Excelerate Performance

12 Sycamore Way, Ste #1
Branford, CT 06405 US
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COVID-19 Precautions

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking the following precautions:

  • Pick Up & Delivery
  • Contact-Free Service
  • Vehicle Sanitizing

BMW repair and service for Branford, New Haven, North Haven, Wallingford, West Haven, Westbrook, Milford, CT and the surrounding communities.

Excelerate Performance is a full service BMW repair shop that offers an extensive range of different BMW services and repairs. We specialize in modifying and servicing European and Japanese vehicles. Whether you need a tune-up or a turbo kit installed we have the ability and knowledge to complete the job. We have extensive experience with European vehicles, primarily Audi, BMW, Porsche, & Volkswagen.

Established in 2003, Excelerate Performance is a Connecticut-based full service BMW repair facility focused on performance and service. Our set of BMW services includes diagnosis and repair, scheduled maintenance, regular service schedules and high performance upgrades. We specialize in European vehicle repair and diagnosis, and use the highest quality OE supplier and aftermarket parts for longevity and durability. We get the job done right, by combining all these services and parts, along with highly skilled employees who focus to attentive customer service.We pride ourselves on being a premier performance, repair and service facility, and our customer's loyalty has allowed us to enjoy over 15 years in business. Rest assured we will work diligently to help you with your automotive needs.

In order to serve our customers more fully we moved in Dec. 2012 to our current location of 12 Sycamore Way Unit 1 in Branford, CT. This location houses our 5000 sq ft facility where we have designated almost 75% of our building to service-related work. Our service area boasts a 3300 sq ft service area with five 2 post 10k FORWARD low-profile lifts, a waiting room for our customers with TV, Wifi, and comfortable couches, a break room for our employees, heating and air condition in the office and showroom, ample parking, and much much more. We also have an extensive array of mechanic's tools, including specialty tools for many German and Japanese vehicles.

Additionally, we have a Miller MIG and TIG welder, Blue Point smoke machine, SNAP On Verus, Autoenginuity Scan Tool, VAG Com, Durametric, and many many more tools. Each of these tools allows us to diagnose and repair your vehicle more efficiently. This saves the customer money and time. In order to improve the performance of vehicles we have various tools for flashing: APR Cheetah cable, APR CPD programmer, APR Universal Programming Device, APR Computer Clamping Device, Active Autowerke Flashing Station, HPA ECU and DSG flashing cables, Hondata Flashpro, Softronic cable, HEXFlash, and more.

Give us a call (203-483-6100) so that we can discuss your installation needs and schedule an appointment. We can take care of your BMW service needs and your performance wants.

Featured Brands

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  • Cable TV
  • Customer Lounge
  • Free Wifi
  • After Hours Drop-Off
  • Courtesy Vehicles
  • Magazines

Meet Our Owner

  • Joshua Lockwood


    Excelerate Performance is owned by Joshua Lockwood. Joshua has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Quinnipiac University and he has a extensive experience with automotive performance. He has been modifying vehicles since he was a teenager and his lineup of vehicles has run the gamut: VW, Audi, Acura, Honda, Toyota, Mazda, etc.

Coupons & Promotions

  • BimmerShops.com Inspection Special Offer

    Free inspection with any minor/major service.

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  • BimmerShops.com Labor Rate Special Offer

    5% off the Labor Rate

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  • I'd highly recommend these guys!

    Satisfied Customer
  • I've been taking my 01 TT 225 to Excelerate Performance for well over a year now. These guys do great work, service is outstanding and they take pride in what they do! (Rare these days.). Their new facility is outstanding and boasts a comfortable waiting area. My upgrades to date: Endurance clutch, remap, diverter valve, air intake, intercooler, downpipe and cat back exhaust, suspension, big brake kit, tires and rims, engine mounts, normal maintenance and repairs... she's BETTER than NEW back in 02.

    Satisfied Customer
  • I have been to Excelerate 3 times, twice when I had my Volkswagen GTI and once with my Golf R after I sold my GTI. I dealt with the owner Joshua Lockwood, who is a very friendly person, and he answered all my questions. I had a great experience there, and I am definitely going back. I highly recommend Excelerate over any of the other performance shops, and even though it was a bit of a far drive it was well worth it.

    Satisfied Customer
  • I've had 2 VWs modified here and simply put these guys are the best. Josh's new facility for XLR8 is top notch and their service is just as good as ever--possibly better.

    Satisfied Customer

Awards & Affiliations

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