Although the E36 M3 is an incredibly capable car out of the box, there is always room to improve, especially when all new BMWs come standard with over 200 horsepower from the factory. To keep up with the times and BMW’s latest powerplants, Turner Motorsport gave their E36 M3 a power upgrade, along with some new boots.
The project E36 M3 has been fitted with an extensive list of products that Turner offers. A complete list can be found below.
Stage 2 Power Kit
The Active Autowerke Stage 2 Kit is a perfect match to the E36 M3. It boosts the power from 240hp all the way up to around 400hp and even higher with other modifications such as M50 manifold, TMS Shorty Headers, Shrick Cams and Catless Track pipe.
When running on 91-93 octane the Active Autowerke Stage 2 Kit is the perfect balance of thrill worthy performance while still retaining that BMW feel for a comfortable daily commute. One of the biggest selling points on this kit is the everyday drive ability and “stock” feel that the car retains. When driving at normal cruising RPM between 1500 and 4000 the car feels much like it did before the supercharger despite the added low to mid range torque.
The power gains are simply awesome. The car makes a ton more power from 4000 to redline. The power curve is extremely linear and there is not real surge or drop off of power anywhere in the RPM range. It pulls hard all the way up to 7000 RPM. This added power combined with the 3.46 ring and pinion in the differential make the car extremely fast from a stand still as well as moving and on the highway. The 3.46 is a perfect gear for this setup, allowing the car to be in the power almost all the time while still maintaining somewhat of the stock feel (compared to a 3.64).
Overall the kit is a great fit for the car. The tuning is seamless, the install is clean and the drive ability is superb. If you are looking to make over 300 whp in an E36 M3 or Non M this is the way to go and combined with the correct bolt-ons its easy to make even more power relatively easy.
This car has a dual purpose; Track and Street. Turner Motorsport wanted the car to be a comfortable daily driver with extreme high performance that was both dependable and usable on the track. Too many times performance upgrades are done with only one thing in mind and that is where the car starts to drift away from a everyday driver.
Forgeline LS3 Forged Three-Piece Wheels
Forgeline’s new Heritage Series line of forged wheels are designed to represent the best of Forgeline’s over two decades of engineering and manufacturing custom, made-to-order forged aluminum wheels. These classic designs are retro-cool and work well with virtually every class of automobile, from muscle cars to supercars to luxury vehicles.
The Forgeline LS3 Heritage Series wheel on the Turner Project Supercharged E36 M3 evoke classic and timeless styling, perfectly suited for the E36 M3’s modern-classic status. The Forgeline LS3 Heritage Series wheel pays homage to Forgeline’s very first wheel designs, the classic LS of the 1990s, but has been reborn here as a modern 3-piece wheel with updated engineering and manufacturing technology. A tight mesh design with very intricate machining details, the LS3 is elegant and timeless.
The LS3 is built with true forged 6061-T6 aluminum centers, aircraft-quality ARP stainless steel fasteners (your choice of exposed or hidden), and heat-treated rim sections. The LS3 is available with a stepped lip outer in 17-inch, 18-inch, and 19-inch fitments and features a standard powder coated center finish with a polished outer rim. But since each wheel is custom built-to-order, Forgeline can also offer special features like custom offsets, center locking hubs, and a large choice of finish combinations.
Our M3’s wheels measure 18×8.0″ in the front and 18×9.0″ in the rear. They are finished in Satin Gold with a highly polished lip. Each wheels, both front and rear weigh-in at 24lbs. Forgeline’s LS3 wheels are truly stunning, especially when combined with equally timeless and classic Hellrot paint on our E36 M3.
More details on the project can be found here.