BMW E30 with a S65 V8 – Part 1

Driftworks BMW E30 with a S65 V8

Driftworks company director Phil Morrison started a new project in 2017. Phil and his talented coworkers are building a BMW E30 M3 for the track. The E30 will be powered by a 4.0 L S65 V8 from a E90 M3 connected to a DCT transmission. In part 1 Phil explains how the project came to … Read more

BMW E30 with a Turbo 2JZ Inline-Six

BMW E30 with a Turbo 2JZ Inline-Six

Jonathan Borgström competes in the Swedish Drift Championship with his newly modified BMW E30 coupe. Under the hood sits a 3.0 L 2JZ inline-six that makes 700 horsepower (710 hk) and 722 lb-ft (980 Nm) of torque thanks to a single turbocharger. Power goes to the rear wheels through a Getrag V160 six-speed manual transmission. … Read more

BMW 320 E30 with an Indy V8

Team Edlinger BMW 320i with a 3.5 L IRL GM V8

Team Edlinger built this unique BMW 320 race car for hill climb events. The car rockets up mountains thanks to GM 3.5 L V8 from Indy Racing League that produces 570 horsepower at 11,300 rpm. Enjoy the sounds this engine makes and for more details, photos, and videos please visit our previous article. Source: HillClimb … Read more

For Sale: BMW E30 with a LS1 V8

1985 BMW E30 with a LS1 V8

This 1985 BMW 318i is for sale on eBay in Cary, North Carolina. The factory inline-four and five-speed manual were swapped for a 5.7 L LS1 V8 and T56 six-speed manual transmission from a 2001 Camaro SS. The engine is installed using a Sikky swap kit which includes their 1-7/8 inch long tube headers, solid … Read more

For Sale: 1991 BMW E30 with a S52 Inline-Six

1991 BMW E30 with a S52 Inline-Six

This 1991 BMW E30 325is (VIN# WBAAA1310MEC69944) is for sale on eBay in Los Angeles, California. The factory powertrain was replaced with one from a BMW M3 E36. This includes the 3.2 L S52B32 inline-six, five-speed manual transmission and LSD rear end. The current owner installed a new exhaust system and needed parts for California … Read more