In Reply to: V8 powered e46 posted by Lou on September 21, 1999 at 21:13:10:
: Has any one inquired about installation of a RDSport R48 motor is a e46 sedan? It might be a tight squeeze
: but I think it is possible. I know Alpina did it with an e36 car. I could wait for an m3 but I understand it is not coming in sedan form.
: For info, the R48 motor is the 4.4 V8 bmw engine bored out to 4.6 producing 367 hp.
former owners stating (in BMW surveys) they would not buy an M3 in non-sedan form. THIS IS JUST A RUMOR, SO WHO KNOWS, BUT I DID SEE A PIC OF A 4 DOOR E46 WITH SOME SERIOUSLY LARGE RUBBER AND A AERO BODY KIT (SPY PIC IN A GERMAN CAR MAG) THAT WAS TESTING AT THE 'RING. OF COURSE THIS DOESN'T MEAN IT WAS AN M3 OR THAT IT WILL BE PRODUCED, BUT YOU NEVER KNOW.