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ESS Tuning M52TUB20 TS2 Supercharger BMW 320Ci E46 98-01

$6,450.00

ESS Tuning

Model #115-05

In Stock

ESS TS Series superchargers gives you the best of both worlds with instant boost, true industry-leading torque AND throttle response, while the ultra high efficiency of the twin-screw gives you maximum top end power. The TS2 is fully upgradeable to the upcoming 328 TS3. ESS TS Series superchargers with it's Lysholm supercharger technology and CAD designed intake runners creates boost the instant the throttle is touched usually reaching full boost by ~2200 rpm long before a centrifugal supercharger commonly even creates 1psi of boost, resulting in breathtaking low-mid range acceleration and it also removes the need to rev the engine high to get good acceleration.On automatic cars the boost is reduced to 7PSI due to transmission restrictions.

The ESS M52TUB20 TS2 series system is equipped with a Lysholm Twin Screw supecharger which has several advantages over the centrifugal compressors used in earlier ESS M52TU/M54 systems. It creates a higher boost-pressure at lower engine rpm, thus significantly increasing bottom and mid range torque. Lag time during shifts and on-off throttling are reduced to a minimum and the throttle response is incredible. The twin screw principle is also highly energy efficient, which contributes to the extreme power and torque output of the ESS TS Series systems. The patented liquid intercooling system consists of 3X500mm Laminova cores integrated into a high strength cast aluminium ESS intake manifold system covering all 6 cylinders resulting in flow-matched air distribution and optimal cylinder balance along with ultra-efficient cooling capacity for up to 550HP. The liquid intercooler coolant is pumped via a high capacity marine-grade circulation pump through a high capacity front mount heat exchanger. The system also utilizes a throttle body type butterfly air bypass valve to reduce SC parasitic drag and increase fuel economy during cruising conditions. The entire ESS TS system consumes less than 2hp during cruising and it is very energy efficient.

The overall system efficiency, torque delivery, power production, cooling capacity, and room for higher power stages is considerably higher than that of any competitor. The Twin Screw supercharger is the only product on the market today to combine both a positive displacement design for maximum low-end torque and highly efficient top-end horsepower output. Also emission levels at high speed and boost are lower than with other turbo and supercharging systems.

The redesigned ESS MS42 engine control software is perfectly calibrated for the TS supercharged engine providing optimum ignition timing under all conditions, recalibrated VANOS control and perfectly optimized fuel delivery supplied by 6 larger Bosch fuel injectors also included with the kit. The software also features a 6800RPM rev limit and removed top speed governor.

Power development is 100% smooth and the car behaves just like stock until you demand raw power. Then, the car completely transforms, providing brutal acceleration normally reserved for big displacement performance cars. The system maintains all OBD-II functions and it is backed by a comprehensive 2 year, unlimited mileage warranty program. The system installs in 8-10 hours using normal hand tools and no irreversible modifications to the car is required.

Features:
  • Custom ESS Spec Lysholm 1.6L Twin Screw supercharger unit
  • High strength, dual-layer cast aluminum alloy ESS intake manifold with integrated high capacity Laminova based liquid intercooling system
  • Uni-belt SC drive system with additional OEM quality idler pulleys
  • 6 larger Bosch fuel injectors
  • Throttle body style butterfly bypass system for superior fuel economy during cruising and optimal throttle response under all conditions
  • Perfectly optimized, dyno tweaked MS42 ECU software
  • CNC hard anodized brackets and hardware
  • Cast aluminium SC intake system with crankcase fume reduction system designed for boost
  • High temperature, custom made silicone hoses with clamps
  • Detailed, step-by-step installation manual
  • Heavy-Duty drive belt
  • All required installation hardware included
  • 2yr./unlimited mileage warrant
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Vehicle Engine Notes
1998-2001
BMW 320i

ESS was founded 1995 in Aremark, Norway. The company started out with a yearly production of 30 SC systems, in 2004 total production passed 1000 SC systems making them the largest BMW supercharger system manufacturer in the world. From 2000, we started offering a constantly growing chip tuning selection for many European models based on our extensive expertise with Bosch and Siemens engine control systems.

ESS Tuning's goal when developing a new tuning product is to enhance the performance characteristics of the car without compromising comfort, drivability, durability, emissions and fuel consumption under normal driving conditions.

Their extended computerized load dyno test which simulates driving so hard that it is just not possible to drive this hard in real life. ESS Tuning puts the development cars through a 50000 mile (80000km) long term test which involves track driving, extreme heat and cold testing, high-speed Autobahn driving for extended periods, and normal everyday driving. The car must have factory like or better driveability and smoothness and it must develop the extra power in a perfectly balanced manner.

When you purchase a ESS product you can rest assured you get a completely tested product that is proven to perform to specification under all conditions. ESS products are engineered and manufactured to the highest level of quality.

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