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About my Build

Year
2008
Make
BMW
Model
130i
Color
BSM
Package
M-Sport
Transmission Type
6MT
Average Fuel Consumption
32MPG
Dyno Numbers
265bhp/232lb-ft
1/8 Mile
9.7
1/4 Mile
15.6
1/2 Mile
23.1
Lap Times
7:03:29 on the Nordschliefe. Honest.
Daily driver E81 130i M Sport. 3 doors, 3 pedals, 6 cylinders. Usually found 'commuting' at 6000rpm on the twisty roads here in rural England! Think 128i as a hatchback, minus 125kg/275lb, plus 37bhp/33lb-ft thanks to a 3-stage DISA manifold and no secondary cats from the factory. Some mods – mostly OEM+ styling, genuine BMW Performance parts and retrofitted BMW M components, with a few other tweaks to try to fill the gaps BMW left from the factory. You're never going to be making big power from an N52, so the focus has been on handling and daily-driveability. Better suspension, better brakes, lightweight wheels, quality-of-life interior mods, and an upgraded intake/exhaust to improve the soundtrack.

Factory Options:
  • Boston Lemon leather
  • Heated seats
  • 208Ms
  • Auto wipers
  • Pro HU
  • Rear PDC
  • Dimming mirrors
  • Lighting pack
  • Storage pack

OE Retrofits:
  • Adaptive Bi-Xenons & LED Darklines
  • Second-generation high-beam assist
  • Alpine upgrade w/ hifi subs, rear speakers & rear tweeters
  • Cruise control
  • Folding mirrors


Here's a completely unrelated album for test purposes:

Modifications

  • Genuine BMWP Intake, SSK, strut brace, bump stops, handbrake, pedals, steering wheel trim
  • Custom leather/Alcantara flat-bottomed steering wheel by RSW
  • 1M-Style Alcantara binnacle (also RSW)
  • Summer wheels: Bola FLB in 8x17 ET40 square w/ PS4s in 235/40 97Y XL
  • Winter wheels: Dare DR-X2 in 8x18 ET38 front, 8.5x18 ET43 rear w/ CrossClimate+ in 225/40 & 245/35
  • Mishimoto intake boot
  • EZP intake scoops
  • BMW/Brembo S2NH 340mm front brakes
  • Hel braided stainless brake & clutch hoses (+ CDV delete)
  • Eibach Pro springs
  • Whiteline subframe inserts
  • 1M LCAs (+ camber pin mod), rear guide arms & rear wishbones
  • E93 M3 front ARB (28mm)
  • Aero spoiler

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