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MS3Pro Plug and Play for 1996-1999 BMW M3 E36

Replace your “Siemens MS41” DME with a tunable racing ECU! MS3Pro Plug and Play for 1996-1999 BMW M3 E36 and 1997-2000 BMW Z3M allows tuning your E36/7 with a laptop to handle any mods you can throw at these engines!

MS3Pro Plug and Play for 1996-1999 BMW M3 E36 fits the following applications. Confirmed for US market vehicles:

  • 1996-1999 BMW E36 328i with M52 motor and manual transmission
  • 1996-1999 BMW E36 M3 with S52 motor and manual transmission
  • 1995-1998 BMW E39 528i with M52 motor and manual transmission
  • 1995-1998 BMW E38 728i with M52 motor and manual transmission
  • 1997-1998 BMW Z3 2.8i with M52 motor and manual transmission (Not compatible with the later M52TU motor)
  • 1997-2000 BMW Z3M with S52 motor and manual transmission

**European market M3 compatibility is not confirmed at this point.                      **South African market 1997-2000 Land Rover Defender with M52 likely to work, but compatibility is not confirmed at this point.

MS3Pro Plug and Play for 1996-1999 BMW M3 E36 Model Features:

  • Fully Plug and Play Installation – No wiring required for basic functionality.
  • The ONLY aftermarket M52 ECU on the market that supports the stock BMW camshaft position sensor – NO Hall sensor retrofit needed!!!
  • Maintains functionality of the factory ACS+T traction control system
  • Maintains functionality of the factory Econometer/MPG gauge on the dashboard
  • Base map is pre-loaded to help your engine start on the first turn of the key
  • Real time tuning and data logging with a laptop connection
  • 8 GB internal data logging with built in SD card
  • Supports most aftermarket wideband sensors

Fully Tunable Engine Control!

  • 16×16 Fuel Tables allow high resolution tuning
  • 16×16 Ignition Tables
  • Multiple Acceleration enrichment strategies
  • Closed Loop Idle Speed Control
  • Air Conditioner Control
  • 6 sequential fuel injector channels with individual trim tables
  • Onboard high impedance injector drivers
  • Allows removal of stock MAF sensor
  • VANOS control

Advanced Feature Set (Included!)

  • 12×12 Air Fuel Ratio Target Tables for use with wide band O2 sensor for precise tuning and table trim.
  • Multiple traction control strategies
  • Built-in 3-step rev limiter / launch control with flat shift and burnout rev limiter
  • Time based timing / boost increase after launch
  • Real time barometric correction
  • Internal 4-bar MAP sensor reads up to 44PSI of boost
  • Overboost protection
  • Closed loop boost control (Requires EBC solenoid kit)
  • CO2 based boost control
  • Set boost by RPM and throttle, ground speed, or gear
  • Rally style anti lag
  • Water injection control – on/off or variable
  • Knock sensor input with adjustable sensitivity, crank angle windowing, and more
  • Table switching input. Change fuel and spark maps on the fly for different fuels, nitrous activation, etc.
  • Input for flex fuel sensor – switch between E85 and gasoline on the fly!
  • CANBus connector allows interconnection of other MegaSquirt-compatible devices for additional functions (EGT Input, Automatic Transmission Controller, Additional Sensors…..the possibilities are limitless!

What you get in the box:

  • MS3Pro Plug and Play for 1996-1999 BMW M3 E36 ECU
  • RS232 tuning cable
  • 20 Pin Options Connector
  • Tuning Software and Documentation on USB memory stick with two base maps included:
    • Stock M52
    • Stock S52
  • 6′ Vacuum Hose for MAP Signal and ‘T’ fitting
  • ECU mounting brackets
  • Registered version of TunerStudio and MegaLog viewer included

Direct replacement for:

  • Siemens MS41.x DME

Not compatible with:

  • M52TU DME Siemens MS42

If your ECU / DME has a different part number, please contact us to see if it is compatible with MS3Pro Plug and Play for 1996-1999 BMW M3 E36 & 1997-2000 BMW Z3M.

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Where is this product assembled?

  • This product is assembled in Gainesville, Georgia, USA.

Is this all that I need to get started tuning my BMW?

  • This is a complete package. But there are some accessories you may want to use to get the most out of this unit.

What about OBD2 equipped E36s?

  • This unit is designed for use with OBD2 equipped E36s.

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