BMW N54 Stock Engine Limits How much power can the N54 engine handle in stock form? What are the limits on the N54 block, pistons, rods, etc? These questions come up frequently, but there is no perfect answer. Nonetheless, there are generally accepted limits for the N54. We lay this out straight-forward and dive into a deeper analysis of N54 engine strength and horsepower … [Read more...] about How Much Power Can the BMW N54 Handle?
N54 Charge Pipes & Blow-Off Valves (BOV) A charge pipe (CP) is an excellent early mod to knock out on your BMW N54. It's not so much for the performance benefit as it is for the peace of mind. The stock N54 CP is plastic and is prone to cracking under higher than stock boost. Chargepipe upgrades also allow the option to upgrade to a blow-off valve (BOV) rather than the … [Read more...] about BMW N54 ChargePipe & BOV Upgrade Guide
BMW N54 WMI Guide It's about time we got around to writing a water methanol injection guide for the BMW N54. WMI is an excellent source of fueling for the N54, and comes with the added benefit of cooler intake temps. However, there are also some risks and things to consider prior to opting for methanol injection. In this guide, we'll discuss the benefits, risks, and power … [Read more...] about BMW N54 Water Methanol Injection (WMI) Guide
N54 Fueling Mods & Upgrades This post will serve as a complete guide to N54 stock fueling limitations and upgrades available. What are the limits of the stock N54 fueling system? At what power do N54 LPFP's, HPFP's, or port injection become necessary? How does E85 factor into all of this? We plan to answer all of these questions and then some. Additionally, we will discuss … [Read more...] about BMW N54 Fueling Mods Guide
BMW N54 Exhaust Upgrades We've written guides for many N54 bolt-on parts, but always overlook exhausts. That's in part due to the underwhelming performance gains when compared to a tune, catless downpipes, etc. However, aftermarket exhaust set ups do have their benefits - sound and looks. In this guide, we will discuss some of our favorite exhaust set ups for the N54.N54 … [Read more...] about BMW N54 Upgraded Exhaust Guide