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VF Engineering - BMW E46 M3 Supercharger Systems
VF Engineering BMW E46 M3 Supercharger Systems

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Price: $5,994.99

Part Number: 0208



VF Engineering chose to supercharge the BMW E46 M3 to add to already superior throttle response and give wild mid-to-top end power (sport mode) with the centrifugal Vortech supercharger.

Maintaining the original BMW quality, smoothness and reliability were the key factors in the VF design. VF have harnessed reliability of Vortech superchargers with their 10 years of supercharging experience and worldwide OEM supply contacts to create the ultimate supercharger system for the ultimate driver’s car.

In late 2004, VF purchased a 2005 model M3 (black M3 shown above) and chose to create and test its complete aftercooled Stage 1 kit. A production manufactured aluminum manifold with integrated air-to-water heat exchanger (charge cooler) is provided for added value and greater performance compared to similar air/air systems. Typically used in European Rally cars, air/water cooling is the ultimate in aftercooler technology for on and off the race track. Air/water cooling provides superior cooling ability over air/air without lengthy ducting while creating cooler intake temperatures for more powerful and reliable ignition.

The E46 M3 Stage 2 kit offers even greater performance via extra boost from a smaller supercharger pulley, replacement stiffer serpentine belt tensioner and upgraded custom stage 2 software ECU flash with larger stage2 fuel injectors and MAF upgrade. This kit requires the use of high performance cats. The test car was setup with Supersprint headers and Euro M3 cats. Drag racing and aggresive back to back peak rpm shifting will likely require a clutch upgrade. 100 octane fuel recommended when used on the race track. A pre-cat wideband air/fuel ratio monitoring gauge is recommended.

The Stage 3 test car was setup with a rebuilt low compression motor and extra boost from an upgraded T-trim supercharger delivering 15 psi driven from a replacement increased diameter crank pulley. Upgraded custom stage 3 software ECU flash and fuel pump upgrade completed the enging management calibration.

BMW E46 M3

VF420 - Stage 1

VF480 - Stage 2

VF570 - Stage 3

2001 - 2006

420 hp / 320 ft/lbs

480 hp / 340 ft/lbs

570 hp / 380 ft/lb

333 hp / 262 ft/lbs

4.0-4.5 PSI

5.5-6.0 PSI

8.5-9.0 PSI


V3-SQ supercharger

V3-SQ supercharger

V3-SQ supercharger


Cast manifold(non-cooled)

Cast manifold with slide-in air/water cooled cartridge

Cast manifold with slide-in air/water cooled cartridge

ECU software flash

ECU software flash

ECU software flash

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