ESS Tuning - Supercharger System - BMW E46 3-Series

$5,350.00
SKU
ESS009

The ESS E46 3-series supercharger system is equipped with a Lysholm Twin Screw supercharger which has several advantages over the centrifugal compressors used in earlier E46 systems. It creates a higher boost-pressure at lower engine rpm, thus significantly increasing bottom and mid range torque. Lag time during shifts and on-off throttling are reduced to a minimum and the throttle response is incredible. The twin screw principle is also highly energy efficient, which contributes to the extreme power and torque output of the ESS TS Series systems. The system also utilizes a throttle body type butterfly air bypass valve to reduce SC parasitic drag and increase fuel economy during cruising conditions. The entire ESS TS system consumes less than 2hp during cruising and it is very energy and heat efficient.

The overall system efficiency, torque delivery, power production and room for higher power stages is considerably higher than that of any competitor. The Twin Screw supercharger is the only product on the market today to combine both a positive displacement design for maximum low-end torque and highly efficient top-end horsepower output. Also emission levels at high speed and boost are lower than with other turbo and supercharging systems.

The redesigned engine control software is perfectly calibrated for the TS supercharged engine providing optimum ignition timing under all conditions, recalibrated EGas for quicker throttle response, recalibrated VANOS control and perfectly optimized fuel delivery supplied by the 6 larger Bosch fuel injectors included with the kit. The software also features a 6800RPM rev limit and removed top speed governor.

Power development is 100% smooth and the car behaves just like stock until you demand raw power. Then, the car completely transforms, providing brutal acceleration normally reserved for big displacement performance cars.

The system maintains all OBD-II functions and it is backed by a comprehensive 2 year, unlimited mileage warranty program. The system installs in 6-8 hours using normal hand tools and no irreversible modifications to the car is necessary.

 

Twin Screw Stage 1 : Non-intercooled, 7PSI System

System Components:
- Custom ESS Spec Lysholm 1.6L Twin Screw supercharger unit.
- High strength, dual-layer cast aluminum alloy ESS intake manifold.
- Uni-belt SC drive system with additional OEM quality idler pulleys.
- 6 larger Bosch fuel injectors.
- Throttle body style butterfly bypass system for superior fuel economy during cruising and optimal throttle response under all conditions.
- Perfectly optimized, dyno tweaked MS43/45 ECU software.
- CNC hard anodized brackets and hardware.
- Cast aluminium SC intake system with crankcase fume reduction system designed for boost.
- High temperature, custom made silicone hoses with clamps throughout the system.
- Detailed, step-by-step installation manual
- Heavy-Duty drive belt.
- All required installation hardware included
- 2 yr./unlimited mileage warranty.
- ESS E-Flash reprogramming and diagnostic interface.

- Installation time : 5-7 hours

Twin Screw Stage 1 Specs
- Boost pressure: 7 PSI
- Horsepower: 330hp (330i ZHP); 320hp (330i); 295hp (328i); 285hp (325i); 280hp (323i)
- Torque: 302lb-ft (330i/ZHP), 280lb-ft (328i), 250lb-ft (325i), 254lb-ft (323i)


Twin Screw Stage 2 : Intercooled, 8PSI System

System Components:
- Custom ESS Spec Lysholm 1.6L Twin Screw supercharger unit.
- High strength, dual-layer cast aluminum alloy ESS intake manifold with integrated high capacity Laminova based liquid intercooling system.
- Uni-belt SC drive system with additional OEM quality idler pulleys.
- 6 larger Bosch fuel injectors.
- Throttle body style butterfly bypass system for superior fuel economy during cruising and optimal throttle response under all conditions.
- Perfectly optimized, dyno tweaked MS43/MS45 ECU software.
- CNC hard anodized brackets and hardware.
- Cast aluminium SC intake system with crankcase fume reduction system designed for boost.
- High temperature, custom made silicone hoses with clamps
- Detailed, step-by-step installation manual
- Heavy-Duty drive belt.
- All required installation hardware included
- On automatic cars the boost is reduced to 7PSI due to transmission restrictions.
- 2yr./unlimited mileage warranty.
- ESS E-Flash reprogramming and diagnostic interface.

- Installation time : 8-10 hours

Twin Screw Stage 2 Specs
- Boost pressure: 8 PSI (7 PSI for automatic transmission cars)
- Horsepower: 355hp Manual, 345hp Auto (330i ZHP); 345hp Manual, 335hp Auto (330i); 320hp Manual, 300hp Auto (328i, 325i); 310hp Manual, 300hp Auto (323i)
- Torque: 317lb-ft Manual, 302lb-ft Auto (330i/ZHP); 295lb-ft Manual, 287lb-ft Auto (328i); 276lb-ft Manual, 258lb-ft Auto (325i & 323i)

 

Models Supported
1999-2006 BMW E46 3-Series

 

Shipping:
Supercharger systems are shipped for a flat rate fee of $100 in the continental USA. Hawaii, Alaska, APO and international supercharger orders must be placed over the phone or email so that we can calculate an accurate shipping price. The website will not process any supercharger orders shipping to Hawaii, Alaska, APO or international destinations.