Thermal efficiency is the name of the game and we came to play. cp-e has always strived to be innovators in the automotive industry and have created a product that separates this FMIC from all other solutions.
At the heart of the FMIC is a 3' thick bar and plate design that is capable of supporting up to 750hp. The kit also includes replacement piping for pre and post-intercooler piping. The 335i intercooler is measured at 4' x 6' x 22' which is a substantial upgrade from the stock unit. We opted for this size to maximize surface area while eliminating the cutting required for the end-user to install the intercooler. This FMIC posted a staggering 83% efficiency @6800 RPM whereas the stock unit was 58%.
In addition to this FMIC, cp-e also engineered an oil-cooling unit that is mounted on the FMIC to alleviate all notions of the N54 stock oil cooling not being sufficient under heavy driving. So for the price of the competition you also get an oil-cooling unit on top of an upgraded intercooler. (If you don't want the oil cooler, you can save even more by purchasing the intercooler by itself.)
With the growing need to provide qualitative data, cp-e has made it a priority to do vigorous testing on the FMIC and provide the public with a full synopsis of how it performs under various driving conditions. To capture this information, cp-e used their own BlackBox logging utility. It's a telemetry logging system that uses both a 3D accelerometer and a GPS to indicate vehicle speed and position over time.
Here at Mach V we are born skeptics, so we bolted the CP-e intercooler upgrade to our own shop 335i and dyno tested it before and after. The car gained 15 hp and 21 ft-lbs of torque at the wheels. It works! (See the dyno graph above. The green line is all stock. The red line is with downpipes and AccessPort Stage 1. The blue line is with the addition of the CP-e intercooler upgrade.)
Get even more cooling with an optional oil-cooler add-on. Heat soak and overheating oil from your OEM equipment is a thing of the past. With the cp-e FMIC and oil-cooling kit you can step into a new level of power and performance with your N54.
Fits all 2007-2010 135i and 335i models.
SKU#: 07548, 07549
Shipping Weight: 80.0 lb
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