We’ve Had It UP TO HERE With You…
IF YOU’RE anything like us, you secretly know all the lyrics to Independent Woman – a song brought to us by a group of 3 young ladies who captured our hearts as well as encompassed everything that was good about the early part of the millennium. Just take a moment and watch the music video again.
If you’re even considering denying that your head began to nod as soon as the beat started up, you are either lying, or were not blessed to come of age at a time when an entire music video could be produced using a green screen and some funky outfits. This song spoke to a generation.
Yeah, try and get that one refrain out of your head for the rest of the day. Learn More
Let’s Get Medieval…
When was the last time you just…nailed it?
The last time you were truly in your element, the planets aligned, and you and your partner were completely in sync?
We’re not talking about your fantasies with Daenerys Targaryen…We’re talking about that favorite patch of road you go out of your way for on your daily commute. The one that you would know in your sleep. The one that never has any traffic, allowing you to drop down a couple of gears, time your entry speed just so, and accelerate through as gravitational force competes against your body in a dangerous, exhilirating duel. It doesn’t always go perfectly. But when you get it right, well, you may find yourself reaching for a cigarette to calm your nerves, even though you don’t smoke. Learn More
It Takes Talent To Look This Good
We hear voices.
Not the kind that tell us to cover the walls in mustard and begin referring to our dog as “Oh Great Kahuna.” Certainly not the kind that tell us to purchase an Audi. We hear YOUR voices.
“Active Autowerke, you’re the greatest aftermarket BMW performance parts manufacturer on the planet…”
You flatter us.
“…But I live in fill-in-the-blank city, and no shop around here offers the quality service or race-proven parts that you do.” Learn More
Double Your Options, Double Your Fun
It was only a few short weeks ago that we were extolling the virtues of seemingly the last generation of BMW’s traditional naturally-aspirated inline 6 cylinder engine. Yes, the N52 featured in the E9X 328i has finally been put out to pasture for a more modern method of motivation in the current F30 generation. Although we, and many of you, will miss the simple and reliable workhorse moving forward, it does seems that we will be doing that moving a good bit faster now.
Quick, count how many cliches can we fit into this next sequence: all good things must come to an end; every end is a new beginning; a fuel efficient, direct-injected turbocharged motor makes the heart grow fonder…All proverbs that ring true, particularly when we realized that the new F30 328i platform afforded us the opportunity to create a pretty kick-ass exhaust for the new BMW N20. Learn More
Active Autowerke Charges Ahead In The N55 Tuning Game
TRUST IN large corporations is extremely hard to earn…and we don’t mean the kind of trust that the Fortune 500 CEO has stashed away for his little Prince or Princess Charming. That’s no to say there’s anything wrong with having a wealthy patriarch in the family; too many people are quick to hate on the hard work of others, and the priveleges those accomplishemnts afford.
What we’re talking about here is earnest trust in a company. Trust that a face-less conglomerate will provide the right product to their customers. Trust that spending over $40,000 of your own, your father’s, or ANYONE’s money for that matter, will buy you a product that will meet your expectations of reliability and performance.
Unfortunately, the BMW N55 powered 135i, 335i, and 535i models have broken not only that trust, but their own intake charge pipes. Just like any parent though, wealthy or not, Active Autowerke has a cure for your boo-boo. Just don’t ask us to kiss it – that would be inappropriate. Learn More
We’ll be at Nurotag 2KXII with our supercharged VIII
Active Autowerke Tackles A New Kind Of Circuit
There’s no denying that the ever-more complicated automotive culture that many of us enjoy is founded on a pretty simple concept. One that resonates on a very basic, even instinctual level. We’ve all had the same thought at multiple points in our lives:
“I’m faster than that guy.”
That thought is the motivation behind our constant internet searches for the latest technology, newest product, or secret piece of driving technique. That thought is what keeps us up at all hours of the night scheming and strategizing, performing complex equations in our minds as we attempt to balance our bank accounts with our dreams. The pursuit of the quickest 1/4 mile or lap time seperates us as enthusiasts, from the mindless Camry-driving droves that we share our sacred asphalt with.
Then there are the car show guys. Learn More
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Active Autowerke Loves A Good Underdog Story
YOU’VE PROBABLY seen an E9X 328i at some point in your life. In fact, you’ve probably already seen one or two, or 20 (if you happen to live down the street from your local university’s sorority row), today. This particular BMW model is so prevelant, it may not even register when one happens to pull up next to you at a stoplight. BMW’s most popular 3-series was built as a stepping stone to the more powerful 335i and M3, right? Something for your wife or girlfriend to drive to her weekly facial appointment. No on in their right mind would bother buying such a platform with the intent to modify it, it’s pointless, right?
Right? Learn More