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      05-20-2012, 08:35 PM   #1
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BMW Performance Exhaust - Made in UK by JCW?

I just had the BMW Performance Exhaust installed on my 2011 E92 328i. While everything was being cut and clamped, I had a look at the parts as they came off and noticed that the stock exhaust was made in Germany and stamped with the name "Eberspächer." I was a bit surprised to find that the BMW PE is made in the UK. This post over at a 1-series forum seems to indicate the exhaust (at least for the 1er) is actually made by John Cooper Works (e.g. MINI) for BMW! Interesting to say the least, I had no idea. Anyone else notice this or have any more info?

The History of the Modern JCW Tuning Kit

"Although no longer producing their own tuning kits or accessories under the name John Cooper Works, Mike Cooper’s Cooper Car Company develops and supplies car accessories for various other corporate clients. The Cooper Car Company supplies BMW AG with hardware components for the current MINI Hatch aftersales tuning kit as well as sports air filters and sports exhausts for the BMW 3 Series. These parts bear the name John Cooper Works or BMW Performance respectively."
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Not surprised considering BMW owns Mini.

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good info, luckly PE is not made in china.....
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good info, luckly PE is not made in china.....
I'm sure they have a knock off version already.

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So our German cars are now speaking with a British accent. That's not necessarily a bad thing, the first thing I thought of when I drove off with the top down after having my PE installed was that the note was reminiscent of an old E- Type or big Healy. Probably just in my head. Either way, gotta love that classic inline 6 growl.

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I don't know, you might be on to something...



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That's not necessarily a bad thing, the first thing I thought of when I drove off with the top down after having my PE installed was that the note was reminiscent of an old E- Type or big Healy.
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