3-Series (E46, E90)Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d.
As it says I'm new to the BMW scene. I'm looking into purchasing a 330ci and was wondering if I could get a little help/info about the problems they may have with boost. I'm from Toronto and work in a performance shop here. We do a lot of high performance with rotaries, DSM's and other mainly Japanese imports.
I guess my biggest question is this. What is the 330ci powerplant capable of. How much boost can these engines hold?
I have been searching the net for turbo/supercharger kits for the car and I have only found 2 both of which are good for about 270WHP which is rather weak.
I don't mind doing internals and headwork but I don't know where to start my search for adequate parts.
Thats one of the kits I already looked at. The car dynoed at a measly 277whp.
I guess I'll re-word my original question.
Is it possible and how do I get around 350WHP from a 330ci. Obviously I'll be doing internals but what is my max achievable with supercharger and bolts-ons. Also what is stock compression on those cars?
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