While most people are busy speculating as to whether or not the new generation BMW M3 will have two or three turbos to boost its six-cylinder engine, G-Power is skipping the whole standard nonsense by applying a boost of their own to a customer’s E92 M3.
The modifications done on the engine included the addition of a custom crankshaft and pistons from Mahle to increase the engine’s displacement from 4.0 liters to 4.6. A SK III ASA T1-723 supercharger kit, combined with a carbon fiber air box and titanium exhaust system, were installed to increase the engine’s output to an amazing 720 HP. As a result, the car goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds and can hit a top speed of 205 mph. Certainly not your average Bimmer.
G-Power proceeded to make the car look the part of a speed demon by adding a lower front spoiler, a new engine bonnet, and a new boot lid all made from carbon fiber. The final additions were a new set of 20" Silverstone Diamond alloy wheels and a Clubsport adjustable coilover kit.
Noted BMW tuner G-Power has a long history of bringing the noise when it comes to their programs for the German automaker. Their latest program for the 1-Series M Coupe is even more proof of their already stellar reputation as one of the finest BMW tuners in the world.
Using their know-how, G-Power has put together a performance package for the BMW 1-Series M Coupe that’s considered one of the finest in the market, thanks to a plethora of new components added to the car’s engine. The first order of business was the addition of flow optimized downpipes to reduce the exhaust gas temperature and an enlarged capacity for the boost cooling system. G-power installed these components so that the operating temperature of the engine is kept in tip-top shape.
From there, G-Power is adding a titanium exhaust system that not only reduces the weight from the stock system, but also enhances the car’s performance through a wireless control switch. Then, the German tuner installed a custom-made engine software that boosts the output from 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque to 435 horsepower and 435 lb/ft of torque. Those numbers translate to a 0-62 mph time of just 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 186 mph.
Suspension was also a point of concern for G-Power. So they fitted the 1-Series M Coupe with a new set of their 20" G-Power Silverstone double-spoke wheels wrapped in 20" Michelin tires. Finally, the German tuner did their homework on the brakes, providing its own ceramic braking system to round out the modifications.
But even if the M5 F10 is already out and about, G-Power still did something pretty sensational to the previous generation M5, calling their new program the M5 Hurricane RRS. To give the M5 some added shine, G-Power added a plethora of performance improvement components, including the company’s now famous BI-Kompressor "Sporty Drive" supercharging system. A new coil over suspension was also added, as were a new set of 20" Silverstone Diamond wheels and high-performance brakes. Ceramic brakes are also being offered as an option.
Thanks to its already stout Hurricane power kit, G-Power managed to increase and optimize the engine to a staggering 830 horsepower and 575 lb/ft of torque. Those numbers are good enough to allow this ridiculous M5 to hit 0-62 mph in just 4.3 seconds, 0-124 mph in 9.1 seconds, and 0-186 mph in 25.2 seconds.
The BMW M3 E46 is a car that’s already past its production date, but for a tuning company like G-Power, "out-dated" isn’t a word that can stop them from building one of their customary - and impressive - tuning programs.
In order to give this M3 E46 something to brag to about, G-Power decided that the only way to do so was to make it more powerful than the current M3, the E92. Powered by a 3.2-liter straight cylinder engine that produces 343 horsepower and 269 lb/ft of torque, G-Power fitted a new SK I "SPORTY DRIVE" supercharger system to the car’s engine, resulting in an increased output of 450 horsepower and 339 lb/ft of torque.
In addition to the supercharger system, G-Power also fitted the M3 E46 with a new set of 20" Silverstone Diamond wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Tires while also adding a new coilover suspension, a stainless steel muffler, and high performance brakes.
With all the modifications in tow, the G-Power-tuned M3 E46 is now capable of hitting 0-124 mph in just 14.7 seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 186 mph. By comparison, the current M3 - called the E92 - comes with a 4.0-liter, M V8 engine that delivers 414 horsepower.
In their mission to set-up the M3 E46 to be faster and more powerful than the current generation model, G-Power accomplished all that and more.
