BMW E46 with a Turbo Mercedes Inline-Six

BMW E46 with a turbo Mercedes 3.2 L M104 inline-six

This BMW E46 has spent the past two years being built by VRP Fab in Lublin, Poland for drifting. The car has been completely rebuilt with upgraded suspension, brakes and drift-spec steering. Of course what excites us the most is the Mercedes 3.2 L M104 (M104.99x) inline-six sitting under the hood. The engine produces 468 horsepower and 580 Nm (427 lb-ft) of torque to the rear wheels thanks to the turbocharger producing 0.7 bar (10.1 psi) of boost. Behind the engine sits a five-speed manual transmission taken from a BMW E46 3.0d and connected via a bell housing from a Mercedes 2.7 CDI.

BMW E46 with a turbo Mercedes 3.2 L M104 inline-six

BMW E46 with a turbo Mercedes 3.2 L M104 inline-six

Mercedes M104 inline-six inside BMW E46 engine bay

Mercedes M104 inline-six being prepped to go in a BMW E46

BMW six-speed manual transmission from a E46 3.0d connected to a bell housing from a Mercedes 2.7 CDI

custom turbo exhaust headers for a Mercedes M104

BMW E46 with a turbo Mercedes 3.2 L M104 inline-six

fuel cell inside a BMW E46 built for drifting

BMW E46 with a turbo Mercedes 3.2 L M104 inline-six

Source: VRP Fab (large build gallery) via ESD reader Piotr

One Comment

  1. Phiip

    What did you need to do to convert the coils from the three coils and three wires to six individual invention coils on the m104 engine?

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