1989 BMW Z1 M52 Alpina Swap

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I had NEVER really seen one of these until it showed up at our shop. I really wish I would have taken more pictures of the process but the owner didn't really require many and this swap happened while we were moving shops. This car got a Alpina version of an M52B30 (we think...). It had E36 electronics and E46 single vanos head and crazy alpina intake. It was a fairly straight forward swap with out a couple hurdles. We did have to tune this and it was one of the first times tuning MS41.2.

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When it first got to the shop....

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Sure are some odd doors...and color

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Chopped down an E36 oil pan slightly.

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Intake manifold required a 90 degree bend to the throttle body to clear the brake booster.

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M52 throttle body installed upside down to clear everything. Engine using stock Z1 engine mounts.

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Tuned MS41.2 in house with our AWD Dynocom dyno. This thing was fun!!

225.8hp @5925rpm / 224.9 Ft/lbs @4050rpm

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