G-POWER sharpens the character of the M550d F10/F11: output upgrade to 435 hp (320 kW)/ 850 Nm and HURRICANE RR forged wheels
The BMW M550d is carrying the prestigious “M” not without a reason in its name, since in factory condition its torque of 740 Nm is already exceeding the torque of its gasoline-powered role model – the M5 – by 60 Nm. And there is more behind it as the two power output increases D-Tronik 2 v1 and D-Tronik 5 V1 offered by G-POWER proof quite impressively.
Already in stock conditions, the heart of the BMW M550d is a true masterpiece of German Engineering. It features not one, not two but incredible three turbochargers in different dimensions in order to provide the 3.0l six-cylinder engine with sufficient boost pressure, resulting into 381 hp (280 kW) and 740 Nm torque. Thus being the optimal basis for a power output enhancement by G-POWER to massive 435 hp (320 kW) and 850 Nm of torque. The key to this transformation is the G-POWER D-Tronik 5 V1 power module or the equivalent D-Tronik 2 V1 ECU remap, each of which has specific advantages.
Being a plug and play device the Bi-Tronik 5 V1 power module is placed between the factory ECU and engine. Its highlight is the intelligent feature to remain inactive under partial load conditions, all incoming data passing through without change. However, a demand for full throttle instantly triggers the unique fueling and boost curves that create an additional 54 hp and 110 Nm of torque.
In parallel with the D-Tronik 5 V1 module G-POWER also offers their D-Tronik 2 V1 upgrade, which involves bespoke remapping of the factory ECU. Where the Bi-Tronik 5 V1 module is a one size fits all solution, the bespoke remapping procedure of the Bi-Tronik 2 V1 conversion allows the individual wishes of the customer vis-à-vis throttle response and power delivery characteristics to be written into the software.
But no matter whether the power output is increased by the D-Tronik 2 or 5, in the end the additional hp should be transferred into more driving pleasure. That is where the 20’’ respectively 21’’ HURRICANE RR forged wheels step in. Their weight-optimised design, together with the use of ultra-light aircraft-grade aluminum for the production, result in a minimisation of the unsprung mass. This reduces the rotatory moments of inertia many times over and leads to a more comfortable ride with improved acceleration and agility at the same time.
The HURRICANE RR wheel set is available in the dimension 20-inch or 21-inch and there are three colours to choose from: “Jet Black”, “Gun Metal Grey” and “Stardust Silver”. If you opt for the “Diamond Cut” finish, this wheel is also available partially or completely polished. G-Power also offers a bespoke service with the possibility of a personal signature on each wheel up to a maximum of 15 characters.
Further details along with the prices for the G-POWER D-Tronik 2 V1 respectively D-Tronik 5 V1 or the HURRICANE RR forged wheels are listed in our online shop.