Originally Posted by 94bmw325i
the guy who did the swap is on bimmerforums, I found out he actually doesn't live too far from me, but it is a lot of work. Basically combining an e36 with an e46 wiring harness, that can't be fun.
I think an s50, or s52 318 would work very well as long as you do a lot of work so the car can handle the power, better brakes, suspension, etc.
obviously i would leave it with its original engine until i'm ready to turn it into an absolute beast. remember, coming from someone who's already rebuilt one engine completely, i love the challenge of it. if i wanted something easy i'd do the S52 swap on it... but that wouldn't bea s much fun. I'm looking to see if it would be possible to get an S38 in there.....