2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > Technical Forums > N55 Turbo Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust Modifications > Janne's M Performane Power Kit (MPPK) 335i N55 installation - F34 GT
European Auto Source
Post Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      12-04-2013, 07:04 AM   #1
Private First Class
qdtjant's Avatar
Drives: 1M Coupé 2012 F34 GT 335i MPPK
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Solna Sweden

Posts: 105
iTrader: (0)

Arrow Janne's M Performane Power Kit (MPPK) 335i N55 installation - F34 GT

     Featured on BIMMERPOST.com
Name:  DSC_1637.jpg
Views: 15955
Size:  355.6 KB

In this thread I will try to describe my experience of the M-PPK for the N55 335i engine.

This F34 335i xDrive was picked up at BMW Welt on September the 26th 2013, which was a very nice experience. I will try to write a thread about this experience as well. I did decide from start that this 335i would have the M-PPK as soon as it was available. I did participate on an event, M-Performance program and test driving of some modified cars, held by BMW Group Nordic last summer. After this event I was convinced this is the "right way" to go. Tune will kept the BMW factory warranty. At that time I did not know that the new M-PPK was to be enhanced to 250 KW/340 HP(DIN) which is nice added benefit.

Process of buying the M-PPK kit:
As the launch of BMW M-Performance portfolio is relatively new in Sweden, just goes back for a year or so, all dealers are not so used to ordering the components in the right way. As there was some unclearness when new MPPK relay was available I was in contact with BMW Nordic and was helped by the man in charge for M-Performance components for our market. He helped me to get it ordered in the right way, as I did want to have as fast as possible and hopefully before the snow season and winter tyres. I was lucky to have a model which perfectly suited the first launch of the new M-PPK for the F34-model, 335i, xDrive and auto.

The M-PPK was ordered first week in October and was told that the components would arrive to my dealer in some time in November.

Wait process:
So the waiting started and no sign of life from my dealer for quite a while. Every day you have to wait is a pain. But at last, and actually in the beginning of November, my contact at BMW Nordic called me and told me that my MPPK had arrived to the dealer, excited.

Called the dealer at once and asked for a installation time. unfortunately my schedule was a bit hectic, so I had to wait until November 26th to have it installed. Exactly two months after my BMW Welt pick up.

Installation at dealer:
Finally the the 26th of November and drove to my dealer, M-Bilar in Eskilstuna, 100 km from where I live. Arrived at dealer at ten past eight in the morning.

Had to wait 30 minutes for the technician to finish his previous work. And finally he was ready for me and my car.

As I promised, I have taken pictures step by step of the PPK installation process.

My technician, Niklas, introduced me to the process of doing software updates. After that we went out to the car and he drove it to the service hall.

We inspected the parts box(s) containing all the PPK 'hardware', consisting of a new engine cover with a nice M-Performance logo, a couple of stickers and a new bottom part of the airbox with better flow and turned it out later a nicer sound.

And last but not least, to evolve with the 'magic' licence number for the MPPK.

Installation started with mounting M Performance aluminium pedals.

After the nice looking pedals the old engine cover was replaced by the new M-Performance unit. As the old engine cover was removed one of the stickers, with date and BMW dealer name was placed in its place, see picture.

When having the new engine cover in place there was the air filter box bottom part(honey combed ribbed reinforced) to be replaced. Niklas(my BMW Service technician) seemed to have been doing this air box replacements a number of times, just a couple of minutes to remove the old one and put the new one in place.

Finally before the software update phase started there was another sticker to be placed at BMW's predetermined place.

Now when all the hardware pieces were in place Niklas prepared for the software update by attaching a very powerful battery charger to my car. This is for the when he loads the new DME software there are no problems with the PPK sw failing because of a dead or low battery.

To be able to download the software into the car a connecter with wireless connection to the computer with connection to BMW Software center was connected to the diagnose port of the car. After this point all work was performed from the computer office in another room. We could look at the car through a window.

Step one:
The ISTA-application(Integrated Service Technical Application) checked the status of the car and noticed there was a need for updating the base software. A new version just released in November, was to be installed before the MPPK-software could be downloaded. Niklas marked the check box 'Modification of Powerkit'.

Step two:
Accept the suggested software update and key in the license key for the MPPK. And yes the license key was accepted by the system.

Step three:
Now the long long wait started. Time for update was estimated to 1 hour and nine minutes.............

The estimated time was the real time used.

