1996 BMW 357Ti (E36/5 - 5.7) Type 318Ti (USA) Dev. series E36 (5) Body type COMP Door count 3 Engine LS1Cubical capacity 1.90 Power 103 Transmission HECK Gearbox MECH Color SCHWARZ 2 (668) Upholstery STOFF/ANTHRAZIT (C7AT) Prod. Date 1996-07-11 Order optionsNo. Description 214 AUTOMATIC STABILITY CONTROL TRACTION 240 LEATHER STEERING WHEEL 243 AIRBAG FOR FRONT PASSENGER 315 REAR WINDSCREEN WIPER 337 M SPORTS PACKAGE 401 SLIDING/VENT ROOF, ELECTRIC 441 SMOKERS PACKAGE 481 SPORT SEATS F DRIVER/FRONT PASSENGER 520 FOGLIGHTS 530 AIR CONDITIONING 676 HIFI LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEM 694 PREPARATION FOR CD CHANGER 704 M SPORT SUSPENSION 818 MAIN BATTERY SWITCH 925 SHIPPING PROTECTION PACKAGE ENGINE: LS1 (5,665cc) 5.7L V8The 5.7 L shares little other than similar displacement, external dimensions, and rod bearings, with its predecessor. It is an all-aluminum 5,665 cc (5.665 L; 345.7 cu in) pushrod engine with a bore of 3.9 in (99.1 mm) and a stroke of 3.62 in. The LS1 was rated at 350 hp (260 kW) and 365 lb·ft (495 N·m) since 2001 (LS6 Intake), 1997-2000 350 lb·ft (470 N·m) in North America, depending on the application. The LS1 was used in the Corvette from 97-04. It was also used in GM F-Body cars with a rating of 305HP - 315HP. In Australia, continuous modifications were made to the LS1 engine throughout its lifetime, reaching 382 bhp (285 kW) in the HSV's YII series, and a Callaway modified version named "C4B" was fitted to HSV GTS models producing 402 bhp (300 kW).ENGINE MODIFICATIONS:To fit the GM 5.7L V8 into this Bavarian compact, new engine and transmission mounts had to be created. Fitment has been taken into account, as far as driver weight and position v.s. engine/transmission to chassis position for optimum weight balance for proper handling on the street as well as the track. The 5.7L features all stock components in a remanufactured state of being. The bottom end has been taken apart and rebuilt as well as the heads, accessories, and other pieces needed for proper use. The exhaust and steering system are the biggest challenges in this big puzzle, so a lot of thought has been taken into consideration; power versus cost, cost versus positioning, positioning versus power. I’ve chosen to go with a more cost efficient exhaust and steering setup which includes using a set of block huggers and a series of ujoints for the steering system to keep from having expensive long tubes created for that “extra” power. Also, swapping out the stock steering components will rid the chassis of the BMW rag joint and remove the extra slop that the rubber ujoint causes over time and even when brand new.For the time being, the exhaust system will consist of the block hugging headers, 2.5” downpipes, x-pipe into two high flow catalytic converters, a single dual inlet, dual outlet muffler, 2.5” piping under the rear subframe, and dual loomed canister style resonators which will flow into four Magnaflow, high polish finished European exhaust tips, as seen on most BMW ///M performance vehicles.The intake is pretty simple with a custom throttle linkage, cruise control, stock manifold and MAF, and 3.5” Ram air intake.Tuning is done with the stock PCM that is recalibrated to work with the BMW cluster, chassis, OBD system, and other components.