by: Active Autowerke
Active Autowerke's engineers have spent countless years fine tuning the E46 BMW M3 software. With on-going revisions and updates being made continuously both on our Race and Forced Induction programs, they have made possible the refinements needed for a true hi-performance street tune. Within specific ares of the MSS54 DME, the algorithms have been altered to achieve more usable horsepower and torque by re-working features such as the engine VANOS (dual variable valve timing), fuel and ignition maps and torque dampening. Other noticeable results are better warm starts, with a crisper and a more responsive throttle. So whether you enjoy you car as a daily driver or enjoy the weekend track outings our BMW M3 tune software will be able to accommodate your needs.
Through careful, detailed remapping to the entire DME we have been able to increase your S54's output by 14 HP and 11 ft lbs of torque on a stock BMW E46 M3 with factory settings for a normal street car. We also have different upgrades available for off-road use like sport button modification, SMG shift light feature to your 6 speed model, 02 Simulation, etc. The software is designed to operate with gasoline that has an average octane rating with full emissions to create a clean burning combustion with good AFR’s all within factory specifications. Paired with our BMW M3 Sport Header the gains are even more dramatic!
Robert Chang, 2013 BMWCCA National Champion..."Two years and a championship later, the car is still running a stock RACE tuned ECU. This engine has been running almost two years with no issues, which I find remarkable, considering the amount of track time it's seen and a rev limiter set at 8,600. Thanks to Active Autowerke, where engine-tuning is the one area I leave to them..."
-Part Throttle Remapping
-Specific Software available for CAIS
-Increase in Torque and Horsepower
-Sport Button remains on when car is turned off
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1. If you own a K&N drop-in performance air filter. The CFM flow rate is much greater than the factory paper element. We have seen such improvements while running a factory/stock E46 M3 on our in house dyno. As such, we strongly believe that the performance tune should take into account the style of air intake installed on each specific M3. You will receive a specific tune to accommodate your specific air intake at no additional charge to you. Just look to add your style of intake in the shopping cart CHECKOUT.
2. Same thing applied if you own a K&N #63 Air Intake System or AFE Intake System. These systems require that the factory mesh baffle within the factory air box be removed. As such, the air turbulence created is much different and can influence the CFM flow rate as well. We strongly believe that the performance tune should take into account the style of air intake installed on that specific M3. You will receive a specific tune at no additional charge to you. Just look to add your style of intake in the shopping cart CHECKOUT.
3. Having installed a CSL style intake system dramatically changes the air intake charge set-up. Not only is this radically different, but the software to operate with the CSL style is also different. You will need to run a Alpha N tune configuration.
There are also different configurations of CSL airboxes, from the genuine to aftermarket replicas. Please call an Active Autowerke Sale Associate about CSL and Alpha N configurations. There is an additional cost to run this set-up.
1. Have BMW factory headers with BMW factory catalysts installed. Our tune was made primarily for this set-up. You will receive a specific tune to accommodate your header configuration at no additional charge to you. Just look to add your style of headers in the shopping cart CHECKOUT.
NOTE: The vehicle can only be operated for OFF ROAD and /or RACING purposes ONLY and not be operated on highways and public roads that requires all necessary emission compliance to be intact.
You will receive a specific tune to accommodate your header configuration as well as satisfy the fault code. Normal cost is $200.00 for this 02 BYPASS feature, but if bundled with the Active Autowerke performance software, the cost is only $100.00 as an additional cost to you. Just make the selection to reflect your header with the number of 02 sensor holes. Example, the CSL headers has only two 02 sensor holes and not four. Just look to add your style of headers in the shopping cart CHECKOUT.
Just like the E46 M3 with SMG gearing, your BMW E46 M3 with 6 speed can now enjoy a Shift Light feature. Preview the video above showing how a 6 speed now has a shift light feature. We perform this upgrade through the software at no additional cost to you. Just look to add your 6 Speed Shift Lights in the shopping cart CHECKOUT.
Just like the European version BMW E46 M3 CSL that has a crisper, more precise shifting on the SMG, so too can you enjoy a similar shifting experience and achieve even better gear changing times. We perform this upgrade through the software at no additional cost to you. Just look to add your SMG CSL Gearbox Flash in the shopping cart CHECKOUT.
Our Data Logger gives you the capability to log data from your vehicle in real-time. It is simple to use and will allow for a more accurate and personalized remote tune. Data logger works with the SIMON 2 as a ADD-ON for only an additional cost of $59.00 to you. Delivered to you electronically via e-mail. LEARN MORE about Data Logger, then add to the shopping cart CHECKOUT.
If you have a defective air pump, you may notice a check engine light on your dashboard, or may also notice the pump is consistently noisy for 30 seconds to 2 minutes after startup. Replacing this pump often quiets noisy startups, turns off check engine lights caused by certain codes, and keeps your vehicle running perfectly. One can expect a normal replacement cost to be in the $500.00 range.
Most racers prefer to eliminate this part for weight savings and create a cleaner engine bay layout. However, a 02 SENSOR FAULT CODE will be evident. We can satisfy this fault code through the software configuration.
NOTE: If this part is eliminated, the vehicle can only be operated for OFF ROAD and /or RACING purposes ONLY and not be operated on highways and public roads that requires all necessary emission compliance to be intact. Normal cost is $200.00 for this Air Pump BYPASS feature, but if bundled with the Active Autowerke performance software, the cost is only $100.00 as an additional cost to you. Just look to add Air Pump BYPASS in the shopping cart CHECKOUT.
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