• How does an E82 1-Series with a turbocharged S54 inline-6 engine swap with 800 wheel horsepower sound? Epic E82 1-Series build

      This is the kind of thing BimmerBoost is all about. A balls to the wall BMW build that just screams badass. You take an E82 1-Series, swap in an S54 motor out of an E46 M3, build it, turbo it, and then stare in awe of a custom widebody 800+ wheel horsepower 1-Series. This build comes to us from Europe and the owners friend posted on his behalf. Keep in mind English is not his first language so excuse any of the grammar/spelling errors below. Check out the pictures, video, and details. Much respect to our Scandinavian friends for this build, epic.

      Hi guys

      I've been a die hard E30 (Turbo) enthusiast for the last 8-9 year (still is..), but as time has come and gone and rust has increased the E30s to very high TLC vehicles my mind has started to drift.. So then, over the last few years my thoughts has compiled over to the 1 series, more spesific the 1 series Coupe, E82 chassi. I've long dreamt up potensial setup's for an upcomming trackday car. I can just imagine the traction this thing has compared to a super sensetive tire ripping (witch isn't to bad of a deal) E30.

      But when a friend of mine decided to sell his Opel Omega trackcar (with M20 500hp turbo engine) in spring 2012 and go to Germany and collect a brand new stripped E82 shell straight from the factorys stock - my eyes went wide open!

      I've now followed his project closely and taken pictures and vids to document the build and he has asked me to post it as he isn't to keyboard happy.

      What he has build is a 2012 E82 Coupe with somewhat untraditional combo with E92 M3 suspension and S54B32 turbocharged setup to drive in the scandinavian "Gatebil Extreme" racing series witch starts in May this year. This is a "no limits" class for those who wants to go mental, and alot of them are basicly trashing around the track, not everyone is as concerned with low trap speed. 50/50 show / racing.

      This is a very rare and unique build at least up here in Scandinavia, I don't know about in the states but haven't seen to much of them in BMW magazines yet.

      The car was as mentioned collected brand new from the factory line at BMW as a clean stock shell in spring of 2012, then it was sendt over the border to Sweden to fit a WRC FIA heavy duty rollcage.

      After he got it back he prepped the chassis and fitted front and rear subframe from E92 M3 and fitted custom K-sport E92 M3 spec coilovers, K-sport 356mm and 330mm brakes front/rear, E30 carbon dash, dashlogger, Sparco bucket seats and 6 point harness.

      The bodykit is a special made glasfiber kit from rallycross. It needed at lot of TLC and love to fit correctly. The doors, rear and front fenders including front and rear bumper is GF and roof, hood, trunk and inner fenders are carbonfiber.

      He also made a fully removable front for quick servicing.

      I made a little teaser film of it last time I was around the shop. I will make another full pedal to the metal version once it hits the track.

      It was dynoed a week ago (runs on E85) and mapped successfully up to 1.3 bar/ 19 PSI. We also had a little 'incident' with a tire explosion straight at the end with a brand new low bugdet tire. It didn't like 300km/h on the dyno and suddenly regaining traction.. bang! Due to traction slip we didn't get any solid read on power, but the boost normally means aprox 800whp at 1.3 bar on E85. For now the cams are just in reassemble spec timing, so we have to fiddle a little more with them to lower the spoolup of the turbo witch at this point is a little slow as these are VANOS setting, and with the vanos blocked off this only becomes high reving settings, with noe help from the low and middle power band witch the VANOS usually takes care of with active cam rotation.



      - 2012 make factory new bodyshell
      - Glassfiber bodykit and doors
      - Carbonfiber hood, roof, trunk, inner fenders and dash


      -E92 front and rear subframe incl diff and electric steering
      -Custom K-sport E92 M3 spec coilovers
      -K-sport 356mm front and 330mm rear brakes
      -Custom exhaust with twin pipes
      -noname wheels


      -Sparco bucket seats and 6 point harness
      -E30 carbondash
      -Hydraulic handbrake


      -S54B32 fully forged block internals , CP pistons, H rods, ARPs ++
      -Stock cylinder head w/blocked and removed VANOS
      -PPF S38 turbo tubular manifold with S54 flange
      -Homemade aluminium 5mm plenum
      -Turboservice T4 SX1000 turbo
      -Megasquirt EMS
      -Tilton 3 disc clutch
      -6 speed E46 M3 transmission

      Here is the chassis from the doors of the factory

      Then to Sweden and Rallyprodukter roll cage build


      Fully stocked before season..


