Yes, you’re into that wrong part of the internet again. Things here don’t really seem to make sense and the names are completely out of whack.
It seems a little weird to even click on something containing the name TJ Fahrzeugdes but if you’re one of the curious folk, you’ll find out something that is almost legendary.
The car we’re talking about this time is a E82 BMW 1 Series. It starts out in life as a humble compact coupe and it is turned into something simply crazy.
It receives a BMW 1 Series M Coupe conversion. Just about every single visual component that would make such a product stand out goes on.
That’s fun, but is it enough to feel special when you’ve got a 1.6 liter naturally aspirated four cylinder engine to drive around in?
No, which is why TJ Fahrzeugdes decided to do an engine swap. Boy did he pick one, he used the 5.0 liter V10 powerplant from the E60 M5.
With a standard tune, that engine developed 507 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque. At this point the ECU was fiddled with and another 43 horsepower was added, just to round things off.
Now that they had the power, they had a lot of work to do in trying to make it usable. The gearbox was also taken from the E60 M5. The driveshaft was shortened.
The suspension was entirely redone by the specialists at KW and the brakes come off the much bigger BMW X6M. Sounds like a fascinating conversion with only one thing nagging me.
Is this still a balanced car or did the enormous engine compromise weight distribution.
As seen on Bimmertoday