Someone managed to fit V10 in an E46 BMW M3 | Video

https://www.youtube.com/embed/FoAdPT-1G58

The Dutch may be best known for their tulips, wooden shoes and windmills, but now they can also add “V10-powered E46 M3” to that list.

Holland-based BMW Procar Specialist Zwolle built the cars using an S85 V10 mated to a dual-clutch transmission and fitted into an E46-chassis M3–the first of its kind according to its builder.

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
9/17/21 8:38 a.m.

Piper Motorsports built an S85 (V10) E30 with E90 subframes and such more than a decade ago. 

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/17/21 9:38 a.m.

definitely a sweet build and I do love the intakes.

but heck I'd take an e46 M3 stock engine!

It is really unfortunate that all that stuff (like an oil tank!) has to end up in the trunk. Honestly those are the details that make even high end swaps suffer in terms of the finished product. 

350z247
350z247 Reader
9/17/21 10:59 a.m.

Probably top 3 greatest BMW engines of all time. Love it.

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
9/17/21 2:43 p.m.
350z247 said:

Probably top 3 greatest BMW engines of all time. Love it.

They sound outstanding with equal-length headers, but I think V10s are the best sounding engines, however any engine where rod bearings are considered maintenance isn't good. 

350z247
350z247 Reader
9/17/21 7:36 p.m.

In reply to z31maniac :

The rod bearings aren't considered maintenance; the original rod bearings and oil lead to premature wear. 5W50 Redline and a set of King Race Bearings will solve that.

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