BMW Performance Chips & Software for BMW M Roadster S54 3.2L

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Performance tuning for your BMW gives it more efficient and effective ECU mapping which favor power delivery over comfort. BMW tuning legend Jim Conforti produces incredible software tunes for nearly every model to give drivers a noticeable upgrade in their car's capabilities. The Turner Chips, Shark Injectors, Sprint Boosters, and Burger Motorsports tuning software and handheld devices are all right here for you to give your BMW the engine management change it deserves.

Shark Injector Upgrade (from One File To Another)
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T#:386540
Part#: SHARK-UPGRADE
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You may be able to upgrade the Shark Injector file to another version to better meet your tuning needs. Depending on the model we may have better tunes for things such as intakes, larger air sensors, camshafts, headers, and others. For a small fee the current Shark Injector tune can be removed and a new file added instead (the original Shark file you were using would no longer be available). To do this, we need the car restored to stock settings with the current Shark Injector and then returned to us (updating via USB is not yet available). Sharks that were not Restored to stock cannot be upgraded and the unit will be returned to you (at your expense). We also perform other work on the Shark Injector while it is here, including diagnostic tests and re-packaging with the most current instructions. The Shark that you get back is virtually new and ready to be reinstalled!

To get started, review the catalog of current Shark Injector files for one that better matches your tuning spec.
1. Enter the new tuning file in the form below. Include any other relevant information.
2. Click the Update Price or Add To Cart button.
3. Complete the online transaction with your address and payment information.
4. A Turner Motorsport sales rep will contact you after your order has been submitted. Do not send in your Shark Injector until someone has contacted you with a reference number and return shipping address.

Turn-around time for upgrades is typically the same day we receive it. UPS Ground is the normal return shipping method unless you specify faster shipping on your order.

Helpful Links:

  • Shark Injector File List - listing of all Shark Injector files by vehicle model. Select a file from this list to upgrade to.
  • Shipping Instructions - specific instructions for packaging and shipping. Also includes a contact form to include when you send back your Shark.
  • Emissions Waiver - some tunes require this emissions/smog waiver before we can program the new file to your Shark. These are noted in the catalog listing in the links above. Print and include this Waiver when you send in your Shark.

Shark Injector installation instructions

Turner Plug-and-Play IAT Relocation Kit
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T#:391751
Part#: 014579TMS
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All vehicles will lose some degree of performance due to heat soak under the right operating conditions. Engine management systems constantly monitor operating conditions and modifying parameters based on sensor inputs. BMW integrated the intake air temp sensor in the MAF housing on models such as the E39 M5, and, being sandwiched behind a hot radiator and in some applications next to an even hotter valve cover, this is less than ideal for performance applications. Absorbing excess heat from its surroundings, the MAF canaEURtmt shed it fast enough, and the ECU reads an inaccurately high intake air temperature. Compensating for this false hot air measurement, the ECU pulls timing and runs a richer fuel mixture, resulting in a significant loss of torque.

What can you do? Locate an intake air temp sensor in a location where it can properly measure incoming air temps and where it's less prone to heat soak. Mounting the sensor further away from the heat source and isolating it from the MAF housing, it can both resist the effects of heat soak longer and respond to temperature changes more quickly. The result is youaEURtmll experience reduced torque loss and more consistent power output when youaEURtmre pushing your engine hard.

The Turner engineering team was initially skeptical of the claimed performance benefits of this modification. They first set out validate the functionality and performance benefit of a temp sensor relocation. Replicating stop-and-go traffic heat soak in a 2001 540i was a simple task in a controlled environment - their dynometer. First the car was heat soaked to simulate being stuck in traffic or moving at low speeds by running the car four times on the dyno with the dyno's cooling fans disabled. The fans were then turned on for three more runs to observe the recovery rate once air flow was reintroduced. The test: following this procedure once with a stock IAT, and once with their relocation kit in place.

