The E9X M3 VT1-550 supercharger system produces 550hp and 380lb-ft of torque at
5.5psi of boost. A 130hp gain over stock.
Featuring the self contained Vortech V3 supercharger unit in Si trim, the
supercharger is capable of producing up to 775hp.
The VT1-550 comes with a specially developed cast aluminum intake manifold
assembly ribbed with optimized runners and velocity stacks. This ensures optimum
airflow efficiency under all RPM ranges. The manifold was designed not
only for optimum flow, but for minimal weight to not disrupt the iconic
handling balance of the M3
The supercharger system includes the ESS E-Flash OBD2 cable and specific ESS
MSS60 engine software that is perfectly calibrated for the VT1-550
supercharged engine providing optimum ignition timing under all conditions,
recalibrated electronic throttle for quicker throttle response, recalibrated
VANOS control, and perfectly optimized fuel delivery. 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.
The system maintains all OBD-II functions and it is backed by a comprehensive 2
year, unlimited mileage warranty program. The system takes 8-14 hours to
install using normal hand tools and no irreversible modifications to the car
VT1-550: Non-Intercooled, 5.5PSI system compatible with DCT and manual cars.
91AKI/95RON or above required.
-Vortech V3 Si-trim supercharger unit.
-Cast aluminum ESS intake manifold with integrated velocity stacks optimized for
-Vortech Maxflow Race bypass assembly.
-High temperature casted plastic intake system for SC -Uni-belt drive system with
additional OEM quality rollers.-Heavy-Duty drive belt.
-CNC hard anodized brackets and hardware.-High temperature silicone hoses with
-ESS oil breather assembly designed for boost.
-8 larger Bosch Motorsport fuel injectors.
-K&N high flow air filter.
-ESS E-Flash reprogramming and diagnostic interface.
-Perfectly optimized, dyno tweaked VT1-550 spec MSS60 ECU software with removed
top speed governor.
-Detailed, step-by-step installation manual.
-All installation hardware included
-2yr./unlimited mileage warranty.
Installation time: 8-14 hours
Boost pressure: 5.5 PSI
Horsepower: 550 SAE (~43% gain over stock)
Torque on: 380 ft/lbs
Correction factor for drivetrain loss is 15% above RWHP as seen in dynograph
Application intended for: E90 M3, E92 M3, E93 M3 from 2008-2013