Step four:

Review the final report from the ISTA-application, just green check marks, no errors at all. Complete success !
Remove all cables and connectors and start up the engine and it started, nice.

Step five:

Testdrive, I was quiet excited when starting the engine and driving out from the dealer to test the MPPK. Had to drive for a while to have all things to be warmed up. So after like 15 minuter I entered the motorway and made some
WOT's to have the DME to start the adoption. Felt nice.

Returned back to the dealer after some half hour of driving to drop of Niklas, the tech guy and say good buy to all nice guys at M-Bilar in Eskilstuna, they are really professional in their work.

Can I feel any difference ?

Yes! ...there is nice improvement of throttle responsiveness and the engine feels sort of eager to perform more(rev up) and faster in the midrange. I love that feeling.

As I have a 100 km to drive back home, dry roads and no cops around it went quite fast it was a nice feeling driving the car. I had to put on winter tyres after 1st of December, not fun at all.

I really like the bump in power and improved throttle response, especially when you are in Sport or Sport+(plus) modes.

Steps to take after installation:
- Registration Inspection after tune, planned to be done 13th of December, have an appointment scheduled at 12.30 am.
- Inform Insurance company of M-PPK-modification. To be done after registration inspection.

Name:  DSC_2888-red.jpg
Views: 15532
Size:  221.9 KB

Name:  DSC_2896.jpg
Views: 15447
Size:  234.2 KB

Name:  DSC_2900.jpg
Views: 15122
Size:  394.4 KB

Name:  DSC_2905.jpg
Views: 15131
Size:  309.2 KB

Name:  DSC_2910.jpg
Views: 14947
Size:  325.8 KB

New M-PPK air filter box...
Name:  DSC_2915.jpg
Views: 16210
Size:  401.8 KB

Name:  DSC_2920.jpg
Views: 15080
Size:  326.8 KB

Name:  DSC_2926.jpg
Views: 14935
Size:  321.5 KB

Name:  DSC_2928.jpg
Views: 14980
Size:  281.9 KB

Name:  DSC_2931.jpg
Views: 14831
Size:  345.6 KB

Name:  DSC_2932.jpg
Views: 14868
Size:  277.0 KB

New M-PPK air filter box...
Name:  DSC_2940.jpg
Views: 15884
Size:  358.7 KB

Name:  DSC_2942.jpg
Views: 14856
Size:  345.6 KB

Name:  DSC_2945.jpg
Views: 14870
Size:  369.8 KB

Name:  DSC_2949.jpg
Views: 14684
Size:  384.6 KB

Name:  DSC_2950.jpg
Views: 14745
Size:  509.4 KB

Name:  DSC_2952.jpg
Views: 14636
Size:  224.8 KB

Name:  DSC_2965.jpg
Views: 14609
Size:  339.4 KB

Name:  DSC_2958.jpg
Views: 14554
Size:  314.2 KB

Name:  DSC_2972.jpg
Views: 14500
Size:  266.2 KB

Name:  DSC_2975.jpg
Views: 14456
Size:  427.5 KB

Name:  DSC_2980.jpg
Views: 14518
Size:  429.4 KB

Name:  DSC_2984.jpg
Views: 14383
Size:  466.0 KB

Name:  DSC_2988.jpg
Views: 14401
Size:  374.4 KB

at my local dealership...
Name:  DSC_2993-red.jpg
Views: 14330
Size:  271.3 KB

ED delivery at the BMW Welt, Sept 2013
Name:  DSC_1119.jpg
Views: 14097
Size:  356.5 KB

Name:  DSC_1123.jpg
Views: 14135
Size:  336.5 KB

Name:  DSC_1135.jpg
Views: 14071
Size:  410.9 KB

Name:  DSC_1156.jpg
Views: 14063
Size:  370.2 KB

Name:  DSC_1157.jpg
Views: 13951
Size:  333.7 KB

Name:  DSC_1160.jpg
Views: 13889
Size:  397.3 KB

Name:  DSC_1161.jpg
Views: 13950
Size:  435.0 KB

Name:  DSC_1164.jpg
Views: 13852
Size:  416.3 KB

Name:  DSC_1194.jpg
Views: 13815
Size:  344.5 KB

Name:  DSC_1647.jpg
Views: 13781
Size:  404.4 KB
AW 1M Coupé 2012
F34 335i xDrive 2014, MPPK
Alpina B10 V8 1999, just 37290 km

