1972 BMW 2002 with a Twin-turbo M54

1972 BMW 2002 with a Twin-turbo M54 I6

When BMW rolled this 1972 2002 out of the factory it had a 2.0 L inline-four engine. Since then some very meticulous Southern California builders completely overhauled this classic and upgraded every component making it a modern performer. The team that created this masterpiece was Paul Cain, his brother Joe Cain, and Tom Rakestraw. Paul … Read more

BMW E92 with a Mitsubishi 4G63

BMW E92 335 with a turbo Lancer Evo 4G63 engine

Peter from SwapBlogRU recently traveled to Minsk, Belarus to talk to the builder about this wild creation. While there he found out the car started life as a 2008 BMW 335 with AWD and a 3.0 L twin-turbo N54 inline-six. Running on methanol the car best quarter-mile was 11.9 seconds. The owner wanted to go … Read more

The Return of Rusty Slammington

Rusty Slammington Reborn BMW E28 with S38 inline-six

Mike Burroughs debuted the revival of Rusty Slammington at SEMA 2015. If you remember Rusty was severely damaged in a garage fire in 2011. Sometimes misfortune forces us to take something really good and make it great. Mike and Byron Wilcox spent the past year and half rebuilding Rusty. They started with the E28 shell … Read more

BMW 320i Hill Climber with a 3.5 L Indy V8

Team Edlinger BMW 320i with a 3.5 L IRL GM V8

This race car was built by Team Edlinger in Styria, Austria to compete in hill climb racing. The body is based off a BMW 320i E30 which has been customized for weights savings and aerodynamics. The engine is a 3.5 L GM V8 from the Indy Racing League (IRL) which produces 570 horsepower at 11,300 … Read more

BMW 130i with a M5 V10

BMW 130i E87 with a M5 E60 V10

This BMW 130i E87 was built by KJ Performance in Geiselhöring, Germany. They installed a 5.0 L V10 from a M5 E60 that produces around 550 horsepower and 520 Nm (384 lb-ft) of torque. The car also used the 7-speed SMGIII transmission from the M5 and a rear end from a M3 E92. The car … Read more

Engine Swap Projects in BMW’s Factory Collection

GRIP's tour of BMW's Factory Collection

German automotive show GRIP took a tour of BMW’s vast car collection. These were projects were made either for the movies or for experimental reasons. Among the many vehicles they recorded there were three pretty unique engine swaps. Project Goldfish This project was created to test a SOHC 32v 6.7 L V16 prototype engine design … Read more