BMW E30 with a RB25DET

BMW E30 with a Nissan RB25DET inline-six

Dan Jakiela enjoys drifting his 1987 BMW 325 at events across the United States. So much so that he started the 50 States of Drift database with help from his brother Doug to catalog every amateur and professional drift event in the USA. Dan’s E30 is powered by a Nissan RB25DET Neo inline-six. The motor … Read more

BMW E30 with a 870 hp Turbo M50 Inline-Six

BMW E30 with a Turbo M50 Inline-Six

Stig Bredesen from Buldre Racingteam uses his BMW E30 to compete in time attack and hill climb events. The car is powered by a turbocharged 3.0 L M50B25 inline-six that produces 870 horsepower and 965 Nm (711 lb-ft) of torque thanks to a Precision 6466 turbocharger, Life Racing F88RX ECU, and E85 fuel. Behind the … Read more

BMW E30 with a 722 hp Turbo 2JZ

BMW E30 with a 722 hp turbo 2JZ inline-six

This BMW E30 visited KMS Engine in Poland for some engine work. While there the company rebuilt the turbocharged 2JZ inline-six with Diamond 9:1 pistons, ZRP billet crankshaft, Brian Crower 272 camshafts and valve springs, and 850 cc injectors. The end result was 722 horsepower and 817 Nm (602 lb-ft) of torque from 1.5 bar … Read more

BMW E30 with a 454 ci LSX V8

BMW E30 with a 454 ci LSX V8

MGarage Motorsport built this BMW E30 to drift at their company in Tarnobrzeg, Poland. The car is powered by 454 ci LSX V8 producing 600+ horsepower and 800+ Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque. The motor features an iron block with forged internals, aluminum LS7 port heads, and individual throttle bodies. Power is sent to the … Read more

BMW E30 M3 with a 2JZ-GTE Races on Ice

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

Vidar Jødahl from Buldre Racing and his BMW E30 M3 recently attended Funäsdalen ICE Event 2020 in Sweden. Vidar’s E30 is powered by a turbocharged 2JZ-GTE inline-six capable of 1,305 horsepower and 1,163 lb-ft on 43 psi of boost. The motor is mated to a Sellholm MPG sequential gearbox and E34 M5 rear end. Watch … Read more

KMiata Developing Honda K-Series Swap Kit for BMW E30

KMiata BMW E30 with a Honda K-series inline-four

KMiata are developing a Honda K-series swap kit for the BMW E30. The company hasn’t release many details but the kit should be available later this year. After development for the E30 is complete, the company will begin work on an E36 swap kit. Source: KMiata FB page via @extech_mike