BMW MPPSK Package: Performance Benefits & Is it Worth the Cost?

BMW MPPSK Package: Performance Benefits & Is it Worth the Cost?

What is the BMW MPPSK Package? The BMW MPPSK package stands for the “M-Performance Power and Sound Kit”. The kit is BMW-designed and manufactured and includes a more aggressive engine tune and a performance exhaust system to increase the performance, horsepower, and sound. The kit is only available for 40i models, featuring the B58 engine….

BMW S55 vs S58: Performance, Reliability & Tuning
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BMW S55 vs S58: Performance, Reliability & Tuning

BMW forever left the world of naturally-aspirated performance motors in M-series cars in 2013 with the launch of the S55. Succeeding the NA V8 S65 motor, the S55 was a 3.0L twin-turbocharged inline-6. Despite being the performance version of the N55, the S55 has little in common: a closed deck block, twin turbos, forged pistons,…

What is BMW BluePerformance with AdBlue?

What is BMW BluePerformance with AdBlue?

Around 2009, BMW launched the “BMW EfficientDynamics” program. EfficientDynamics is the name of a strategy for BMW to reduce CO2 emissions and improve fuel efficiency all while maximizing performance. The strategy features approximately six different technologies developed by BMW to do just that. BMW BluePerformance with AdBlue is one of the EfficientDynamics technologies, launched in 2009…

Diagnosing a Failing BMW DISA Valve – Symptoms, Problems & Repairs
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Diagnosing a Failing BMW DISA Valve – Symptoms, Problems & Repairs

Differenzierte Sauganlage – and because German’s can’t pronounce this either, BMW just took the first two letters from each word and called this the DISA Valve. BMW’s engineers discovered that the air path through the engine system has an impact on performance. In an effort to improve performance, BMW released the DISA valve in 1995….

BMW X3 Common Problems, Reliability, & Driving Experience

BMW X3 Common Problems, Reliability, & Driving Experience

The BMW X3 began production in 2003, four years after the introduction of the X5 which was BMW’s first-ever crossover or “sport-utility” vehicle. The X3 was designed to be slightly more compact than the X5, but offers a similar luxurious driving experience as the X5. These cars were designed to compete with the Audi Q’s,…

The Most Common BMW M62 Engine Problems & Reliability Issues

The Most Common BMW M62 Engine Problems & Reliability Issues

The M62 is a naturally aspirated V8 engine used by BMW in various 5-series, 7-series, and X-series from 1995-2005. The engine came in five size variants ranging from 3.5L to 4.8L, generating anywhere from 232hp to 370hp with the 4.8L featured in the Alpina F5. In 1998 the engine received a technical update which included the…

BMW N54 30FF Engine Fault Code – 30FF Diagnosis & Repair Guide

BMW N54 30FF Engine Fault Code – 30FF Diagnosis & Repair Guide

The 30FF BMW fault code is one you do not want to see on your BMW. Unfortunately, if you are here, I’m guessing you’ve got the dreaded code and are looking for answers and hoping those answers don’t come with big dollar signs. The 30FF code will usually read “DME: Turbocharger, charge-air pressure too low“….