500HP with Turbo Upgrade Kit for the BMW 135i

Others | April 29th, 2010 by 7
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A new day and another tuner launches a new product around BMW vehicles. This time, Vivid Racing brings out an turbo upgrade kit to the …

A new day and another tuner launches a new product around BMW vehicles. This time, Vivid Racing brings out an turbo upgrade kit to the BMW 135i Coupe. In its standard form, the N54 engine powering the 135i produces 300 horsepower. With the upgrade kit and additional power parts, the N54 engine will be capable of producing 500 horsepower.

Without any further ado, let’s have a look at Vivid Racing’s project.

“Vivid Racing has continued the horsepower possibilities with this all new twin turbo upgrade for the BMW 135I N54 engine. Have spent some time behind the wheel of our Project 135I, we wanted to develop a turbo upgrade that would not take out the stock look, feel, and functionality of the BMW engine.

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For someone that wants the next stage in performance once all the support mods are done, this kit by Vivid Racing is it! This upgrade utilizes the OEM Mitsubishi TD03 turbos which are then modified with a new compressor wheel and a 7 degree turbine clip. BMW successfully eliminated turbo lag with the design of these turbos, however left alot of room to gain on the mid to top end RPM range. Where the stock turbos fall flat, this turbo upgrade will have your car pushing Porsche like 0-60 times and 1/4mile times.

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By modifying the compressor and clipping the turbine wheel, we are able to gain as much as 60HP to the crank over the stock turbochargers with supporting mods. The cost of associated with this turbo upgrade is based off of a core charge. We have turbos available already upgraded or you can send your turbos to be modified.


If you choose to use our core exchange program, you will be billed an additional $3500 for the cost of new turbos. This amount will be refunded to you upon receipt of your original turbos back. The process to modify the turbos requires precision machining and a complete dissasembly to rebuild the turbos. This means that even the cores are like getting new units.

To maximize the power, you will need additional power parts to take advantage of what these turbos can do. We highly recommend the following items: Agency Power Downpipes, Agency Power Midpipes, Agency Power Muffler, Agency Power Intercooler, Injen Intake System, Upgraded Fuel Components.”

The turbo upgrade kit can be found here

7 responses to “500HP with Turbo Upgrade Kit for the BMW 135i”

  1. Doug says:

    So the turbo mod itself gains +60hp, but the other recommended parts are required to hit 500? I’d assume you’d need an ecu remap as well.

    What is a clipped turbine?

  2. okeribok says:

    “Wicked sick!” comes to mind.

  3. So $2K for 60HP, how much for the remaining 140HP?

  4. Laszlo says:

    I don’t get it. Active Autoworke does over 400HP with ECU reprogram alone.
    they also recommend the larger intercooler and oil cooler for t hat HP. an exhaust, intake, an ECU upgrade with coolers, etc made 417HP. If the turbo mod makes an additional 60HP on top of these and reaches the 477HP range, that’s pretty good.
    Especially if that can be done to a 535i Sedan with 4 door and large trunk. A 477HP sedan for 30k usd less then a M5 is always a sweet thang.

  5. eds 135 says:

    mmhh will be thinking about this mod.. theres so much support for modifing these 135i what to choose …………………………………….

  6. Vince says:

    This upgrade is a must on modified cars, as the new turbos are able to flow more CFM and therefor you should be able to get 400hp at stock boost pressure(PSI) with a good intercooler and other supportive upgrade such as a intake system and exhaust, all with the peace of mind of a stock car or better as the turbos would run cooler to produce the same amount of CFM then the stock turbos less stress lower PSI.

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