      This article was originally published in forum thread: Extreme E82 Coupe S54 TURBO 800whp build started by oddis View original post
      Comments 47 Comments
      1. oddis's Avatar
        oddis -
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        Fully stocked before season..
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        This was his former car btw, a Opel Omega with M20 2.7 Turbo engine.

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      1. oddis's Avatar
        oddis -
        Saturday we hit the track for the first tracktest. Works fine, major traction compared to most E30 Turbos. 1 bar boost at the most.
        There was some small niggels with air in the clutch, heat shield melting, coilcover melting and such, but thats to be expected first time out Click here to enlarge
        It sounds and goes like a ********! Click here to enlarge I'll try to make another movie in a few days, for now I only have this flammable picture Click here to enlarge

        I'll add more pics as I get around to it Click here to enlarge

        The best i can do in the meantime is give you a taste of what S54 turbo feels like with a vid i made for a friend of mine last year with his S54 turbo powered E21 Click here to enlarge

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      1. Blitz535i's Avatar
        Blitz535i -
        The body kit isn't for me but the rest of the build I like...what a beast that must be on the track/street.
      1. Linracing's Avatar
        Linracing -
        Best build I have ever seen in a while! Amazing dude. Sticky this should be a article right here!
      1. Payam@BMS's Avatar
        Payam@BMS -
        This is what I call a build. This is from scratch!!! Amazing man.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        My God where in the hell did this come from?
      1. folgrz's Avatar
        folgrz -
        OH MY GOD

        I want that top mount manifold!!!!

        This car is $#@!ing ridiculous!!!
      1. Ammonia's Avatar
        Ammonia -
        I just peed a little.
      1. MisterEm's Avatar
        MisterEm -
        Impressive. +repped
      1. TZ04XJR's Avatar
        TZ04XJR -
        Hell yea! Thanks for posting info on this little beast. Has to be a blast behind the wheel. I'm in for more videos of this thing..

        Lol @ the beginning of your E21 video "A sh*tload of trophies".. Awesome video man!

      1. JR M3's Avatar
        JR M3 -
        Now that is what you call a build thread
      1. bigdnno98's Avatar
        bigdnno98 -
        Holy $#@! this is badass.
      1. dzenno@PTF's Avatar
        dzenno@PTF -
        nuts! Click here to enlarge congrats!
      1. Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
        Tony@VargasTurboTech -
        Thats what I am talking about. People doing things, not just talking about them. Nice work guys!
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        Wow, unreal build! Thanks for sharing, I'm looking forward to the updates
      1. lulz_m3's Avatar
        lulz_m3 -
        thats gangstaClick here to enlarge
      1. oddis's Avatar
        oddis -
        I expect it to be alot picture and video content in a week or two. I have "$#@!loads" ( Click here to enlarge ) of video and pictures of this car and many other "outside the box" vehicles. I'm also helping friends with a E32 7 series S38B36 turbo - "the cruisemobile" an E30 S62 singelturbo, so there will be alot of BMW turbo feature in the summer. We also like driving our turbocars on frozen lakes in the winter, so their will be some of those too.. Click here to enlarge

        Turbomanifold was PPF S38 with S54 flange i believe
      1. Nugs's Avatar
        Nugs -
        This is insane! Love it.
      1. 0-60Motorsports's Avatar
        0-60Motorsports -
        Now THATS an f'in sexy build!
      1. Steve B. CBR's Avatar
        Steve B. CBR -
        Um, one question. This is the second time I have seen someone purchase a shell from BMW. Exactly how do you do that? How much does it cost?