Powerchip Inc. Phone : 1800-495-0777 Fax : (949) 646 1238 firstname.lastname@example.org Digital Adrenaline For Your… BMW 325i E30 2.5 Powerchip technology enhances your BMW to its ultimate level, delivering faster, smoother acceleration in all driving conditions. Whether you enjoy a leisurely weekend cruise or a hard racetrack drive – there is no easier and more effective way to release the potential from your 325i E30 2.5 . The following information is an overview of the performance the Powerchip will deliver. If you have any questions, your Power Consultant will assist you as best as possible. We look forward to giving you the best performance possible from your BMW. BMW Make Model Engine Year Powerchip Code 325i E30 2.5 M20 Jan 88 to Dec 91 BMW0017 Power In standard form the BMW 325i E30 2.5 produces 168 hp at the flywheel, and Powerchip improves the engine power to 188 hp. Power (hp) Standard Bronze/ Silver Gold 91 Gold 93 168 181 184 188 The extra performance achieved by the Powerchip allows your vehicle to respond much better than stock 325i E30 2.5 s. You will notice an effortless push back into the driver’s seat, to give you a much more enjoyable and at times safer driving experience. The Powerchip will tap into your BMW’s ‘hidden reserves’, to give you an immediately noticeable improvement from your vehicle – we guarantee it! Torque Torque is a measurement of your engines pulling power, and it’s torque that pulls you up hills, allowing your engine a more linear and aggressive acceleration curve. With the Powerchip, you notice the increase in torque right throughout the rev range, which gives you far greater flexibility at low engine revolutions. Towing will become less demanding, and you will no longer feel the need to take the engine to the redline in each gear to get the performance you demand... It’s always there for you, when you really need it most! Torque (lb.ft) Standard Bronze/ Silver Gold 91 Gold 93 181 195 197 200 Acceleration Increased Power and Torque results in faster acceleration. And it is not just standing start acceleration that is improved, your in-gear acceleration is improved and faster. If overtaking is important to you, you will feel safe knowing that you spend less time on the “wrong side of the road”, improving the safety of your car, for you and your family or passengers. Perhaps you feel that you need that extra bit of power when you are lined up at the "traffic light grand prix" against another car with similar (or more) power? If you want to have the unfair advantage that will give you more ‘GO’ away from the lights, you need a Powerchip performance software upgrade for your 325i E30 2.5 . Fitting Details Your car utilizes a plug-in plug-out chip (EPROM). Fitting is simple and the Powerchip can be installed in about 30 minutes with basic skills and equipment. To install the upgrade software, simply locate the computer and un-plug the standard chip. Place the Powerchip performance chip into the socket and insert fully. Then, close the computer, re-install into the vehicle and start the engine to fully complete the installation process. On Road Development Where Powerchip really shines out over its competitors is the emphasis and time spent refining the program for drivability and enjoyment. Much more a ‘real world’ gain than full throttle horse power runs on a dyno, part throttle refinement is a gain everyone uses every time they drive the vehicle. Flat spots and poor off the line performance are smoothed out in this process, and transient throttle conditions are made razor sharp for the ultimate in response. Real time changes to tables like throttle response and power enrichment are done on road to fine tune the driving experience of the vehicle, with acceleration timing equipment used to ensure consistent and measurable gains in part throttle drivability. Driveability Beyond the impressive torque and power gains on full throttle, many hours were spent refining the part throttle timing maps for maximum throttle response and driveability. Both the full throttle and part throttle maps are changed for improved driveability in day-to-day driving. In other words, you don’t need to be on the racetrack to notice the Powerchip performance improvement. Manufacturers Tolerances BMW unfortunately leaves large tolerances in the performance characteristics of its entire fleet to allow for drivers that are negligent on maintenance, and who are non-enthusiasts. The 325i E30 2.5 is ‘de-tuned’ to be able to run on the poorest grade of fuel that the car is likely to encounter anywhere in the world, and also to allow for the small percentage