Originally posted by SickFinga
Hartge sells e46 with m5 engine, any ideas how much is that?
Inquired to Hartge about the M50 conversion.
They quoted me $59,000 Euro Dollars.
If I'm not mistaken, that's over 90G's Canadian.
That's not including the complexity of shipping a car to Germany and getting it back.
Also inquired with a local high end BMW Shop.
When all was said and done, a mechanic noted that it would likely cost just under 100G's for the total conversion. He mentioned it's not just the engine. It's the suspention, brakes, weight balance that would need to be modified, including all the computer electronics that would have to be intergraded into the car.
Doesn't make sense to have a 180G's E46 M3.
With that money, ur better off with a Porsche, or sit tight for the new Gen M5 or M6 with the new V10.
A friend of mine mentioned that he saw on an automotive show mention that BMW are contemplating moving the M5 engine into the new Gen M3 when the new M5 arrives with the V10! *drunk*