The result? Turner recovered 11lb-ft torque at 2500rpm through use of their relocation kit, with even greater recovery to be found for M5 owners. Here are the heat soak-related torque losses Turner experienced:

Stock IAT location:
18rwtq at 2500rpm
10rwtq at 3000rpm
9rwtq at 3700rpm

Turner IAT Relocation:
7rwtq at 2500rpm
5rwtq at 3000rpm
5rwtq at 3700rpm

**Click here for installation instructions**

The Turner engineering team designed a complete plug and play kit (unlike all other options on the market) that makes for quick, easy, and reversible installation. Weather-sealed connectors keep out the elements, while sheathed wiring offers a clean appearance underhood. With a harness nearly 3 feet long - the Turner IAT relocation kit offers flexibility in positioning, but not too long that you're left with unsightly excess wiring. Turner recommends positioning the sensor in a location away from engine heat, but still within the intake ducting to achieve accurate intake temp readings - such as the far side of the base of the airbox. Vehicles with cold air intakes with cone-style filters can even position the sensor in the end of the filter. Simply drill a hole in your (cool) location of choice and plug in the harness. More information including installation instructions and some good examples of sensor mounting locations can be found in our DIY PDF.

We include everything you need to relocate your IAT, just select your desired sensor brand below - Genuine BMW or original equipment Beru.

Also the perfect plug-n-play option for anyone looking to upgrade their intake to utilize an Alpha-N tune!

Note for vehicles with M62 engine: applicable to 1999 and up

Sprint Booster V3 Drive-by-Wire Enhancement Module For 2001+ BMW
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T#:391871
Part#: SBBM1003
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When BMW began using the "Drive-by-wire" throttle system in 2001, a lot of people cringed. The Drive-by-wire system uses electronics to replace the mechanical cable throttle of the past. This means the electronics between the accelerator pedal and motorized throttle must interpret what your right foot does, and ultimately decides how the engine will respond. Although advanced in it's technology and engineering, many of us agree that the Drive-by-Wire equipped BMWs feel unresponsive and lack the crisp, sharp throttle response that older BMWs had with a traditional throttle cable. That's where the Sprint Booster comes in.

The Sprint Booster is an in-line "plug and play" module, that remaps the Drive-by-Wire throttle curve to be much quicker than stock programming. It removes the "lag" or delay that exists in the stock electronic mapping. The result is sharper, quicker throttle response and immediate power delivery.

NEW! The Sprint Booster V3 are now out!

This update brings with it some exciting new features that give you a much wider choice of selections including:

  • 36 Acceleration Programs
  • Valet Mode
  • Pedal Lock Mode
  • 3 year Warranty


We found the difference to be NIGHT AND DAY, and were instantly smitten by the snappier feel the Sprint Booster gave to both a stock BMW as well as on a modified BMW. What's more - the Sprint Booster installs in just a few minutes at the back of the gas pedal. Simply release pedal from the pedal base by unlocking the locking tab, pull the pedal up/foward, unplug the harness, and plug in Sprint Booster. Here's an example of how simple the install is -- installation on an E46 3 series. Full for 3 series installation instructions, click here.

How does it work? The Sprint Booster listens to the pedal input signal, and sends an improved signal to the ETC (electronic throttle control) which has been amplified or "boosted", so that the throttle is more responsive throughout the entire rpm range.


This product qualifies for FREE FEDEX GROUND shipping within the 48 contiguous United States.

The Sprint Booster is available for the following BMWs:
2008+ E82/E88 1 Series including 128i & 135i
2016+ F87 BMW M2
2001-2006 E46 3 Series including 325i, 325Ci, 330i, 330Ci
2001-2006 E46 M3 coupe & convertible (manual & SMG!)
2006+ E90/E91/E92/E93 3 Series including 325i, 325xi, 328i, 328xi, 330i, 330xi, 335i & 335xi
2008+ E90/E92/E93 M3 coupe, sedan & convertible
2012+ F30 BMW 320i 320i xDrive 328d 328d xDrive 328i 328i xDrive 335i 335i xDrive - Sedan
2013+ F31 BMW 328i xDrive 328d xDrive - Wagon
2014+ F34 BMW 328i xDrive GT, 335i xDrive GT - Gran Tourismo
2013+ F32 BMW 428i 428i xDrive 435i 435i xDrive - Coupe
2013+ F33 BMW 428i Convertible 428i xDrive Convertible 435i Convertible 435i xDrive Convertible- Convertible
2014+ F36 BMW 428i Gran Coupe 428i xDrive Gran Coupe 435i Gran Coupe 435i xDrive Gran Coupe
2015+ F82 BMW M4
2001-2003 E39 BMW 525i 530i 540i
2004+ E60/61 5 Series including 525i, 525xi, 528i, 528xi, 530i, 530xi, 535i, 535xi, 545i, 550i & M5
2004+ E63/E64 6 Series including 645i, 650i & M6
2002+ E65/E66 7 Series including 745i, 745Li, 750i, 750Li & 760Li
2003+ Z4 & MZ4 Roadster & Coupe including Z4 2.5, 3.0 and M
2001+ X3/X5/X6 SAV (all)


