Featured Supercharged Build of August 2023

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This month’s Featured Build takes us to Calgary in Alberta, Canada! This wonderful 1995 BMW E36 Supercharged 318Ti was built by Mathew Schmor. Mat first reached out to us earlier this year, asking us of his intent to supercharge the stock 4 Cylinder BMW M42/M44 engine using the M45 supercharger found in the Mini Cooper.

We quickly settled on a V4 M.O.A.B. 500 Kit, which is based on the AMR 500 supercharger, as the WMD 45 kit that supports the M45 supercharger was not yet ready. The M.O.A.B. 500 kit produces just under 5 PSI of boost which translates an additional 40-50HP + to the stock engine. For a 4 Cylinder BMW engine such as the M44B19 or the M42b18, which hovers around the sub 150HP mark, this pushes it to the level of the 6 Cylinder variants nearing 200HP’s with a more aggressive power band.

“Well we had a successful Saturday morning including some challenges. AMR 500 is fully operational with 4 pounds of boost recorded. We did some short test pulls mainly rolling from 2000 rpm to 5800-6000 rpm second gear shifting into 3rd.

As mentioned before we live pretty high. This set up at Sea Level would probably be reaching closer to 5 pounds of boost.
Consistency hitting 4 lbs of boost. Closer to sea level this unit would really be something.

In reality I am hitting about 2.5 lbs of boost above stock and it is still making the car way more fun to drive and the noises make me grin.”  – Mat

The car has been to the European Car show in Calgary, and the build was well documented on the 318Ti Forums.

For those interested in seeing a few videos, we have put up a small compilation with clips from Mat.

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B.R.O.S.K. 1 – BMW Rotrex Supercharger Kit!

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Our First Rotrex Centrifugal Supercharger based kit is now on it’s way! We introduce you to the B.R.O.S.K. – 1. Built specifically for the racers and car enthusiasts who like to take it to the Race Track!

Short for BMW Rotrex Supercharger Kit, B.R.O.S.K – 1 was developed in house by Mas Schandorph of Mas Motorsport Wiring (M.M.W.) in in Roskilde, Denmark. The B.R.O.S.K. – 1 supports the Rotrex C30 as well as the Rotrex C38 family of superchargers.

The projects development began in 2022 and was completed this year. To demonstrate its track ability, a total of 2 BMW E46 cars (Blue 325i and Yellow 330i) were built for this kit and then taken to the track!

After being track tested over a hundred times, this kit is now approved for production this fall.  The B.R.O.S.K. – 1 is our highest power output centrifugal supercharger option so far M5x and S5x engines. With the smallest foot print yet, the robust design of the bracket system mounts in place of the AC unit, and brings forth the high efficiency and reliability found in the Rotrex brand of Superchargers.

Having a Supercharger on a BMW already is something special, but what’s more special here is unlike most centrifugal superchargers, the Rotrex line of Superchargers offer a low down linear power curve and raw torque figures, which comes close to the traditional Hyde Motor Works Roots and Twinscrew supercharger setups.

Below we showcase what very low boost figures can achieve with just the Rotrex C30 supercharger. Keep in mind, the power is measured at the wheels, which means the final engine HP figure is about 20% higher.

B.R.O.S.K. – 1. has an expected release in Early Winter of 2023 with discounted Pre Orders available from August directly through Hyde Motor Works.

Watch the video below from Mas, as he introduced you to the B.R.O.S.K. – 1 Supercharger Kit!

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