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    92 Mtech cabrio...with Tesla power

    Iím undecided how much effort I really want to put into a build thread, but hereís a few pics. I post for more regularly on instagram, so follow jon_volk if you want to see more.

    Car was LS powered, but wanted to try something new.

    Short version is a Tesla large drive unit, open source logic board, and two Chevy Volt battery packs








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    '92 MTech cabrio: Tesla P85 powered

    IG: telsa_bimmer

    '95 Alpine M3 5.3 LS, Precision 7675, TH400/Gear Vendors OD
    10.4@136 pump gas at 3530lbs. (SOLD)

    #2
    Tapatalk really screwed the chronology of all that content.
    '92 MTech cabrio: Tesla P85 powered

    IG: telsa_bimmer

    '95 Alpine M3 5.3 LS, Precision 7675, TH400/Gear Vendors OD
    10.4@136 pump gas at 3530lbs. (SOLD)

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      #3
      Nice.
      ACS S3 Build / Dinan 5 E34

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        #4
        So sick. How much power does that motor put out?
        Byron

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          #5
          At 1200 amps, a bit over 500 should be close.
          '92 MTech cabrio: Tesla P85 powered

          IG: telsa_bimmer

          '95 Alpine M3 5.3 LS, Precision 7675, TH400/Gear Vendors OD
          10.4@136 pump gas at 3530lbs. (SOLD)

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            #6
            Subscribed! Very interested to see how this turns out.
            IMG_0145 by Jonathan Martin, on Flickr

            e30 m52 Build + M42 DD Log: http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=323509

            e32 m70 (sold): http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=374756

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              #7
              I hope your license plate doesn’t turn out to be prophetic.

              All kidding aside, this looks like an amazing idea. Can’t wait to see the outcome.
              Jon (OO=[][]=OO)
              1992 325ic white, stock with a 5-speed swap
              Palm Beach County

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                #8
                The plate is universally applicable to all my project cars it has lived on.
                '92 MTech cabrio: Tesla P85 powered

                IG: telsa_bimmer

                '95 Alpine M3 5.3 LS, Precision 7675, TH400/Gear Vendors OD
                10.4@136 pump gas at 3530lbs. (SOLD)

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                  #9
                  Oh, wow. Nice.
                  cars beep boop

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                    #10
                    wow, this reminds me of that electrical Datsun drag car that crashed into that beautiful Mazda RX-2 on Netflix. Gonna be pretty quick off the line!

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by jeenyus View Post
                      wow, this reminds me of that electrical Datsun drag car that crashed into that beautiful Mazda RX-2 on Netflix. Gonna be pretty quick off the line!
                      Haha, I saw that and it's the first thing that came to mind.

                      Subscribed and will follow on hipstergram.
                      @IRON-E30 aka Edwin:D

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                        #12
                        Jesus Christ, I'm high-voltage and hybrid certified from BMW and that scares me. But I'm also very excited. And watching the shit out of this thread.

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                          #13
                          I’ve always wondered if this could be done, it would be nice to drive around an electric classic car. Good luck sir!
                          sigpic

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Mike36 View Post
                            Iíve always wondered if this could be done, it would be nice to drive around an electric classic car. Good luck sir!
                            Mate Rimac built his electric e30 over 10 years ago and ran 11ís with it. Itís all just parts and knowledge, but itís so much more involved than a regular swap that barely anyone does it.
                            Byron

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                              #15
                              Don't forget that BMW itself has also been building electric cars for over 45 years (starting with a 1602 electric prototype in 1972). BMW has built electric versions as prototypes for every generation since, well before the 'i' division, and no Tesla is not light years ahead.

                              Here's the factory electric e30 (built in collaboration with ABB - ie. the main sponsor of Formula E). Looking forward to how the project here progresses!

                              My e30: OEM+ with M30B35

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