Turner Performance Software For Z3M S54 (01-02)
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T#:555375
Part#: TS54-Z3M
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INSTANT POWER GAIN WITH NO DOWNSIDE!
Max HP gain = 17 hp
Max Trq gain = 11 ft-lbs

Years of S54 tuning for both street and track cars, including a strong relationship with Bosch Motorsport, has allowed us to offer an excellent tune package for the Z3M driver that appreciates a comprehensive tune that's suitable for a daily driver. Totally streetable on 91 octane fuel (with performance gains you can feel), the Turner Z3M tune really comes alive from the middle of the RPM range and pulls stronger directly up to fuel cut at redline. Throttle response is crisper and more direct throughout the entire range of motion of the pedal. Offering:

  • fuel and timing maps at part throttle and wide-open throttle
  • revised torque settings and knock control
  • improved VAN0S variable valve timing
  • smoother and faster pedal response
  • top speed limiter raised (180mph)

Our software is installed via the Turner flashing OBD tool. This tool plugs into the OBD socket in the dash and the performance software is installed from a laptop computer connected to the tool. It also works as a fault code scanner to read and reset diagnostic trouble codes and reset adaptations. The software program requires a Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 laptop and the installation and setup are very easy (click here for instructions). The OBD tool, cable, and installation files are shipped to you with simple setup instructions. Files are exchanged with our calibrators via email, resulting in no downtime for your vehicle. There is no need to remove your ECU and ship it. You can have your X5 flashed from the convenience of your garage or driveway!

Looking to maximize your power gains and an excellent complement to our tune? Add a Turner IAT Relocation to combat power-robbing heat soak - the only true plug-and-play solution available. Heat soak is a real plague on consistent power for a stock or tuned vehicle. We recovered 11lb-ft torque at 2500rpm through use of our relocation kit. Here are the heat soak-related torque losses we experienced (in an E39 540i):

Stock IAT location:
18rwtq at 2500rpm
10rwtq at 3000rpm
9rwtq at 3700rpm

Turner IAT Relocation:
7rwtq at 2500rpm
5rwtq at 3000rpm
5rwtq at 3700rpm

Click here to read more about our IAT relocation kit.

This item fits the following BMWs:
2001-2002 BMW Z3M Coupe Z3M Roadster


Turner Performance Software For E85/6 Z4M
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T#:555373
Part#: TS54-Z4M
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INSTANT POWER GAIN WITH NO DOWNSIDE!
Max HP gain = 17 hp
Max Trq gain = 11 ft-lbs

Years of S54 tuning for both street and track cars, including a strong relationship with Bosch Motorsport, has allowed us to offer an excellent tune package for the Z4M driver that appreciates a comprehensive tune that's suitable for a daily driver. Totally streetable on 91 octane fuel (with performance gains you can feel), the Turner Z4M tune really comes alive from the middle of the RPM range and pulls stronger directly up to fuel cut at redline. Throttle response is crisper and more direct throughout the entire range of motion of the pedal. Offering:

  • fuel and timing maps at part throttle and wide-open throttle
  • revised torque settings and knock control
  • improved VAN0S variable valve timing
  • smoother and faster pedal response
  • top speed limiter raised (180mph)

Our software is installed via the Turner flashing OBD tool. This tool plugs into the OBD socket in the dash and the performance software is installed from a laptop computer connected to the tool. It also works as a fault code scanner to read and reset diagnostic trouble codes and reset adaptations. The software program requires a Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 laptop and the installation and setup are very easy (click here for instructions). The OBD tool, cable, and installation files are shipped to you with simple setup instructions. Files are exchanged with our calibrators via email, resulting in no downtime for your vehicle. There is no need to remove your ECU and ship it. You can have your X5 flashed from the convenience of your garage or driveway!

Looking to maximize your power gains and an excellent complement to our tune? Add a Turner IAT Relocation to combat power-robbing heat soak - the only true plug-and-play solution available. Heat soak is a real plague on consistent power for a stock or tuned vehicle. We recovered 11lb-ft torque at 2500rpm through use of our relocation kit. Here are the heat soak-related torque losses we experienced (in an E39 540i):

Stock IAT location:
18rwtq at 2500rpm
10rwtq at 3000rpm
9rwtq at 3700rpm

Turner IAT Relocation:
7rwtq at 2500rpm
5rwtq at 3000rpm
5rwtq at 3700rpm

Click here to read more about our IAT relocation kit.

