• LS3 V8 Swapped into 1999 BMW E46 316i

      There are those who consider swapping a GM V8 into a BMW blasphemy. We consider it badass. Here we have an E46 sedan from the Phillipines that was able to pull this swap off. The LS3 is mated to a tremec T-56 manual transmission. An E28 M5 diff puts the power down. Click read more to see the full mod list and build pictures.

      Mod list:

      BMW E46 316i
      1999 Model

      Custom Carbon Hood
      Modified ATOY M3 bumpers
      Modified ATOY CSL Carbon Trunk
      Modified ATOY GTR side skirts
      Custom Widened Fiberglass Front Fender with M3 vents
      Custom Widened Steel rear fenders
      Custom Brake Ducts
      Blue angel eyes
      4000k yellow fog lights
      Black Carbon BMW badges
      LED Tail lights
      Reinforced Subframe Mounts

      VDO gauges Fuel, Speedometer, Tachometer, Water Temperature
      Ksport Hydraulic Handbrake
      Momo Drift wheel
      Corvette 8 ball shifter
      Front power windows
      EVO VIII Reacaro Seats
      Simpsons 5pt Seat belt
      VDO extra gauges, oil temperature and pressure
      Welded in roll cage
      Seam welded chassis
      Remote control for VAREX exhaust
      Custom Aluminum side panels with leather wraps and racing handles
      Carpet and Roofing
      Remote switch for Canton oil Accumulator
      Power lock control
      Power window control

      Pss10 Bilstien coilover suspension
      Hotchkins Front and Rear Sway Bar
      Power flex bushings
      Custom Transmission mounts with damper
      Ground Control front tie rod with bump stop
      Ground Control Rear arms

      GM LS3 6.2L V8
      E28 M5 rear differential
      Custom Engine Support
      Dewitts three in one radiator water, oil, power steering
      Swirl pot
      Aftermarket Fuel Pressure regulator
      Corvette valve covers
      Ex-Manila custom headers, Xpipe with heat wrap
      Twin VAREX Variable Exhaust
      K&N Airfilter
      Custom Driveshaft
      Custom Engine supports
      Custom Steering Shaft
      Custom Oil Pan
      Accusump 3qt Oil accumulator
      RAM Street Dual II Clutch Kit ( ordered )
      Edelbrock Super Charger ( Wish List )

      Stoptech Option Big Brake Kit
      Custom Twin Caliper rear handbrake
      Stainless brake lines

      Tires and Wheels
      Rota IKR 189.5 22eta
      235/40/18 front Nitto
      245/40/18 Rear Nitto

      This article was originally published in forum thread: LS3 V8 Swapped into 1999 BMW E46 316i started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 4 Comments
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Cool ,but what the f*** is that Genesis doing there?
      1. black bnr32's Avatar
        black bnr32 -
        pretty unique, mostly in a good way. thanks sticky
      1. mazdaspeed6's Avatar
        mazdaspeed6 -
        those genesis are cool, both the v6 and 2.0T
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by black bnr32 Click here to enlarge
        pretty unique, mostly in a good way. thanks sticky
        I prefer the engine swap much more to the body/wheel work.

        These LS V8 swaps just continue to get more and more popular.