Introducing: Meisterschaft Exhaust Systems for the BMW F15 X5 50i!

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After a long reign, the E70 chassis has finally been retired and now BMW has introduced the all new fierce, yet elegant F15 X5. Being the gear heads that we are, we pursued the 50i M-Sport model to begin with as we could not wait to unleash the sound of the 4.4L Twin-Turbocharged V8.

Previously all of our systems for the E70 X5, among other industry standard exhaust systems had been axle-back only, this time we’ve done it differently. We sought after not only the most aggressive sound, but also performance. So, our all new Meisterschaft exhaust system for the F15 X5 is a full cat-back system which replaces the secondary catalytic converters, middle resonators, and rear muffler section. On top of removing all of the most restrictive components in the factory exhaust system, we also increased cat-back pipe diameter to dual 76mm in order to maximize exhaust flow, increasing performance as much as possible.

You can imagine that this new F15 X5 now paired with an all new Meisterschaft exhaust system sounds fantastic, which it does. But, as sporty as the X5 50i may be, it’s still not a sports car, it is a luxurious daily driver and a family car. So, we present the best of both worlds with the Meisterschaft GTC (EV Control):

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Pictured: 4x102mm (Round Split) Meisterschaft GTC (EV Control) (SUS) w/ Optional LSR Mid Pipe (SUS)  for the BMW F15 X5 50i

 

The above pictured full cat-back system for the new X5 defines the term ‘best of both worlds’ featuring an electronic valve system that allows you to control the volume of the exhaust system. In the closed position, the exhaust note is subtle, quiet, and contained. Once opened, the power is unleashed. The subtle and quiet exhaust note becomes aggressive and strongly pronounced, the sound of down-spooling turbochargers becomes present and over all it simply screams performance.

If staying subtle and under the radar is not in your itinerary, then we have a variant for you as well. The Meisterschaft GTS. The GTS offers the same powerful exhaust note and performance as the GTC in open mode. The only difference is the lack of valve control, the GTS is constantly on, constantly aggressive. Pictured below.

 

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Pictured: 4x102mm (Round Split) Meisterschaft GTS (Ultimate Sport Performance) (SUS) w/ Optional LSR Mid Pipe (SUS) for the BMW F15 X5 50i

 

The optional cat-back LSR Mid Pipe which is pictured in the above photos of the GTC (EV Control) and GTS (Ultimate Sport Performance) completes the system. Not only does it maximize performance by removing restrictive OE components, but also provides for a full bolt-on installation, negating the need to cut your OE exhaust during install.

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Pictured: Optional Cat-back LSR Mid Pipe (SUS)

 

Both the Meisterschaft GTS and GTC (EV Control) systems feature 4x102mm (Round Split) tips, this massive quad tip configuration completes the look of the car and is a perfect match to the aggressive tone leaving the rear end. Minimal modification to the bumper was required to fit the quad tip setup, however it is well worth the result:

 

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Pictured: 4x102mm (Round Split) Meisterschaft GTC (EV Control) (SUS) installed on BMW F15 X5 50i

This new F15 X5 was a pleasure to work with, and we are very excited with the way it turned out. Now it’s on to the next project, stay tuned!

 

 

 

 

F80 M3 and F82 M4 Part II: Meisterschaft GT Racing and GT2 Performance Package

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In our last post, when we released the Meisterschaft GTC (EV Control) for the all new BMW M3 and M4, we mentioned there was more to come… Well, here it is. The second installment of Meisterschaft exhaust products for the latest BMW M!

We understand that a valve controlled exhaust is not ideal for everyone, this is why we are bringing more to the table. Following in the footsteps of the E9x M3, the familiar GT and GT2 will live on, now with an all new modular design for the F8x M3 and M4.

Let’s begin with the GT Racing.

 

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Pictured: Meisterschaft GT Racing (SUS) with 4x102mm Round Split Tips

 

Our all new GT Racing system for the F8x M3 and M4 is designed to provide the ultimate street performance for your vehicle. Increased from the OE 63mm piping, our GT Racing unit features 76mm inlet piping that continues on into our dual velocity chamber design. Our velocity chambers have been engineered to maximize flow by accelerating the exiting exhaust gases, thus relieving back-pressure and resulting in higher power-output from the twin-turbocharged motor.

The exhaust note produced by the GT Racing is simply wonderful. Featuring a perfectly balanced sound spectrum from the lows to the highs the note of the GT Racing is pronounced, smooth, and aggressive.

Over the years, the M3 has been a widely popular track day car. As such, we kept track enthusiasts in mind while developing this new system. Here is where the GT2 Performance Package comes into play. When you order a Meisterschaft GT2 Package for your M3 or M4 you will receive a complete GT Racing exhaust system as pictured above, and in addition to the GT Racing system, you will receive a Super GT Performance X-Pipe section which serves as bolt-in substitute to the muffler canister on our rear section and is great for track and high performance driving events.

 

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Pictured: Meisterschaft Super GT Performance X-Pipe for the F8x M3/M4 GT/GT2 Performance Package (Included SR Pipes are not pictured)

 

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Pictured: Meisterschaft Super GT Performance X-Pipe installed on the GT Racing system. (Included SR Pipes are not pictured)

 

The Super GT Peformance X-Pipe not only increases high-end power output but also serves as a sprung weight reduction, making it perfect for track day use! This simple bolt-in design allows the two parts to be interchanged in a matter of 10-15 minutes.

