BMW 325i E30 2.5
Powerchip Inc.
Phone : 1800-495-0777
Fax : (949) 646 1238
matt@powerchipgroup.com
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
tcattach@powerchipgroup.com
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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 (mcicchetti@gmail.com)"
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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