Johan contacted me and wanted to feature his BMW e30 M3 Turbo… Couldn’t really say no when I saw the pictures 😀
Name: Johan Kihl
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Year and model of your E30: 1989 BMW M3
Wich forums do you use? www.pure-pf.com
Whats the story behind your E30? Bought it two years ago as a empty shell with a load of parts on the side. Everything is rebuilt, the paint is brand new, the only thing I had from before I bought the car was the engine. The engine is a fully built S50B30 with a Precision PT6765 turbo. It delivers 750whp@1,5 bar of boost and 910nm at the wheels. The goal was to create a car with plenty of power which is able to be used everywhere.
What got you into E30‘s? My first car was a 1990 BMW 318is 16v which I also put a turbo on. It probably left somewhere around 600hp.
How many E30‘s have you owned: 5
What‘s your favorite E30? The M3 of course J
What are you working on now? Reinstalling Vanos to gain low end power. Replacing the old turbo with a PT7675 billet. 1000whp is the goal!
Any plans for the future? Recently bought a BMW 335 double clutch DCT (DKG) gearbox. Me and my programmer friend will try to develop a management system for these gearboxes to retrofit them into any vehicle. If we succeed my M3 will be the first in the world with a aftermarket management system for this kind of gearbox!
Interior: Two Sparco bucket seats, a half rollcage and a couple of Autometer gauges.
Exterior: Sport Evolution rear wing with carbon flap.
Wheels and tires: BBS LM 9,5×18 rear with Toyo R888 235/40 -18. 8,5×18 with 225/40 -18 Bridgestone street tires.
Suspension mods: AVO coilovers all around. Millway adjustable camber/caster plates front. Adjustable wheel alignment rear.
Brakes: Porsche 4-pot calipers front with Audi S4 320x32mm rotors. M3 e30 standard rear. ATE Super blue brakefluid.
Drivetrain: M5 E34 rear end. BMW 530d gearbox. Clutch Sachs 707.
Exhaust: 3,5” stainless Feritta by PPF