Group 5 Inspired BMW E21 Update

Elan Motorsport Group 5 BMW E21 with a turbo M50 inline-six

It’s been over two years since we shared Richard Pykett’s amazing Group 5 inspired BMW E21 project. For those unfamiliar with the project, Richard is building a BMW E21 race car with a turbocharged 2.5 L M50 inline-six, five-speed sequential transmission, and BMW LSD with 3.85 gears. Since our previous article he’s been hard at … Read more

BMW E31 with a Twin-Turbo S63 V8

BMW E31 850 with a twin-turbo S63 V8

Andreas Magnusson drifts in a special BMW 8 Series (E31) built in his garage in Norrköping, Sweden. The car was powered by a turbocharged Jaguar 4.0 L inline-six before he switched back to a BMW engine in 2015. Andreas is now using a twin-turbo 4.4 L S63B44TU V8 that makes 645 kW (864 hp) and … Read more

Building a BMW E30 with a Honda K20 Inline-Four

BMW E30 316i with a K20A inline-four

This BMW E30 316i is being converted into a lightweight race car by a talented German mechanic. They are replacing the factory 1.6 L M40B16 inline-four with a 2.0 L K20A inline-four from Honda Integra Type R that makes 217 hp (162 kW) and 152 lb-ft (206 Nm). The owner is converting the K20 to … Read more

For Sale: BMW E36 Race Car with a S54 Inline-Six

1996 BMW E36 M3 with a S54 inline-six

This 1996 BMW M3 race car is for sale in Simi Valley, California for $50,000. Under the carbon fiber hood sits a naturally aspirated 3.0 L S54 inline-six that makes 323 horsepower thanks to a tune by Jailbreak Tuning. Power goes to the rear wheels through a E36 five-speed manual with a Clutch Masters FX400 … Read more

BMW E36 with a Cosworth Turbo Inline-Four

BMW E36 with a Cosworth turbo inline-four

The owner of this BMW E36 built it to drift on the weekends in Spain. Under the hood sits a turbocharged 2.0 L Cosworth YB inline-four from Ford Sierra RS Cosworth. The engine makes around 270 horsepower thanks to Ford Sierra XR4x4 injectors, Bosch 044 fuel pump, and Stage 1 ECU chip. Power goes to … Read more