VF Engineering Inc.

VF Engineering Inc.

BMW (E37) Z3M Supercharger System

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*installation required
z3m s52 supercharger assembly

VF-Engineering chose to supercharge the BMW 3-series to improve throttle response and mid-to-top end power with the centrifugal Vortech supercharger. Maintaining the the original BMW quality, smoothness and reliability were the key factors in the VF design. VF have harnessed reliability of Vortech superchargers with their 15 years of supercharging experience and worldwide OEM supply contacts to create the ultimate supercharger system for the ultimate driver's car.


The Vortech V3 Si-Trim self contained supercharger is mounted on a CNC machined 6061-T6 aluminum bracket system triangulated to the block. The unit is positioned in line with the original serpentine belt which is replaced with a longer OEM belt. The key to this design is that the OEM active-spring belt tensioner remains fully functional and eliminates belt slip or the need to manually tension the belt. The supercharger air ducts are custom molded polypropylene plastic to give an OEM appearance, quality and fit. The incorporated Bosch boost overrun system is designed for smooth off-throttle cruising and deceleration with clean emissions. The crankcase ventilation system is designed to cope with positive pressure. High flow fuel injectors are supplied to fit as direct replacements. A removable plastic air box is provided with the K&N induction filter for those who use their vehicles in persistently wet climates. The VF supercharger system remains fully OBD2 compliant. All key components are 100% made in California. 

This system has been fully road tested and dyno tuned on both the Mustang MD500AWD and in-house Dynojet 224XLC dynamometers with and without engine load. VF sets up non-aftercooled kits at 6 psi and create as much, if not more power than similar products running greater levels of boost. The simplicity of this kit provides its greatest benefit: a large capacity supercharger unit running at low speed yields low temp air charge which in turn promotes optimal efficiency for a 45% power gain at the wheels. Numerous M3 test cars were put through long term full throttle testing in conditions varying from wet cold climates to hot dry Arizona desert temperature for safe-optimal air fuel ratios and knock activity monitoring. Competently-written ECU software has allowed VF to fully explore the potential of the BMW engine. Software flash technology and latest BMW file versions have been combined to provide the cleanest and the most reliable method of end-user software installation using the optional "Hex-Flash" programming cable.


  • Vortech V3 Si-Trim supercharger
  • Hard anodized 6061-T6 aluminum bracket
  • Chrome moly support bracket
  • Polypropylene air charge pipes
  • High capacity fuel injectors
  • 1 Heat range cooler NGK spark plugs
    • Crankcase ventilation system
    • Bosch bypass valve circuit
    • OEM serpentine belt
    • K&N induction filter with air box
    • Hex Flash ECU tuning programming cable (optional)
    • Install time 8 hours
    • Made in California, USA

    This product is not compliant with the California Air Resource Board and not for use on public roads in California. This applies to any aftermarket product that does not display a CARB EO#. Power ratings are subject to conditions and dynomometer model used. 



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    Disclaimer

    Dealer/Consumer has educated and researched the pros and cons or modifying their vehicle with high performance parts such as superchargers. Customer understands that modifying their car bares certain risks including engine failure and both parties understand and agree to hold VF Engineering harmless of liability from installation and use of this product.

    This product is not California Emissions Compliant or CARB approved. It is therefore NOT legal for use on public roads in the State of California or other states with similar laws. It is understood that you are installing this product / having specific labor performed on a pollution controlled vehicle. The dealer/consumer is not absolved of responsibility by means of ignorance and is hereby informed. By installing this product on your vehicle you assume all responsibility and consequences.

    Supercharger Systems are considered special order, and not returnable without written consent by VF Engineering. Dealer is responsible for providing product disclosures/terms and conditions to their consumers.

    Post installation of this product may require trouble shooting/diagnostics. Components and sensors near the limit of their wear tolerance may need replacement. VF-Engineering is not responsible for trouble shooting, diagnostic costs or consequential cost. The purchaser/reseller assumes the risks of modifying a used vehicle and educating themselves on the common traits of their platform. It is the reseller’s responsibility to educate the end user of these terms and conditions.

    ** Not CARB approved. Not legal for street use in State of California. For OFF-ROAD use only **