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What kind of engine does an E30 have?

What kind of engine does an E30 have?

The two most common engines are the M10B18 1.8-liter four-cylinder (318i), which produced 105 horsepower and 107 lb-ft of torque, and the M20B25 2.5-liter six-cylinder (325i, 325is, 32ix), which was good for 168 horses and 164 lb-ft of torque.

What is the rarest E30?

Roberto Ravaglia edition E30 M3
When it comes to classic cars, there is rare, and there is super rare. The Roberto Ravaglia edition E30 M3 is the rarest of all E30 M3s, with a production run of just 25, made exclusively for the UK market (BMW designate the 480 Cecotto editions and 25 Ravaglia editions together hence the plaque reading 74/505).

What engines can you put in a E36?

Here are the most common (and documented) engine swaps that people perform on the BMW E36 chassis:

  • BMW S50 – 3.0 liter six cylinder from E36 M3 (240 hp / 225 lb/ft torque)
  • BMW S52 – 3.2 liter six cylinder from E36 M3 (240 hp / 240 lb/ft torque)
  • BMW S54 – 3.2 liter six cylinder from E46 M3 (333 hp / 262 lb/ft torque)

What kind of engine is in an E30?

This involves taking your normal e30 and putting an e30 m3 engine in. The engine is a 2.3 liter 4 cylinder engine that produces more power then the 2.5 liter inline 6 that is found in the 325i. Repairs arent cheap, not really a recommended swap unless you know it is what you want.

Which is the best engine to swap in a BMW E30?

Generally speaking, the best engines to swap into the E30 are the E36 M3 engines, S50B30 and S52B32. Both produce enough power to make the swap worthwhile. The S54 from the E46 M3 is rated at 330 hp. It’s size, light weight, and power make it an attractive E30 swap candidate.

Is it possible to turbocharge an E30 engine?

The M10 and M20 engines are designed around some old technology and the M42 engine is hampered by a small displacement. Turbocharging is not a valid option in some states (such as California). That leaves one option for increasing the horsepower of the E30: an engine swap.

What’s the difference between an E30 and a 325?

E30’s fall into two families, the 318’s and 325’s, the primary difference being the engine.

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