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      09-25-2009, 09:29 AM   #1
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Post G-POWER breathes life back into BMW M54 6-cylinder engine (E46 330i / E85 Z4)

The 231hp M54 engine from the E46 BMW 330i and the E85/E86 Z4 3.0 is getting a boost. G-POWER has announced a reworked ASA T3-12 supercharger based kit for the M54 engine called G-POWER SK Plus NG Supercharger System. The kit bumps the power of the M54 from 231hp to 306hp (no doubt to intentionally match the 335i's twin-turbo N54 engine's power). Available for 3.320,00 Euro.

25 units of the DIY kit will be made available with a step by step install guide. Why only 25 units? To mark G-POWER's 25th anniversary as a BMW aftermarket tuner. Press release below.

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G-POWER reanimates the BMW 6-cylinder M54 engine

306 hp und 360 Nm for the BMW 330i E46 and BMW Z4 3.0i

Ever dreamt of having the same performance in your 330i E46 like the awesome new "bi-turbo" 6-cylinder from BMW? Stop dreaming. The G-POWER SK Plus NG supercharger system pushes the output of the BMW 330i E46 and Z4 3.0i from stock 231 hp to the level of the current 335i E90: 306 hp. Celebrating its 25th anniversary G-POWER is offering 25 unites of the G-POWER SK Plus NG supercharger systems for a special price: 3.320,00 Euro.

Do-it-yourself supercharger system G-POWER SK Plus NG for BMW 330i E46 and Z4 E85

* 306 hp/360 Nm for BMW 330i E46 and Z4 3.0i
* Significant output increase of 75 hp and 60 Nm torque
* Supercharger coming from the well-known German brand ASA in OEM quality
* Installation without irremovable modifications to your car
* Easy DIY installation thanks to detailed step-by-step installation manual

The "NG" in the name of the G-POWER SK Plus NG supercharger system is standing for "next generation" and it indicates that the G-POWER SK Plus supercharger system features a complete reworked ASA T3-12 supercharger from the year 2009 on. Thanks to a redesigned supercharger transmission with improved tooth flanks and a modified shaft sealing, the originally for 0,3 bar rel. boost designed ASA T3-12 supercharger is now capable of 0,4 bar rel.

With the G-POWER supercharger system the 231 hp strong "old" 3.0l 6-cylinder M54 engine achieves the same output figures as the current bi-turbo engine, exactly 306 hp. Accordingly the performance figures improve likewise, so that the older version of the BMW 3 series and Z4 for are actually quicker than the current models due to there better power-to-weight ratio.

The G-POWER SK Plus supercharger system for BMW 330i E46 and Z4 3.0i is delivered with TÜV certification (which makes it street legal in Germany). G-POWER supercharged engines feature the unrestricted everyday practicability of the factory engine, combined with an improved specific consumption and the BMW-typical reliability.

The company G-POWER:

G-POWER was established in 1983 and has ever since exclusively focused on tuning BMW automobiles. In 2008, the brand celebrated its 25-year anniversary and today, it is one of the most renowned providers on the global market. By developing the world-wide strongest versions of the most important BMW engines in-house, G-POWER significantly stands out from its competitors. G-POWER holds various world records and its 750 hp strong BMW M5 Hurricane RS is the fastest limousine in the world.


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      09-25-2009, 10:09 AM   #2
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      09-25-2009, 10:25 AM   #3
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Wow!! Finally, a VERY much more affordable supercharger than other brands! At $4870 this is pretty neat. Makes me wanna consider a 330Ci if I can't get enough money for a 335
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      09-25-2009, 11:11 AM   #4
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very nice, the price is rather reasonable
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      09-25-2009, 11:13 AM   #5
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lol spelled units wrong on the ad
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      09-25-2009, 11:21 AM   #6
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Too bad only 25 units... Not quite ready to purchase one, and when I am they'll be gone.
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      09-25-2009, 01:09 PM   #7
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Very cool option for existing x30i owners!

I would be very interested in this if I owned an e46 330ci (which I seriously considered)
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lol spelled units wrong on the ad
units = unitEs in german
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if only the turbo charger for e90/e92 was this price!!!
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      09-25-2009, 01:56 PM   #10
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      09-25-2009, 02:44 PM   #11
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1 Euro = 1.4681 U.S. dollars

3320 x 1.4681 = $4874.09

Too rich for my blood, thats more than 1/2 pay off.

Wish I could though...
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      09-25-2009, 03:29 PM   #12
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Beat me to it Jason....
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      09-25-2009, 07:38 PM   #13
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dude thats 5k that u can put down on a used 335 and have veryyyyy affordable payments and still walk this car.
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dude thats 5k that u can put down on a used 335 and have veryyyyy affordable payments and still walk this car.

+1....... and not for anything all it takes for us is a simple piggy back, jb3/v3 will do jus fine and we would make em look like there standing still
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dude thats 5k that u can put down on a used 335 and have veryyyyy affordable payments and still walk this car.
^ don't get me wrong, I personally love e90's and almost leased an e90 M3 at Christmas, but your reply reminded me of something this kinda nerdy guy said to me the other night when talking about my car...

"The e90's look like they took an e46 and let it melt into a chunky blob." I can kinda see what he's talking about as the e90's do have a "heaviness" about them. There are just so many interesting body lines on the e46 which didn't get carried to the e90. They did kinda get "melted" away.

Maybe a lightly used N54 put into an e46 would be another option in this price range. I think I've decided to hang on to mine forever, let it become my "beater" when I can more comfortably afford an e90 M3. Once the e46 is paid off though, it will receive some nice upgrades, nothing to crazy as I don't want to rattle my teeth out of my skull with a daily driver...
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Before I drop 5 grand into a e46 330i I would just by a e46 m3, this is only good for already existing owners of 330i. And even then I would sell the 330i and use the 5 gs to upgrade to a m3 333hp 8k Revs > 306 FI not to mention besides power how much better a m3 is over a 330i.
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about 4-5 years too late dont ya think? had I had a e46 back in 06 and this came out, I'd bite. Any word on what other vehicles would it fit on? x3, x5, e39?
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G-Power FTW!
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My E93 M3 08 2 door Convertible stock is 414hp. If i put supercharger how much power do I have?
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My E93 M3 08 2 door Convertible stock is 414hp. If i put supercharger how much power do I have?
not enough for the amount of $$ youll spend
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