BMW E30 Wagon with a Turbo M50

BMW E30 Wagon with a turbo M50 inline-six

This 1990 BMW E30 wagon was built by Harri Lillevars from Harri’s Weldworks & Motorsport in Estonia. Under the fiberglass front sits a turbocharged 2.8 L M50 inline-six producing 850 horsepower on 2.3 bar (33.3 psi) of boost. The engine features a Turbobandit TB80 turbocharger, forged internals, block girdle, MaxxECU, and 12 injectors for ethanol … Read more

BMW Z4 with a LS3 V8

BMW Z4 with a LS3 V8

When VAD Design wanted more power in their BMW Z4 (E89) project they sent it to Craig Taylor at DynoTorque in Birmingham, England. While there Craig replaced the factory 2.5 L N52B25 inline-six making 201 horsepower with a 6.2 L LS3 V8 making 500 horsepower running on an Emerald ECU. Other upgrades to the Z4 … Read more

Brennsport’s E36 with a LS3 V8

Brennsport BMW E36 with a LS3 V8

This BMW E36 is being built by Brennsport in Germany to compete at local track days but also be street legal. In the engine bay sits a 6.2 L LS376 V8 crate engine making 525 horsepower and 486 lb-ft of torque from GM. They installed the engine using a Holley rear-sump oil pan and Sikky … Read more

2002 BMW 325i with a Supercharged Coyote V8

2002 BMW 325i with a Coyote V8

This 2002 BMW 325i (E46) was built to drift by owner Chad Anderson. When it came time for more power, he took inspiration from his 2013 Mustang GT. He enjoyed the power delivery from the Coyote V8 and figured it would make for a unique swap. The 325i is now powered by a Gen2 5.0 … Read more

1999 BMW 323i with a Turbo 2JZ Update

1999 BMW E46 323i with a turbo 2JZ inline-six

Last year we shared the amazing 1999 BMW 323i built by owner Francisco with a 720 whp 2JZ-GTE inline-six. Since then he’s upgraded the drivetrain by replacing the Nissan CD009 six-speed manual with a GM TH400 three-speed automatic transmission built by FTI Performance. The new transmission features a Toyota automatic bellhousing and FTI adapter plate. … Read more

For Sale: Drift BMW E30 with a 454 LSX V8

Drift BMW E30 with a LSX 454 V8

This BMW E30 is for sale in Poland for €36,900 or about $40,362. The car was built for Grzegorz Hypki to compete in professional drift events like Drift Masters European Championship. Under the hood sits a 454 ci LSX V8 making 600 hp and 800 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque. The engine features a Harrop … Read more