BMW E30 with a SR20DET – Part 1

BMW E30 with a SR20DET

MotoIQ is started a new multi-part series detailing how to swap a SR20 into a BMW E30. The project started when they picked up an E30 with an automatic transmission and leaky water pump for $1,400. The 2.0 L SR20DET inline-four they will be swapping currently runs CP pistons, stock rods, ACL main and rod … Read more

For Sale: 1991 BMW E30 with a Supercharged S52

1991 BMW 325i with a Supercharged S52 inline-six

This 1991 BMW 325i is for sale on eBay located in Athol, Idaho. In March 2016 the factory engine as replaced with a 3.1 L S52B32 inline-six and Active Autowerke C38 supercharger. Together they produce 375 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque to the wheels. The transmission is a ZF S5D 320 five-speed manual with … Read more

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