Can u LS swap a BMW?
Considering the sky-high repair costs BMW owners face in the States, an LS swap on an E39 540 can be less expensive than even relatively minor engine work on the stock 4.4-litre V8. An LS swap doesn’t really change the character of that car, but the same cannot be said for an E36 M3.
Can a V8 fit in a E36?
Radiator: The stock E36 6-cylinder radiator is perfectly adequate for the V8 swap.
Which BMW is a V8?
The BMW N63 is a twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine which has been in production from 2008 to present. The N63 is the world’s first production car engine to use a “hot-vee” layout, with the turbochargers located inside the “V” of the engine. It is also BMW’s first turbocharged V8 engine.
What engines fit in a BMW E36?
Here are the most common (and documented) engine swaps that people perform on the BMW E36 chassis:
- BMW S50 – 3.0 liter six cylinder from E36 M3 (240 hp / 225 lb/ft torque)
- BMW S52 – 3.2 liter six cylinder from E36 M3 (240 hp / 240 lb/ft torque)
- BMW S54 – 3.2 liter six cylinder from E46 M3 (333 hp / 262 lb/ft torque)