For me, the Akrapovic Evo has always been the zenith in craftsmanship, quality and aligned with the philosophy of BMW M.
What distinguishes Akra from the rest was primarily the hydroformed titanium.
Gone were the pie-cut welds that that were prone to failures, added weight and looked low-rent.
I sold one of the first Akra system back in 2010 when they first released their automotive product line, expanding from their motorcycle products.
I'd order straight from Slovenia. Back then, the exhaust was 5,500$ US or so. Today, it's distributed by Turn14 and the price is 8,500$ US.
Technology moves on.
The Akrapovic design could have been improved over time with larger diameter piping and a revised, forward positioned X pipe.
They never did.
I'm working on it.
Cheers,Matt / @m3_epoustouflant
We all know titanium is lightweight, looks awesome and has distingued sound characteristics over stainless steel.
However, titanium’s lower density, high melting point, tendency to gall and sensitivity to contamination during the welding process can make it difficult to work with.
Hydroforming is the way.
Smooth bends, limited welds.
Increased tube diameter to 2.5in / 63.5mm
Proven to make more power, and increase the higher pitches of the S65.
2x high quality resonators to mitigate drone.
Selected for optimal performance and emissions friendliness.
The relocation of high performance cats requires engine tuning to maximize performance and remove the emissions related CEL.