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VF Engineering VF480 Supercharger System BMW E46 M3 01-06


VF Engineering

Model #VFK72-01

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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 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.

All key components are 100% made in California. Supporting components such as the flow matched injectors are all acquired from German OEM suppliers. This system has been fully road tested and dyno tuned on both the Mustang MD500AWD and in-house Dynojet dynamometers with and without engine load.


  • 5.5-6.0 PSI
  • + 147 Horsepower
  • + 78 lb/ft torque


  • Custom tuned software
  • Vortech V3 SQ trim black supercharger
  • CNC machined 6061 aluminum bracket system
  • Replacement chargecooler manifold
  • Bosch water pump with VF water reservoir system
  • OEM BMW idler pullies
  • Stage 1 OEM High flow spray pattern matched fuel injectors
  • Custom molded polypropylene ducting
  • High flow overrun bypass valve system
  • Custom crank case ventilation system
  • 4-ply silicon couplers with OEM screw clamps
  • CNC oil fittings with high pressure OEM oil lines
  • Replacement OEM serpentine belt
  • K&N induction filter with cold air intake
  • Comprehensive installation CD-ROM
  • Precision Made in California, USA

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