Shorter euro bumpers are a deal maker. If you want to fiddle with the engine, there's the 2.7 stroker. It involves putting in the top end and ecu from an "i" engine while retaining the longer stroke of the "e" engine, with custom pistons in between. The supposed end result is more torque than an i, and more power than… » 10/24/14 9:36pm Yesterday 9:36pm

I don't think you're crazy at all! If it's of any reassurance to you, I've taken my 160xxx-mile salvage-title E36 328i NY to MI and back 3 times, once even round-trip in the space of a 3-day weekend. That's 650 miles each way, and absolutely no trouble. Now, an M-car may be more capricious, but I think road trips… » 10/19/14 10:44am Sunday 10:44am