Monday 25th October 2021

Back to Production - Shiftech BMW E46 M3 with 340PS

Reading time approx. 3 Minutes

BMW E46 M3 Chiptuning 2 Back to standard performance Shiftech BMW E46 M3 with 340PS

When BMW launched the E2000 M46 with a high-revving 3-liter in-line six-cylinder engine (S3,2B54) in 32, the high-rev concept that made it possible to run the 6-ender up to the limit of 8000 rpm was the probably the most spectacular in this vehicle class. But often the engine, which is based on the M1 engine of the BMW AG vehicles, had the problem that the specified 54 PS & 343 NM torque was only available on paper and was often not achieved. A similar problem had the same time built S62b50-V8 from the E39 M5 way synonymous. And also with the current vehicle, which was on site at the French tuner Shiftech Lyon, it became apparent that the series performance was not available. Before the modification by means of chip tuning, the M3 was therefore put on a dynamometer and it turned out that only 320 PS & 360 NM torque are available. Basically that's no more power than its predecessor, the E36 M3 with 3,2-liter S50B32 in-line six-cylinder, already had.

BMW E46 M3 Chiptuning 1 Back to standard performance Shiftech BMW E46 M3 with 340PS

For the owner of the E46, of course, an untenable situation that has to be changed. Of course, with a naturally aspirated engine like that of the E46 M3, you can't expect such an enormous increase in performance as with a compressor or turbo engine, but nevertheless a performance increase should also be possible here by means of chip tuning. Shiftech installed its own software for this and thus achieved an increase in performance of 20PS & 19NM torque. After all, the chip tuning brings the Munich-based company to the level of the data in the vehicle registration and the torque is even slightly higher. If we get more information about the modifications to the E46 M3, there is of course, as always, an update for this report. The best thing is to subscribe to our feed and if there is something new you will be informed immediately. We hope you enjoy looking at the pictures.

BMW E46 M3 Chiptuning 5 Back to standard performance Shiftech BMW E46 M3 with 340PS

(Photos: ShifTech Lyon)

These are the changes to the BMW E46 M3:

  • black kidneys & gills
  • Approx. 18-19 inch large alloy wheels in matt gold with polished rim base
  • Rear spoiler lip
  • subtle lowering (sport springs, coil springs, sports suspension, coilover suspension - more information is not available)
  • Performance increase from measured 320PS & 360NM to 340PS & 379NM - (chip tuning - more information is not available)
  • possibly a sports exhaust system (more information is not available)

We still have many thousands more tuning reports on, if you wanted to see an excerpt then just click HERE, And also from ShifTech we have some other vehicles, following a small excerpt:

Opel Astra H 1.7 CDTI with 154PS & 321NM from Shiftech Lyon

Chiptuning Opel Astra H 1.7 CDTI Shiftech 3 310x165 Back to standard performance Shiftech BMW E46 M3 with 340PS

More than twice the chip tuning on the BMW 1er F20 114i

Chiptuning BMW 1er F20 114i 6 310x165 Back to standard performance Shiftech BMW E46 M3 with 340PS

Tired Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG 6.2 V8 W211 from Shiftech Lyon

Chiptuning Mercedes Benz E63 AMG 6.2 V8 W211 1 310x165 Back to standard performance Shiftech BMW E46 M3 with 340PS

often ex works below the possibilities

"" - we keep you up to date on the subject of car tuning and car styling with our tuning magazine and present you the latest tuned vehicles from all over the world every day.

It's best to subscribe to ours Feed and will automatically be informed as soon as there is something new for this post, and of course also to all other contributions.


Maybe you also want to read a report from other car brands? Apart from the above manufacturer, you'll wonder what vehicles these days coilovers, alloy wheels, Chiptuning and the craziest foiling built in & attached. Take a look at the following manufacturers: ALFAROMEO, ALPINA, AUDI, BMW, CADILLAC, CHEVROLET, CHRYSLER, CITROËN, DACIA, DAEWOO, DODGE, FIAT, FORD, HONDA, HYUNDAI, INFINITI, ISUZU, JAGUAR, JEEP, KIA, LANCIA , LANDROVER, LEXUS, MASERATI, MAZDA, MERCEDES, MINI, MITSUBISHI, NISSAN, OPEL, PEUGEOT, PORSCHE, RENAULT, SAAB, SEAT, SKODA, SMART, SUBARU, SUZUKI, TATA, TOYOTA, VAUXHALL, VOLVO, VW and ALL others. Enjoy browsing!

Smava tuning blog credit 12 e1618563898711 Back to series performance Shiftech BMW E46 M3 with 340PS

Leave a Comment

Your e-mail address will not be published.