Building a BMW E30 with an i3 Electric Motor

BMW E30 with i3 electric motor

DaveG is a self-described BMW nut and restorer. So it shouldn’t surprise anyone that he’s building the World’s first BMW E30 with an electric motor from a BMW i3. The motor makes 168-184 horsepower depending on the year. Dave plans on powering the motor with Fluence battery packs and connecting it to a 320d transmission … Read more

BMW E46 with a Turbo 2JZ Inline-Six

BMW 330ci E46 with a turbo 2JZ inline-six

Adam Harych spent a lot of time and effort in his garage in Poland transforming his BMW 330Ci. Adam upgraded several parts of the car before replacing the built M54 inline-six for a 3.0 L 2JZ-GTE VVTi inline-six. The new engine features Brian Crower crank, 264/264 camshaft, and valves, CP pistons, King Racing rods, 980 … Read more

For Sale: 1988 BMW 535i with a M30B35 Inline-Six

1988 BMW 535i with a M30B35 Inline-Six

This 1988 BMW 535i is for sale in Miami, Florida for $42,500 OBO. Manofied Racing built the car with a blueprinted and balanced 3.5 L M30B35 inline-six that features 10.3:1 compression, Rossy pistons, H-beam rods, 292 camshaft, ported and polished head, stainless steel valves, titanium retainers, and Iski dual valve springs. A set of six … Read more

BMW 740IL with a Turbo LSx V8

2001 BMW 740IL with a Turbo 6.0 L LSx V8

This 2001 BMW 740IL was built by the owner of Levels Performance in Central Florida. The sedan features a turbocharged 6.0 L LSx V8 that makes 560 hp on low boost (10 psi). The engine uses a LQ9 iron-block, 317 cylinder heads (decked with valvetrain work), LS1 intake manifold, Tick Performance .660″ lift platinum valve … Read more

BMW E30 with a TS-21 Turbine

BMW E30 with a TS-21 turbine

Igor Negoda enjoys working with turbines. So when he received a TS-21 gas turbine starter/APU (auxiliary power unit) from a Russian military aircraft he decided to install it into a BMW E30 sedan. The small turbine makes 60 horsepower and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. Igor says while the turbine is spinning at 17,000 … Read more