A Christmas miracle - BMW E30 M3 with a E36 engine
Vilner Garage have created an absolute beauty. This is a BMW E30 M3 but with a twist. This one has been fitted with a straight six E36 M3 engine.
The new engine puts out 321bhp and 258 lb ft of torque and revs up to a beautiful 9,000 rpm. This has all been mated with a five-speed manual gearbox. All this in a rear-wheel-drive BMW...
There are no 0-62mph times as of yet but the regular, heavier E36 M3 recorded somewhere in the region of 5 seconds. This Vilner E30 is only 1,200kg, so therefore is likely to be quicker, and what a sound that must make!
The car has been fitted with KW suspension and the body has been painted in Imola Red. The E30 sits on 18 inch BBS lightweight alloys. As well as this, you can see tinted Hella lights with little wipers and lovely taillights.
Inside, there’s a set of Sparco bucket seats wrapped in chequered textile fabric with leather edges, which I think looks incredible and very similar to old 911s. The fabric can be seen on the doors, gear lever boot, ceiling and parcel shelf. A solid spec.
With this being an epic car it is only right it has metal floor panels which read ‘Race Shoes Only’, a roll cage and race harnesses for the seats.