Hi all, i currently have a E46 316I SE. Just shortly after xmas i will be putting either a 2.5 ( from 323 or 325 what ever i can find ) or if possible a 328 engine.
Anyways with whatever engine i will be looking some where from around 170 bhp - 190 bhp. Im looking to increase the power from there to around 250 bhp.
Will i have to go forced induction ? How much is a super / turbo charger ?
Was also planning on doing these mods before! any forced induction if i have to go down that route.
Panel Filter ( or induction kit )
Larger Throttle Body
Exhasust with DE-CAT pipe
Performance Cams ( or twin overhead cams if possible )
Port and Polish the head
Forged Pistons and Rings
Forged Con Rods
Remap again if needed???
What you think ? will it see 250 bhp? or go down supercharger / thurbo route ?
Please help - thanks
ps: id like to keep the car and do the engine swap on that and then the work on the bigger engine and not buy a new car.
One more question will it have to be an e46 engine i get or could i get an e36 or e30 engine and it will NEAR ENOUGH slot right in ?