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

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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

Georg Plasa’s BMW M3 E36 Climbs Goodwood

Georg Plasa BMW M3 E36 with a Judd V8

This BMW M3 E36 was made famous by accomplished German race car driver Georg Plasa. The race car is powered by a 3.4 L Judd KV675 V8 used in Le Mans Prototype racing. Georg piloted the E36 for most of his career before building a newer BMW 134. KW Automotive CEO and founder Klaus Wohlfarth … Read more

University Students Build Electric BMW E36 to Drift

1996 BMW E36 with an EMRAX 228 electric motor

Talented students from Wrocław University of Science and Technology in Poland are building an electric drift car called ZEC (Zero Emission Car). They started with a 1996 BMW E36 and gutted the interior and powertrain. They installed carbon fiber doors, front and rear fenders, hood, and trunk lid to reduce even more weight. They installed … Read more

BMW E36 with a LS1 V8

BMW E36 with a LS1 V8

Raffaele “Bulldozer” Rusca competes in Time Attack and drifting events with his BMW E36 M3 built by Team Rusca Power Racing in Switzerland. Popping out of the hood is an air filter atop a carbureted LS1 V8 that makes 600 horsepower. Enjoy as Raffaele takes the E36 around the track at Varano Rally Krono in … Read more