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    • Active Autowerke attempting to swap an S65 V8 into a widebody E36 chassis and then supercharge it

      This is simply a little teaser but we had to report on it as there have not been too many S65 swaps that we have seen. In addition, swaps that are then boosted. That is exactly what Active Autowerke is attempting to do with this widebody E36. Will they pull it off? It's Active, so we doubt they would be teasing if they did not intend to back it up. How far along this is we do not know and they have not released any other details other than a photo of the S65 in the E36 engine bay and publicly stating their intention to boost it.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: Active Autowerke attempting to swap an S65 V8 into a widebody E36 chassis and then supercharge it started by Sticky View original post
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      1. oddjob2021's Avatar
        oddjob2021 -
        nice find, hope it comes to be sooner than later. active is the king of teasers
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Active will likely come through on it. If not, I'll remind them Click here to enlarge

        Just wondering what they are using for tuning.
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        i should take a trip down to miami to see this
      1. oddjob2021's Avatar
        oddjob2021 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
        i should take a trip down to miami to see this
        would you be interested in a spin/tour/ride to active? Click here to enlarge
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        that is badass! hopefully they get it running well!
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        lol at least this weight difference makes up for the smaller blower. it will open up nicely
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        it will be a beast.
      1. metrik's Avatar
        metrik -
        LS swap would be easier but this is oh so sexy! I wonder if they will use original ecu.
      1. inter1032's Avatar
        inter1032 -
        coolClick here to enlarge
      1. Setra's Avatar
        Setra -
        cool!

        Speaking of supercharged swaps..
        ESS has now supercharged this thing in Norway. 1serie with S65... Click here to enlarge
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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Setra Click here to enlarge
        cool!

        Speaking of supercharged swaps..
        ESS has now supercharged this thing in Norway. 1serie with S65... Click here to enlarge
        http://www.bimmerboost.com/images/im...1seriev8-1.jpg
        http://www.bimmerboost.com/images/im...seriev82-1.jpg
        Where is the SC?
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Where is the SC?
        it's invisible.
      1. Setra's Avatar
        Setra -
        Yeah it's invisible Click here to enlarge
        I haven't seen any pictures of it yet, but i'm hoping the owner will post some soon Click here to enlarge
      1. Andrew@lutzperformance's Avatar
        Andrew@lutzperformance -
        Hey guys just to clear some details up, active is involved with the project, but from what I'm told (source from within Active) they are NOT building this in house, but supporting a dealer.
      1. dreikraft's Avatar
        dreikraft -
        whaaa.. a dealer is doing this project?
      1. Andrew@lutzperformance's Avatar
        Andrew@lutzperformance -
        Not BMW dealership, an Active Autowerke dealer... And overseas from what I was told.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lutzperfautoinc Click here to enlarge
        Hey guys just to clear some details up, active is involved with the project, but from what I'm told (source from within Active) they are NOT building this in house, but supporting a dealer.
        Thank you, info is appreciated.

        Get us your banners! Click here to enlarge
      1. Andrew@lutzperformance's Avatar
        Andrew@lutzperformance -
        I'm working on it, I need to get a few details swapped too. We have had a slammed week, and a few big projects here as well, and the summer heat has not been kind to us down here in FL!

        If I hear any more info on this project, I will update this thread Click here to enlarge
      1. Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
        Itsbrokeagain -
        Is this the same car I saw a video of on Youtube? It was a black E36 in Romania or something that had the S65 swap and was running. The gauge cluster had quite a few errors on the display but it started right up, was loud as $#@! too.
      1. susan28's Avatar
        susan28 -
        //M​ajestic!