BMW E30 M3 with a Turbo 2JZ Goes 212 mph on Ice

Vidar Jødahl BMW E30 M3 with a turbo 2JZ inline-six

Vidar Jødahl and his Buldre Racing Team recently set a World speed record on ice at Speed Weekend in Årsund, Sweden. Vidar set the record with speed of 341.45 km/h (212.16 mph) averaged from a start speed of 329.06 km/h (204.46 mph) and end speed of 346.82 km/h (215.50 mph). He achieved the record in … Read more

BMW E30 with a Honda K20 Inline-Four Update

BMW E30 316i with a K20A inline-four

It’s been several months since we shared this BMW E30 project from Germany. Back then the owner mocked-up the 2.0 L K20A inline-four from Honda Integra Type R. Since then they finished installing the motor and BMW E36 328 five-speed manual transmission. They also have made a lot of progress on the fuel system, exhaust … 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

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 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