Bmw Turbochargers

Written by Benjamin Messmer
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BMW turbochargers have been around since the 1970s. BMW was one of the first automakers to use turbocharging in production vehicles with a turbo version of the 2002, widely acknowledged as the father of all "sports sedans." Despite the success of the 2002, BMW has since perfected the art of naturally aspirated (i.e. non turbo- or super-charged) engines.

BMW is well known for its engineering prowess in creating some of the best automotive power plants in the world. Its in-line six-cylinder unit comes in many different displacements, but the smooth power delivery across a wide torque curve remains constant, despite variations in peak power. The BMW six-cylinder engine is a robust unit, with plenty of growing room to reach maximum potential.

One of the best ways to tap into all the available power in your engine is by installing a turbocharger. BMW turbochargers bolt onto the exhaust system of your car and use the wasted energy of exhaust as it leaves the engine to give the engine even more power. While older turbo systems were guilty of a "turbo lag" as boost built up in the turbo, new units with variable-flow systems are practically lag-free.

Finding BMW Turbochargers

Turbo kits are available for many different models of BMW with performance software to tune the engine perfectly for the extra turbo power. Kits are usually composed of bolt-on parts that any experienced technician can install with ease. Look first to dedicated BMW performance parts websites for the best BMW turbochargers.


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