there are no respectable 4cyls

Discussion in '1990 BMW M3 Sport Evolution' started by ryan8624, Oct 15, 2003.

  1. for every one thats ever said "there are no respectable 4cyls" look at this one, its the winningest touring car in histroy, it a beautiful thing.
     
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    Seriously. It's an M3. Deal with it.
     
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    in full racing spec trim, the S14 could rev to 11,000rpm and make over 300hp, not bad for a N/A 2.3 litre in 1988. the later 2.5s could achieve 380hp in racing trim, and a 12,000rpm redline. these cars were ahead of their time.
     
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    This is wrong...The M3 had a 2.7 liter Inline 6. It's like...a faster version of my own car. I've got a 1987 BMW 325...i'ts got a 165 bhp inline 6...so yea...it's ok...even if it's an I4...it's still fast
     
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    never mind I'm wrong...but this is still a hardcore engine
     
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    sorry man, your are wayy off. atleast you corrected yourself in the previous post. all E30 M3s had 2.3 litre S14s. the only M3 that didnt wasnt the 1990 M3 Sport EVO. which had a 2.5 litre S14 making 238hp. Also if you have a 325 then you dont have an i engine you have an eta engine. You only have 127hp buddy. I drive a 1990 325i so i know quite a bit about E30s.
     
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    clearly you've never driven the E30 M3
     
  8. seriously...once u hot that S14 its like night and day....much more high compression....i love this engine
     
  9. #9 ryan8624, May 5, 2006
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    The reason this car is great is it was built as a track car, not a street car. it makes a wonderfull track/race car even to this day, light on its feet, not that powerfull but not much weight to carry, i still holds some of the best records for touring cars ever. If you want to see what many people do with them now, or anthing else BMW related check out www.bimmerforums.com. there are alot of great BMW people on that site.
     
  10. #10 ryan8624, May 5, 2006
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    The reason this car is great is it was built as a track car, not a street car. it makes a wonderfull track/race car even to this day, light on its feet, not that powerfull but not much weight to carry, i still holds some of the best records for touring cars ever. If you want to see what many people do with them now, or anthing else BMW related check out www.bimmerforums.com. there are alot of great BMW people on that site.
     
  11. but a s14 is a pile of shit
     
  12. I think Euro-Trash missed the point...S14 BMW Engine..not S14 Nissan Silvia...but even those are rocking cars to drive..especially if you're into drifting.

    As for the E30 M3...I'm trying to look for one in decent condition. Anyone know how much rebuilding and what problems I should look out for? Thanks.
     
  13. 4-cyl beemers back in the 90's are hardcore to some extent. this a M car. did you know this engine was carried further to even to the M3 till it was thrown away and brought a peppier inline-6? simply amazing though. it's get the job done. and that guy is right..a great car for the track.
     
  14. the ariel atom is a 4 and so is my mr2!
     
  15. Jeez... if he already corrected himself, why did you feel the need to?

    And this... "Also (assumptive) if you dont have a 325 then you dont have an i engine you have an eta entine. You only have a little power, by the way, my car is better than yours.. haha. And despite my typing errors, I actually know a lot."

    Cool man, im happy for you.
     
  16. #17 ViciousA1, Mar 13, 2010
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    My first car was an 1975 E21 320 4 cyl., ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_M10) it produced about 130hp on the rear wheels (on rooling track), fitted with dual twin delorto carbs., k&n filters, proberly a tweeked camshaft, 2 inch. exhauts (i didnt tune it my self, but had papers)
    (i bougth the car for 10.000 Danish kroner (app. 1250€) in 1991, rusty and looked like shit, but damn did it drive, had it for around 2-3 years (sold it for 19.000 Danish) that is i car for an 18 year old....).
    The upgrade for me was a 1979 E21 323i, again looked like shit, but the standard recaro seats, my yellow and red koni shocks, and a 60mm lower springs... That was a nice car, but just about rusted away...:<A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
    Then i've had a 320i e30 and a 325i e30, they were nothing compared to the two first (except maybe one thing, my "homemade" exhaust (totaly free flow), which sometimes spat
    out flames)
    My dream car is a M3 Sport Evo 3, but i'll proberlly never get it, but then maybe a "normal" e30 m3....
     

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