View Full Version : Pretty e39 for sale

11-15-2007, 12:47 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-532i-E39-with-3-2L-Stage-4-Turbo-E36-M3-Engine-Race-Car-44K-mls-1-owner-California-Super-Car-540-HP-M5-M6-Supra_W0QQitemZ270184310055QQihZ017QQcategoryZ6056 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

11-15-2007, 01:00 AM
sexy car, never seen a e36 engine in a 5er, usually its the other way!!

11-15-2007, 02:01 AM
That car would be more awesome if it was in a wagon. I recognized the car the second I opened the ebay link, it was previously featured in EuropeanCar in comparison to Jimmy540i's supercharged E39 and a bone stock E39 M5.

11-15-2007, 08:19 AM
good ole Big Bertha, if I remember correctly he smoked Jimmy540

11-15-2007, 08:45 AM
WoW M3 engine in a E39!

11-15-2007, 11:28 AM
Now that's awesome. I assume you get to keep the rack + Pinion steering rather then moving to the recipriciating ball one used in the v8's. Nice car.

11-15-2007, 11:39 AM
I have sexual feelings for that car. *rockout*

11-15-2007, 02:08 PM
no big brake kit ??? weird

11-15-2007, 09:39 PM
Why wouldn't they use the M3 oil filter housing? Could still be a 2.8??


11-15-2007, 10:15 PM
good ole Big Bertha, if I remember correctly he smoked Jimmy540

wow, I remember this car was all the hype and then it just disappeared.

Seriously though, just to think how much bmw fi tuning advanced in the last 4 year. I remember this 460rwhp was one of the more powerful s52 back then, these day you get 328 with 700rwhp on stock internals and sc s52 with 520rwhp at just 11psi.

11-16-2007, 12:53 AM
sounds like its an amazing machine. although many people appreciate it, few would actually buy it. it is immaculate though.

11-16-2007, 10:50 AM
Why wouldn't they use the M3 oil filter housing? Could still be a 2.8??


Maybe they just bought the shortblock 3.2, and transfered everything from the 2.8.

11-16-2007, 08:49 PM
Or maybe its a 2.8 with a M50 intake and a M coil cover... LOL

11-16-2007, 09:09 PM

11-16-2007, 09:29 PM
mmm...I still have videos of the Big Bertha (i.e. this 5'er for sale). Sounds soooo nice *shiner*

11-16-2007, 11:38 PM
The 532i
When Charles Yeh picked up his new 528i automatic, neither he nor the dealership had an inkling about the transformation this car would undergo over the next couple of years.

As it was with Jimmy Wu, Charles also regretted buying an automatic. Instead of selling it and picking up another BMW, though, he sent his car to Michael Angelo Motorsports, where it underwent serious surgery and was modified with a five-speed manual transmission. The 2.8-liter six also was pulled and replaced by an E36 M3 3.2-liter motor augmented by an RMS blower. Charles wanted still more power and so shipped the car east, where the BMW turbo nuts at Active Autowerke got their hands on it.

If you've been following Project M3, you've no doubt read about our enthusiasm for Active Autowerke's turbo system. However, Wu's 532i was taken a step further and received a freshly built, low-compression motor with dished JE 8.5:1 forged pistons and Pauter connecting rods. Then AA fitted its Stage 4 turbo system, featuring a Garrett T-61 turbocharger, a 4-in.-thick intercooler capable of flowing 1450 cfm, AA turbo-spec camshafts and signature exhaust manifold. Other components included 55-lb/hr injectors, custom software, custom cold-air intake, bigger fuel pump, custom fuel rail, external fuel pressure regulator, external wastegate and an electronic boost controller. Exhaust gases run through AA high-flow catalytic converters and a Stromung muffler.