The upcoming BMW M version of the 1-Series (aka M1) is expected to make some 345-hp from an updated version of the N55 engine. However, while you wait for BMW to debut an M1 (if they ever do), a company by the name of Superchips is offering a performance boosting ECU remap for the 135i model.
“Careful optimization of ignition, fuelling and turbo boost settings via combination of extensive chassis dyno testing and road validation has produced a Superchips remap that elevates the performance of the 135i onto a different plane,” Superchips says.
What kind of a different plane? An increase of 49-hp and a boost of 52 lb-ft of torque. That brings the total output of a BMW 135i to 360-hp and a maximum torque of 336 lb-ft. While Superchips has only dyno tested the car at its own headquarters, it has yet to confirm any performance figures. Either way, we expect it to be much better than the 135i’s 0-60 mph time of 5.3 seconds (top speed of 155 mph is left untouched).
Those interested in the upgrade can head over to Superchips at its UK dealer network with a total of £445.00 ($640 USD) in their pocket. Not a bad deal at all.
2010 BMW 135i (Coupe and Convertible):
– By: Omar Rana