M5POST
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   M5POST - BMW M5 Forum > F10 M5 Forum > BMW M5 (F10) General Forum

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-17-2011, 04:20 PM   #1
N0OS3
Colonel
N0OS3's Avatar
United_States
41
Rep
2,220
Posts

 
Drives: E90
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Oak Harbor, WA

iTrader: (5)

Question Is it possible to make an "M5 X-Drive?"

I'm trying to get as much information together for an engine swap on my E90 Sedan (like what Hartge did). I want to make my build as original as possible though - [possible build done by TurnerMotorSports]
I have a huge list of ideas in mind but my main question is it possible to rig an X-drive system on an S85 build like this?
Appreciate 0
      09-17-2011, 07:56 PM   #2
wisesoul
Savoir Faire
wisesoul's Avatar
Philippines
27
Rep
1,684
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 BMW M5
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Los Angeles, Ca

iTrader: (0)

With all of the money going into parts and labor, you should just buy an M5, even though that's not what you are going for. Rigging X Drive to the S85 with SMG, that will be a tough one. But an E90 with a V10 swap would be the ultimate sleeper!
__________________
Current: Alpine White F10 M5|H&R springs|12mm/10mm spacers|Eisenmann Race
Sold:Imola Yellow RS4-KW V3|MTM 10mm spacers|Hotchkis rear sway bar|APR Stage 1|Milltek Catless|RNS-E|Euro RS4 Flat bottom Steering Wheel
Sold:E46 323i
Appreciate 0
      09-18-2011, 07:45 AM   #3
TonyMeister
Second Lieutenant
30
Rep
198
Posts

 
Drives: Not a BMW...
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Manchester, UK

iTrader: (0)

Just get an X6 M.
Appreciate 0
      09-19-2011, 02:46 PM   #4
N0OS3
Colonel
N0OS3's Avatar
United_States
41
Rep
2,220
Posts

 
Drives: E90
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Oak Harbor, WA

iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by wisesoul View Post
With all of the money going into parts and labor, you should just buy an M5, even though that's not what you are going for. Rigging X Drive to the S85 with SMG, that will be a tough one. But an E90 with a V10 swap would be the ultimate sleeper!
^__^ Sleeper is what i'm going for! (with the exception of M3 trim). If i get my funding in order, i might as well throw twin superchargers on it (if engine bay space permits) and a custom wide body [maybe the first ever GTRS3 Sedan?]

Quote:
Originally Posted by TonyMeister View Post
Just get an X6 M.
I'm not an SUV person... O_o I convinced my girlfriend she should get one though... it's either that or a HEMI SRT8 Jeep Cherokee (which is ~20k less)...

Besides all that, it's the point of the project to do a swap like that... more so to originalize it [from Hartge].




***btw, if i did complete the swap, would i technically be in the M5 Brotherhood, the M3 Club, or the General E90 Sedan Clan? lol
Appreciate 0
      09-20-2011, 09:34 AM   #5
tlaselva
Enlisted Member
Canada
0
Rep
40
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 E90 M3 DCT
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by wisesoul View Post
With all of the money going into parts and labor, you should just buy an M5, even though that's not what you are going for. Rigging X Drive to the S85 with SMG, that will be a tough one.
OP, you would do well to heed these words.

The project your contemplating is a bottomless pit where you money will go.

If you do decide to go through with it, I'd be willing to bet my X5 that you'll eventually regret it, and likely never complete it.

Been into custom/high performance car builds for 20 years; been there, done it.

But then again, many people have to learn the hard way.
Appreciate 0
      09-20-2011, 11:28 AM   #6
Rich@GTBPerformance
Bimmerpost Sponsor and BMW Performance Guru
Rich@GTBPerformance's Avatar
229
Rep
4,406
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 E92 JZB M3, 2000 750iL
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: North New Jersey

iTrader: (20)

V10 in an E90 has been done before, but you wont just be doing the engine. If you want it to handle anything like an M3 you'll have to swap out all of the Suspension components including rear subrame, bushings, control arms, tension rods, not to mention shocks and springs.

You'll need to custom fabricate a lot of things including headers, probably a new oilpan as I am not 100% sure the pan on the E60 V10 will fit in the E90.

I'd be interested to subscribe to the thread to see how it goes though if you do decide to proceed
__________________
Email : rich@gtbperformance.com | Web : www.gtbperformance.com | Tel : 973 429 2839



GTB Performance is a supporting member of Bimmerpost and the BMW Car Club of America, NJ Chapter
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:29 AM.




m5post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST