that a 335 equipped with the above BMW Perf parts would kick the S4's butt in a comparo test. It would also preempt much of the aftermarket tuner market.
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Ask how we, the enthusiast community, can help make BMW Performance a success. If the accountants like the numbers, Eric will have more power and influence to bring us what we want. BMW Performance parts are not cheap for a reason, there is a lot of R&D that goes into engineering parts that exceed standard specs. But quantity brings down cost; the paradox of pricing. Lot of buyers -> lower cost per item -> lower profit per item, but higher profit from more sales -> everyone wins!

Make performance parts that are already in the factory system available via individual. At this point that amounts to just ordering a 335is, which is great, but there is a significant aftermarket population, and owners that need four doors...

Top priorities:
1) LSD
2) Seats
3) M3 suspension parts -- control arms, bushings, braces -- re-labeled as Perf parts, with concomitant adjustment of Perf suspension kit (springs and dampers) to take advantage of the better dynamics. This could be developed as a "Stage II" suspension kit.
4) Brakes for 335; stainless steel lines etc.
5) More potent engine tune kit, akin to Alpina B3S levels, with added cooling and FMIC.

Note that a 335 equipped with the above BMW Perf parts would kick the S4's butt in a comparo test. It would also preempt much of the aftermarket tuner market
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Oooh, and plead for those of us with old 2007 335s -- the cost of the required MSD-81 makes the price prohibitive. $1500 is a reasonable price point. But add on $900 for the new MSD and it is out of reach, particularly for the de-tuned manual tranny version.
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Oooh, and plead for those of us with old 2007 335s -- the cost of the required MSD-81 makes the price prohibitive. $1500 is a reasonable price point. But add on $900 for the new MSD and it is out of reach, particularly for the de-tuned manual tranny version.
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I see your point here...I will try to emphasize this.
u do realize thats an incredible small market share for their products though - lets try to ask questions that we really feel we can make an impact on and see results from them ...

i like the major subjects most people r addressing ...

Lower price points
LSD
Intake
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u do realize thats an incredible small market share for their products though - lets try to ask questions that we really feel we can make an impact on and see results from them ...

i like the major subjects most people r addressing ...

Lower price points
LSD
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Full Exhaust
New Power Kit
Don't worry, I will definitely focus most on these items. (With enough time, I would ask every question...but like you said, I should tackle the most possible things first)

My final list of questions will reflect what is asked most frequently in this thread. What is promising is that nearly all the questions I prepared myself are contained in this thread.
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Why cant the cars be ordered from the factory with the Performance parts rather than customers having to pay twice ie: They already have the wheels that came with the car but if they want the Performance wheels then they will have paid for 2 sets from BMW. Same with steering wheel, bumpers, suspension etc.

Let us order it from the factory!
+1. Ask if/when the performance parts will be available as factory installed options.

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Why not develop the 335d it has more performance potential then the 335i, and is a greener car.

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They most likely do not target the 335d in the US because sales #'s are very small.

But I know that isn't true in Europe...
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