Bizzarro Engine Swap – Turbo BMW M50B25 Gets The Drift


In the U.S. it’s the SBC that finds its way under the hoods of many an adoptive parent. In Europe, where that V8 is as rare as it is common in the colonies, they have to make do with other common and easily enhanced motors, something like, oh say, BMW’s 325i mill. The fact that this rabid six has set up camp in the engine bay of another brand’s car isn’t that unusual, the specific car, however, is.


1000 hp BMW turbo powered Nissan Skyline R34

Here, the claimed 600- 1,000 horsepower beemer motor has been dropped into the body of a Nissan Skyline R34. Now, that car’s original RB26DETT engine was no slouch, but pushing it much past 800 ponies is supposed to be expensive and risky. The BMW motor, on the other hand, will take the piled on power, and should a rod manage to punch its way through the block, replacement parts are a lot easier to come by. Despite that, this is still a pretty weird heart transplant.

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4 responses to “Bizzarro Engine Swap – Turbo BMW M50B25 Gets The Drift”

  1. Matt Avatar

    Beemer = BMW bike
    Bimmer = BMW car
    Hoon 102 – Automotive General Trivia
    http://www.bmwccbc.org/misc/tech-and-trivia/bimme

    1. dculberson Avatar

      I actually like referring to BMW cars as Beemers just to tick off the faithful. Just like pluralizing LEGO as LEGOs or LEGOes. I don't like a company tell me what nicknames or grammar to use – I let the language handle the grammar and my inclinations handle the nicknames. So Beemer it is! Bwahahahaha!

  2. PowerTryp Avatar

    So what your saying is to get out of this place where SBCs fall into everything from a Ford Mustang to a Porsche 924 and pretty much anything else that will accept it I will need to move to Europe? Ok I'm leaving.

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