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    • Supercharged M power vs. turbo M power - Active Autowerke supercharged E92 M3 vs. a tuned F10 M5

      Interesting matchup here that is great to see as two different M engine philosophies battle it out. The M5 is the camera car but unfortunately a cell phone camera is used by the M5. Still, the video is clear so you can see exactly what happens. The modifications on the M5 are a Stage 2 tune that is not named, downpipes, and a custom straight piped exhaust. The E92 M3 is supercharged with the Active Autowerke Gen 2 Level III supercharger system.


      On paper this should be a good a race. Depending on how aggressive the M5 tune is along with the bolt ons it can show ~600 whp. Depending on the M3's boost it is also in this range. The M5 of course has much more torque which it also needs to move its roughly 800 extra pounds.

      In practice it is a good race as the cars are dead even. They both appear to be DCT models so driver skill is not a large variable. A good run from two fast M cars going about their power boost in different ways.


      This article was originally published in forum thread: Supercharged M power vs. turbo M power - Active Autowerke supercharged E92 M3 vs. a tuned F10 M5 started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 30 Comments
      1. lulz_m3's Avatar
        lulz_m3 -
        Driver of the M3 didn't even look old enough to have a license.
      1. Legionofboom's Avatar
        Legionofboom -
        Attachment 39075
      1. Stevenh's Avatar
        Stevenh -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lulz_m3 Click here to enlarge
        Driver of the M3 didn't even look old enough to have a license.
        No joke... was he in a booster seat?
      1. Group.america's Avatar
        Group.america -
        F10 M5 is a quick monster
      1. crazylegs's Avatar
        crazylegs -
        kids with dads money are really lucky sometimes.
      1. Andrew@activeautowerke's Avatar
        Andrew@activeautowerke -
        Driver of the m5 owns both cars actually.
      1. DennyD06's Avatar
        DennyD06 -
        No he doesn't. M3 is med student , m5 is the owner of mower local performance shop
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Andrew@activeautowerke Click here to enlarge
        Driver of the m5 owns both cars actually.
        I don't think this was Akashs cars, but yea I know who you're talking about.
      1. nafoo's Avatar
        nafoo -
        M3 is boosting to 12lbs on a stock block according to his electronic vent gauge...
      1. DennyD06's Avatar
        DennyD06 -
        Mpower*
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DennyD06 Click here to enlarge
        No he doesn't. M3 is med student , m5 is the owner of mower local performance shop
        I thought both cars were from the Mpower shop?
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        Pretty cool race, they were dead even! The dct is so lethal, I love it
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by nafoo Click here to enlarge
        M3 is boosting to 12lbs on a stock block according to his electronic vent gauge...
        Huh?
      1. m3wu's Avatar
        m3wu -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by crazylegs Click here to enlarge
        kids with dads money are really lucky sometimes.

        I appreciate you say something nice before you judge sir. I work hard in real estate to get where I am now and how I fund my project .
      1. Legionofboom's Avatar
        Legionofboom -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by m3wu Click here to enlarge
        I appreciate you say something nice before you judge sir. I work hard in real estate to get where I am now and how I fund my project .
        You're a med student as well, working in real estate, thats a busy life you got going on, congrats on the car!
      1. DennyD06's Avatar
        DennyD06 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I thought both cars were from the Mpower shop?
        They s/c kit on the m3 was installed by Mpower . M5 is the owners car named ted. He Also has a GTR . These guys are Houston locals
      1. rawad1017's Avatar
        rawad1017 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by crazylegs Click here to enlarge
        kids with dads money are really lucky sometimes.
        why do you assume that just because he's young it's daddy's money? this is what happens when people get jealous, they talk $#@!
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Im 23 and look at me.
      1. leveraged sellout's Avatar
        leveraged sellout -
        Nice exhaust on the M3...would love to see hp numbers for both cars
      1. nafoo's Avatar
        nafoo -


        Here's the same M3 vs. a new M6.