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    • An interview with CP-E (Custom Performance Engineering) regarding their N54 turbo upgrade kit at SEMA 2013

      Yes it is still coming and here is the proof. What you will see below are pictures and a discussion about the CP-E (Custom Performance Engineering) BMW N54 twin turbo upgrade kit. Pricing has not yet been set hence why the rampant speculation on the forums regarding this upgrade was unwarranted. What can be said is this kit will cost over $10k. How much over $10k is up in the air but that figure will also depend on options.

      An option for example is a port injection supplemental fuel system. The fuel system is not included with the kit. Tuning will be handled by COBB although other tuning options will come later for this setup. How much power this makes will be limited by supporting mods and things such as the fuel system. N54 aficionados already know what the stock fuel system can support so if one wants more power than what the stock fuel system supports which the turbos can support the fuel system option will be needed.

      The current expected ETA of completion is by January, 2014. For further details please listen to the interview video below.










      Please note
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      • This was an impromptu interview. There was no advanced notice and it was treated as an on the fly discussion.
      • CP-E will eventually release a standalone tuning solution but intends to accommodate all tuning solutions including those from BMS @Terry@BMS
      • Please visit http://atmosphereturbo.com/ to get an idea of what turbo options are available and the variety of kits CP-E has available.




      This article was originally published in forum thread: An interview with CP-E (Custom Performance Engineering) regarding their N54 turbo turbo upgrade kit at SEMA 2013 started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 55 Comments
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        *Yes I realize there is no video. I just wanted to put this up so you guys don't think I'm holding out on you for no reason or being lazy. I am waiting on CP-E to approve the video at which point the video link will be edited in and this will be front-paged.
      1. bmw335iguy's Avatar
        bmw335iguy -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        *Yes I realize there is no video. I just wanted to put this up so you guys don't think I'm holding out on you for no reason or being lazy. I am waiting on CP-E to approve the video at which point the video link will be edited in and this will be front-paged.
        Thanks sticky! Kit looks sick!

        By the way is it supposed to be customer performance engineering? Or custom?
      1. mjmarovi's Avatar
        mjmarovi -
        Really is a gorgeous kit, looks like a couple sharp turns in the piping, but overall very clean and looks like it will flow like crazy, can't wait to see numbers, but I think the reliability and build quality is what will sell the kit
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bmw335iguy Click here to enlarge
        Thanks sticky! Kit looks sick!

        By the way is it supposed to be customer performance engineering? Or custom?
        Custom. That extra R in the body was a typo.
      1. vasillalov's Avatar
        vasillalov -
        This looks very well executed. I am really interested to see the fueling solution from CPE.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Video edited in.

        Please note:


        • This is an impromptu interview. There was no advanced notice and it was treated as an on the fly discussion.
        • CP-E will eventually release a standalone tuning solution but intends to accommodate all tuning solutions including those from BMS @Terry@BMS
        • Please visit http://atmosphereturbo.com/ to get an idea of what turbo options are available and the variety of kits CP-E has available.
      1. klipseracer's Avatar
        klipseracer -
        Cool... I guess 15k introductory.
      1. Ak335i's Avatar
        Ak335i -
        CPE twins..... still a better idea than obamacare


        Cant wait to see these in action
      1. mjmarovi's Avatar
        mjmarovi -
        Will be expensive, but no doubt it will perform.
      1. blackshan's Avatar
        blackshan -
        Beautiful kit! Someone will buy it. The kit looks to have great quality. Just looking at the kit makes me think motors are going to be blown and many are going to have to be built. Thanx Sticky for this heads up! Going over and above! Nice!
      1. G0TB00ST?'s Avatar
        G0TB00ST? -
        This kit is never gonna happen...



        in all seriousness this kit looks like it will be the real deal. I can't wait to start seeing some dynos and race vids
      1. brusk's Avatar
        brusk -
        @Sticky thanks for getting this info. It's nice to see some quality pics up.

        What trans is that? Is this an XI setup?

        That that this isn't good news but other than hardware it sounds like they have no clue where they are going. Cobb, Custom CAN controller, Sequential maybe batch? I'm now more interested in finding out if a new manifold is the works for their fueling issue or if they are trying to pull it off with an injector spacing plate.
      1. Terry@BMS's Avatar
        Terry@BMS -
        The video was taken before I spoke to Josh and filled them in on my ideas for how the tuning and fueling should be setup. Click here to enlarge
      1. DFM's Avatar
        DFM -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by brusk Click here to enlarge
        @Sticky thanks for getting this info. It's nice to see some quality pics up.

        What trans is that? Is this an XI setup?

        That that this isn't good news but other than hardware it sounds like they have no clue where they are going. Cobb, Custom CAN controller, Sequential maybe batch? I'm now more interested in finding out if a new manifold is the works for their fueling issue or if they are trying to pull it off with an injector spacing plate.
        The cp-e rep in the video briefly mentions a new manifold for supplemental fuel injection.

        What a gorgeous piece of engineering. Thanks for the interview and the coverage of this kit.
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by brusk Click here to enlarge
        That that this isn't good news but other than hardware it sounds like they have no clue where they are going. Cobb, Custom CAN controller, Sequential maybe batch? I'm now more interested in finding out if a new manifold is the works for their fueling issue or if they are trying to pull it off with an injector spacing plate.
        It sounds like they're gonna offer multiple tuning solutions... The 1st option will be COBB AP paired with an Electronic Boost Controller, then after some development (probably sourcing a reliable DI driver) they'll offer a Standalone EMS. But once it's been developed with COBB + an EBC, you could probably do it with the BB Flash + Piggy, so long as the software's been written into the JB4/PROcede.


        +1 for their fueling system, he mentioned something about a top hat in passing but it sounds like a solid/OEM-like LPFP upgrade.
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        PS -- Love that he said "new Supra, new GTR" and it's (the N54) a rebirth of the industry



        SO I guess that means CPE thinks the N54 is the German 2JZ Click here to enlarge
      1. blackshan's Avatar
        blackshan -
        It's now time for someone to push the motor further! Not me lmao! Until it says I give and taps out!
      1. Flinchy's Avatar
        Flinchy -
        Fair enough on pricing, and sounds awesome they're going to try and fix the fuelling

        but what amazes me the most.. Are they actuallygoing to offer twin gtx30's or 35's? If that's actually going to happen and that list will all fit.. Omgwtfbbq
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by benzy89 Click here to enlarge
        PS -- Love that he said "new Supra, new GTR" and it's (the N54) a rebirth of the industry



        SO I guess that means CPE thinks the N54 is the German 2JZ Click here to enlarge
        I bit my tongue because they are a paying vendor. You aren't. Still the point is about tunability.
      1. Flinchy's Avatar
        Flinchy -
        Just watched the video.. Twin gtx35's no $#@!...

        makes me hate having a right hand drive car even more knowing there's no chance in hell of fitting that! Hahaha

        Luckily the price would probably drive me away anyway lol