• Boosted BMW awesomeness: Check out this 674 wheel horsepower turbocharged E36 M3 with an S54 swap

      This is just plain awesome. Engine swaps into E36's are nothing new but always great to see a BMW heart used with a BMW chassis. In this case an E46 M3 S54 inline-6 was swapped into the E36 M3 you see below. The E36 M3 S50US motor under the hood had its timing chain give and the owner decided rather than rebuild the motor to dump it for the S54 and then give it a Horsepower Freaks (now defunct) turbo kit.

      The result? A 674 wheel horsepower fire breather. It will be interesting to see how the lighter E36 M3 performs with this wheel horsepower in contrast to the slightly heavier E46 M3. The difference is just under 300 pounds which should make for quite a ride.

      Video and pictures below.





      This article was originally published in forum thread: HPF turbocharged S54 swap E36 started by G0TB00ST? View original post
      Comments 18 Comments
      1. onisyndicate's Avatar
        onisyndicate -
        S54 into e36 chassis is awesome. Glad guys are doing it more and more! I love how t e36 m3 looks and you hardly see them on the road now. GJ for him! I'd like to see a e36 318ti do this kind of swap. 2800lbs to 3200lbs would make a big difference. The problem would be getting all that power to hook up!
      1. klipseracer's Avatar
        klipseracer -
        The engine looks like it doesn't fit lol
      1. G0TB00ST?'s Avatar
        G0TB00ST? -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by klipseracer Click here to enlarge
        The engine looks like it doesn't fit lol
        They used every bit of that engine bay lol
      1. COLIVERtwist's Avatar
        COLIVERtwist -
        a turboed S54 will always be one of the best sounding vehicles IMO
      1. klipseracer's Avatar
        klipseracer -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by G0TB00ST? Click here to enlarge
        They used every bit of that engine bay lol
        Yes, the definitely did. Looks awesome. I wish I had a huge garage. Next time I need to go 4 car garage instead of 3.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by COLIVERtwist Click here to enlarge
        a turboed S54 will always be one of the best sounding vehicles IMO
        Someone said an s54 doesn't sound good recently? Who was that? Oh yeah somebody that had no clue what they were saying.
      1. e92livin's Avatar
        e92livin -
        awesome build
      1. 600whp S4's Avatar
        600whp S4 -
        waste of money
      1. G0TB00ST?'s Avatar
        G0TB00ST? -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 600whp S4 Click here to enlarge
        waste of money
        And a 600whp s4 isn't Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 600whp S4 Click here to enlarge
        waste of money
        Why?
      1. Mikecoupe's Avatar
        Mikecoupe -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 600whp S4 Click here to enlarge
        waste of money
        please explain post number 88

        http://www.bimmerboost.com/showthrea...709#post467709
      1. talol85's Avatar
        talol85 -
        You should done this swap in 316it power to weight will be better
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by talol85 Click here to enlarge
        You should done this swap in 316it power to weight will be better
        Yes but horsepower to ugly would also be greater.
      1. 600whp S4's Avatar
        600whp S4 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by G0TB00ST? Click here to enlarge
        And a 600whp s4 isn't Click here to enlarge

        because a boosted s50 or s52 will make more power and tq and cost less in the end! thats why pretty simple to figure that one out !
      1. G0TB00ST?'s Avatar
        G0TB00ST? -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 600whp S4 Click here to enlarge
        because a boosted s50 or s52 will make more power and tq and cost less in the end! thats why pretty simple to figure that one out !
        if you don't like it then don't open the thread why come in here and try to $#@! on this great project?
      1. MisterEm's Avatar
        MisterEm -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 600whp S4 Click here to enlarge
        because a boosted s50 or s52 will make more power and tq and cost less in the end! thats why pretty simple to figure that one out !
        Check again 897/697 to the wheels: http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...5#post26412735

        Marcus' thread with old motor as well - 830/700. Should be interesting with his new motor and Infinity AEM.

        With the DME tuning just getting started - I suspect most will opt for the S54 when going big.
      1. MisterEm's Avatar
        MisterEm -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by G0TB00ST? Click here to enlarge
        if you don't like it then don't open the thread why come in here and try to $#@! on this great project?
        That is his M.O.
      1. G0TB00ST?'s Avatar
        G0TB00ST? -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by MisterEm Click here to enlarge
        That is his M.O.
        I bet he likes it over on bimmerpost