If you ask us the new BMW M5 is one of the few cars that needs no updates, but it seems the German tuner G-Power does not agree. They have started to update the new BMW M5 sports sedan and of course that they have started with a Stage I upgrade that will increase the power up to a total of 640 HP.
The package includes a G-Power Bi-Tronik III that will increase the power from the standard 560 HP to a total of 640 HP and 573 lbs-ft of torque. As a result the sprint from 0 to 60 mph will be made in 3,9 seconds and to 124 mph in 11,9 seconds.
Of course no changes have been made for the exterior, but the tuner opted to add a new set of 21" alloy wheels plus a new coil-over suspension, stainless steel sport rear muffler and a new Ceramic brake system completed by brake pads with a larger pad area, higher friction rate as well as metal-coated brake lines.
UPDATE 03/01/2012: G-Power has unveiled full details and new images on their upgrade package for the BMW M5. The upgraded BMW M5 is capable of hitting a top speed of 195 mph, but G-Power has promised that the next step would be an 800 HP version.
Prices for the different accessories are as follows: the wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport tires (265/30 ZR 21 and 305/25 ZR 21) is 8,325,00 € (or about $11,200 at the current rates), the G-POWER coil-over suspension GM5-RS is 2,179.00 € ($2,930), and the G-POWER Ceramic braking system is 14,460.50 € ($19,400) for the front axle and 11,778.15 € ($15,850) for the rear axle. The output increase with the help of the G-POWER BI-TRONIK III is 3,920,17,00 € ($5,270), including the individual adjustment of to the specific customer car.
G-Power is already famous for their impressive update packages for a number of BMW models, especially the M3, but they’ve just released their most spectacular M3 package yet: the Tornado RS. This new package transforms the standard M3 into the most powerful BMW M3 in the world, eclipsing the 635 HP M3 GTS G-Power worked on earlier this year.
The new BMW M3 Tornado RS delivers no less than 720 HP thanks to the addition of a SK III “Sporty Drive” Supercharger System. In addition to the supercharger, G-Power has also added a modified crankshaft which increases the V8’s displacement by 15% (from 4.0 to 4.6-liters), a carbon fiber airbox which is 4 kg (8.8 lbs) lighter than the standard one, and a tailor-made cooling system for the SK III Supercharger System that increases the capacity of the oil and water cooling circuits of the V8 engine to keep temperatures in check. The car will also be equipped with a titanium exhaust system with free-flowing 100 cpsi metallic catalytic converters. As a result, the Tornado RS delivers a total of 720 HP and a peak torque of 516 lb-ft. This allows the M3 to achieve a 0 to 60 mph sprint time of only 3.7 seconds, a sprint from 0 to 124 mph in 9.5 seconds, and a top speed of 205 mph.
The exterior was also given a once-over with a new aerodynamic program made entirely of carbon fiber. The package includes a carbon front spoiler for more downforce with optional brake cooling ducts for ventilation on the front axle, a trunk lid, and a 3-piece carbon rear spoiler to increase the downforce on the rear axle. The car now sits on a new set of weight-optimized 20-inch G-Power Silverstone Clubsport forged wheels.
Pricing for this kit starts off at 35,00 euro, or about $47,500 at the current exchange rates.
We’ve seen G Power’s Typhoon body kit on an earlier version of the BMW X5 M, but now the German tuning firm has dressed up the new BMW X5 with the same Typhoon body kit. This would be in addition to giving the SUV an engine upgrade courtesy of its SK III program.
As we’re all familiar with, G Power’s Typhoon body kit comes with plenty of aerodynamic enhancements that turns the X5 into a car that looks like it’s been given a massive makeover. Among the items included are a pair of enormous wing extensions on the front and rear end of the SUV, a new bumper that comes with massive air intakes and LED lights, a vented bonnet made from carbon fiber, custom side skirts, and a custom diffuser. On top of all that, G Power also gave the X5 with a set of 23" Silverstone Edition forged wheels wrapped in high performance Michelin tires.
