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      12-06-2012, 04:04 PM   #3
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2008 BMW 128i  [5.00]
Originally Posted by Imran@Evolve View Post
As most of you know the Euro spec 125i has the 3.0 engine and already have the 3 Stage Intake manifold from the factory. With our ECU tune we can offer 130i levels of power. Even better for those not in the UK we can offer this upgrade world wide with our Evolve-R end user OBDII flashing cable.
Woa, merry Evolve-mas

Some Questions:

Is 99RON equal to 93 USA octane in AKI?

Does the tune utilize a retrofitted DISA manifold from 130i/125i/330i etc?

Is the top speed limited raised?

Is Redline RPM raised?

Is throttle response changed?

Can the cable be used to scan codes and use it for function Coding? ( ie DRL, hidden menu's, windows rolling up, etc)

From what I recall the 125i is rated at 218hp, so @ flywheel shows a 14hp discrepancy. Therefore the 125i can be rated at about 270hp.
If this was a 128i I predict the @flywheel number to be near 215hp. So the gain for a 128i with n52 & a DISA would be 35-40 hp?

If this is true, then this is better than sending ECU to Germany for their 280hp tunes. Can I start dreaming about a 270 hp 128i yet?

Originally Posted by Greenkirby21 View Post
How much gains are there for the 128i that doesn't have the 3 stage disa valve?
For a non DISA 128i n52 the curve could look more Exponential/Concave Up, I posted (here) a find from a tuned German grey market 128i that had the same numbers euro tuners get at the top end. I am not sure how high the hp would be here, but it should be near the same top end power, just without all the DISA bonuses to hp and tq in mid-range
128i Sport 6MT converted to Euro 130i spec, 3.73 diff, tuned by evolve ~220 whp 207 wtq(ft-lb) SAE
In-progress: //M front arm, M3 rack, e36M lip Wishlist: Coils, n55 mnts, headers, LSD, e60 finn diff

"The 1-series is the last car that BMW engineered before the Germans, as a car-making culture, fell out of love with driving." - R&T 2013 135is

Last edited by andrey_gta; 12-06-2012 at 05:34 PM.