VF Engineering VF480 BMW E46 M3 Supercharger Systems

The best supercharger system on the market!

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Price:
$7,795.00

While the BMW E46 M3 is well known for it’s nice power band and incredible throttle response, VF Engineering decided to engineer a range of Vortech-based supercharger systems that would amplify this already extraordinary engine giving it fierce mid- to top-end power (sport mode).

Maintaining the legendary BMW quality, smoothness, and reliability were the key factors in VF Engineering’s design goals. With over 10 years of supercharging experience and worldwide OEM supply contacts, VF have harnessed and perfected the reliability of Vortech superchargers to create the ultimate supercharger system for the ultimate driver’s car.

VF Engineering started with a 2005 M3 to research and develop its complete aftercooled VF420 kit. A production-manufactured aluminum manifold with integrated air-to-water heat exchanger, or charge cooler, is included not only for added value, but also for greater performance compared to similar air-to-air systems. Air/water cooling is the preferred choice for aftercooler technology for on and off the race track, and it’s used in the most demanding European rally cars. Air/water cooling provides superior cooling ability over air/air without lengthy ducting while creating cooler intake temperatures for more powerful and reliable ignition.

Taking it a step further, the E46 M3 VF480 kit offers even greater performance. Extra boost is brought on through the use of a smaller supercharger pulley, stiffer serpentine belt tensioner replacement, larger fuel injectors and an MAF upgrade, plus an upgraded custom software ECU flash. 

The VF480 kit requires the use of high-performance cats, and the VF test car was set up with Supersprint headers and Euro-spec M3 cats. For track cars, 100 octane fuel is recommended, and drag racing and/or aggressive back-to-back peak RPM shifting will likely require a clutch upgrade. A pre-catalytic converter wide band air:fuel ratio monitoring gauge is recommended.

  • Wild mid- to top-end power
  • Maintains factory drivability, quality, and reliability
  • Includes manifold and air-to-water aftercooler
  • Increased boost over the VF420 system 

 BMW E46 M3
 VF420
VF480
VF570
 2001 - 2006
 420 hp / 320 ft/lbs  480 hp / 340 ft/lbs 570 hp / 380 ft/lb
 333 hp / 262 ft/lbs
 4.0-4.5 PSI  5.5-6.0 PSI  8.5-9.0 PSI
 S54  V3-Si Trim supercharger  V3-Si Trim supercharger  V3-Si Trim supercharger
 ECU: MSS54/HP
 Cast manifold(non-cooled)  Cast manifold with slide-in air/water cooled cartridge  Cast manifold with slide-in air/water cooled cartridge
   ECU software flash  ECU software flash  ECU software flash





Notice of Emissions Non-Compliance. This supercharger forms part of a vehicle's emissions equipment. Removing, disabling, or altering emissions equipment on a pollution-controlled road vehicle is illegal. Installing devices or software that trick, disable, or modify emissions controls and monitors on a pollution-controlled road vehicle is also illegal. Unless noted above, this product is not legal for sale or use in California on any pollution controlled motor vehicle. Not legal for installation or use on any pollution controlled motor vehicle in any state, province, or jurisdiction governed by, or which has adopted, CARB or EPA regulations.

BMW Fitments:

3 Series
E46 (99-05) > M3
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