Most fans of Eisenmann exhaust systems know that Rolf Eisenmann does not build performance exhausts to make a profit for his company. As a supplier to two of Germany’s greats- Porsche and AMG, Eisenmann’s performance exhaust business is dwarfed by their OE manufacturing contracts. Therefore, Eisenmann’s performance exhaust systems are a true labor of love, a chance for Rolf Eisenmann to build parts that exude the essence of passion and fun.
Exhausts like the Porsche Speedster system seen here are what Eisenmann’s staff live for. This exhaust was built for a client who loves the performance and personality of his Speedster, but knew that the sound of the car didn’t match it’s incredible persona. Eisenmann is the original manufacturer of the Speedster exhaust, but restrictive sound regulations kept the masters of tone in Eisenmann’s engineering department from bringing the car to life. This, then, was the perfect opportunity to give the car the personality it deserves.
Eisenmann’s engineers redesigned the internals of the Speedster exhaust system to improve the tone and personality of the car, while adding in cabin valve control to allow the driver to adjust the car’s level of civility on the fly. All of us at IND eagerly await the exhaust’s arrival at our clients installation facility. It is special projects like these that make working with Eisenmann so exciting!
Eisenmann tour- http://eisenmannblog.com/2011/04/08/ind-eisenmann-tour/
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To be the best in any field it is best to surround yourself with the best people. If all of us at IND are like-minded people, then all of our dealers should be like-minded people too. This is why we decided to re-evaluate our dealer list for 2012, and celebrate the opportunities we have in working with the best dealers of Eisenmann exhaust systems in the United States and Canada.
In our second installment of the Eisenmann dealer spotlight, we are proud to turn our attention to a staple of the BMW tuning industry- European Auto Source.
European Auto Source has offered Los Angeles area clients excellent service and an extensive knowledge base for years and is a true household name in the LA area. EAS has transformed from a shop that offers service and parts retail sales to a company that is a key technology partner for VF Engineering, as well as one of IND’s strongest Eisenmann distributors on the west coast. We hope to have many more great years of partnership with EAS!
Everyone has New Year’s resolutions and IND is no different. Although IND consists of many people, we all work toward a common goal, so when it comes to New Year’s resolutions we think as one. In 2012, one of IND’s New Year’s resolutions was to surround ourselves with only the best people. If all of us at IND are like-minded people, then all of our dealers should be like-minded people too. This is why we decided to re-evaluate our dealer list in 2012, and celebrate the opportunities we have in working with the best dealers of Eisenmann exhaust systems in the United States and Canada.
Each month, we will feature one of our partner shops on the Eisenmann blog, and this month I am proud to announce that we kick off this tradition with a shop that has never failed to impress us- Ai Design.
Ai Design is a company of craftsmen focused on producing highly personalized vehicles and their attention to detail and precision has kept Ai unique for many years. Ai’s meticulous shop, their high end clientele, and their impressive work ethic make them a great partner for IND!
The E92 M3 is a car that has sparked a great deal of passion among car enthusiasts all over the world since the day spy shots of BMW’s secret test cars started appearing online. The M3 has always been BMW’s most focused M car, and fans of the M bloodline waited for the E92 M3’s release with buzzing anticipation. As a strong supporter of BMW’s M program, Eisenmann GmbH sensed the community’s excitement and knew they had to answer with an exhaust system that could give the amazing S65 V8 the sound that it deserved.
Eisenmann created their exhaust system for the E92 M3 in 2008, almost immediately after the car’s arrival in the United States, and the rest is history.
Today, IND is proud to announce that Eisenmann’s E92 M3 system has become their best selling system of all time, surpassing the E60 M5’s already impressive volume and allowing over 7,000 E9x M3 owners to achieve a new level of enjoyment with their M cars.
IND and Eisenmann know that E9x M3 fans will enjoy their exhausts for years to come, and thank all of you for your support!
Eisenmann tour- http://eisenmannblog.com/2011/04/08/ind-eisenmann-tour
BMW’s F10 M5 is an absolute marvel of modern technology and an absolute pinnacle of modern machinery. The engine is optimized with BMW’s excellent VANOS system, individual valve control with Valvetronic technology, two turbo chargers, water cooled engine control computers, and blistering performance. However, some say a certain soul is lost as BMW M advances further toward the future. The raw sound and power of BMW’s earlier S38, S62, and S85 engines may be lost in the new S63tu- something even BMW admits to, and compensates for by adding an in-cabin sound generator to capture some of the engine’s lost personality.
