We had the opportunity to attend Precision Sport Industries’ (PSI) first open house BMW meet over the weekend. There were several BMW’s of all models in attendance including the highlight of the show, a new BMW M3 4-door E90 from Active Autowerke. The Active Autowerke’s M3 had a prototype HKS supercharger kit that they are currently developing for the 4-liter V8 engine. In addition to bringing out the V8 beast, they brought a 3-Series E46 supercharged convertible to the event as well just to showcase other applications that Active Autowerke has developed in the past for BMWs.
There were about a total of 90 cars in attendance including 135’s, 335’s, a plethora of M3’s, M5’s and many others BMW’s. Active Autowerke even provided software flashes on site. We had the chance to talk to one of the owners of Active Autowerke discussing how 29 years ago they started this company with a true passion for cars that still lives on today as they develop and sell aftermarket applications for BMW vehicles. Through their research and development, they are able to supply BMW enthusiasts with the some of the best performance applications that technology has to offer. Not only do they make supercharger kits but they provide a wide array of bolt-on and software applications for BMW vehicles. Active Autowerke is based out of Miami, FL but they are well known all over the globe. Visit them at their home page: www.activeautowerke.com. PSI is an authorized distributor and selling agent for Active Autowerke products. You can visit their website at: www.precision-sport.com.
[images/photography: Darren Golez]
We are Central Florida’s only BMW specific aftermarket tuner. Specializing in forced induction applications and authorized installers of the Active Autowerke full product line.
Providing industry leading attention to detail, and quality workmanship and pride in every car we touch, we continue to raise the bar for aftermarket shops in the area.
Whether you are someone seeking to enhance your car with carbon fiber or exhaust, or the most demanding of owners looking to take your BMW to the next level in horsepower, we hope to become partners in your project.
Precision Sport Industries (PSI)
828 Cherry Street
Winter Park, FL 32789
About Active Autowerke
A passion to be world class.
Brothers Mike and Karl Hugh were bred to play with power, it seems. As young men growing up on an island, doing things correctly for oneself became their ingrained credo. Their adolescent projects – bicycles and dirt bikes – were always the best performing. And that soon set the tone for the BMW tuning hobby they graduated to.
By 1981, Mike and Karl were ready to get serious about their longstanding passion for a higher standard of BMW performance. Active Autowerke was born. Their motto at the time: “Anything and Everything BMW”. They probably should have included “everyone” in there, too – since the endeavor was a classic family affair – with many branches of the Hugh family tree pooling their talents.
The timing was ideal, and the company quickly grew as America’s motoring public developed a healthy appetite for the Bavarian treat. Soon Active Autowerke had grown into the largest independent BMW service center in Florida – with the most sophisticated equipment arsenal in the industry, certifications from leading componentry firms such as the Robert Bosch Corporation, and repute for setting the benchmark for service, integrity and professionalism.
But this was just the beginning of the story.
By late 1995, Karl realized precisely what the future was all about, as he focused the company back toward its purest roots: the addictive thrill of turning a fast BMW … into a faster BMW. A BMW with aspirations far beyond the norm.
As a graduate of University of Miami School of Engineering with a specialty in Internal Combustion Engines, Karl began to work in earnest on this vision. In less than a year, working with some of the most respected professionals in automobile performance, the first Active Autowerke M3 & 325i Turbo Kits were born.
Many rave reviews and magazine articles later, these kits and their many successors since have become well known for their durability, clever bolt-on engineering, affordable pricing – and their ability to breathe fire into the everyday BMW and its owner. No longer a brand known just around Florida, today’s Active Autowerke is known worldwide for its line of flawlessly engineered and manufactured performance parts for the entire Beemer.
Yet this, it seems, is still just the middle of the story.
As new models and challenges continue to be born, Active Autowerke continues to invent – and deliver – world class, new ideas and innovations that make them run better. The Hugh brothers can’t help it. It’s been in their genes from the beginning.
9940 SW 168 Terr
Miami, FL 33157
305 233 9300