Georg Plasa’s BMW M3 E36 Climbs Goodwood

Georg Plasa BMW M3 E36 with a Judd V8

This BMW M3 E36 was made famous by accomplished German race car driver Georg Plasa. The race car is powered by a 3.4 L Judd KV675 V8 used in Le Mans Prototype racing. Georg piloted the E36 for most of his career before building a newer BMW 134. KW Automotive CEO and founder Klaus Wohlfarth … Read more

University Students Build Electric BMW E36 to Drift

1996 BMW E36 with an EMRAX 228 electric motor

Talented students from Wrocław University of Science and Technology in Poland are building an electric drift car called ZEC (Zero Emission Car). They started with a 1996 BMW E36 and gutted the interior and powertrain. They installed carbon fiber doors, front and rear fenders, hood, and trunk lid to reduce even more weight. They installed … Read more

BMW E36 with a LS1 V8

BMW E36 with a LS1 V8

Raffaele “Bulldozer” Rusca competes in Time Attack and drifting events with his BMW E36 M3 built by Team Rusca Power Racing in Switzerland. Popping out of the hood is an air filter atop a carbureted LS1 V8 that makes 600 horsepower. Enjoy as Raffaele takes the E36 around the track at Varano Rally Krono in … Read more

AWD BMW E36 with a Turbo M54 Inline-Six

AWD BMW E36 with a Turbo M54 Inline-Six

This BMW E36 was built by a group of talented mechanics and fabricators for Swedish Time Attack Championship (STAC) in the R-Tire class. The team chose to power the race car with a 3.0 L M54B30 inline-six that makes 700-800 horsepower thanks to a Precision 6766 turbocharger. The engine features CP forged pistons, PPF forged … Read more

BMW M3 E36 with a Coyote V8

BMW M3 E36 with a Coyote V8

This BMW M3 E36 was built by Tarmac Offensive Motorsports in Lake in the Hills, Illinois. The factory inline-six is long gone and replaced with a Ford 5.0 L Coyote V8 that made 430 horsepower to the rear wheels thanks to ARP hardware, ACL trimetal race bearings, and custom tune. Behind the engine sits a … Read more