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    • This is what an E36/8 Z3 M with an S85 V10 swap looks like accelerating from 0 to 211 miles per hour

      S85 V10 in a Z3? Yes, please! What you have here is basically a German take on a Viper with the 5.0 liter S85 motor out of the E60 M5 under the hood of the lightweight Z3 M Coupe. The S85 V10 motor is one of the best engines to ever come out of BMW's M Division and it is a shame it was never paired with a lightweight chassis. The owner managed to make it fit in the engine bay as the build pictures below show and paired it to the 7-speed SMG-III transmission.

      Just take a look at the video to the see the end result. 211 miles per hour in no time.











































      This article was originally published in forum thread: This is what an E36/8 Z3 M with an S85 V10 swap looks like accelerating from 0 to 211 miles per hour started by Sticky View original post
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      1. Group.america's Avatar
        Group.america -
        Sick GREAT Click here to enlarge
      1. Andrew@activeautowerke's Avatar
        Andrew@activeautowerke -
        Posted to our Fb Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Muahahahh some love
      1. GetSomeE92's Avatar
        GetSomeE92 -
        Bad ass. But I have to imagine the weight distribution on that car is ruined now.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        It's worth the penalty on the nose for that glorious sound alone.
      1. rawad1017's Avatar
        rawad1017 -
        so thats what my car's engine would be like in a z3 Click here to enlarge
      1. manbeer's Avatar
        manbeer -
        Doubt the weight distribution is skewed too badly as that motor most likely sits back a bit further than the s54. Probably only a couple percent.I would imaging the SMG and associated gear add some pounds though
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        The S85 is a bit heavier than the S54 though.
      1. onisyndicate's Avatar
        onisyndicate -
        S54B32 327.4 lbs 333 hp 262 lb-ft
        S85B50 385.8 lbs 507 hp 384 lb-ft (Al V10)

        only a thirty pound difference if those weights are correct.
      1. alex@ABRhouston's Avatar
        alex@ABRhouston -
        le gusta Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by onisyndicate Click here to enlarge
        S54B32 327.4 lbs 333 hp 262 lb-ft
        S85B50 385.8 lbs 507 hp 384 lb-ft (Al V10)

        only a thirty pound difference if those weights are correct.
        What weight do you have for the S65?
      1. onisyndicate's Avatar
        onisyndicate -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        What weight do you have for the S65?
        S65B40 306.4 lbs 414 hp 295 lb-ft (Al V8)

        I don't know how accurate the website is but I use it as a reference point for potential motor swaps.

        http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/for...s/46814/page3/
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        The S85 is supposed to be over 100 pounds heavier than the S65 so I don't know how accurate those are.