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335i n55 vs n54
29-11-2012, 11:33 AM
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335i n55 vs n54
Hi guys. I havent been on the forum for a while. You may remember me posting about my options in getting a 330d vs 335I etc etc.

Anyways, I have good news. I will be joining the BMW clan officially very shortly. Seems I have sourced a beautiful n54 335i coupe Rollsmile

Anyways I wanted to know how the N54 stacks up against the N55.

Pros and Cons would be good.Excuse my ignorance but the N55 HAS THE SINGLE TURBO setup vs the TwINS of the N54?

What else are the major differences?
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29-11-2012, 11:46 AM (This post was last modified: 29-11-2012 11:47 AM by DoC1471.)
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RE: 335i n55 vs n54
n54 has a better tuning base as its been around alot longer,N54 due to twin turbos is slightly less fuel efficient,Also n55 has a better midrange while the n54's are stronger on top.

Either way,youre buying a solid car that will give you enjoyment evrytime you drive it.Try for DCT though,its amazing.

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N54 Overall Traps World Record (11.33@132.78)__N54 Stock Turbos WR (11.25@122.86)__N54 AT Stock Turbos Traps WR (11.38@125.24)__N54 Twin Turbos WR (11.10@127.21)__N54 Stock Turbos 60-130 WR (8.39)__N54 Stock Turbos WHP WR (456whp)__N54 Stock Turbos+n2o WHP WR (542whp)__N54 Stock Turbos+n2o 60-130 WR (6.95)__N54 Stock Turbos+n2o WR (11.11@129.47)__N55 WR (12.09@117.81)__N55 WHP WR (391whp)
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29-11-2012, 11:59 AM
Post: #3
RE: 335i n55 vs n54
Both engine platforms are brilliant. DCT is fantastic but the auto is great too.

Just make sure you get some MP for at least the first two years of ownership. InloveJoy

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29-11-2012, 12:49 PM
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RE: 335i n55 vs n54
Put a jb in it, and u will feel like u driving a f1 car
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29-11-2012, 01:24 PM
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RE: 335i n55 vs n54
Agree make sure you got some mp left. They can be abit temperamental but these turbo motors are a whole lota fun!
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29-11-2012, 03:35 PM
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RE: 335i n55 vs n54
(29-11-2012 12:49 PM)bybyM3 Wrote:  Put a jb in it, and u will feel like u driving a f1 car

So thats the secrect, Jinger Beer ftw Rofl

N55/54 are brillant cars and quick bang for buck in terms of achieving power. Motorplan is a must.
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29-11-2012, 03:53 PM
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RE: 335i n55 vs n54
(29-11-2012 03:35 PM)///Shaun@xcede Wrote:  
(29-11-2012 12:49 PM)bybyM3 Wrote:  Put a jb in it, and u will feel like u driving a f1 car

So thats the secrect, Jinger Beer ftw Rofl

N55/54 are brillant cars and quick bang for buck in terms of achieving power. Motorplan is a must.

Brilliant Shaun Biglol

Jinger beer, i love it.

What you running Larnie : ''Ginger beer my friend'' too good
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29-11-2012, 05:19 PM
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RE: 335i n55 vs n54
Guys Ive got motorplan to July 2014.Car has 60k on the clock. Will extend it there after for a year and then probably move on to another car.

I went to see the car today. Fark me its epic. Bang for buck got be a one of the best performance packages on the market.

Havent been this excited about getting a car for a while now.Yoof its sexy!Thumbs
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29-11-2012, 05:21 PM
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RE: 335i n55 vs n54
Congrats on a great carThumbs

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Previous: 2010 BMW 320D 6spd ,2010 Mazda 3 2.0 individual, 1999 Nissan Sabre Gxi, 2007 BMW 323i 6spd, 2000 Opel Corsa B, 2006 Ford Focus Sportpack, 1999 Nissan Sentra Gsi, 1996 Toyota Conquest
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29-11-2012, 05:21 PM (This post was last modified: 29-11-2012 05:22 PM by Boosted@TheFanatics.)
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RE: 335i n55 vs n54
(29-11-2012 03:53 PM)bybyM3 Wrote:  
(29-11-2012 03:35 PM)///Shaun@xcede Wrote:  
(29-11-2012 12:49 PM)bybyM3 Wrote:  Put a jb in it, and u will feel like u driving a f1 car

So thats the secrect, Jinger Beer ftw Rofl

N55/54 are brillant cars and quick bang for buck in terms of achieving power. Motorplan is a must.

Brilliant Shaun Biglol

Jinger beer, i love it.

What you running Larnie : ''Ginger beer my friend'' too good

Lol, atleast ginger beer isnt Haraam............Rofl

(29-11-2012 05:19 PM)LukeS2K Wrote:  Guys Ive got motorplan to July 2014.Car has 60k on the clock. Will extend it there after for a year and then probably move on to another car.

I went to see the car today. Fark me its epic. Bang for buck got be a one of the best performance packages on the market.

Havent been this excited about getting a car for a while now.Yoof its sexy!Thumbs

Enjoy this feeling boet, its something to cherish

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30-11-2012, 12:36 PM
Post: #11
RE: 335i n55 vs n54
Congrats Luke, you like me came from a S2k (AndrewS2k from HRC) and I have not looked back since getting my N54 135. Incredible engine stock, and only gets better with JB4...Thumbs

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02-12-2012, 06:35 PM
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RE: 335i n55 vs n54
hey Andrew!Yeah remember you cuz!

Tell me more about this JB4??

I guess you lose your plan though if you stuff around with the tune?
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07-12-2012, 04:56 PM
Post: #13
RE: 335i n55 vs n54
Yeah bud, JB4 is very popular piggyback system and lots of guys are making good power with this mod (overseas and here). Rennzport are dealers for JB here, get hold of Twinz for more info. Its cheap too, think around R3k for the thing and you can practically install it yourself (from what I hear).

BMW are extremely strict so you will very likely lose your mp if they find out. Some guys say its untraceable as you can simply load the stock map and remove the JB4 but I've read that BMW seem to come up with new methods of checking this (number of times the management has been accessed to load maps, checking over revs, boost pressures, etc) so it is a risk.

Hope you enjoying the 335!


(02-12-2012 06:35 PM)LukeS2K Wrote:  hey Andrew!Yeah remember you cuz!

Tell me more about this JB4??

I guess you lose your plan though if you stuff around with the tune?

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07-12-2012, 07:06 PM
Post: #14
RE: 335i n55 vs n54
Tempremental you say?
That's making me pretty nervous? I've had my 135i for less than a year now and MP expires soon....

I will definitely extend it, but was hoping to drive it forever.
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08-12-2012, 12:25 PM
Post: #15
RE: 335i n55 vs n54
Parts on these platforms have come down drastically. Cant see why you cant keep the car forever...
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08-12-2012, 03:27 PM
Post: #16
RE: 335i n55 vs n54
I am itching to do it but i just love the car as it is..

I beat a lexus ISF the other day, caught and passed! So for me thats badass enough for a stock car...

Realy impressed with it..REALLY IMPRESSED. Rollsmile

I think they seriously underrated from a performance perspective. Im sure if you did basic mods..soft/exh/dp etc your only competition will be exotics.Thats very impressive.
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