Companies are like people. As the years advance a business can grow, change, and evolve to respond to changing markets. Eisenmann’s approach has been rather different in this respect. Eisenmann has no side business, no secondary interests, and no distractions. For the past 27 years Eisenmann has maintained a singular focus based on hand crafting the finest possible exhaust systems, and for the past 27 years Eisenmann has maintained their love for BMW automobiles.
Similarly, BMW’s M5 has been an expression of the same singular focus- the M5 has always been the best sports sedan in the world.
Today we are proud to introduce Eisenmann’s F10 M5 exhaust system.
The F10 M5 may be the best M5 yet, and the engineers at Eisenmann knew the exhaust system had to be equally impressive. Eisenmann worked with IND extensively to develop their new F10 exhaust system specifically for the North American market. The hand built construction of the Eisenmann exhaust allows for versatility in manufacturing and gives us a vast list of possibilities and options.
Each Eisenmann exhaust system for the F10 M5 will be available in a Sport sound level for those who demand a discreet personality from their super sedan, and a Race sound level for a more extroverted driving experience. Three tip options are available- four 90mm round tips, four 102mm round tips, or four 120x77mm oval tips. Best of all the new M5 system can be built as a 100% 304 stainless steel exhaust system, or as a hybrid of stainless steel and the amazing material Inconel.
IND will present the new F10 system to the public on May 19th at the BimmerFest Los Angeles show, but we will continue to update this thread and will release pricing information shortly.
Today we are proud to announce that Eisenmann’s first F12 650i exhaust system has arrived in the US after months of testing in Europe.
As BMW enters another golden age of turbocharging technology, we are watching a rapid “trickle down” effect take place. BMW M has once again taken on the task of modifying BMW’s amazing new series of turbo engines to create masterpieces designed to thrill the senses.
Fortunately for owners of the 650i the N63 engine found in the 650i is among one of the engines to enjoy relation to an engine that has been modified by BMW M. The S63 and S63tu found in the X5M, X6M, and the F10 M5 has strong roots in the N63 and is an engine that excites the driver with its feel and power.
Although the engine found in the 650 has an incredible 400 horsepower and the great linear feel that a twin turbo V8 can provide, it lacks the amazing vocal note we have come to expect from BMW’s performance cars. Eisenmann has stepped in to give the 650i the amazing exhaust note it deserves by hand crafting an exhaust system from 304 stainless steel. Eisenmann’s engineers were committed to creating a signature Eisenmann sound and have specifically arranged the internal baffling of their canisters to give the 650i a pronounced roar when the car is driven quickly.
Eisenmann’s fabricators create each F12 650 system entirely by hand from start to finish for an old-world style of craftsmanship that cannot be replicated. Each 650 system is available in a sport or race sound level with four 90mm exhaust tips that give the rear of the car an appearance to match the amazing sound. The Sport system will maintain the decibel output of the factory system while adding a pronounced muscular note to the exhaust tone, and the Race system will give the 650 the roar of a true sports car at all RPMs.
Please contact an IND representative for more information.
As Eisenmann GmbH approaches the end of the research and development stage of any exhaust system, final tests are conducted to ensure perfect fitment and function of the new design.
Eisenmann technicians dyno test the prototype exhaust system to ensure that the flow improvement predicted in their CAD modeling shows itself in the real world, and use acoustic testing and waveform analysis to check the sound output of the exhaust system.
Eisenmann’s testing and development equipment allows the engineers to simulate exhaust pulses through test mufflers before a real car is ever run on their dyno, but nothing is as accurate as real world testing. For this, Eisenmann’s microphones allow them to do acoustic sampling and advanced wave form analysis to not only detect but also tune out unwanted sound frequencies.
Finally, Eisenmann uses a Zeiss FaroArm to rescan the finished exhaust system, in order to verify that the production system is millimeter to millimeter the same size as the exhaust system originally designed by Eisenmann’s engineering team. This allows Eisenmann to verify their fabrication jigs and create an exhaust that is a perfect fit, every time.
Please follow the below links for tours of Eisenmann’s manufacturing facilities and more information on Eisenmann’s development process, and enjoy the photos!
BMW’s 1M is a car many people thought would never come. The 1M was a car meant to recapture a spirit lost in the glorious era of 1980’s homologation, and although it is not a true race-bred homologation special it is by 21st century standards a no-nonsense driver’s car. BMW enthusiasts have been asking for a simpler and most importantly slimmer sports car throughout the 2000s as the M3 and M5 have gained weight and sophistication and BMW has finally answered their call with the amazing 1M.
The car is interactive, simple, relatively low in weight, and incredibly fun to drive so it should come as no surprise that BMW chose to couple the 1M with the forever iconic E30 M3 in their marketing campaign for their new sports coupe.
Eisenmann GmbH answers the call of BMW enthusiasts by adding their one of a kind roar to the 1M’s already engaging personality. Eisenmann’s engineers are currently in the process of developing a complete downpipe-back exhaust system for the 1M in both a Race and Sport variation that will give the 1M the sound it deserves. Each Eisenmann system will feature four aggressive 90mm tips, a choice of a silenced or straight through intermediate pipes, and Eisenmann’s unique hand built construction.
Please contact an Eisenmann dealer for more information.
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!
Eisenmann Exhaust systems, GmbH has been a trend setter in the performance BMW exhaust business since the company’s founding in 1988.
It is no surprise, then, that their interpretation of the perfect exhaust for the classic E60 M5 was an instant classic itself. Hundreds of E60 M5 enthusiasts equipped their incredible super sedans with Eisenmann’s exhaust.
The S85 powerplant of the E60 M5 was a true homage to motorsports, receiving an infusion of BMW’s current Formula 1 technology. The engine soared to it’s 8,300 RPM redline with an urgency rarely seen in road going autos, and it’s 12.0:1 compression ratio should have resulted in a sound usually reserved for supercars. Unfortunately, the standard BMW equipped exhaust system was found to be incredibly lackluster and failed to excite BMW fans.
Eisenmann tapped their years of experience as a supplier to Porsche and Mercedes AMG and worked for months to create an exhaust system that would give the E60 M5 the tone it deserved. Eisenmann’s fabricators sculpt each E60 M5 exhaust system by hand from 304 stainless steel and stamp their name on the exhaust’s plaque as a point of pride.
Every once in a while, Eisenmann will suprise us on our annual visits with something truly out of the ordinary. Eisenmann’s inconel system was just that kind of shock! By conquering the challenges of fabricating and welding this Inconel exhaust system for the E9x M3, Eisenmann has once again proved to me that they are among the top tier engineering and manufacturing firms in the exhaust business today. Of course, the weight of the system is pretty impressive.
-Made out of Inconel (625)
-4x76mm Inconel tips
-Comes with connecting pipes
-40% lighter than the production stainless system
A couple of us from IND had a chance to go to Fall Line Motorsports to dyno our Eisenmann Race exhaust system, and I was so excited about the results, I wanted to share them with the BMWBLOG readers as soon as possible! With Fall Line’s busy schedule, and our constant Eisenmann shipments arriving and leaving, it’s quite difficult to make time to dyno a system, but the sound of the Eisenmann revving all the way to 8,000rpm was well worth it!
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-