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      This is the kind of thing BimmerBoost is all about. A balls to the wall BMW build that just screams badass. You take an E82 1-Series, swap in an S54 motor out of an E46 M3, build it, turbo it, and then stare in awe of a custom widebody 800+ wheel horsepower 1-Series. This build comes to us from Europe and the owners friend posted on his behalf. Keep in mind English is not his first language so excuse any of the grammar/spelling errors below. Check out the pictures, video, and details. Much respect to our Scandinavian friends for this build, epic.


      Hi guys

      I've been a die hard E30 (Turbo) enthusiast for the last 8-9 year (still is..), but as time has come and gone and rust has increased the E30s to very high TLC vehicles my mind has started to drift.. So then, over the last few years my thoughts has compiled over to the 1 series, more spesific the 1 series Coupe, E82 chassi. I've long dreamt up potensial setup's for an upcomming trackday car. I can just imagine the traction this thing has compared to a super sensetive tire ripping (witch isn't to bad of a deal) E30.

      But when a friend of mine decided to sell his Opel Omega trackcar (with M20 500hp turbo engine) in spring 2012 and go to Germany and collect a brand new stripped E82 shell straight from the factorys stock - my eyes went wide open!

      I've now followed his project closely and taken pictures and vids to document the build and he has asked me to post it as he isn't to keyboard happy.

      What he has build is a 2012 E82 Coupe with somewhat untraditional combo with E92 M3 suspension and S54B32 turbocharged setup to drive in the scandinavian "Gatebil Extreme" racing series witch starts in May this year. This is a "no limits" class for those who wants to go mental, and alot of them are basicly trashing around the track, not everyone is as concerned with low trap speed. 50/50 show / racing.

      This is a very rare and unique build at least up here in Scandinavia, I don't know about in the states but haven't seen to much of them in BMW magazines yet.

      The car was as mentioned collected brand new from the factory line at BMW as a clean stock shell in spring of 2012, then it was sendt over the border to Sweden to fit a WRC FIA heavy duty rollcage.

      After he got it back he prepped the chassis and fitted front and rear subframe from E92 M3 and fitted custom K-sport E92 M3 spec coilovers, K-sport 356mm and 330mm brakes front/rear, E30 carbon dash, dashlogger, Sparco bucket seats and 6 point harness.

      The bodykit is a special made glasfiber kit from rallycross. It needed at lot of TLC and love to fit correctly. The doors, rear and front fenders including front and rear bumper is GF and roof, hood, trunk and inner fenders are carbonfiber.

      He also made a fully removable front for quick servicing.

      I made a little teaser film of it last time I was around the shop. I will make another full pedal to the metal version once it hits the track.

      It was dynoed a week ago (runs on E85) and mapped successfully up to 1.3 bar/ 19 PSI. We also had a little 'incident' with a tire explosion straight at the end with a brand new low bugdet tire. It didn't like 300km/h on the dyno and suddenly regaining traction.. bang! Due to traction slip we didn't get any solid read on power, but the boost normally means aprox 800whp at 1.3 bar on E85. For now the cams are just in reassemble spec timing, so we have to fiddle a little more with them to lower the spoolup of the turbo witch at this point is a little slow as these are VANOS setting, and with the vanos blocked off this only becomes high reving settings, with noe help from the low and middle power band witch the VANOS usually takes care of with active cam rotation.
















      Specs:

      Chassis:

      - 2012 make factory new bodyshell
      - Glassfiber bodykit and doors
      - Carbonfiber hood, roof, trunk, inner fenders and dash

      Suspension/subframe:

      -E92 front and rear subframe incl diff and electric steering
      -Custom K-sport E92 M3 spec coilovers
      -K-sport 356mm front and 330mm rear brakes
      -Custom exhaust with twin pipes
      -noname wheels

      Interior

      -Sparco bucket seats and 6 point harness
      -E30 carbondash
      -Dashllogger
      -Pedalbox
      -Hydraulic handbrake

      Engine:

      -S54B32 fully forged block internals , CP pistons, H rods, ARPs ++
      -Stock cylinder head w/blocked and removed VANOS
      -PPF S38 turbo tubular manifold with S54 flange
      -Homemade aluminium 5mm plenum
      -Turboservice T4 SX1000 turbo
      -Megasquirt EMS
      -Tilton 3 disc clutch
      -6 speed E46 M3 transmission

      Here is the chassis from the doors of the factory


      Then to Sweden and Rallyprodukter roll cage build










































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      Fully stocked before season..