As you may imagine, the Super GT Performance X-Pipe does have an impact on the sound. The effect is an exotic, higher pitch, aggressive and furthermore intoxicating sound!

Both our GT Racing and GT2 Performance Package come standard with our 76mm SR Connecting Pipes. These allow for simple cut and slip-on installation. No welding is required.

 

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Pictured: Meisterschaft 76mm SR Connecting Pipes for the BMW F8x M3/M4 (Included with every unit!)

 

For the diehard enthusiasts, our GT and GT2 Performance package rear muffler systems can also be mated with our optional cat-back LX pipes and turbo-back Downpipes mentioned in our original post which can be found here: http://gthausblog.com/?p=5839

 

Optional Components

 

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Pictured: Meisterschaft Dual 65mm L.X. Pipes w/ Velocity Box (Optimized for horsepower gain)

 

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Pictured: Meisterschaft Single 90mm L.X. Pipe w/ Velocity Box (Optimized for torque gain)

 

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Pictured: Meisterschaft Cat-less Downpipes for the BMW F8x M3/M4

 

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GT2 Performance Package (with Super GT X-Pipe Installed)

Now Introducing: Meisterschaft GTC for the new BMW M3/M4!

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In 2008 when the BMW E92 M3 was first released, we developed the Meisterschaft GT and GT2 exhaust systems which became vastly popular due to their absolutely intoxicating sound and undeniable performance. Two years later, when the newly released Meisterschaft GTC (EV Control) systems began gaining popularity, we received numerous requests to develop a Meisterschaft GTC exhaust system for the beloved V8-powered E9x M3. Thus, we went back to the drawing board and created a system which was perfect for the daily driver. In open mode, the GTC system brought out an absolutely wild, exotic, and aggressive exhaust note with unquestionable performance from the 4.0L V8. In closed mode however, that aggressive sound would become tame and docile, but would still sing a beautiful exotic song to let you know that it was a Meisterschaft.

Now, 2014, the E9x chassis is no more, and the F80/82 M3 and M4 are here. So, it’s time to show our cards!

For the first time in history, BMW has placed a forced-induction motor into an M3, and also now, they have named the 2-door version of the car, the M4. But, with the number of doors and naming put aside, we set our focus on the sound of the brand new 3.0L twin-turbocharged S55 engine. We found the OE exhaust from BMW to be quite clever, and interestingly enough, it featured electronic valve control similar to our GTC systems we had been producing for the past several years. Clever as it may be, this did not mean we could not improve on it, which we did. A lot.

Achieving the aggressive exhaust sound, as well as the performance that we were looking for out of the new M3 and M4 was not an easy feat. Countless hours, late nights, and many prototypes along the way is what it took to get us to our three exceptional designs, each engineered to perfection for the true automotive enthusiast.

Today, with more to come, we bring you the flagship model. The Meisterschaft GTC, featuring 100% manually operated electronic valve control to provide the most convenience to the user. Aggressive when YOU want it, quiet when you dont.

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Pictured: 4x102mm Round Split Meisterschaft GTC (EV Control) [Incl. SR Pipes] (SUS) for the F80 M3 and F82 M4

Our electronically controlled valve system on the Meisterschaft GTC gives you the best of both worlds. With the valves in the closed position, the GTC system produces a sound that is comparable to factory, convenient for your daily commute or any other situation where you find yourself needing to ‘quiet down’ your exhaust. Open the valves and the fun begins. In performance (open) mode, the Meisterschaft GTC brings out the sound and performance of a true M car: aggressive, exotic, perfection.

Featuring dual 76mm (3-inch) inlet piping, our Meisterschaft GTC optimizes flow in performance/open mode to bring the most out of the twin turbocharged 6-cylinder. This unit is available with either our 4x90mm or 4x102mm Round Split Meisterchaft signature tips.

 

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Pictured: 4x102mm Round Split Meisterschaft GTC (EV Control) [Incl. SR Pipes] (SUS) for the F80 M3 and F82 M4

Looking for more? These are our optional full cat-back Meisterschaft Dual L.X. Pipes. This set of cat-back piping features dual 65mm cat-back piping into our high-flow velocity chamber and back out to dual 76mm piping for a direct connection to our SR pipes and rear muffler section resulting in a full bolt-on installation. Additionally, our Dual L.X. Pipe section is optimized for horsepower gain. In the near future you can also expect to see a single version of our L.X. pipe – featuring enlarged piping diameter and optimization for torque gain.

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Pictured: Meisterschaft Section 1 Dual L.X. Pipes [with Velocity Box] (SUS) for the F80 M3 and F82 M4

For the real enthusiasts looking squeeze the absolute most power out of their vehicles, we bring you these, Meisterschaft Cat-less Downpipes. These remove the primary catalytic converters allowing the turbos to breathe freely and work more efficiently, resulting in significantly increased power. Pair these cat-less downpipes with our full cat-back Meisterschaft exhaust and a tune of your choice, sky is the limit!

 

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Pictured: Meisterschaft Cat-less Downpipe Section (SUS) for the F80 M3 and F82 M4

All in all, we found the new F80 M3 to be an amazing machine and we thoroughly enjoyed this development process. Make sure to be on the lookout for a secondary product release next week as there is more to come for the F80 M3 and F82 M4 from Meisterschaft!

 

VIDEO COMING SOON!

 

 

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