Posted: November 17, 2015|Categories: Events|
Saturday morning on November 14, 2015, European Auto Source served as host to an E9X Meet and Exhaust Shootout! M3 owners from various regions attended the event either rolling in on their own or with a caravan formed at the crack of dawn and taking a nice, low traffic, morning cruise to the event. M3s of all colors and builds were in attendance ranging from full stock to intense race or show builds. Beginning the event with the revving of an E93 with a stock system, the benchmark was set for all the exhaust systems to come. Megan Racing catback and axleback systems seemed to be a favorite but systems from a wide range of manufactures were present. These manufacturers included RPI, IPE, Megan Racing, M Performance, Akrapovic, Macht Schnell, Turner, Active, Meisterchaft, Dinan, Eisenmann, Magnaflow, Unique, ARK, TopSpeed, Challenge, Armytrix, Remus, and American Racing.
After hearing all the cars from both parked and rolling positions, it’s hard to decide just what exhaust would be the choice option. Each system is unique and delivers different performance, sound, and looks. Stay tuned for an exhaust comparison video!
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.