G-POWER - Victory in HockenheimCompany press release. Victory – BMW M3 E46 with 4.0l V8 S65 engine and G-POWER supercharger system wins 1. and 2. place in its class at the season opening of the International DMV TCC at the Hockenheimring
BMW M3 E46 V8 of the GETRAG racing team
• 4.0l V8 engine implanted from a BMW M3 E92
• G-POWER supercharger system with ASA T1-523 supercharger
• Power output approx. 650 hp
• 2. place in its class in the first run; overall 4th place
• 1. place in its class in the second run; overall 4th place
• 47 participants strong, top-class starting grid
The secret of the success of the M3 E46 V8 from the GETRAG racing team around Michael Bader is the combination of a compact and light body, here the body of the BMW M3 E46 is the best basis for a consequent lightweight concept, and a powerful engine like the 4.0l V8 S65 from the current BMW M3. This kind of concept has a long tradition at the G-POWER manufactory, as well. Amongst other cars G-POWER has already implanted the 5.0l V10 S85 engine into the M3 E46, just like a 4.0l V8 S65 engine into the 1M Coupé. The package of the race car is completed with a racing DME and a racing ABS form BOSCH.
In order to achieve a power output of approx. 650 hp that would make the M3 E46 competitive in these series, the GETRAG racing team around Michael Bader is using a supercharger system from G-POWER and so is following in the footsteps of the successful ALPINA B6 GT3 race car. The ALPINA B6 GT3 has been booked, thanks to the use of an ASA supercharger just like at the G-POWER supercharger system, for top positions already in its debut year at the ADAC GT Masters championship, the VLN Endurance Racing Championship, the 24h Race at the Nürburgring and the FIA GT3 European Championship.
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Powered like that, the only supercharged car in the starting grid has crossed the finish line in first place in its class at the season opening. All in all a 4th place has been achieved against a 47 participants strong top-class starting grid, including cars like the Porsche GT2, Porsche GT3 RS, Lamborghini Gallardo FL2, Dodge Viper GTS-R and the Mercedes SLS AMG GT3. The outstanding performance of the M3 E46 V8 has been underpinned furthermore by a 2. place in its class in the first run (again all in all 4th place).
The use of the G-POWER supercharger system in extreme racing conditions impressively shows the performance and more over the durability of the combination G-POWER supercharger and BMW M-Engine. These characteristics are based on the exclusive use of components meeting OEM standards, being a basic element of the G-POWER philosophy and one of the secrets for the extraordinary quality, reliability and performance of the G-POWER products.
For its mission in the G-POWER M3 supercharger systems, the way G-POWER is offering them for street legal BMW M3s, the ASA T1-523 has been literally been tailor-made, to provide the giant need for fresh air of the up to 8.500 rpm revving 4.0 litre V8 engine. But the ASA supercharger, flanged to the engine using high-strength mount, is not the only high-tech component of the G-POWER M3 supercharger system. The engineers did not spare any cost or efforts during the development of this supercharger system. Amongst others they even did a sophisticated, computer aided simulation which analyses the conditions of the air-ducting engine parts.
The defined goal of this extensive research is to improve the efficiency of the G-POWER supercharger system to the best possible performance. And the result proofs us right. The G-POWER supercharger system is capable of reducing the specific fuel consumption of the engine. This shows that we do not only care about performance but are concerned of the sensitive use of restricted resources like fuel, as well.
A further key figure, next to the supercharger, in the G-POWER supercharger system is the complete aluminium cast, large volume air box that is responsible for the perfect throttle response and optimal torque curve. The G-POWER M3 supercharger system is completed by the large air-to-air intercooler that is located in the vehicles front, which cools the boost temperature down to an output optimal level under all circumstances.
G-POWER is offering altogether three different performance levels of its supercharger system for the BMW M3, from 520 hp, 580 hp and 610 hp. The prices start from 8.000,00 Euro for the M3 AK I 'Sporty Drive' TU supercharger system plus installation.
Since the company's founding in 1983, it has focused solely on the tuning of BMW cars and the production of exclusive, handcrafted vehicles. In 2008, G-POWER was integrated into Group ASA, a year in which both brands celebrated their 25th anniversary. G-POWER is now one of the few globally active and highly reputable suppliers of exclusive cars. In cooperation with development partner ASA, G-POWER has developed unique versions of BMW's most important models, and the world's most powerful versions of each, which clearly sets us apart from our competitors. G-POWER holds five world records:
- Fastest BMW sedan with 730hp G-POWER M5 HURRICANE and a top speed of 360 km/h
- Fastest LPG-powered car with the 660hp G-POWER M5 HURRCANE GS and a top speed of 333 km/h
- Fastest Sedan with the 750hp G-POWER M5 HURRICANE RS on the ATP high-speed oval in Papenburg with a measured top speed of 367.4 km/h. G-POWER exceeded its own record with the 800hp G-POWER M5 HURRICANE RR with a top speed of 372 km/h
- Fastest 4-seater coupe with the 750 hp G-POWER M6 HURRCANE CS and a top speed of 370 km/h
- Fastest SUV with the 750hp G-POWER M5 Touring HURRCANE RS and a top speed of over 360 km/h (governed)
Fastest BMW 1 Series with the 600hp G1 V8 HURRICANE RS and a top speed of over 330 km/h