We live in the greatest era of horsepower the world has ever known. There’s no excuse in 2020 to be down on power, no matter what engine family you love. MAHLE Motorsport has provided yet another reason for us to back that claim up. Why? They have now added options to boost BMW power with PowerPak pistons for the 5.0L V10 B50 or S85 engine. Long story short? Ditch your cast pistons and get these tough as nails forged beauties that are designed to handle higher temps, boost, or factory hight compression with aplomb.
We know that there’s a load of BMW enthusiasts out there doing wild things with their engines. You don’t HAVE to LS-swap your BMW to make the power you want to win drag races, go drifting, or literally compete in any type of motorsport that you can dream up. Check out the information below and start dreaming of your BMW engine build!
MAHLE Motorsport Adds Options to Boost BMW Power with PowerPak Pistons for the 5.0L V10 B50 or S85 Engine
Fletcher, NC, (February 18, 2020) – Now MAHLE Motorsport provides a budget minded option to replace OE cast pistons standard with the B50 or S85 engine with their all forged PowerPak piston kit designed for the 5.0: V10 B50 or S85 BMW engine. Manufactured from 4032 aluminum alloy for high temperature strength and low noise, the pistons are dual coated with MAHLE’s dry lubricant Phosphate coating and a proprietary Gold skirt coating (GRAFAL®) for reduced wear and drag.
For engine builders looking to unleash power for the V10 BMW, MAHLE Motorsport, known for street and race track performance, provides a gas Nitrided stainless 1.2mm, 1.2mm taper 2ndand 2.8mm oil ring set and steel pins with every PowerPak. Both the top and second ring lands are optimized for higher piston speeds and boosted pressure. For maximum durability, the top ring grooves are hard anodized to protect against micro-welding.
Available either in the factory compression ratio 12:2:1 or in a lower compression alternative – 10:1:1, the MAHLE Motorsport PowerPak features larger valve pockets to accommodate up to +1.0mm larger valves with an option for +0.5 oversize bore.