      Teaser:


      This article was originally published in forum thread: Extreme E82 Coupe S54 TURBO 800whp build started by oddis View original post
      Comments 45 Comments
      1. oddis's Avatar
        oddis -
        Well, he first rang up the local dealer and asked for price on a clean chassi (part number 41002996578 ) and they said 17.000 USD+ and didn't take him to serious. He then called friends in the motorsport community and a few call's later he had arranged to collect the chassi in Germany for 10.500 USD.

        The car actually isn't THAT expencive. Bodykit was like 3500 USD, cage 4000 USD. Engine 12.000 USD. So the car i'll bet.... 30-35 grand. Max 40. And for this kind of performance that is not bad.
      1. StinkyM's Avatar
        StinkyM -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by oddis Click here to enlarge
        Well, he first rang up the local dealer and asked for price on a clean chassi (part number 41002996578 ) and they said 17.000 USD+ and didn't take him to serious. He then called friends in the motorsport community and a few call's later he had arranged to collect the chassi in Germany for 10.500 USD.

        The car actually isn't THAT expencive. Bodykit was like 3500 USD, cage 4000 USD. Engine 12.000 USD. So the car i'll bet.... 30-35 grand. Max 40. And for this kind of performance that is not bad.
        Insane. I expected quite a bit more.
      1. Jeffman's Avatar
        Jeffman -
        Crazy Norwegians! Gotta love our Scandinavian friends! Nice car!!!!
      1. oddis's Avatar
        oddis -
        We tested the car today. It went ok. A teaser for now, just have to plow trough 15 hours of tape from multiple angles to find the best scenes to make the final product Click here to enlarge


      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        This is the kind of thing BimmerBoost is all about. A balls to the wall BMW build that just screams badass. You take an E82 1-Series, swap in an S54 motor out of an E46 M3, build it, turbo it, and then stare in awe of a custom widebody 800+ wheel horsepower 1-Series. This build comes to us from Europe and the owners friend posted on his behalf. Keep in mind English is not his first language so excuse any of the grammar/spelling errors below. Check out the pictures, video, and details. Much respect to our Scandinavian friends for this build, epic.

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        I've been a die hard E30 (Turbo) enthusiast for the last 8-9 year (still is..), but as time has come and gone and rust has increased the E30s to very high TLC vehicles my mind has started to drift.. So then, over the last few years my thoughts has compiled over to the 1 series, more spesific the 1 series Coupe, E82 chassi. I've long dreamt up potensial setup's for an upcomming trackday car. I can just imagine the traction this thing has compared to a super sensetive tire ripping (witch isn't to bad of a deal) E30.

        But when a friend of mine decided to sell his Opel Omega trackcar (with M20 500hp turbo engine) in spring 2012 and go to Germany and collect a brand new stripped E82 shell straight from the factorys stock - my eyes went wide open! Click here to enlarge

        I've now followed his project closely and taken pictures and vids to document the build and he has asked me to post it as he isn't to keyboard happy.

        What he has build is a 2012 E82 Coupe with somewhat untraditional combo with E92 M3 suspension and S54B32 turbocharged setup to drive in the scandinavian "Gatebil Extreme" racing series witch starts in May this year. This is a "no limits" class for those who wants to go mental, and alot of them are basicly trashing around the track, not everyone is as concerned with low trap speed. 50/50 show / racing.

        This is a very rare and unique build at least up here in Scandinavia, I don't know about in the states but haven't seen to much of them in BMW magazines yet.

        The car was as mentioned collected brand new from the factory line at BMW as a clean stock shell in spring of 2012, then it was sendt over the border to Sweden to fit a WRC FIA heavy duty rollcage.

        After he got it back he prepped the chassis and fitted front and rear subframe from E92 M3 and fitted custom K-sport E92 M3 spec coilovers, K-sport 356mm and 330mm brakes front/rear, E30 carbon dash, dashlogger, Sparco bucket seats and 6 point harness.

        The bodykit is a special made glasfiber kit from rallycross. It needed at lot of TLC and love to fit correctly. The doors, rear and front fenders including front and rear bumper is GF and roof, hood, trunk and inner fenders are carbonfiber.

        He also made a fully removable front for quick servicing.

        I made a little teaser film of it last time I was around the shop. I will make another full pedal to the metal version once it hits the track.