Eisenmann’s engineers have had a passion for the soul and sound of M cars for over 20 years, and have now embarked on a quest to recover the S63tu’s lost soul. Eisenmann will continue to take their F10 M5 through their extensive testing and R&D program at their Stuttgart development center. Eisenmann will have invested over one half of a full year into development of the F10 M5 system, and will stop at nothing to bring the car’s true passion forth out of it’s quad exhaust tips.
Stay tuned for more updates!
Eisenmann NA was honored to be part of this project!
News of Japan’s disaster reached nearly every human in a first world country within a day. The footage was horrifying to watch and the toll on human life and property was terrible, but even as Japan went through it’s dark moments that week there was positive mixed with the negative, hope mixed with the despair of a country living through a disaster of epic proportions. Days and weeks after the Tsunami, two facts became very clear about the people of Japan- they would not give up easily, and they would do anything possible to restore the country as quickly as possible and return to normal life.
Speaking to my friends in Japan about those events, I heard one common theme: “let’s not dwell on the bad, but plan for the good. Let’s move forward, rebuild, and enjoy life”. The tuning companies of Japan seemed to express the same feelings and continue to push forward every day. 3D Deisgn’s newest E89 Z4 is a reflection of this positive philosophy. Plans to create the car were made shortly after the Japanese Tsunami with the intention of making a statement. That statement is simply scribed over the car’s driver’s side window: “Don’t give up, Tohoku”.
3D Design partnered with key players in the US and Germany to create their new car, with each company contributing to the car’s unique style. WSTO and IND worked together to design the car’s overall theme and carefully measure the car’s aggressive wheel fitment. BBS brought their amazing Motorsport wheels to the table directly from BMW’s M3 GT4 program in an 18×9.5 +25 size in the front and 18×10 +30 size in the rear. Yokohama supplied the 235/40/18 front and 255/35/18 rear S Drive tires. KW helped with their Variant 3 suspension for a comfortable ride on the street and great handling when the roads begin to wind, while Dinan helped provide a camber plate that gave us that extra secret ingredient to make the BBS wheels fit perfectly. Eisenmann’s technicians hand-built the car’s exhaust system for a sound that matches it’s aggressive exterior, and of course 3D Design’s own aerodynamics package in full carbon fiber works perfectly with the car’s already perfect lines. The car will soon receive a brake upgrade from Brembo, a gauge package from Stack, and an upgraded turbo kit from ESS Tuning.
Enjoy the photos and stay tuned for more updates!
Tradition with a future: Eisenmann launches a retrofit range of classic sports exhaust systems for the Porsche 911 G and F models, the Porsche 356 and the Mercedes Benz SL (W231-Pagode).
As manufacturing becomes more globalized, outsourcing your engineering work, your tooling, and even the manufacturing itself is progressively a simpler and simpler challenge to overcome. The modern aftermarket performance parts “manufacturer” is required to do nothing more than submit a list of demands to their cheap overseas producer, and have the engineering, design, manufacturing, packaging, and shipping taken care of for them. The days of hands-on facilities with employees who have true passion for their product have largely been replaced by the great connecting force that is the internet. Language barriers are overcome, manufacturing standards are universalized, and a product manufactured to ISO 9001 standards is as good as any other.
Yet there is one thing that no ISO 9001 standard can certify- that the part in question is designed and built with passion. One cannot engineer passion into an exhaust system. Accountants, CEOs, CFOs, and corporate leaders everywhere in the automotive aftermarket business despise passion. Passion is expensive. In the 21st century, making great parts just because you feel it’s right is an idea that’s rapidly going extinct in the face of cost cutting, outsourcing, and cheap labor.
If you are not familiar with Eisenmann, their facilities, or their business, please take a look at last year’s tour which provides a basic overview:
If you are ready to see how a business that was started at a time when M models were still hand built by true craftsmen fights to maintain it’s ability to produce the most high quality old-world-crafted exhaust systems in the world, please read on.
Eisenmann is located in the suburb of Hemmingen, a small German town just a half hour’s drive from the major manufacturing center of Stuttgart that houses the industry giant Porsche GmbH. Porsche’s many manufacturing and testing centers are scattered around Stuttgart, with their closest facility literally just down the block from Eisenmann’s own manufacturing complex! Driving through the beautiful countryside, one would never expect to find a factory responsible for exhaust systems featured on the Mercedes McLaren SLR, AMG and Porsche cars, and the cars of thousands of enthusiasts worldwide.
I’ll include a photo tour of Eisenmann’s facility, to show our readers exactly what Eisenmann is about-