BMW E30 with a Turbo V12

BMW E30 with a 5.4 L M73 V12

Earlier this year we wrote about Polish drifter Bartosz Pelka’s BMW E30. Powering the two-door is a 5.4 L M73B54 V12 producing 501 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque thanks to a Vortech V4 supercharger. However he recently switched from a supercharger to a TX Performance T76RR turbocharger. The custom exhaust headers and turbo piping … Read more

BMW E30 with a Supercharged M62

BMW E30 with a supercharged M62 V8

Piloting this BMW E30 is German professional drifter Gerson Junginger. Long gone is the inline-four or inline-six and instead sits a 4.4 L M62 V8 with an Eaton supercharger taken off a Jaguar engine. Together they make a quite a bit of noise and power. The V8 produces 571 horsepower and 700 lb-ft (950 Nm) … Read more

BMW E30 Wagon with a M60 V8

BMW E30 wagon with a 4.0 L M60 V8

For the past two years Dean Ford has been converting his BMW E30 wagon into a drift machine. The factory engine was thrown out for a 4.0 L M60B40 V8 which produces about 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The drivetrain has been replaced with a BMW 740 E38 six-speed manual transmission, Garagistic driveshaft … Read more

BMW E30 with a Supercharged V12

BMW E30 with a 5.4 L M73 V12

Bartosz Pelka is part of the Turbo Expert Drift Team in Poland. He competes in a BMW E30 that had its factory 2.0 L M20B20 inline-six replaced by a 5.4 L M73B54 V12. The engine’s power has increased to 501 horsepower and 652 Nm (480 lb-ft) by adding a Vortech v4 supercharger and EMU ECU. … Read more

BMW E30 with a M60 V8

1989 BMW E30 with a M60 V8

Griot’s Garage decided to build a very special detail vehicle for SEMA 2016. The basis for the project is a 1989 BMW E30 touring wagon. Although the wagon is setup to detail other vehicles with a water tank and hose the modification we are most interested in is the power plant. Griot’s Garage had a … Read more

For Sale: BMW E30 with a M62 V8

BMW 318is E30 with a M62B44 V8 and Getrag 420G six-speed transmission

This 1991 BMW 318is is up for sale in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The owner spent 2 years and around 1,000 hours swapping a complete E39 powertrain and getting everything to work properly. Powering the car is a 4.3 L M62B44 V8 and Getrag 420G six-speed manual transmission sourced from a 1997 BMW 540i. The transmission has … Read more