Body Color
Engine Size
5.0L V8
Transmission Type
5-speed manual

1989 BMW 325i V8

Motorcar Studio is pleased to offer this 1989 BMW E30 325i coupe, or maybe it would be more correct to call it an E30 350is? Not your ordinary E30, this BMW has been transformed with a Ford 5.0 V8 swap and is a road rocket. The build was completed by a well-known Atlanta fabricator and fully documented. It changed hands to the current owner who has invested thousands in additional upgrades.

The old rules have gone out the window -- we've driven M30 swaps, turbo M20 setups, M5X swaps -- and liked some better than others. But when it comes down to it there is no replacement for displacement. And the relatively compact Ford small block, in all of its inexpensively tunable glory, makes for the best big-power package we have experienced in an E30 to date. The engine was rebuilt before installation in 2011 with some mild performance upgrades (GT40 heads, Explorer intake with larger throttle body, bored .030 over). It is mated to a rebuilt T5 Mustang five-speed manual gearbox with newer clutch and one-piece driveshaft with new u-joints. Power output is approximately 230hp/265lb-ft at the wheels. The install is neat and tidy, utilizing the reliable Ford EFI system. Power brakes, A/C and heat have been retained. No power steering. The custom exhaust has enough rumble to let you know there is no longer a 2.5 liter under the hood, but it's not obnoxious. The low noise level, compliant suspension and complete interior actually allow this hotrod to be a comfortable daily driver.

Recent driver quality repaint, nice lightweight 15-inch alloy wheels, Bilstein sport shocks with H&R sport springs. Recent control arms and bushings, strut mounts, brakes, wheel bearings and more up front. Refreshed rear subframe with adjustable RTABS. Rebuilt 3.73 LSD. Autometer oil pressure and temp gauges in console. Sony bluetooth stereo with new speakers and sub box in trunk. More detailed engine/build/suspension spec sheet available upon request.

Whether you are looking for a fast street car, drift car or possible track car (this car has not been tracked since built) this E30 offers a lot of car for the money and would be difficult replicate for the asking price. Owner's manuals and complete toolkit included. For more information about this 1989 BMW 325i 5.0 liter V8 for sale at Motorcar Studio in Atlanta, please call 404-692-5250.


Engine Size
5.0L V8


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Interior Color
Center Console

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