Building a BMW 135i with a 1000 hp N54 Inline-Six

BMW 135i with a turbo N54 inline-six

Ghassan Automotive is a company in Stillwater, Oklahoma that specializes in BMW repair and upgrades. For the past three months the company has been building a BMW 135i E82 to go drag racing. The engine is a turbocharged and built N54 inline-six that will make 1,000+ horsepower. The engine features a sleeved and closed deck … Read more

BMW 135i with a Dinan S65 V8

BMW 135i with a Dinan S65 V8

This BMW 1M clone was built by Performance Technic in Fremont, California for one lucky client. The team started with a BMW 135i E82 and installed a lot of parts off a E92 M3. They started with the 4.0 L S65 V8 that produces 414 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. However Stephen Freeth at … Read more

BMW 1 Series with a 550 HP V10

BMW 1 Series with a 5.0 L S85 V10

Jaap Bosma wanted to build a unique drift machine and found the perfect candidate in a junkyard in Ireland. There he found a BMW E82 118d coupe which came from the factory with a 2.0 L N47D20 inline-four diesel. Once he got the car back to his home in the Netherlands he sent it to … Read more

BMW 135i with an E92 M3 V8

You are looking at a very special BMW or as Matt Farah would put it “possibly the best BMW you could build at any price.” This BMW 135i has been slowly upgraded to a M-series both in looks and performance. The final touch was replacing the N54 I6 with a S65 V8 from a BMW … Read more

Georg Plasa’s Le Mans Prototype Powered BMW 134

side of Georg Plasa's BMW 134 inside wind tunnel

Georg Plasa was a German hill climber who drove this amazing Judd V8 powered BMW 134. The car was based on an E82 chassis and powered by a Judd KV675 V8 that makes 500 horsepower. Judd built these engines for 2001 Le Mans Prototypes using the Formula 3000 KV V8 as a base. They increased … Read more