BenzForce Dyno Car

To provide our customers with real data pertaining to specific engine performance upgrades, BenzForce has acquired a 1991 BMW 535i for R&D.  The BMW was selected because it was the lowest cost vehicle in our immediate area, at $300, and we didn’t want to sacrifice a valuable Mercedes for the cause. We refer to the BMW as the Dyno Car.

Some may argue that they have performance information for a lot of the upgrades that we intend to produce but I have not seen a data set as comprehensive as we plan to produce.

The Dyno Car will pull triple duty for us:

  1. Develop, fit and dyno test specific upgrades
  2. Instructional platform for product demonstrations
  3. Promotional activities like customer tours, auto cross events, etc.

After getting some initial title issues squared away, the Dyno Car was stripped down, and the following upgrades performed:
  • Engine bay shaved and cleaned up
  • Roll cage installed
  • Light body work and sprayed metallic gunmetal gray
  • Undercoating reapplied
  • All suspension and steering components replaced
  • BC Racing coil overs installed
  • Brakes with line lock and hydro break
  • Mishimoto oil cooler and Koyorad E36 radiator
  • GM wiring harness
  • Vibrant intercooler in place for future turbo upgrade testing
  • AEM sensors and CAN 22 module installed for data logging required for comprehensive data analysis after dyno testing. Current monitoring includes the following and as the power plant transitions to gas vehicles more sensors will be added:
    • Temperatures: Water, manifold, intercooler in, intercooler out
    • Pressure: Oil, manifold
    • Misc: RPM, fuel, GPS
  • AEM CD-7 digital display
  • Current drivetrain:
    • Mercedes om617 5-cylinder diesel. Stock and ready for the first dyno test
    • Jeep AX-15 5 speed manual
    • Custom driveshaft and adapters
    • BMW 3.23 LSD

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