BMW E30 316 Touring undergoes supercharger therapy
Los-Angeles-based car tuner Castro Motorsports has unveiled a most unusual E30 BMW 3 Series. Produced in 1991, the car has a whopping 540 hp (403 kW) at its disposal.
The stock I6 the family hauler shipped with was retrofitted with a supercharger and a plethora of other performance-oriented components. Among other things, the newer BMW E46 330i provided the six-speed manual transmission. Consecutive dyno measurements showed 470 hp (350 kW) at the wheels. Given the wagon’s relatively low weight of just 1,360 kilograms (3,000 lbs), this should translate into excellent acceleration potential. No specific figures were provided, however.
On the outside, the tuner car boasts M3-like overall styling, as well as new 17-inch BBS Wheels (or similar). Inside, the seats are wrapped in leather, and a modern HVAC is installed.
Editor Andrew Raspopov
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