BMW 740IL with a Turbo LSx V8

2001 BMW 740IL with a Turbo 6.0 L LSx V8

This 2001 BMW 740IL was built by the owner of Levels Performance in Central Florida. The sedan features a turbocharged 6.0 L LSx V8 that makes 560 hp on low boost (10 psi). The engine uses a LQ9 iron-block, 317 cylinder heads (decked with valvetrain work), LS1 intake manifold, Tick Performance .660″ lift platinum valve … Read more

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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

For Sale: Drift BMW E30 with a 7.4 L LSx V8

BMW E30 with a 7.4 L LSx V8

This BMW E30 is for sale in Świdwin, Poland for 150,000 zł or about $40,533. The car competes in European drift events under the Drift Warriors flag. Swagier Custom Parts installed a 7.4 L LSx V8 that makes 591 horsepower and 597 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque on a Ecumaster EMU Black ECU. Behind the … Read more

1999 BMW 323i with a Turbo 2JZ

1999 BMW E46 323i with a turbo 2JZ inline-six

The theory is simple, swap a bulletproof powertrain into a cheap RWD chassis and go fast. However it’s never that simple in practice and requires a lot of work. Francisco was up for the challenge when he started in 2014 transforming his 1999 BMW 323i. Under the hood sits a turbocharged 2JZ inline-six rebuilt with … Read more

BMW E30 with a K20 Inline-Four

BMW E30 with a K20 Inline-Four

Absolute Motorsport is an Irish rally team comprised of driver Sean Liston and co-driver Katrina Walsh Liston. They compete in a BMW E30 built by Sean and Katrina’s Father that was originally Katrina’s Mother’s car. The team replaced the factory BMW M20 inline-six and transmission with a Honda 2.0 L K20A2 inline-four and Sadev six-speed … Read more

Custom BMW Z4 with a Turbo RB26 and 4WD Drivetrain

Custom BMW Z4 with a Turbo RB26 and 4WD Drivetrain

This custom BMW Z4 drag car doesn’t usually meet most fans’ definition of an “engine swap” but it’s too interesting to not share. The car is owned by Henrik Karlsson and built by Pure Performance Factory in Krylbo, Sweden. It features a fiberglass and carbon fiber Z4 body on a custom tube chassis. The engine … Read more