Last edited by qdtjant; 12-09-2013 at 02:43 PM.
qdtjant is offline   Sweden
Reply With Quote
      12-10-2013, 07:08 PM   #2
Fluffy bastard
Fluffy bastard's Avatar
Drives: Pony
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Moscow, Russia

Posts: 68
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via ICQ to Fluffy bastard Send a message via Skype™ to Fluffy bastard
You have to know that bmw dealership should retrofit MPPK through IRAP to install it correctly. It can't work properly another way. Do you have bubbling when the gear changes?
Fluffy Russian СaT
Fluffy bastard is offline   Russian Federation
Reply With Quote
      12-10-2013, 07:22 PM   #3
Drives: 2013 335xi M sport--2014 M6
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Charlotte, NC

Posts: 1,473
iTrader: (0)

I'm really digging your car! Looks great!
btbossman is offline   United_States
Reply With Quote
      12-10-2013, 07:34 PM   #4
Lieutenant Colonel
Drives: E90 325i, R56 MINI Cooper
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Posts: 1,749
iTrader: (1)

That front should've been used for the F30. That front fascia is worlds better than the F30.
TheBingoBalls is offline   Canada
Reply With Quote
      12-10-2013, 07:38 PM   #5
Major General
fotios335i's Avatar
Drives: 12 BSM F30 sport/msport 335i
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: cape cod MA

Posts: 6,768
iTrader: (61)

Originally Posted by 寶馬.E90 View Post
That front should've been used for the F30. That front fascia is worlds better than the F30.
subjective. I prefer f30 msport front. OP, congrats, the power kit is very impressive from my experience as well.

2012 335i sport to full Msport, M adaptive and vss, sport 8 AT, fully loaded, Black saphire, black dakota leather, mperformance carbon interior with shifter, M performance grills, rear spoiler, front splitter, side sill extensions, MPPK, MPE exhaust, morr alloys vs8.2's with michelin pss, p3 gauge, msport wheel, etc, etc
fotios335i is offline   United_States
Reply With Quote
      12-10-2013, 07:46 PM   #6
Dackelone's Avatar
Drives: 135i Silber mit/Rot 6MT N54
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bayern, Germany

Posts: 16,352
iTrader: (1)

Janne it was a pleasure to meet up with you at the Welt during your ED tour. I know myself and Evolution80 had a blast driving the Tatzelwurmstraße with you and your wife. Thanks for the great writeup and pics!

Name:  P1110939.jpg
Views: 12690
Size:  292.1 KB

Name:  P1110927.jpg
Views: 12685
Size:  237.5 KB

Name:  P1110941.jpg
Views: 12622
Size:  223.6 KB
Dackelone is offline   Germany
Reply With Quote
      12-10-2013, 08:14 PM   #7
Drives: '14 335i(prev.IB,AW M3's & X5)
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: On 2 wheels clipping an apex!

Posts: 10,922
iTrader: (25)

Sedan_Clan is offline   Brazil
Reply With Quote
      12-10-2013, 08:33 PM   #8
Drives: 435i MG Msport MPPK
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Australia

Posts: 344
iTrader: (0)

Very nice
seamasters is offline   Australia
Reply With Quote
      12-10-2013, 08:41 PM   #9
ihc95's Avatar
Drives: TiAg E92 335i
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: NJ

Posts: 1,154
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Congrats on the upgrade. I'm just curious, what prompted you to buy this car? Why not an F30, F31, or X3?
ihc95 is offline  
Reply With Quote
      12-10-2013, 09:01 PM   #10
First Lieutenant
johnofcross's Avatar
Drives: Superman 2013 F30 335i M Sport
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Jacksonville, FL

Posts: 303
iTrader: (0)

That GT is amazing. If I ever need a bigger car, I'm stepping up to a GT. MSport only though...
2013 BMW 335i Sedan Estoril Blue II M Sport 19" 403M|6MT|Dynamic Handling|Tech Package|Coral Red Leather|Park Distance Control|Harmon Kardon
johnofcross is offline   United_States
Reply With Quote
      12-10-2013, 09:21 PM   #11
New Member
Drives: 2014' X3 35i M SPORT
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Eau Claire, WI

Posts: 22
iTrader: (0)

Can anyone tell me the model and year of the carbon black Bimmer in the 3rd to last photo?
ghostdog1108 is offline  
Reply With Quote
      12-10-2013, 09:30 PM   #12
Private First Class
Drives: 2008 135i Convertible
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Kitchener ON

