3-Series (E21, E30)Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.
it would prob cost more than 10k, it would prob be worth it, heres a site that does various bmw engine conversionsschneller, heres a site that sells rebuilt bmw engines engines, if the motor fits into the chassis, the car should look the same, however, the only problem i could think of is that, if the m5 engine is a v8, it would be quite heavy, and could screw up the balance of the car, b/c the e30 prob wasn't made to such specs, whatever go for it, thatd be nice as hell, the reason i say the m5 is v8 is that the e34 530 is 214hp v8, so i would expect a good amount more from m5
E39 M5 engine/transmission will run you close to 15,000 in parts alone. but 400 hp is quite a jump. 5 liter V8 with 6-speed manual tranny. The E34 M5 has a 6cyl engine with 340 HP mated with a 5 speed. there is one for sale on EBAY for 1500 right now. you will have to find the transmission elsewhere though
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the S38 swap (e34 m5) has been done a few times, and is alot more realistic than a S62 swap, though you could squeeze either one in. but it makes much more sense to go with a S50 (from a e36 M3) due to costs.
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