Inside, G Power continued with the modifications, complete with exclusive accessories that include a sport steering wheel, a new speedometer and a number of interior elements that have made from aluminum.
As for the powertrain, the tuning company’s SK III engine upgrade program, together with an ASA T1-522 supercharger, took the new X5 xDrive48i’s 4.8-liter V8 engine and bumped up its output by 170 horsepower all the way up to 525 horsepower at 6,100 rpm and 443 lb/ft of torque at 5,300 rpm. The end result allows the X5 to hit 0-62 mph in just 4.7 seconds with an increased top speed of 172 mph, a bump up from the electronically limited 155-mph top speed of the standard model.
While some tuning firms do what they do in order to upgrade a vehicle’s looks, many find the greatest amount of joy in pushing these vehicles’ limits to the outermost edge of their threshold. G-Power’s ultimate test was found on the Nardo high speed test track. When you can successfully test your vehicle on the Nardo test track, you know you are doing good, but when you do so by achieving a top speed of 207 mph, you know your success has just tripled.
The Nardo Ring in Italy is 7.8 miles long and features four lanes for cars and motorcycles to test out their speed capabilities. What makes this track so special is its simplistic design that allows drivers to eliminate steering needs when traveling at speeds within the 149 mph limit set in the fourth lane. What this means is that the lanes are angled in such a way that drivers can drive the vehicle as if they were speeding down a straight line, which we all know is the way to go to set a higher top speed.
On the flip side, this test track can also put a heap of pressure on the vehicle’s engine with high temperatures and full throttle driving tackling its construction. This is where G-Power has excelled. Their tuning kit for the BMW M3 not only allowed Christian Stöber, Vice President and Technical Director at G-Power to get the M3 up to 207 mph at the 2011 Nardo High-Speed Test event, but did so with no major engine damage. Only two cars with 900hp and 1000hp were faster at this event, which speaks volumes of G-Power’s new BMW M3 package.
Hit the jump for details on the BMW M3 SK II by G-Power and a video of its achievement at the Nardo Ring..
The BMW M3 GTS is no doubt one of the most impressive M3s ever: lightweight body parts, carbon aerodynamic parts, titanium exhaust, racing suspension, roll cage, and racing bucket seats with six-point seat-belts. However, according to G-Power, the GTS is missing one important thing - ultimate output - and the German tuner is ready to offer it.
In order to increase the car’s output, G-Power is offering a "Sporty Drive" supercharger system, adapted specifically for the BMW M3 GTS. The new system will increase the car’s output from a standard of 450 HP to 635 HP and 464 lb-ft of torque.
The new "Sporty Drive" supercharged system is combined with a lightweight, all-titanium exhaust system that delivers the necessary reduction in exhaust back pressure. The exhaust, developed specifically to suit the requirements of the SK II supercharger system, is equipped with 100 cpsi metal catalytic converters.
With the new output, the G-Power M3 GTS will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds and to 124 mph in 11.9 seconds. Top speed is 200 mph.
If you are interested in obtaining the new "Sporty Drive" system, G-Power is offering it for a price of €23,500 - or about $33,500 at the current exchange rates - not including taxes or installation.
It might sound a little insensitive to be talking about a tuning package that makes reference to a natural disaster given the things going on in Japan these days, but then again, G-Power’s work on the new X6 M dubbed the ’Typhoon S’ certainly has no connection to the tragedies in Japan.
The German tuning firm has made a handsome living with their works on BMWs in the past, and with their latest offering, these guys are still a long way from slowing down.
The ’Typhoon S’ features a comprehensive tuning package for the X6, one that includes both aerodynamic and performance improvements. Despite having little to no interior upgrades, G-Power still dressed up the SUV’s exterior with new body parts that improve not just the car’s overall look, but also its effect on performance figures. And speaking of power updates, the Typhoon S was given quite the performance spike, reaching an output north of 726 horsepower - compare that to the Typhoon’s ’pedestrian’ 600-horsepower output - making this particular X6 one of the most powerful of its kind in the world.
Details on the G-Power X6 M Typhoon S after the jump.