Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Turbo LS Swap: 1999 BMW 740i

This next car comes as a tip from Jeff who writes: Holy Crap... this is awesome...which pretty much sums up my thoughts as well.  Find this 1999 BMW 740i with twin-turbo Chevy power offered for $7499 in Hudson, WI via craigslist.

From the seller:

This isn't your standard oil leaking 7 series. It's been upgraded with a GM 4.8 v8. LS1 intake. Backed by a 4l80e transmission. Tossed a couple of 62mm turbos, twin wastgates dumped through the hood. Intercooled with a bov. 80# injectors. In trunk 15 gallon fuel cell with twin 255 pumps. Tuned on e85.

Daily drove last summer. Stored for the winter. Newer tires. 478whp/528wtq Ready to drive. $7499

See a better way to murder your rear tires?


  1. Looks like a clean well thought build ... Oh wait "twin wastgates dumped through the hood" That seems pretty dumb.

    1. I agree. But body panels are remarkably easy to find in u-pull it lots for e38s. It wouldn't be too difficult to re-route the wastegate dumps.

  2. Video of a 2000 foot burnout or this never happened : )

  3. omg, take my money. dude i wish we could smog and register in CA

  4. How cool is the Bugatti brick building?

  5. What is the black hole just behind the passenger side air filter?

    1. That's the place where the money from your wallet goes, after you buy it..

      - Average Bear

  6. Lol, love this rat rod, it looks like the owner took a sawzall and cut 2 holes in the hood for waste dump.


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