Meisterschaft for the new BMW X5 35i!

With the new X5 release from BMW, we immediately jumped on the 50i M-Sport due to the twin turbo V8 laying under its hood! With that done, we’ve shifted our focus to the more practical X5 35i, housing BMW’s brilliant N55 engine (3.0L I6 Turbo).

We like the N55. We like it’s liveliness and its substantial power output. More importantly though, we love the sound it produces when paired with the right exhaust! So, we brought the right exhaust into existence.

Held to a standard of perfection, the Meisterschaft exhaust system is constructed using T-304 grade stainless steel and is TIG welded completely by hand.

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As the X5 is more commonly a daily driver than anything else, we had to accommodate both luxury and sportiness – resulting in two main variations of exhaust which are well known under the Meisterschaft brand: GTS and GTC.

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The Meisterschaft GTC (EV Control) is the easy choice here as it delivers the best of both worlds: luxury & sport performance. Our electronically controlled variable chamber (E.C.V.C) technology allows us to replicate the stock exhaust sound in closed mode, which is subtle and quiet but has faint sporty tone when you really get on the throttle. In open mode however, it is smooth, sporty & aggressive.

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We also offer the Meisterschaft GTS, the GTS is more conventional and produces an aggressive note 100% of the time, not featuring a valve control function.

The unit we’re introducing now features 2x102mm Round Split tips on both GTS & GTC variations. The 102mm, or 4-inch, exhaust tips fit freely into the rear bumpers exhaust openings with a perfect gap all the way around.

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We are also currently working on a 4x102mm Round Split version, for those who are looking for a very aggressive look at the back of their car. The 4x102mm will be introduced at a later date.

With our Meisterschaft axle-back installed, the car peaked at 250 horsepower on our all-wheel-drive mustang dyno, this was achieved with the GTC (EV Control) unit in the open position, making a total peak power gain of ~20HP and ~23ft/lbs of torque. In the closed position we saw 228HP and 236ft/lbs. So if it’s performance you’re after, open up that valve!

All in all we are very happy with the results of this new X5 35i. It sounded great and made excellent power once equipped with a Meisterschaft exhaust!
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Video Release! Lamborghini LP570 Performante with Meisterschaft SUPER GT exhaust system!

As the title says, here is our latest video!

This is our very own Lamborghini LP570 Performante, equipped with our ultimate exhaust system: The Meisterschaft Super GT.

This Meisterschaft exhaust system was engineered purely for performance enthusiasts. The canister-less design of our Super GT exhaust system provides maximum flow resulting in hefty horsepower gains in the high end.

For more information on this exhaust system, or exhaust systems for any other vehicle, please feel free to contact us at 1-866-278-1896 or e-mail us at sales@gthaus.com! Enjoy the video!

 

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GTHAUS at the SEMA Show 2014

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This year at the SEMA Show, Meisterschaft was everywhere! From our own displays to clients cars and more. In this post we will share with you some of Meisterschaft and Roar Racing equipped cars we caught at 2014 SEMA Show.

In the above photo, at the Nexen Tire booth was our very own BMW F80 M3. In-depth details of the build can be found in our previous blog post titled ‘The Road to SEMA 2014’, however the vehicle featured a full chrome wrap, Meisterschaft Titanium GT2 Package exhaust system, and a set of 20″ forged duo-block wheels – an original design by GTHAUS.

Our brand new 2015 S63 AMG Coupe had also made the long journey from Chicago and was displayed at the Savini Wheels booth in the south hall alongside several other Meisterschaft equipped cars.

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The latest addition to our American Roar Racing line, the muscle division of GTHAUS, was our GTC (EV  Control) exhaust system for the brand new C7 Corvette, displayed beautifully on the wide body project below by Prestige Marketing and Savini Wheels.

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Impressive Wrap, a prestigious wrapping company based out of California built this M4. It is one of the first BMW M4’s to be fitted with a Liberty Walk wide body kit and was topped off with our Meisterschaft exhaust system!

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Lastly, at the Savini booth, was an old friend almost unrecognizable. Here is a shot of our former BMW E92 M3 Widebody, completely re-worked by Prestige Marketing but still running our Meisterschaft GTC (EV Control) exhaust system!

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Venturing out of the south hall, along the apron of the building was a G55 AMG that was built by Auto Tech Interiors that ran our Meisterschaft GTC (EV Control) with our signature Hexa-Tip setup!

Check out the gallery down below for some additional photos!

 

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SEMA 2014 turned out to be a great time. We’d like to thank all of our dealers and fans that dropped by to say hello during the show and we hope to see you next year!

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Luxury First: Meisterschaft for the new generation S-Class

 

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The new S-Class from Mercedes-Benz is beautifully styled, luxurious, and features some of the most advanced technology we’ve seen in a car to this date, but it lacks one detail: sound. Fortunately we have a solution: Meisterschaft.

Well, it is a luxury car, yes, but it is also quite sporty with that 4.6L turbo V8, no? We thought so.

When developing the Meisterschaft exhaust system for new S-Class sedan we kept luxury in mind, because at the end of the day it is after-all a Mercedes-Benz flagship luxury car. Thus, we developed 2 systems for the new car: the Meisterschaft GTC featuring electronic valve control, and the Meisterschaft GTS for those who enjoy an aggressive sound all the time.

 

Meisterschaft GTC (EV Control)

 

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The Meisterschaft GTC exhaust system features our E.C.V.C (Electronically Controlled Variable Chamber) technology, allowing the driver to control the volume of the exhaust system. Our E.C.V.C technology allows us to keep the luxury and comfort aspects of the new S-Class intact, while adding the option to have a sporty and aggressive exhaust note at the flip of a switch.

 

Meisterschaft GTS

 

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We understand that not everyone needs nor wants an exhaust system with valve control; they simply want a nice aggressive tone all the time. This is where the Meisterschaft GTS comes into play. The GTS system features the same aggressive tone and performance offered by the GTC in open position, all the time. And to some, this is all you really need.

 

Optional Cat-Back SR Pipes

 

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For those of you looking for more, looking for the ultimate performance and sound, we offer these. These are our full cat-back optional SR pipes for the new S-Class. These remove the restrictive middle resonator section and also increase the pipe size to 76mm for maximized flow, enhancing both sound and performance.

 

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We are very happy with the end result of this new generation S-Class. From a sound that was never there in the first place, the Meisterschaft exhaust gave it a deep, throaty exhaust note where the turbos can be heard loud and clear and can be made silent again with the flip of a switch. Check out the additional photos in the gallery below and our latest YouTube video car up top! Enjoy!

 

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!