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      12-05-2012, 12:13 PM   #1
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Haven't seen any thread on this yet but is anyone else following this progress? They had a pretty lengthy discussion on bimmerpost. I believe gavin at MMW plans to release the full kit this winter after nearly a year of delays to dial in the tuning.

Wonder what are the z4 forum thought on this?
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Haven't seen any thread on this yet but is anyone else following this progress? They had a pretty lengthy discussion on bimmerpost. I believe gavin at MMW plans to release the full kit this winter after nearly a year of delays to dial in the tuning.

Wonder what are the z4 forum thought on this?
Who is MMW and is this tune only for the earlier N52-(non S.I)?
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      12-05-2012, 08:58 PM   #3
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http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=693463
http://www.mmotorwerks.net/

Looks like a shop based in Simi Valley, CA.

Here is their FB: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...VDwE1VGYrAp9mg

I believe it will be for any N52.
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      12-07-2012, 12:27 PM   #4
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http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=693463
http://www.mmotorwerks.net/

Looks like a shop based in Simi Valley, CA.

Here is their FB: http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...VDwE1VGYrAp9mg

I believe it will be for any N52.
I hate to say this (as much as I hated reading it)...but the S.I. Magnesium/alloy block was stated by its lead engineers and the men involved in designing and testing the new N54 for boost said " The N52 alloy/Mag block cannot handle the stresses involved in turbocharging".

Its not to say the engine cannot be boosted ,but it will eventually suffer large component failure.

Reality bites sometimes, I know. I was planning on boosting mine and had even purchased twin turbos,manifolds and stainless AR downpipes.
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^ I agree. I bet you could get away with very mild boost, say 3-4 psi, but you'll only get 25% more hp out of it. Not really worth it in the end considering the R&D, tuning, and hardware.

A mass-produced kit would run at least $4-5k. Would anyone pay that much for a kit plus install and still have a car that's down on power compared to an M? At least with the M54 you still have room to play.

I just don't see it happening. I hope that it does, and that it works. I don't see it coming to fruition though.
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