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VRSF BMW 7" Intercooler FMIC 135i, 335i, 535i, X1 & Z4 (N54/N55)


  • £499.04
    exc. VAT £415.87
  • 14


This product has now been outperformed and replaced by the new VRSF BMW N54 N55 5" Stepped HD Performance Intercooler.




Replace your overheated factory intercooler with the VRSF upgraded intercooler kit to get the most out of your N54/N55. We designed this kit to be one of the best performing, direct bolt on intercoolers available for your BMW with special attention to quality and performance while maintaining a reasonable price. The VRSF intercoolers allow for higher HP gains, mainly due to their ability to keep intake temps down while preventing heat soak which is a common problem with the factory intercooler. This results in more power, improved reliability and reduces the chances of pre-detonation & knock. 

If you are looking for even better performance, we offer the VRSF 7" High Density (HD) Intercooler.

The VRSF 7" HD Intercooler option will outperform this non-HD significantly due to it's incredibly high density fin pack. It's ideal for cars that are in warm climates or cars running larger turbo upgrades. 

All intercoolers comes with the VRSF Lower Chargepipe Upgrade.

You may also wish to add the VRSF Logo Stencil to your intercooler.


Intercooler Core

The most important component of any intercooler is the core. The core cools the charged air from the turbo before it enters the engine and the OEM BMW tube and fin intercooler is designed to support low boost levels and air flow. Once boost levels and air flow are increased, the OEM unit is easily overwhelmed and can not keep up with the cooling demands of a tune running more than the OEM boost levels. This occurs in heatsoak which will result in a power loss and a higher potential for pre-detonation in the upper RPM range. 

VRSF solved this problem with their own custom bar and plate core design which utilises a staggered and offset high density internal and external fin pack. The core has been carefully tuned to provide the the best intake temperature reduction while maintaining minimal pressure drop. The bar & plate core is also much more durable than the OEM tube and fin core, with a better ability to withstand rocks and other debris.

The VRSF 7" intercooler is for individuals requiring the utmost intake temperature reduction, ranging from the stock turbo setup to single turbo. Our 7" FMIC has been involved in many record breaking builds and is currently featured on the current world's highest horsepower N54 @ 861WHP.  

Finish & Construction

The VRSF 7" intercooler features 3D CAD designed cast aluminium end tanks for improved flow in comparison to sheet metal end tanks. The one piece seamless cast end tanks are also more durable than comparable sheet metal or multiple piece end tanks. Every VRSF intercooler is finished in a beautiful, uniform, bright silver coating which helps protect the intercooler from corrosion and ensures your VRSF intercooler holds up to the elements, no matter where you live. 


The VRSF intercoolers comes with tabs that allow the retention of the factory fan shroud. We also include additional mounting hardware for extra support. We include everything required to replace the OEM intercooler, including custom moulded couplers and stainless steel t-bolt clamps necessary for installation. Please note that Z4 & 535i models will require additional hardware to complete the installation. Instructions can be found here for the 535i and here for the Z4.

The installation of this 7" intercooler requires trimming of the black plastic shroud behind the bumper. However the bumper does not require trimming. Each VRSF intercooler is hand finished and pressure tested to ensure a high quality, leak free experience. This VRSF intercoolers fits both Left Hand Drive (LHD) & Right Hand Drive (RHD) Models as well as all XI models.



  • High Density Bar & Plate Core
  • Cast Aluminium End Tanks
  • Up to 80% larger than the OEM intercooler
  • Easy installation, less than 2.5 hours
  • VRSF lifetime warranty
  • Dimensions: 20 x 5.75 x 7.125" 


Compatibility Check

To ensure the part(s) you have ordered fits your vehicle, we run a compatibility check prior to dispatch. We can do this either using your registration number(UK) or the last 7 digits of your VIN. Simply enter your car details prior to checkout.



1 Series E82 Coupe 135i (N54 & N55) from 2008 - 2010

3 Series E90 Saloon 335i (N54 & N55) from 2007 - 2012

3 Series E91 Estate 335i (N54 & N55) from 2007 - 2012

3 Series E92 Coupe 335i (N54 & N55) from 2007 - 2012

3 Series E93 Convertible 335i  (N54 & N55) from 2007 - 2012

X Series E84 X1 35i (N54 & N55) from 2012 - 2015

Z Series E89 Z4 35i (N54 & N55) from 2009 - 2015

5 Series E60 Saloon (N54 & N55) 535i from 2008 - 2010 


Free Next Day UK Delivery

Free next day UK delivery if in stock and ordered before 11am! We can also ship worldwide, simply contact us for a quote.


The 7" HD intercooler is currently on back order, ETA is mid Jan 2018.



VRSF Lifetime Warranty (Non-Transferable)


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Part Number


VRSF 7" Intercooler Graph: 3rd Gear Pull - 80°F Ambient - 4°F Increase 
84 x 25 x 33 cm




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Dorian budana

Great product and excellent customer service

Great intercooler and excellent customer service, to install was relatively easy, about 4 hours, car look more aggressive now

Mr Anthony Hughes

Excellent service

This is my second purchase from Marshall at ml Performance. (The first being the LUX H8 Angel eyes) I was once again very impressed with the speed of dispatch/delivery and the response to any queries emailed through! I will definitely be using this site again for future purchases.


Great product

Makes a real difference. The product itself is very well made and easy to fit. The customer service as always was excellent. No instruction on how to install but if you have half a brain you can figure it out. NB. you will have to cut 2 metal clips.... a dremel with a tiny disc did the job!

Anthony Opie


Fitted this today and so pleased with it. Temps always crept up after running only stage 1 mhd tune in higher summer temperature days and now after a number of pulls the temp is the same. Fitting was straight forward if you have some mechanical knowledge! Delivery was super quick as soon as the intercooler came into stock,also the car definitely feels like it has new found power, excited to go further after some new plugs!

Harry Baron

VRSF 7"fmic

My intercooler arrived in perfect condition, with the necessary fittings etc. I couldn't be happier with it. Its exactly what my car needed as the previous owner had tuned it with no supporting mods. My temps are lower and is now ready for downpipes and jb4. Not only is it functional but it looks mean and the car definitely has new found power! I will be buying from ML performance from now on simply because of the great service/quick delivery provided. Cheers!