1999 E46 328i - with tuning how much power can this engine give?

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    Hi im trying to find out how much power a E46 328i manual can be tuned up to without turbos and super chargers, as i want to mod my engine i have been looking at the basics like exhaust, filters, pullies, remap, but what esle can be done to this engine and what sort of bhp could i get????
     
     

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    face it without a turbo or a supercharger ya might as well hit ya little man with a hammer all day long. there is no worthwhile magical hidden power with remaps,induction kits,exhausts and the rest of the superficial go faster tat out there for aspirated petrol engines..

    its blunt but thats the way it is and how i say things..

    yal be lucky to squeeze another 10bhp with all of the above combined and for what it will cost ide rather have an all inclusive holiday abroad or buy summat with a bigger engine..
    330i sport a big chunk of berlin...

     
     

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    total bmw feature a 260bhp one but the guy had spent thousands, it was claimed to be the m ost powerful n/a one in the country
     
     

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    Our N/A 1400cc engine produces 212bhp so that means that there is light at the end of the tunnel of you have a fat wallet.

    Well race spec 2.0 lumps can get 280ish so if the engine was made to race spec then i'd guess you'd see 340ish.

    M3 lumps can be tuned to 440ish but thats a whole different kettle of fish.

    Race lump for the 328 i'd guess you see little change out of £15k

    Our 1400cc cost £9000 to get to that figure.
     
     

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    is there any skope to use the mini supercharger?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by vauxfan View Post
    is there any skope to use the mini supercharger?
    A 'scope!!!!!........how small is this "mini supercharger"
     
     

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    The Mini supercharger is only suited to the 4 cylinder engines.

    At the end of the day, about 220 - 225 bhp is reasonably cheaply extractable from the M52TUB28 engine with the M54B30 (330i) inlet manifold, an adapter plate, your current throttle body (the 328i has a cable throttle, the 330i is a fly-by-wire). You remap it, put a Dave F induction kit in there, and then a Milltek cat back exhaust. Done

    If you want more, sell it & buy a 330i. I'm guessing if you could afford to buy & run an M3, you would! So pointless suggesting one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amos View Post
    A 'scope!!!!!........how small is this "mini supercharger"
    SCOPE, sorry couldn't believe i put "skope"
    A mini supercharger
     
     

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