        It was dynoed a week ago (runs on E85) and mapped successfully up to 1.3 bar/ 19 PSI. We also had a little 'incident' with a tire explosion straight at the end with a brand new low bugdet tire. It didn't like 300km/h on the dyno and suddenly regaining traction.. bang! Due to traction slip we didn't get any solid read on power, but the boost normally means aprox 800whp at 1.3 bar on E85. For now the cams are just in reassemble spec timing, so we have to fiddle a little more with them to lower the spoolup of the turbo witch at this point is a little slow as these are VANOS setting, and with the vanos blocked off this only becomes high reving settings, with noe help from the low and middle power band witch the VANOS usually takes care of with active cam rotation.





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        Specs:

        Chassis:

        - 2012 make factory new bodyshell
        - Glassfiber bodykit and doors
        - Carbonfiber hood, roof, trunk, inner fenders and dash

        Suspension/subframe:

        -E92 front and rear subframe incl diff and electric steering
        -Custom K-sport E92 M3 spec coilovers
        -K-sport 356mm front and 330mm rear brakes
        -Custom exhaust with twin pipes
        -noname wheels

        Interior

        -Sparco bucket seats and 6 point harness
        -E30 carbondash
        -Dashllogger
        -Pedalbox
        -Hydraulic handbrake

        Engine:

        -S54B32 fully forged block internals , CP pistons, H rods, ARPs ++
        -Stock cylinder head w/blocked and removed VANOS
        -PPF S38 turbo tubular manifold with S54 flange
        -Homemade aluminium 5mm plenum
        -Turboservice T4 SX1000 turbo
        -Megasquirt EMS
        -Tilton 3 disc clutch
        -6 speed E46 M3 transmission

        Here is the chassis from the doors of the factory

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        Fully stocked before season..

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      1. WedgePerformance's Avatar
        WedgePerformance -
        Wow, that is just nasty... I want one. @DMAC needs a new engine.
      1. Q4P's Avatar
        Q4P -
        This immediately falls under the bad ass category.
      1. deemo319's Avatar
        deemo319 -
        Dude is building from scratch, crazy cool. Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        @deemo319 not necessary bring up other forums on this one...
      1. Eric335's Avatar
        Eric335 -
        Pretty damn awesome.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Ammonia Click here to enlarge
        I just peed a little.
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      1. NJrep335i's Avatar
        NJrep335i -
        WOW!!! This thing is a BEAST!!! The Video of it in action is just f'in wicked.Mad props to the builders and owner/driver.
      1. Jeffman's Avatar
        Jeffman -
        Impressive. But it seemed somewhat out of control on the track...lots of fish-tailing. Did anyone else get this impression too?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Jeffman Click here to enlarge
        Impressive. But it seemed somewhat out of control on the track...lots of fish-tailing. Did anyone else get this impression too?
        800 wheel with a short rear wheel drive wheelbase is going to be hard to control.
      1. DRedman45's Avatar
        DRedman45 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Jeffman Click here to enlarge
        Impressive. But it seemed somewhat out of control on the track...lots of fish-tailing. Did anyone else get this impression too?
        they appear to be running really crappy tires judging by the stacks of tires, as well as the obvious evidence haha. that is probably the biggest issue aside from the fact that that much power is hard to put down no matter what car it's in...the e82 is only 3" shorter than the e46, so they are relatively close in wheelbase, width, height etc.
      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by oddis Click here to enlarge
        We tested the car today. It went ok. A teaser for now, just have to plow trough 15 hours of tape from multiple angles to find the best scenes to make the final product Click here to enlarge


        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yG112tNIG_M
        WOW!!!!
      1. folgrz's Avatar
        folgrz -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Jeffman Click here to enlarge
        Impressive. But it seemed somewhat out of control on the track...lots of fish-tailing. Did anyone else get this impression too?
        Isn't it a drift car?

        If it's not then I have no idea what they would use this for besides being completely bad $#@!ing ass
      1. Jeffman's Avatar
        Jeffman -
        U may be right.
      1. DFM's Avatar
        DFM -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Jeffman Click here to enlarge
        Impressive. But it seemed somewhat out of control on the track...lots of fish-tailing. Did anyone else get this impression too?
        Looked to me like he was intentionally breaking it loose
      1. inlineS54B32's Avatar
        inlineS54B32 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DRedman45 Click here to enlarge
        they appear to be running really crappy tires judging by the stacks of tires, as well as the obvious evidence haha. that is probably the biggest issue aside from the fact that that much power is hard to put down no matter what car it's in...the e82 is only 3" shorter than the e46, so they are relatively close in wheelbase, width, height etc.
        I personally thought the E46 M3 was a bit twitchy at it's limit already. I can't imagine 8XX+ HP in a shorter wheelbase - it would be scary fun, that's for sure. Click here to enlarge