1997 BMW 325Ti (E36/5 - 2.5) Type 318Ti (USA) Dev. series E36 (5) Body type COMP Door count 3 Engine M50 Cubical capacity 1.90 Power 103 Transmission HECK Gearbox MECH Color MOREAGRUEN METALLIC (288) Upholstery LEDER M.SCHWARZ/SCHWARZ (P9SW) Prod. date 1997-04-17 Order options No. Description 214 Automatic Stability Control and Traction 240 Leather Steering Wheel 243 Airbag For Front Passenger 282 Lt/Aly Wheels Sport Spoke Styling Ii 315 Rear Windscreen Wiper 341 Bumpers Completely In Body Color 401 Sliding/Vent Roof, Electric 441 Smokers Package 530 Air Conditioning 540 Cruise Control 550 On-Board Computer 676 Hifi Loudspeaker System 692 Cd Changer I-Bus Preparation 818 Main Battery Switch 925 Shipping Protection Package ENGINE: M50B25 2.5 L (2494 cc)The M50B25 is a 2.5L, DOHC 24-valve, I6 piston engine and has an 84 mm bore and 75 mm stroke and produces 192 hp @ 5900 (141 kW) and 184 ft-lb @ 4200 (250 N·m). The M50 was introduced in March 1989 to replace the BMW M20 and was replaced by the M52 in 1994. Displacement for the M50 series engines range from 2.0 L to 3.2 L. A Technical Update or M50TU version from 1992 introduced VANOS variable valve timing. When this technology was introduced, it was known as VACC or Variable Camshaft Control. ENGINE MODIFICATIONS:This version of the M50B25 features a custom cold air induction kit using 3” alloy tubing from the throttle body to rear of the driver’s headlight where a custom cone filter prevents any contaminants from entering the engines combustion chamber. The ASC (Automatic Stability Control) throttle body has also been removed to increase the flow of air into the engine which has also disabled traction control from the chassis. Throttle body heating system has been disabled and rerouted back into the cooling system, thus, resulting in cooler intake temperatures. The stock engine management has been upgraded for maximum performance using the Turner Motorsport Performance chip for the Non-Vanos engine. Performance gains of 19 horses and 13 torque over stock have been made. The governor has been removed and a top speed of 137mph have been reached. Redline has been moved from 6500rpm to 7000rpm as well. Air-conditioning and Power-steering have been removed for less parasitic drag on the crank. A 54” custom Gatorback serpentine belt has also replaced the OEM belt. The crankshaft driven fan has been removed and a new waterpump, lower temperature thermostat, and metal thermostat housing have been installed. The radiator from a stock M44B19 has been used to help with cooling, quicker warm up and cool down. Tubular exhaust manifolds from the S52B32 were utilized along with a M50B25 mid-section that features catalytic converters delete and 2.5” single pipe replacement, and a single twin tipped catback from a 2002 ///M Roadster.FORCED INDUCTIONThe newest addition to the mod family is a Turbonetics Hybrid T3/4 Trim 57 Turbocharger. This turbo will be seeing 6-10 regulated psi, horsepower goal is around 260-300whp with a good tune.