With how well the M3 seems to be performing, and given its 80-90 lb weight reduction thus far, we’re confident we’ve achieved one of the original goals—to be comparable to the performance of an E90/E92 BMW M3 with the 4.0-liter S65 V8 engine. There’s only one way to find out. Did we reach our goals? Stay tuned for the next part!
In the meantime, let us show you what we did to prepare the car for spring time with parts from Sparkplugs.com. First, they’ve got nice Denso wiper blades that are actually a bit nicer than the factory units. Second, we ordered another carbon-activated cabin air filter since noticing a hint of engine smell when using the ventilation system.
Since installing this (which literally takes 1 minute to do, if that) the smell has vanished. Our last unit lasted since 2012.
If you’re read this far then you probably like BMWs. Assuming so, let’s see what else MKC has got going on in its workshop. It looks like this E36 BMW M3 will be getting a few things shoved up its sleeves.
The E36 M3 will be running a Forced Performance 3794R turbo, which MKC modified to accept a turbo-mounted wastegate from Precision Turbo. I so remember the day I was getting my E36 M3 turbocharged (my goodness, that was 16 years ago–time has flown). It was my first turbocharged car. Those were super exciting times indeed!