BMW E82 Buyers Guide The BMW 1-series made its initial debut in 2004 in the form of the E87 5-door hatch. It wasn't until 2008 that BMW brought the 1-series to North America as the E82 coupe and E88 convertible. Models include the 128i, 135i, and legendary 1M. We'll make reference to some foreign models, but this article is primarily targeting the US models. In this guide, we … [Read more...] about Ultimate BMW E82/E88 1 Series Buyers Guide
335i vs 340i In 2016, BMW made a change to the badging of certain models. Most 28i models began carrying a 30i badge while 35i models went to 40i. These changes occurred at the same time BMW released the new B58 engine. In short, the 340i is simply the newer version of the BMW 335i. Both cars offer similar performance from the factory and are targeted towards a similar buyer … [Read more...] about BMW 335i vs 340i – Performance, Tuning, Reliability
BMW N55 Stock Engine Limits How much power can the stock N55 engine handle? What are the limits on the BMW N55 block, rods, pistons, crank, etc? These are common questions in the aftermarket world, but there is never a perfect answer. However, there are some general safe limits for the N55 engine. In this article, we lay out the N55 engine limits in a straight-forward way. We … [Read more...] about How Much Power Can The BMW N55 Handle?
N55 WMI Guide We finally wrote some methanol injection guides for the N54 and B58 engines a couple months back. Now it's time to show the N55 some love and discuss water methanol injection. It's an excellent source of fueling for the N55, and also helps the engine run cooler. There are, however, some risks to running meth injection. In this article, we discuss benefits, risks, … [Read more...] about BMW N55 Water Methanol Injection (WMI) Guide
E90 & E92 Suspension Mods We believe BMW did an excellent job with the E90 and E92 chassis. They might not be the lightest cars compared to the previous 3 series models. However, the E9x chassis offers great balance and the power steering feels flawless. Of course, with most E90 and E92's nearing or surpassing a decade old a lot of the suspension parts are likely on their … [Read more...] about BMW E90 E92 Suspension Upgrade Guide