The intercooled S54 VT2-550 supercharger system produces 550hp and 340lb-ft of torque at 9psi of boost. A 217hp gain over stock, eclipsing the output of a Nissan GTR! Featuring the self contained Vortech V3 supercharger unit in Si trim, the supercharger is capable of producing up to 775hp.
The VT2-550 comes with a high capacity front mount intercooler (FMIC) and a specially developed cast aluminum intake manifold assembly with an integrated high capacity bypass valve designed not only for optimum flow, but for minimal weight to not disrupt the iconic chassis balance of the M3. The VT2-550 is a complete system with everything you need and is easily upgradeable as all the major hardware components are the same all the way up to our VT3-700.
The supercharger system includes the ESS E-Flash OBD2 cable and specific ESS engine software that is perfectly calibrated for the VT2-550 supercharged engine providing optimum ignition timing under all conditions, recalibrated throttle control for quicker throttle response, recalibrated VANOS control, and perfectly optimized fuel delivery. The dyno limiter and top speed governors are also removed. The E-Flash allows the end user to upload the supercharger ECU software from any PC running Windows XP or newer and includes a full diagnostic and code clearing capability. Any future ESS software updates can be received by email and loaded directly to the car. The stock ECU software will be saved and can easily be restored in the future.
Power delivery is 100% smooth and OEM-caliber. The car behaves just like stock until you demand power, then the car completely transform providing brutal acceleration normally reserved for pure race cars.
And like all ESS supercharger systems, the S54 VT Gen 3 kits are tested and tuned for over 50,000 street and track miles on multiple vehicles throughout the world, 60+ hours on our load dyno, full load top speed endurance testing on the German Autobahn, and final certification laps on the Nurburgring. The system maintains all OBD-II functions and it is backed by a comprehensive 2 year, unlimited mileage warranty program. This complete system is 100% bolt on and includes everything you need. Installation takes 6-8 hours using normal hand tools and no irreversible modifications to the car are necessary.
-Vortech V3 Si-trim internally lubricated supercharger unit. -High capacity front mount intercooler system with casted end tanks for improved flow (FMIC).-Cast aluminum ESS intake manifold.-High capacity bypass-valve system. -Powder-coated mandrel bent tubing-One belt driven w/self tension system. -CNC machined, hard anodized brackets. -CNC hard anodized crankshaft pulley.-CNC hard anodized water pump pulley (very important for proper water pump gear ratio)-Long life serpentine drive belt.-Oil breather assembly designed for boost. -5 layer super strength silicone hose throughout system.-ESS spec fuel pressure system-High capacity, direct replacement Siemens fuel injectors.-K&N cold air intake located inside front bumper. -ESS E-Flash reprogramming and diagnostic interface-Perfectly optimized, dyno tweaked MSS54/MSS54HP ECU software with removed top speed governor.-Detailed and illustrated installation manual. -2yr./unlimted mileage warranty. -100% maintenance free operation.
The VT2-550 requires the use of 93AKI/98RON and above fuel quality.The system is designed and calibrated for OEM Euro style exhaust headers. OEM US headers will also work well if the car does not see extensive track use. The system is capable of supporting considerably more boost/HP.
VT2-550 specs :
Boost pressure: 9 PSIHorsepower: 550SAE (65% gain over stock) Torque: 350 ft/lbs
Correction factor for drivetrain loss is 15% above RWHP as seen in dynograph (RWHP/0.85)Application intended for: E46 M3 from 2001-2006This product is not designed to meet US federal emissions standards. US 49 state emissions compliant ECU software is available upon request.
California – For off-road use only.
The intercooled S54 VT2-550 supercharger system produces 550hp and 340lb-ft of torque at 9psi of boost. A 217hp gain over stock, eclipsing the output of a Nissan GTR! Featuring the self contained Vortech V3 supercharger unit in Si tri...
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ESS was founded 1995 in Aremark, Norway. The company started out with a yearly production of 30 SC systems, in 2004 total production passed 1000 SC systems making us the largest BMW supercharger system manufacturer in the world. From 2000, we started offering a constantly growing chip tuning selection for many European models based on our extensive expertise with Bosch and Siemens engine control systems.
In September 2005 our San Diego, California based sales and support center was opened which serviced the North American market. In 2009 we purchased a new manufacturing facility in Phoenix, USA and moved our US sales and marketing team into the same building.Our goal when developing a new tuning product is to enhance the performance characteristics of the car without compromising comfort, drivability, durability, emissions and fuel consumption under normal driving conditions.When you purchase a ESS product you can rest assured you get a completely tested product that is proven to perform to specification under all conditions. ESS products are engineered and manufactured to the highest level of quality.We spend countless hours dyno testing, road testing, and fine tuning engine management software in order to find the perfect engine balance and smoothest power delivery under all load conditions.We have three goals to meet before any ESS engine related performance product is released for sale :1. Our extended computerized load dyno test which simulates driving so hard that it is just not possible to drive this hard in real life.2. We put the development cars through a 50000 mile (80000km) long term test which involves track driving, extreme heat and cold testing, high-speed Autobahn driving for extended periods, and normal everyday driving.3. The car must have factory like or better driveability and smoothness and it must develop the extra power in a perfectly balanced manner.When we meet these 3 goals with 100% success then, and only then, the product is released for sale. What separates ESS from the competition:-Standard 2 year/unlimited mileage warranty on all street supercharging systems. -Excellent technical support from trained, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic personnel. -True OEM quality fit and finish, and designed to fit under the factory hood without any fabricating.-Designed for maximum performance at safe boost levels on stock unmodified engines. -Fully OBD-II diagnostics compatible. -Fast service and support. -100% complete systems, even down to the wire ties, making installation and ownership easy and trouble free.
ESS was founded 1995 in Aremark, Norway. The company started out with a yearly production of 30 SC systems, in 2004 total production passed 1000 SC systems making us the largest BMW supercharger system manufacturer in the world. From 2000, we started offe...
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