The Hot Climate Intake for M140i/M240i/340i/440i is a thoroughly underrated mod to hugely improve the breathing on your B58 engine. From factory these engines have a poor air feed hidden away behind the bumper – by simply removing a blank and fitting a factory duct piece as seen here, your turbo now has a sealed […]
In this episode you get to meet Matt, a man now obsessed with cutting out and re-making all of the corroded Imp parts with the help of young Luke (AKA Prevvie).
In this week’s episode, Luke and Ben explain the shiny new bits and manage to test fit the rear suspension … after 4 hours. This setup is now polybushed with Protech shocks, with a powdercoated cross member and arms.
There are sadly not too many sightings of E30 M3s in the world these days, especially not ones being driven properly. But fear not, our customer Mark has been pounding his M3 around the tracks and the roads of Jersey for many years and as part of some restoration work on the car he’s carrying […]
Since the Hack Engineering E36 left us, there has been a gap needing to be filled. As we explain in the video, we chose an F21 M140i – these cars have crazy untapped potential and so the quest begins to make the most we can from it on the road and on track. Watch this […]
Being incredibly busy in the workshop with customers’ cars has meant that the Imp has been out of the limelight this past month. However we have still been tinkering away getting the rear engine mount closer to completion, plus the rear suspension assemblies slowly more together.
Here it is! Our 2018 BMW M140i Shadow Edition development car, during handover at the superb Barons BMW Farnborough.While many of you may have expected an M car, we’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for an underdog. Let the development begin as we push this platform and see what it can really […]
While there’s nothing we love more than a full-on M car coming through the workshop, you can’t ignore BMW’s ‘M-Lite’ cars; the M135i and M140i being our favourites. What’s not to love about a small, rear wheel drive hatchback with a punchy turbo six-pot up front? Sure, they have their weaknesses but that’s exactly where […]
The engine and gearbox are finally at one with another – more on that next time. But in this episode, the team crack on with test fitting the powertrain and seeing what modifications will be required. The dry build begins!
Ben is still assembling the engine and gearbox… with our brand new member of the team, Little Luke. Meanwhile Big Luke and Heather tackled the suspension bushes and Taite cracked on with the fuel tank. We’re getting closer.