Custom BMW Z4 with a Turbo RB26 and 4WD Drivetrain

Custom BMW Z4 with a Turbo RB26 and 4WD Drivetrain

This custom BMW Z4 drag car doesn’t usually meet most fans’ definition of an “engine swap” but it’s too interesting to not share. The car is owned by Henrik Karlsson and built by Pure Performance Factory in Krylbo, Sweden. It features a fiberglass and carbon fiber Z4 body on a custom tube chassis. The engine … Read more


BMW Z4 with a Turbo 2JZ Inline-Six

BMW Z4 with a turbo 2JZ inline-six

Andre Cardadeiro has owned a Toyota Supra for 14 years. He’s gained a lot of experience with the 2JZ inline-six in that time, including rebuilding the one in his Supra. So when he purchased a BMW Z4 for a new project, there was only one choice for power. Under the hood sits a 3.0 L … Read more

BMW Z4 with a Twin-Turbo Porsche V8

BMW Z4 with a Twin-Turbo Porsche V8

Henrik Ryberg competes in Sweden Time Attack Series in the Pro Class with his special BMW Z4 E86. He started the project in 2015 and has done all the work himself. For the past few seasons the Z4 was powered by built 2.6 L RB26 inline-six that made 683 hp and 869 Nm on 1.9 … Read more

BMW Z4 with a Dodge SRT-10 V10 Update

BMW Z4 with a Dodge SRT-10 Viper V10

When I was viewing the build gallery for this BMW Z4 project a few of the older photos seemed familiar. So I searched our articles and found this one from 2012 when the project had just started. Unfortunately I forgot to follow-up on the project’s progress but I am happy to see it turned out … Read more

BMW Z4 With A M50d Triple-turbo Diesel

AC Schnitzer is a tuning company known for upgrading BMWs and that is exactly what they have done with their ACZ 5.0d concept. They started with a BMW Z4 sDrive 23i and swapped the factory motor for a triple-turbocharged 3.0 L straight-six M50d from a BMW M550d. The engine’s power has been increased from 375 … Read more

BMW Z4 with a Dodge SRT-10 V10

BMW Z4 with a Viper V10

Someone in Germany is working on stuffing an 8.3L V10 Viper engine from a Dodge Ram SRT-10 into a BMW Z4. Just about every part of this car is being reinforced or upgraded to handle the torque. I can’t wait to see it finished. Source: BMW-Sydikat via ZPost