of owners who put their cars reliability to the test due to their lack of mechanical understanding. In most cases, our clients are enthusiasts who place more emphasis on the performance characteristics of their vehicle, and therefore the Powerchip does not need to be programmed as conservatively as the stock software. Modified Spark Advance In the old days the ignition distributor controlled the engine spark timing. Changes to the position in the distributor will result in changed ignition settings, and is a good method of ‘tune-up’ for older vehicles. Modern engine ignition is controlled by a series of tables or maps. These maps give the engine any instructions required to operate, under ALL load and rev per minute access points. Similar to the old systems, advancing the point of ignition within a cylinder results in increased horsepower and toque. It is important not to advance the timing beyond the capabilities of the fuel used, or else detonation can occur. Peak horsepower is achieved when ignition timing is set as close to the point of detonation as possible, without exceeding it. This is the primary purpose for asking the octane rating each client uses most frequently, so that the software is set to the correct level of ignition advance for the fuel used. The end result of ignition advance changes is increased horsepower and torque, resulting in better acceleration and various other driving benefits. 49 State Emissions Legal The Powerchip complies with U.S. EPA Memorandum 1A, or it has not been found nor is believed to be unlawful for use under the provisions of the Clean Air Act. Currently, Powerchip is not legal in California for vehicles that may be used on a highway. Powerchip is currently undergoing testing for certification under the Californian Air Resources Board (CARB) exemption process. Our Satisfaction Guarantee Every Powerchip sold in North America comes with an unconditional 14-day money back guarantee. This ensures that the Powerchip will live up to your expectations, not ours! If for any reason you are unsatisfied with the Powerchip, you may return the Powerchip to your place of purchase for a full refund of the purchase price (not including shipping and handling, installation and removal etc.). Our satisfaction guarantee offers you total peace of mind, and makes the purchase of the Powerchip risk free. By purchasing a Powerchip you have nothing to lose – and everything to gain! Octane ratings The Powerchip is designed to get the best from your engine, and to do this you must use a high performance fuel (91 Octane minimum). It is not possible to improve the performance on late model fuel injected vehicles using poor quality fuels, such as 87 or 89 octane. When ordering your Powerchip upgrade, your Power Consultant will ask you for the octane rating you would like your program to run. Powerchip Gold 91 is designed to run on fuel with an octane rating of either 91 or 92. Powerchip Gold 93 is designed to run on fuel with an octane rating of 93 or higher. We highly recommend that you use the highest-octane fuel available to you, such as 92, 93 or 94 octane if a higher than 91-octane fuel is available. Warranty All Gold 93 Powerchips come with a three year, unlimited mile warranty, which means that if anything occurs with the Powerchip in that time, we will replace it without charge to you. An optional extended Powerchip warranty is also available at an additional $90 at the time of ordering. This extends the warranty period on any Power chip to six years. The terms and conditions of the Powerchip warranties can be viewed in detail on our web site at http://www.powerchipgroup.com/products/warranty.asp To briefly summarize the information: if your car is covered by a new or dealer warranty, the dealer may not ‘void’ a warranty simply because you have fitted an aftermarket product. SEMA, the automotive aftermarket industry body in North America has made the following statements regarding aftermarket products such as performance chips... "The vehicle manufacturer is not allowed to void the vehicle warranty just because aftermarket equipment is installed on the vehicle..." "...In cases where such a failed aftermarket part is responsible for a warranty claim, the (vehicle) manufacturer must arrange a settlement with the part manufacturer, but the new vehicle warrant is not void under the law." "If the failure to honor a claim involves the new-vehicle warranty, and it appears that the (vehicle) manufacturer is improperly denying a claim, the incident should be reported to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)." The fitment of the