I get shivers down my spine whenever I hear about the Akrapovic exhaust system being fitted on different BMW models, especially on the company`s latest creations, the BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe. In this case, the powerful E90 BMW M3 has also received the same exhaust system, thanks to the guys from the PSI tuning division.
Apart from the power increase, the Akrapovic exhaust system also provide an astonishing engine sound that would impress even a Ferrari or a Lamborghini fan. Not to mention the entire powertrain fitted under the hood which adds more flavor. Of course, along with the fitting of this high-performance exhaust system, there was also a slight power increase.
Speaking about performance under the hood, the new E90 BMW M3 is coming with the company`s latest S65 V8 unit, which is capable of producing 414 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque, at 3,900 rpm, hooked to a six-speed manual transmission. However, there is also the possibility of fitting the BMW M3 with other performance gearboxes, like the ones BMW released back in 2008.
I am talking here about the 7-speed Getrag dual-clutch gearbox, which in this business is called the M-DKG (Doppel-Kupplungs-Getriebe) as well as the more famous M-DCT (Double Clutch Transmission), which improves the performance of the sports car by reducing the shift pauses, meaning that the 0 to 100 km/h sprint can be shortened by 0.2 seconds, as opposed to a manual transmission.
Apart from these fittings, the photo gallery also provides a closer step-by-step look on the installation process of the Akrapovic exhaust system on the mighty E90 BMW M3! Enjoy!