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

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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

BMW E30 with a Turbo S54

Red Baron Racing BMW E30 with a Turbo S54

This wild 1989 BMW 325i was built by Red Baron Racing in Santa Rosa, California for driver Donovan Brockway to compete in Formula Drift Pro 2. The team just unveiled their new livery which includes a riveted metal look with their mascot flying Snoopy on the roof and doors. Donovan is able to use Snoopy … Read more

BMW E30 M3 with a M5 V10

BMW E30 M3 with a M5 V10

The Swedish builder of this BMW E30 M3 was going to use a turbo S14 but since there were a few others in Sweden he didn’t have much motivation to complete it. That is until he came across a V10 from an BMW M5 that was priced right. Soon the 5.0 L S85 V10 was … Read more

BMW E30 with a 1,225 HP M5 Engine

BMW E30 with 1225 HP S38 I6

Boba Motoring is back with their wild BMW E30 extracting even more power. The last time we wrote about the car it was “only” producing 1,050 horsepower. Now the 3.6 L S38 inline-six from a BMW M5 is producing 1,225 horsepower and 1,250 Nm (921.9 lb-ft) of torque on E85 fuel and a Precision PT8285 … Read more

BMW E30 with a Twin-turbo M60

Max Marshall Racing BMW E30 with a twin-turbo 4.0 L M6040 V8

Max Marshall originally built this BMW E30 for the British Drift Championship but it has sat in the corner ever since the 2012 season. Max knew it had a lot of potential and started a massive rebuild in 2014. Recently some engine bay photos have been making the rounds which received a lot of attention … Read more