Powerchip will not have a detrimental effect on your vehicle performance or engine longevity, and therefore does not interfere with the manufacturers warranty in any way. Value for a Lifetime The investment you make in the Powerchip will last for as long as you keep your car, and for most of our customers, that is normally for 3 or 4 years. So when you consider the benefits of the chip over a number of years, it is not a lot to pay for extra performance you will probably use nearly every day. As a percentage of the total cost of your car, the Powerchip works out to be very cost effective. Cost Effectiveness As we all know, modifying late model vehicles is not a cheap exercise, however, when you look at it on a hp per dollar basis, the Powerchip comes in ahead of any other modification you could make to your BMW. Have a look at just how well the Powerchip stacks up: Price hp Gain Price/hp $390 20 hp $19.5 The Powerchip is designed to offer excellent value for money compared with other modifications you might be planning in the future. COST USD($) (not including shipping/handling) Bronze Silver Gold 91 Gold 93 $290 $340 $390 $390 Ask the Experts Your Powerchip Power Consultant is trained to provide you with the best information about getting more performance for your car. We have a specific Power Consultant who is responsible for the BMW range, and he is an expert at answering all of your technical questions, especially about the 325i E30 2.5 . If you would like to speak with your Power Consultant about any aspect of the upgrade, please telephone Toll Free North American headquarters in California on 1800-495 0777 or email your BMW Power Consultant directly at email@example.com © Powerchip Group, All Rights Reserved. Reproduction by any means is prohibited. Gold 91 Performance Data for your... BMW 325i E30 2.5 * R.P.M. hp STD hp Powerchip hp Gain lb.ft. STD 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4500 5000 5500 6000 6500 35 53 69 86 102 120 138 150 160 168 157 38 56 74 93 110 131 150 164 176 185 173 3 3 5 7 8 11 12 14 16 17 16 124 139 146 150 153 158 161 158 153 147 127 hp Powerchip hp STD lb.ft. Powerchip 131 147 156 162 165 172 175 172 168 162 140 lb.ft. Powerchip lb.ft Gain 7 8 10 12 12 14 14 14 15 15 13 lb.ft. STD 200 1000 180 900 160 800 140 700 120 600 500 lb.ft. hp 100 80 400 60 300 40 200 20 100 0 R.P.M. 6500 6000 5500 5000 4500 4000 3500 3000 2500 2000 1500 0 * This graph shows figures for Powerchip Gold 91 MODEL ENGINE VERSION CAPACITY Max hp Max lb.ft. 0-60 Auto 0-60 Man 325i E30 2.5 M20 M20 Standard 2494cc 168 181 N/A N/A Gold 91 2494cc 184 197 N/A N/A 325i E30 2.5 Gold 93 Performance Data for your... BMW 325i E30 2.5 * R.P.M. hp STD hp Powerchip hp Gain lb.ft. STD 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4500 5000 5500 6000 6500 35 53 69 86 102 120 138 150 160 168 157 38 58 76 94 113 134 155 168 179 188 173 3 5 7 8 11 14 17 18 19 20 16 124 139 146 150 153 158 161 158 153 147 127 hp Powerchip hp STD lb.ft. Powerchip 134 152 159 165 170 175 180 177 171 165 140 lb.ft. Powerchip lb.ft Gain 10 13 13 15 17 17 19 19 18 18 13 lb.ft. STD 200 1000 180 900 160 800 140 700 120 600 500 lb.ft. hp 100 80 400 60 300 40 200 20 100 0 R.P.M. 6500 6000 5500 5000 4500 4000 3500 3000 2500 2000 1500 0 * This graph shows figures for Powerchip Gold 93 MODEL ENGINE VERSION CAPACITY Max hp Max lb.ft. 0-60 Auto 0-60 Man 325i E30 2.5 M20 M20 Standard 2494cc 168 181 N/A N/A Gold 93 2494cc 188 200 N/A N/A 325i E30 2.5 Customer Testimonials Customer Name: ron s, cincinnati Car: 325i E30 2.5 Testimonial added: Aug 21 2003 Customer Comments: "This Powerchip has greatly help this older bimmer get a lot more breathing room. Pick up is strong and the endurance of the this 325is is very powerful. I am truly glad that I purchased this power 93 chip." Customer Name: Greg F, Dayton Car: 540i E39 4.4 Testimonial added: Nov 18 2003 Customer Comments: "So far, I'm very impressed with the results of the Powerchip. Installation was easy and the performance increase is very noteworthy. And, it seems as if the highway gas mileage has improved as well." Customer Name: Michael C, farmington Car: 540i E39 4.4 Testimonial added: Jul 8 2005 Customer Comments: "Noticeable increase in torque, improved gas mileage (approx 20 miles/tank) and a much smoother power band… engine also revs up faster making double clutching easier….expensive but worth the investment!! Mike (firstname.lastname@example.org)" Customer Name: SEAN D, Car: 540i E39 4.4 Testimonial added: Nov 20 2004 Customer Comments: "VROOOOOM GREAT UPGRADE FOR MY 540"
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