I am planning on installing a BMW M62 V8 engine into my 240Z and thought I would start a separate engine swap topic hear to get some feedback from other similar swaps. I found no reference of anybody doing this swap before, but I would guess there is some similarities to other DOHC headed V8 engines.
My project topic can be found here:
I assembled a mock-up engine with a Getrag 6-speed transmission to test fit the engine. The engine is missing the alternator and the AC-compressor, but it is pretty clear from the test fitment that there will be clearance issue to the longitudinal frame rails if the engine is placed as low as it is in my test setup. In the test setup, the engine and trans are set horizontally and the transmission is almost touching the sealing of the transmission tunnel.
The fitment can be seen from the attached pictures along with a drawing of the M62 engine with all the auxiliary equipment.