Friday, December 6, 2019

LS1 V8 Swapped: 2000 BMW 323ci

BMW's E46 generation 3 series was sold from 1999 to 2005 and it was known for its well balanced chassis and smooth inline-6 engines.  If you want a fast one, you can get the M3 version for less than the price of this next example...but it won't have a 400+ horsepower V8 that'll drink 87 octane fuel and leave twin black stripes everywhere you go.  Find this 2000 BMW 323ci V8 offered for $16,900 in Long Island, NY via craigslist. Tip from Jeff.

 From the seller:

2000 BMW 323CI E46 LS1
fuel: gas
title status: clean
transmission: manual
For Sale - 2000 BMW E46 LS1 Swap with manual T56 transmission. The donor car was a 2002 Firebird Trans am ws6.

2000 BMW 323CI E46
LS1 5.7L V8
Engine work performed By Jeff @ Performance Specialists
Spec Cam
Chromolly Puch rods
Fast 102 Intake manifold
(new seals, Gaskets, filters,Water pump, balancer, belts, fluids )
T56 Transmission
Built by Committed Services Brand
(new seals, Gaskets, fluids)
Competition Stage 3 Clutch and fly wheel
Custom Dyno Tune by Performance Specialist
Custom Magnaflow exhaust with Magnaflow Hi flow Cats
Long tube Headers
Custom Intake
Tweaked Performance wiring Harness
Derale Hi Output Fans
CSF High Performance Radiator
M3 Complete Rear
Insane shaft 500 HP rated Axles
Custom X brace (sub frame Reinforcement)
HSD Coil Overs
New Michelin Pilot Super sport Tires
Rear Brakes upgrade - BMW M3
Front brakes upgrade - BMW 330
New Pads, Rotors, Fluid
And much much more .......
All receipts are available

Serious buyer only. No Low ballers , I'm in no rush to sell.

See a better way to surprise M3 drivers?


  1. Looks to be one of the cleanest swaps that I have seen posted on this site. Don't know if the price is in the ballpark, as I don't follow German cars.

  2. Jeff - nice find. Neat, tidy, and unsuspecting.

  3. Agreed guys. One of the nicer swaps I have seen as well. If I was in the market, I would jump all over this. However, I would need an auto trans (*gasp!) as a nasty motorcycle accident I had back in 2015 left me with hardly any feel in my left foot and next to no ankle range of motion to boot. In any case, nice ride!

  4. Wonder what the weight dif is from stock setup may be lighter then stock ? Price seems up there but not sure you could build and sort it out for much less ?

  5. Shut up and take my money! And shortly after.... my drivers licence..


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