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#1 (permalink) Old 01-28-2004, 04:35 PM
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I was wondering if someone will share any knowledge. i had 95 M3 and I wish to swap it w/ the 96 M3 euro engine specs so i can get at least 321 HP and 6 speed tranny because the US Specs only come w/ 240 HP, so please anyone could give some in fo where i can find it and also the estimate pricing for the engine and the tranny. thanks for your help
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that isnt the best way to get 320hp out of an M3. you'd easily spend over $10k in parts just for the complete swap, not including labor. you could come extremely close to those numbers with some head and internal work on your existing engine, ive seen people get around 285rwhp with a US S50. Then there's also various FI kits that could match or beat the power of a euro motor for less money.

http://www.bimmerworld.com/onlinestoreframe.html sells used 3.2L S50B32 euro motors for $8k (i think they occasionally have some 6speed tranny's for sale also)

and http://www.zionsvilleautosport.com/store/s...egory_Code=6SPC has a 6speed kit for around $4200
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why not do a little headwork, cam swap and a supercharger? Then you'll be pushing way more 285 rwhp.

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