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Re: Has anyone ever put a euro 321 hp e36 motor in (archive)

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Posted by Bruce on April 26, 2001 at 13:20:40:

In Reply to: Has anyone ever put a euro 321 hp e36 motor in the posted by e30 M3? Pics? Stats? Cost? Scott 325i on April 26, 2001 at 13:12:13:

I have seen a fair number of M52, S52US conversion. I hear it is pretty much an easy upgrade (for a seasoned professional), with only some special modifications. I haven't ever heard of an S52 upgrades, but that engine will NOT be cheap. Figure at least 15k for the engine and tranny...plus any install costs. I would peg that upgrade at at least 25k.

A more cost effective alternative is to find an S50US from a wrecked 95 M3 and install that and at that time or later you can easily add a turbo or SC to get more than 321hp.





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