Ok guys,I have a 1999 316i compact. The original engine is coming out and being replaced with a bigger lump. I am struggling to decide between two.
I have the choice of a ...
E36 328 m52 engine/box/loom/ecu ect OR
E36 m3 3.0 s50 engine/box/loom/ecu ect.
Now their is a 1000 difference in price of the 328 and m3 engine but if it was worth while I would wait untill I have enough money.
Anyway,What I am thinking is the 328 is an awesome engine and yes I can put on a m50 inlet,s50 exhaust manifold and remap the ecu for m50 inlet higher rpm and achieve around 220hp but the m3 is like nearly 300hp to begin with. I jsu cant decide between the 2.
The car will see a fair amount of abuse from drift or track days but I will maintain which ever engine I choose.
So which would you guys choose and why ?