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Old 16th September 2012, 23:49   #1
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Default BMW E92 M3 Arkapovic exhaust install

The BMW E92 M3 is a fantastic car where performance meets practicality.

The owner of the car wanted an exhaust system which offered maximum performance advantage and sound which embodied the true BMW M sound.

A decision was made to get an Akrapovic Evolution exhaust system.

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Full exhaust system made of Titanium
25Kgs reduction in weight over stock exhaust system
100 cell sports catalyst
Peak power increase by 22hp
Peak torque increased by 35Nm.

Unpacking the system, the build quality as expected was top notch on par with other exhaust systems we install.
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The stock exhaust system
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Old 16th September 2012, 23:59   #2
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Akrapovic evolution Titanium Installed at Karr Kraft Racetech Centre Hyderabad

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And the best way to enjoy it

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Old 17th September 2012, 19:02   #3
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Now ain't that pretty those tips look superb

Is it a Mineral white ?

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Old 17th September 2012, 20:24   #4
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How much does a system like this cost ?
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How much does a system like this cost ?
The one for the F10 M5 costs $7500 approx, without duties etc. This would be a little less. Its titanium hence the price.
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Bet they sound heavenly, thanks for sharing RaceTech. Can we have a youtube clip of the exhaust please? In terms of looks though, I prefer the stock, simpler M3 pipes.

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A breath of fresh air. I'm getting fed up of seeing only slushboxes in all the high-end cars here.
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A breath of fresh air. I'm getting fed up of seeing only slushboxes in all the high-end cars here.
GTO, you echoed our feelings. I am seriously feeling this as a relief after getting to see only Auto-boxes.

Arkapovic exhausts are really meaty and especially in BMW's. One of my neighbour has this in his M5 and I was wondering, why should one change the stocks, when they themselves are nice, only untill I heard the Arkapovic sing.

http://www.akrapovic.com/en/Promotio...s/default.aspx

OT: I am yet to talk to find who that neighbour is, he keeps the M in the underground garage.
Hope I am not going too much OT: How does one get a RHD manual here in India?

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Arkapovic exhausts sound soo heavenly the only exhaust company out there i think who really knows what they are doing. Can you upload a video?
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The akrapovic takes the sound department to a whole new level ! I am sure the owner has got a lot more planned ahead, great work guys, as always

PS:- Eager to see some info on the White R35 GTR build as well.

A few more pictures of the car, Posting on behalf of Rohit Rao and Aijaz Khan respectively.

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A decision was made to get an Akrapovic Evolution exhaust system.
Akrapovic makes fantastic exhausts - no doubt about that!
Just out of curiosty, what were the factors selecting this one over say, a Supersprint, Eisenmann or AC Schnitzer, etc?
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If I am not wrong that m3 is a direct import from BMW London and was on teambhp classifieds about 6 months ago . In india you can only get a DCT m3 through the dealership as a CBU. A question I would like ask to race tech is how the akrapovic system compares to kreissieg exhaust as far as sound and performance goes ? World over Kreissieg system is rated as the best exhaust system for the m3 .
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If I am not wrong that m3 is a direct import from BMW London and was on teambhp classifieds about 6 months ago . In india you can only get a DCT m3 through the dealership as a CBU.
Perhaps not. You can get the M3 in the MT configuration if you want. Bhpians ecksreturns, insideman, accordmasters and kbk_75 owns 6-sp MT E92 M3s and I'm somewhat sure they all got it from BMW India only.

Also, on a casual chat with BMW Kochi's ex-GM he once told me that the M3 can be configured in any way you want, you can get one with even the BMW Performance steering wheel with Ferrari-style shift indicator

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If I am not wrong that m3 is a direct import from BMW London and was on teambhp classifieds about 6 months ago . In india you can only get a DCT m3 through the dealership as a CBU. A question I would like ask to race tech is how the akrapovic system compares to kreissieg exhaust as far as sound and performance goes ? World over Kreissieg system is rated as the best exhaust system for the m3 .
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Perhaps not. You can get the M3 in the MT configuration if you want. Bhpians ecksreturns, insideman, accordmasters and kbk_75 owns 6-sp MT E92 M3s and I'm somewhat sure they all got it from BMW India only.

Also, on a casual chat with BMW Kochi's ex-GM he once told me that the M3 can be configured in any way you want, you can get one with even the BMW Performance steering wheel with Ferrari-style shift indicator
That's right, you absolutely CAN get a stick shift M3 here from BMW India. Thank God!
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Perhaps not. You can get the M3 in the MT configuration if you want. Bhpians ecksreturns, insideman, accordmasters and kbk_75 owns 6-sp MT E92 M3s and I'm somewhat sure they all got it from BMW India only.

Also, on a casual chat with BMW Kochi's ex-GM he once told me that the M3 can be configured in any way you want, you can get one with even the BMW Performance steering wheel with Ferrari-style shift indicator
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That's right, you absolutely CAN get a stick shift M3 here from BMW India. Thank God!
Definately true you can get a manual m3 in india from bmw india dealer. i remember seeing a manual one at navit motors in mumbai almost a year ago and it had that special steering wheel.
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I can attest the awesome-ness of this exhaust system. I have the even more extreme version of this setup :

Akrapovic GT4 X-pipe with no cats or resonators + Akrapovic rear mufflers + Custom gloss black tips with red Akrapovic logos

This setup not only assist the ESS S/C breathe even more freely but also makes a very DTM-esque sound. I feared that the catless system would lead to a lot of drone(Issue I face with the AMS setup on my GTR) but it does not drone at all! There is no drone at all and it rather feels like the stock exhaust with just a hint of ferocity, but the car truly sings at higher rpm's.
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