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  1. Jerez Black E93 M3 - ESS Tuning Supercharger Kit & Awron DGA Gauge

    The E93 is a heftier than its siblings but good old boost can go a long way.

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  2. E92 M3 feat. ESS Tuning, StopTech, APR Performance, KW And Vorsteiner

    An M3 well studied in power, handling, aero and braking.

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  3. Supercharging an E60 M5

    The M5 has always been a luxury powerhouse when it comes to the M Performance line of BMW. Pushing out 500 bhp from the 5.0 L V10 S85 engine, the super high performance sedan makes its way from 0-60 mph in 4.1 to 4.5 seconds. Amazingly, the E60 M5 was both the quickest and the fastest sedan in the world when it was released in 2005. We put this Black Sapphire Metallic M5 on our Dynojet Dyno to see what numbers it would put to the wheels. 437.49 hp at 7,470 RPM was the number the M5 ended up pushing to. Although already putting down a high number, the owner wanted more.

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  4. Mineral White F82 M4 - Quite The Package

    The S55 engine is a highly capable motor in the newer M3 and M4. Being taken to the track fairly often, the owner of this Mineral White F82 was seeking more performance to decrease lap times. When preparing a car for the track, safety should come before anything. In the event of an accident the driver must be in as good preparation as possible. Following behind safety is usability and functionality. Although price tags can be rather high, the money spent on performance aftermarket components is well worth it as most high end manufacturers goals are to exceed and outperform original manufacturer components.

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  5. Black Sapphire Metallic E92 M3 - The Sleeper

    Sleeper: Often referring to what appears to be an ordinary looking stock commuter car that is anything but stock under the hood. Producing around 340 hp to the wheels at stock, the E92 M3 was not a slow car off the line, and rather set the new standard for BMW’s 3-series line. Still being one of the most modified models from BMW, this Black Sapphire Metallic M3 has been equipped with a supercharger by ESS Tuning. ESS Tuning has rolled out a small handful of supercharger versions from the VT1-550 Non-intercooled system, to the VT2-595,-625, or -650 models which produce about 41%, 50%, and 56% horsepower increases respectively.

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  6. ESS Powered M3

    At the time of its release, BMW purists were more or less opposed to the new M3. Arguments surrounded the fact that the V8 would make the car too heavy. Producing around 350 horsepower to the wheels, the M3 was a more than capable car for the about 1580kg (3483 lbs) curb weight, comparing to the current coupe, (F82 M4) which has a curb weight of about 1497kg (3300 lbs). The F82 has about 425 horsepower however. Lucky for the owner of this M3, we fitted it was an ESS VT2-625 Supercharger system. The VT2-625 adds quite a significant amount of horsepower, rising the roughly 350whp to about 530whp on this car, making a nearly 50% horsepower increase at about 7 PSI.

    Having a device to display information like boost or oil pressure or various temperatures is essential when having a supercharger in your car. The Awron DGA Guage is the all in one display that does just that. This 20-in-1 gauge is the perfect option for track enthusiasts, supercharged cars or for those just wanting to add some flair and functionality to the M3's interior!

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  7. Imola Red F80 M3

    Imola Red was one of the colors that BMW offered on the original M3 sedan, the E36. Fast forward about twenty years, and the only way to get your hands on an Imola Red F80 M3 is through BMW's Individual program.  It's worth it though; just look at this car! From the factory it's been fitted with carbon ceramic brakes, a Silverstone interior and a manual transmission. A KW HAS sleeve-over system dialed in the ride height for a sportier stance and improved response. For some extra power we installed an ESS E-Tronic tuner in combination with some Evolution Racewerks downpipes, which is a very potent combination. The exterior has been kept simple, with only the M Performance carbon fiber splitters and lip giving the front end a more aggressive look. With a paint job like this, sometimes less is more. Enjoy.

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  8. One Sick M

    If you spend a bit of time on any online BMW forum, you'll begin to realize the crazy amount of competition that exists among modified M3s. Making it to the top requires careful planning and execution. This Monte Carlo Blue Individual E92 is certainly a contender to be a lot of people's perfect M3, so let's see why. Besides its rare color, one of the first things you'll probably notice are the 20" HRE 590RS wheels mounted in front of massive color-matched Brembo brakes. That combo on its own is already pretty sweet, but let's keep going. Obviously this M3 is lowered, but it's not just lowered on a set springs; KW Clubsport coilovers provide this E92 with a custom ride height and tuned handling.

    Lift the aluminum hood and you'll be greeted by a beautifully painted ESS VT2-625 supercharger system. Combined with the Akrapovic Evolution full titanium exhaust system, this high-reviving supercharged V8 wont feel even the slightest bit threatened around its younger, twin-turbo I6 siblings. With the introduction of boost, a boost gauge was required; the Awron gauge provided the cleanest and most functional solution for this particular car. Additional information is displayed on the M Performance steering wheel's screen, while the rest of the cockpit has been upgraded in a proper way. Custom painted Performance seats, custom stitched floor mats, carbon fiber, billet aluminum and Alcantara bits give this M3 the oxymoronic feel of a luxury race car.

    The exterior has been subtly adorned with a Mode Carbon front lip and an M Performance trunk spoiler, which features a color-matched pin-stripe, while the quad Akrapovic exhaust tips add the final touches of carbon fiber. In the end, this M3 is high-end, beautiful, functional, meticulously thought-out and insanely fast. This is one sick M indeed.

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  9. Fire Orange E63 M6 Gets Benchmarked

    Here's a unique color: Fire Orange. This custom wrapped E63 M6 coupe came to us looking to add power to match its fast looks. We installed an ESS tune on it which maximizes the performance of the S85 V10 engine. Next, we strapped it to our Dynojet dyno to find out exactly how much power this car put to the ground. In combination with the RPI Scoops, RPI Full Exhaust, RD Underdrive Pulleys, and BMC Air Filter, this bright M6 churned out a respectable 472hp and 354ft-lbs tq at the wheels. We can't wait for what the owner plans next for his Fire Orange beauty. Enjoy!

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  10. Black Sapphire M3 Gets Tuned by ESS

    The F8X is fast, but there is always room for extra power; this Black Sapphire M3 dropped by our shop wanting that extra power. For an instant gain of 50-60 hp and 50-60 ft-lbs tq at the wheels, we installed the ESS E-Tronic Tuner under the hood. The E-tronic is a sophisticated multi-channel controller that has RPM and MAF integration. This allows for full control of boost at all RPM ranges and proper AFR calibrations without the need to splice into any factory wiring. While it was on the lift, we also installed the BMW  M Performance carbon fiber front splitters with the matte black lip spoiler. Combined with a rear diffuser, a set of spacers, ///M colored kidney grilles and painted reflectors, this sedan not only looks awesome but its ready for some speed. Enjoy.

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