BMW E60 530d -22C cold start
Trouble with the starter. The weather was very cold, more than -22C shown
on the instrument cluster (my electric engine heater is messing the
readings). The bendix had lots and lots of grease on it, which then
combined with cold weather caused the bendix to engage only partially,
hence the awful creaking noise during the first starting attempt.
The glow plugs were almost new while shooting this. Rough idle caused by
frozen diesel, perhaps some water in it.
BMW E60 530D ECU remap 280BHP 650Nm 0 to 60 video
Here is a compilation of 0-60 times for a remapped E60 530D.
Not bad for an automatic car that weighs 1.65 Ton!
The time looks to be around 6 seconds compared to the 7 seconds standard
The car is a 2004 218PS fitted with standard Garrett GT2260V turbo charger, no modifications other than the
Testing the top of my BMW 530d (chipped)
Just testing the top of the BMW 530d chiptuned by Ziptuning.
Unfortunately the speedo stops at 260 (it just sits there, exactly on the
260), so i don't exactly know how fast i was going.
Up until 2:10 the ride was uphill, after that it went straight. I also had
to hold back a couple of times because of traffic.
BTW, this was tested on the German Autobahn (A57) and there were 3 people
in the car.
(Chip gives me 270PS,610NM torque)
(Don't whine about the quality, was filmed with Cycorder on an iPhone)