This item fits the following BMWs:
2006-2008 E85/6 BMW Z4M Coupe Z4M Roadster

THOR OBD II Wifi Dongle - All BMW w/OBDII
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T#:568728
Part#: OBD2WIFI1
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With the advent of quick flash software and the increasing popularity of DME re-coding, having the proper interface has never been more crucial. Until now, many have resorted to chains of OBD-USB-Mini USB as the primary method of talking with the cars computer.&Newline; &Newline; While this is certainly functional, the user is limited by the length of the cable he or she purchased. Forget about setting your laptop on the workbench...slide that seat back, get cozy and don't you dare shake that cable...&Newline; &Newline; Those days are over.&Newline; &Newline; Enter the THOR OBDII WIFI dongle. &Newline; &Newline; This revolutionary little box is not only compatible with a host of tuning apps including XHP and THOR; but also completely functional with INPA, Tool32, NCSExpert, and WinkFP. Gone are the days of sitting in the driver's seat with your phone or laptop, now you can flash and code from the workbench or your couch if so choose. Clear a spot in the bottom of your toolbox for those amazon cables, you won't be needing them anymore. &Newline; &Newline; Features:&Newline; &Newline; Reliable, strong WiFi signal&Newline; Faster flash-times, compared to standard OBD/INPA cable&Newline; Tested and proven to perform flawlessly and built to last

E46 M3, MZ3 Shark Injector Race Software (for Headers and Cat Delete)
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T#:338932
Part#: TMS158
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Shark Injector Performance software includes:

  • Tuned for headers and no cats
  • Horsepower and torque gains
  • Faster and smoother throttle response
  • Top speed limiter removed
  • Extremely easy to install/uninstall
  • Reversible and reusable

Performance software is a must-have upgrade on your E46 M3 and you won't find an easier and better software solution than the Shark Injector. Developed by BMW tuning expert Jim Conforti, this device plugs into the car's diagnostic port and flashes new performance files into your car's engine computer (ECU). There's no removal of the ECU and shipping, no cables, no laptop required - only a battery charger! Installation takes just a few minutes and your engine will perform like never before!

The M3 performance software was developed on the dyno to create maximum power and torque using premium 91+ octane fuel and revising the torque limiters in the ECU. The software makes changes to the ECU's maps and algorithms for fuel injection, ignition timing, VANOS and camshaft movement, and transitional fueling. We modify the maps for part throttle and full throttle so you get better response and more torque at all RPM. The rev limit is raised to 8,100 RPM rev limit and the top speed limiter is removed. By fine tuning these maps we've been able to improve the S54 engine beyond what BMW did by making more power and torque and a smoother-running engine.

The Shark Injector plugs into the diagnostic port inside the E46 cabin. With the battery charger supplying power, press the Upgrade button and within minutes the ECU is reflashed with the new performance tune. No other software product on the market comes close to how easy it is to install. You can use the Restore button to re-install the stock BMW software at any time. Detailed instructions are included. Other tuners require you to remove the ECU and ship it to them or use a laptop to read and write a new file. The Shark Injector is ready to install right out of the box! A planned future upgrade will allow you to use the USB port to load different performance files.


E46 M3 Dyno
Power and Torque Gains (stock header config)
Stock: 278.2 whp / 235.3 wtrq
Sharked: 284.2 whp / 236.9 wtrq
Peak Gain 6.0 rear wheel HP and 1.6 rear wheel Torque
(note: the max gain (biggest improvement) is 9 rear wheel HP between 7000 and 8000 rpm)

The software for running without cats includes special programming tweaks that will ignore certain readings from the post-cat O2 sensors and rely on the data from the first set of O2 sensors and the EGT sensor. The post-cat O2 sensors must still remain in place in the exhaust.

Looking to maximize your power gains? Add a Turner IAT Relocation to combat power-robbing heat soak - the only true plug-and-play solution available. Heat soak is a real plague on consistent power for a stock or tuned vehicle.Click here to read more about our IAT relocation kit.