Posts: 156
iTrader: (0)

Originally Posted by Fluffy bastard View Post
You have to know that bmw dealership should retrofit MPPK through IRAP to install it correctly. It can't work properly another way. Do you have bubbling when the gear changes?
What does this mean exactly?
rudyv1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
      12-10-2013, 09:35 PM   #13
Mark 42
Jaguar's Avatar
Drives: M
Join Date: May 2013
Location: X

Posts: 382
iTrader: (0)

These photos really make the F34 look incredible, aggressive, masculine and modern
Jaguar is offline  
Reply With Quote
      12-10-2013, 09:40 PM   #14
Drives: M5 '12 Silverstone/Black
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: London

Posts: 1,341
iTrader: (0)

Originally Posted by ghostdog1108 View Post
Can anyone tell me the model and year of the carbon black Bimmer in the 3rd to last photo?
1M Coupe
been produced from end 2010 till june 2012, on sale from beginning 2011
M5 F10 '12 FS/Black, catless resonated RPi GTM
M3 E90 DCT '08 Jerez/Ext Bamboo Beige, E-Race GONE
mstmng is offline   United Kingdom
Reply With Quote
      12-10-2013, 09:41 PM   #15
Expert De-Vanos-er
Downeaster1's Avatar
Drives: BMW 135is #502/586
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Carlsbad, CA

Posts: 199
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 BMW 128i  [0.00]
2013 BMW 135is  [0.00]
1992 BMW 325i  [0.00]
Thats assuming it doesn't fail programming or the stupid ICOM doesnt fall out.
Downeaster1 is offline   United_States
Reply With Quote
      12-10-2013, 09:42 PM   #16
Diver's Avatar
Drives: Black '12 135i DCT PPK Msport
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Texas

Posts: 2,698
iTrader: (0)

Is this available in the USA?
Diver is offline   United_States
Reply With Quote
      12-10-2013, 09:45 PM   #17
Brigadier General
andrey_gta's Avatar
Drives: 130i coupé ;)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Bimmerpost

Posts: 3,125
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2008 BMW 128i  [0.00]
f34 is pretty. Like a x6

Very surprised at BMW and stickers, marketing machine. Good that they made the ppm 340hp
128i Sport 6MT converted to Euro 130i spec, tuned by evolve ~220 whp 207 wtq(ft-lb) SAE
In-progress: e46 m3 trans mnt, e36M lip Wishlist: m3 susp, n55 eng mnt, headers, LSD, finn dif e60

"The 1-series is the last car that BMW engineered before the Germans, as a car-making culture, fell out of love with driving." - R&T 2013 135is
andrey_gta is online now   Canada
Reply With Quote
      12-10-2013, 10:06 PM   #18
Lieutenant General
positiveions's Avatar
Drives: 09 MKV JETTA 2.5 & E90 M3 :)
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: La Verne, CA

Posts: 10,500
iTrader: (1)

Send a message via MSN to positiveions Send a message via Yahoo to positiveions
Good stuff.
positiveions is offline   Lebanon
Reply With Quote
      12-10-2013, 10:13 PM   #19
Private First Class
Drives: 335i x-Drive M-Sport Min. Grey
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: MA

Posts: 166
iTrader: (0)

How long did the install take? Getting my F30 335xi kit installed Monday.
Axman85 is offline  
Reply With Quote
      12-10-2013, 10:23 PM   #20
Private First Class
Drives: 2014 335i xDrive
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: United States

Posts: 196
iTrader: (0)

Wow, very detailed process, my f30 is coming with the ppk from the factory, so these pictures are a nice way to validate that it actually has it!
jon102034050 is offline  
Reply With Quote
      12-10-2013, 10:58 PM   #21
Private First Class
Drives: 2010 335xi
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: MN

Posts: 104
iTrader: (0)

Wait...you have to inform insurance you installed a tune on your car?!??!
04cobra is offline  
Reply With Quote
      12-10-2013, 11:15 PM   #22
Drives: 535iGT x-drive; i3 BEV
Join Date: May 2010
Location: USA

Posts: 834
iTrader: (0)

Originally Posted by 04cobra View Post
Wait...you have to inform insurance you installed a tune on your car?!??!
Some things are VERY different in other countries.
jadnashuanh is online now   United_States
Reply With Quote
Post Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:13 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST