Category Archives: BMW F1X M5/M6 Performance Intercooler Kit, 2012-2018

Feed the Beast – 2012-2018 BMW F1X M5/M6 Performance Intercooler R&D, Part 3 – Production Sample

Feeding the beast that lives under the hood of BMW’s F1X generation M5 and M6 is a multicourse meal. The twin-turbo V8 has quite the appetite, and no forced induction power buffet would be complete without a course of intercoolers. Of course, they’re a staple part of any balanced turbocharged meal for a growing powerhouse. Our intercoolers are fresh off the production line and looking mighty appetizing. Before the S63 scarfs these intercoolers down, though, we wanted to get a closer look at Mitch’s design come to life. 

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Feed the Beast – 2012-2018 BMW F1X M5/M6 Performance Intercooler R&D, Part 2 – Prototyping

The S63 contained under the hood of BMW’s F1X generation M5s and M6s have quite the appetite for power. Unfortunately, this hunger and impeccable taste mean that these Ms aren't easily satiated, and it takes a full course meal to satisfy their cooling needs. So far, we’ve only just looked at the menu for our intercooling upgrades, but now it’s time to give it a small taste.

Even as advanced as our modeling programs are, the virtual workspace can only get us so far. Also, we felt the need to triple-check our work, given how … Continue Reading ››

Feed the Beast – 2012-2018 BMW F1X M5/M6 Performance Intercooler R&D, Part 1 – Stock Review and Design Plans

The term 'power hungry' typically isn't a great way to describe someone. This phrase carries a negative stigma for those willing to sacrifice it all to make their way to the top. However, when it comes to your executive sports sedan, this is precisely the descriptor that you'd want to hear, with the F1X platform BMW M5 and M6s being no exception. 

M TwinPower Turbo: Details. (04/2009)

The S63 under the hood of these big M's isn't starved for power. In fact, it's quite the … Continue Reading ››