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      08-06-2013, 01:04 PM   #1
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BMW Z4 M Coupe w/ ESS Supercharger, Supersprint Exhaust, UUC Clutch, Bilsteins & more

The letter M has little significance on its own, but when you pair it with the BMW brand you know you are in for stellar performance. The M line of cars is well respected throughout the world for its excellent performance and top-notch engineering. Despite this, there is always room for improvement. The owner of this Z4M coupe wanted more. We gladly brought this BMW M to the next level with an ESS supercharger and a few other aftermarket treats.



Parts Installed:
04+ MZ4 / Z4 M Clutch/Lightweight Flywheel Package by UUC
Z4 and Z4 M Ultimate Short Shifter Kit with DSSR by UUC
BMW Z4M VT2-525 Supercharger System by ESS Tuning
E85/E86 Z4 M Rear Race Mufflers (Left & Right Set) by Supersprint
E85/E86 Z4 M X-Pipe by Supersprint
BMW Z4M 06-08 PSS10 Coilover Kit by Bilstein
E85/E86 Z4 M Roadster/Coupe Front Strut Brace by Turner Motorsport




The Supercharger
With supercharged power on the to do list, we went to ESS Tuning for a kit to really boost this BMW to new levels. Utilizing a Vortech V3Si supercharger along with a high-capacity front mount intercooler, cast aluminum intake manifold and an ECU upgrade, it covers several of the most important power-producing elements. All this combined and it can bump the Z4 M up to 525 horsepower and 340 foot-pounds of torque, impressive numbers for such a small, zippy car.




Removing the ECU to be sent off








High Flow Injectors and Intake





New air cooler



UUC Clutch
Upgraded power in the engine means upgraded power in the clutch. We chose a lightweight clutch and flywheel combo from UUC that was specifically designed for the Z4 M. Paired with a short shifter kit, also from UUC, these will entirely revamp the way every shift feels in this beast.

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UUC Clutch





Strut Brace
With competition in mind, the Z4 M was also equipped with a strut brace, courtesy of Turner Motorsports. This will be extremely helpful keeping traction when this car tackles even the hardest of corners, be it at the track and even on the street.






Interior Wrap
The interior got a little extra pizzazz as well. Previously wood trim everywhere you looked, it was time for a more sleek and streamlined appearance. The entire dash and center console were removed to be wrapped in carbon fiber, proving once again, that even the smallest of changes can make a big difference.









Supersprint Exhaust
We wanted to be sure this incredible coupe had one last thing: an awesome exhaust to fit the rest of the car. With a race style exhaust system from Supersprint, it now has a sound to match the excellence that radiates from bumper to bumper. Just a little something special to listen to for everyone behind this BMW, watching its tail lights disappear up the road ahead.

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New Supersprint Mufflers and X Pipe







Some say you can never improve on an M. We say challenge accepted. In the case of this BMW Z4 M Coupe, we think the challenge was a success. Significantly faster, smoother ride quality, excellent handling and a sound to draw a crowd, this car has it all and then some. At the track or on the street, it's prepared for it all and will do it with flair as it zooms by.



For more on this build, visit the gallery here!

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Z4 M Coupe Photoshoot!

With a car this gorgeous in the shop, you just have to take advantage of it with a photo shoot. So we did.



















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looks superb! great job on the wrap too.

any other mods planned?
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looks superb! great job on the wrap too.

any other mods planned?
Thank you!

The car is pretty swell sorted at this point for our client's desires, but I am sure more mods will happen soon!
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Wow thats the right way to set up the M time for a BBK any sound clips of the exhaust
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Could you tell us the total cost for this work? I would guess over $20K?
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Wow thats the right way to set up the M time for a BBK any sound clips of the exhaust
Thank you! BBK is most likely next!

We are working to get some sound clips. I have driven the car and the sound is perfect for this engine. Very nice tone without being obnoxious.

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Could you tell us the total cost for this work? I would guess over $20K?
Less than 20k.The supercharger kit is actually pretty reasonable for the amount of power it produces. I'd be glad to PM you a quote for any of the items on the list. Just let me know!
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excellent !!!
Just picked up my Z4MCoupe w/similar build, now looking at exhaust.
Will just the SS mufflers and X pipe give you hp gains ? or just the stellar tone.
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excellent !!!
Just picked up my Z4MCoupe w/similar build, now looking at exhaust.
Will just the SS mufflers and X pipe give you hp gains ? or just the stellar tone.
Thank you for the reply!

The Supersprint Mufflers and X Pipe will give you HP gains. It is not a substantial gain, but you will benefit from the improved exhaust flow. The main benefit is the stellar tone! It really sounds awesome!
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time for a dyno run! How much boost is the car producing? 8psi as advertised?
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time for a dyno run! How much boost is the car producing? 8psi as advertised?
It is! The customer may dyno it soon. Averaging 8psi. The ESS kit is outstanding.
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