e36

  1. 1997 Estoril Blue E36 M3

    Known to some as the pinnacle of BMW Motoring cars, the E36 M3 is a great platform that can never be forgotten.

    See More

    Read more »
  2. M3 & M4 Group Shot Wallpapers

    Check out these official BMW photos featuring the new F80 M3 & F80 M4 posing with the earlier generation M3s!

    Read more »
  3. Estoril Blue E36 M3

    Recently acquired from Washington, the new owner brought this 1998 Estoril Blue E36 to us for new wheels and new suspension. We installed the adjustable KW V2 coilovers along with a set of lightweight 18" APEX ARC-8 wheels wrapped in new tires for dramatically improved handling performance. With it's sporty ride height, concave CSL inspired wheels and super clean exterior, this 2nd generation M3 still looks and drives great even after 16 years.

    Read more »
  4. S54 Powered E36 M3 on the Dyno

    As an M3 enthusiast, if you saw this particular E36 on the street, you'd probably be impressed with the condition it's in. After all, this M3 is pushing 18 years and yet it still has its glossy black paint, a clean interior and its original 17" wheels. However, nothing about this car would lead you to believe that it's hiding something special under its hood: an S54 power plant. Taken from an E46 M3, the high-revving 3.2L engine and 6-speed manual transmission have been seamlessly transplanted into this E36 for a huge increase in performance. On the dyno, this car proved it by recording a healthy 293whp, which is substantially more than the 240 crank hp of the original S50 engine! After the dyno session we had the opportunity to corner balance this M3, dialing in a perfect 50/50 weight distribution.

    Read more »
  5. Three Generations of the M3

    We noticed that we randomly had three generations of M3 coupes on our lifts (in consecutive, chronological order nonetheless), so we snapped a quick photo.

    Read more »
  6. Shift S3ctor Airstrip Attack Photos & Video

    This past weekend we took our supercharged M3 and supercharged Z4M out to New Coalinga Municipal Airport for the Shift S3ctor Airstrip Attack. The two day event consisted of ½ mile side-by-side racing and trap speed competition on the closed-down runway. The turnout was phenomenal, ranging from several supercharged M3s, tuned AMGs, 1500whp Gallardos, 1300whp Ford GTs, 1000+whp GT-Rs, Ferrari F430s, an Aventador and many, many more modified cars. While our Z4M & M3 were consistently able to record speeds in the mid 140s and mid 150s respectively, the real show stopper was a black Underground Racing twin-turbo Gallardo, which recorded an astonishing 224mph. Finishing off the weekend was a truly unique (and entertaining) race between a food truck, fire engine, tow truck and even an RV pulling a 3-car trailer. As always, we took plenty of photos to share with everyone who wasn't lucky enough to attend. Enjoy.

    Read more »
  7. Turbo E36 M3 on our Dyno

    We recently had the opportunity to dyno this clean sleeper E36 M3. Nothing about the exterior of this car would lead you to believe that it features a fully custom turbo kit under the hood. Putting down about 350hp and 350tq to the wheels, this 14 year old M3 could probably give a new E92 M3 a run for it's money.

    Read more »
  8. Dyno Day Results & Photos

    Our Dyno Day this Saturday was a great success, with 22 BMWs (mostly M3s) showing up throughout the day to put their engines to the test on our Dynoject 224xLC. The day started at 8:00 with the temperature already in the low 80's, and ended at about 5:30 in the high 90's! Regardless of the California heat, the cars performed well and everyone seemed to enjoy the show, food and the friendly competition.

    Read more »
  9. E36 M3 with a Corvette LS3 V8

    Here's quite an effective way of getting a ton of power and torque out of an older M3...

    Read more »
  10. 10 VF Engineering BMWs with Transparent Hoods

    Recently we've been pretty busy installing VF Engineering superchargers, so we decided to take some of these cool photos to show off the kits. Make sure to click on the images to view the 2048x1024 resolution versions- perfect for some free desktop wallpapers!

    Read more »