Shark Injector Installation Instructions
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Shark Injector FAQ
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This part alters or deletes the emissions equipment on your car. Because of this, we require a waiver of emissions compliance to be signed and either e-mailed or faxed to Turner Motorsport before shipping. You can download the waiver here.

This item fits the following BMWs:
2001-2006 E46 BMW M3 (US models only)
2001-2002 Z3 BMW Z3 M Roadster M Coupe
MZ3 S54 Shark Injector Performance Software
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T#:388725
Part#: MZ3S54SHARKINJ
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  • Horsepower and torque gains
  • Faster and smoother throttle response
  • Top speed limiter removed
  • Optional convenience features
  • Extremely easy to install/uninstall
  • Reversible and reusable

Performance software is a must-have upgrade on your MZ3 and you won't find an easier and better software solution than the Shark Injector. Developed by BMW tuning expert Jim Conforti, this device plugs into the car's diagnostic port and flashes new performance files into your car's engine computer (ECU). There's no removal of the ECU and shipping, no cables, no laptop required - only a battery charger! Installation takes just a few minutes and your engine will perform like never before!

The MZ3 performance software was developed on the dyno to create maximum power and torque using premium 91+ octane fuel and revising the torque limiters in the ECU. The software makes changes to the ECU's maps and algorithms for fuel injection, ignition timing, VANOS and camshaft movement, and transitional fueling. We modify the maps for part throttle and full throttle so you get better response and more torque at all RPM. Choose between a stock or raised 8,100 RPM rev limit. The top speed limiter is removed. By fine tuning these maps we've been able to improve the S54 engine beyond what BMW did by making more power and torque and a smoother-running engine.

The Shark Injector plugs into the diagnostic port inside the Z3 cabin. With the battery charger supplying power, press the Upgrade button and within minutes the ECU is reflashed with the new performance tune. No other software product on the market comes close to how easy it is to install. You can use the Restore button to re-install the stock BMW software at any time. Detailed instructions are included. Other tuners require you to remove the ECU and ship it to them or use a laptop to read and write a new file. The Shark Injector is ready to install right out of the box! A planned future upgrade will allow you to use the USB port to load different performance files.

MZ3 Dyno
Power and Torque Gains
Stock: 253.2 rear wheel Horsepower, 223.1 rear wheel Torque
Sharked: 266.1 rear wheel Horsepower, 229.8 rear wheel Torque
Peak Gain 12.9 HP and 6.7 Torque @ the wheels.
A Max gain of 14.0 lb/ft rear wheel torque @ 4340 rpm

Product Options:
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aEUROctane. Choose either 91 or 93 minimum octane. For 93 we can be more aggressive with the timing and get more power. But you must have 93+ octane available, using the 93 version with anything less is not recommended.
Rev Limit. Choose a stock 7,600 RPM or raised 8,100 RPM rev limit. The raised rev limit is great for track or autocross where you can stay in gear longer and avoid untimely upshifts. The stock rev limit is for the non-track customer who wants all of the other benefits without the need to rev beyond the stock setting.
DSC/Sport Mode. This is a great option for MZ3 owners since the car did not come with a Sport button. Turning DSC off will enable the hidden Sport Mode in the MZ3!
Note: not all combinations of product options are available. We will contact you if there is a conflict.

Read what others are saying!
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LAWLence: "Go with the Conforti software. It will use a throttle position map similar to the sport mode, but the throttle response is linear and instant like it should've been from the factory. The throttle is mapped exactly like the stock sport mode, but power delivery is MUCH smoother and linear."
930LDR: "I am quite pleased with the upgrade. Very noticable pick up in throttle response. Can feel a little pick up in power as you move the the RPM range as well. Well worth $300."
fmcfad01: "The Injector will give you much improved throttle response. I recommend it."
clintjg: "The shark is worth it. I explored every NA bolt on available for the S54 and the shark plus headers was the biggest bang for the HP buck."
atan888: "Just installed mine today and boy it made my S54 feel like a real S54. What a difference in response and you can really feel the extra HP. With my mod list growing in my sig it's the best bang for the buck mod I ever got for my coupe."

Shark Injector Instructions
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A capable battery charger is required for the installation. The charger provides backup power supply to the regular car battery during installation. It must be capable of holding a continuous 10amp charge for the full installation (15-20 minutes).
The minimum octane fuel for this software is either 91 or 93.

Shark Injector FAQ
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This item fits the following BMWs:
2001-2002 Z3 BMW Z3 M Roadster M Coupe (US model only)