S54 Powered E46 Sedan…

Well since BMW didn’t do it, we did. Found ourselves a decent E46 sedan and took the E46 M3 drivetrain, including the vaunted S54 engine, six-speed transmission and beefed up differential, and swapped it in.  We then flared the fenders and added a set of Enkei NT-03 wheels with 275/35 -18 tires. The result is a high powered, perfectly balanced sedan… and something no one else on the block has.

Frank Reed and Steven Stepanian Take 1st and 3rd at Autoclub Speedway

On July 29th, 2012, Reed and Stepanian secure 1st and 2nd place over all in NASA SoCAl- SPEC E30. Saturday went great for Alan Houser, who placed 1st, while the #28 car had some teething problems which got resolved on Sunday. Driver Steven Stepanian secured a first place finish and Frank Reed finished a solid 3rd on Sunday. We also had Glen Otero set his best time at Cal Speedway in a car with fresh prep, and a big shoutout to Ken Sherin who bested his time by a IMPRESSIVE 2 seconds.

Andre’s 135i Breakin’ past the 1:55 at Autoclub Speedway.

This 135i is a dual purpose track/autocross monster and posted up an impressive 1:54.xxx time at Autoclub Speedway. Awesome time for a car on street tires. Way to go!

Welcome to Midnight Oil Motors!

Midnight Oil Motors is a full service auto repair and performance shop located in the Miramar are of San Diego, CA.

While our core focus is BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, VAG and Alfa Romeo, our staff has decades of experience working on everything from American Muscle cars to the most mundane import.  

We can do everything from your basic oil change and maintenance tasks all the way through complex engine repairs; and we pledge to do it all at a reasonable price while providing the highest level of customer service found in our industry.  

In addition to maintenance and repair, our experience and success in motorsport makes us the shop of choice in for performance upgrades of any kind.

For more information, please contact us at:

9040 Carroll Way Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92121
Phone: 858.271.9944
Fax: 858.271.9946
Hours of Operation: 9AM – 5PM Monday – Friday