BMW Compact

Descriptions, regulations and registration for the BMW Compact Formulae.

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A tightly controlled one make series based on the BMW E36 Compact ('94 – '01 M44 1.9 16v engine). Currently the fastest growing one make tin-top series in the UK is aimed at drivers who want their racing to be both fun and superb value. Regulation compliant race cars can be built for £4k with very little modification from production spec.


The only permitted engine is the BMW M44 1.9 16v. All internal engine parts must be from the M44. 0.5mm rebore is permitted. Compression ratio of 11:1 permitted. Superchips control series ECU


GAZ Gold Compact Cup (402R) specification coilovers. Spring rates and suspension bushes are free and Gaz front adjustable top mounts are permitted.


Marangoni 195/50/ R15 82V – Option (A) Zeta Linea Sport & Option (B) Zeta Linea on 15" x 7" or 15" x 7.5" wheels.


Discs may be standard or standard pattern must be of standard diameter and thickness and may be cross-drilled or grooved. Standard E36 318 Ti M44 Compact brake callipers must be used.


Standard gearbox must be retained. BMW quick shift gear change is permitted. Standard gearbox ratios must be retained. Final drive ratio must be 3.38:1.

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