List of BMW engines

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BMW has used the following engines in its vehicles:

Gasoline/petrol piston engines

For information on two, three, and four cylinder BMW motorcycle engines go to → History of BMW motorcycles.

Straight-4

  • 1961–1987 — 1.8–2.0 L M10/M12
  • 1986–1991 — 2.0–2.5 L S14 for M3 (DOHC)
  • 1987–1995 — 1.6/1.8 L M40 (SOHC)
  • 1989–1996 — 1.8 L M42 (DOHC)
  • 1991–2002 — 1.6/1.8/1.9 L M43 (SOHC)
  • 1996–2001 — 1.9 L M44 (DOHC)
  • 2001–2006 — 1.6 L Tritec (JV with Chrysler)
  • 2001–2003 — 1.8/2.0 L N42 (Won International Engine of the Year award)
  • 2004– — 1.8/2.0 L N46
  • 2004– — 1.6 L N45
  • 2006 — 2.0L N45
  • 2006– — 1.6 L Prince (JV with PSA), 90 kW (122 PS), 160 Nm (118 ft·lbf)
  • 2007– — N43 2 L new petrol and diesel engines, bore×stroke 84×90 mm, 1,995 cc, 4 valves per cylinder, source: BMW Group (March 23, 2007). BMW EfficientDynamics in Detail. Press release. http://www.worldcarfans.com/news.cfm/newsID/2070323.003/country/gcf/bmw/bmw-efficientdynamics-in-detail. 
    • Petrol, 200 bar direct fuel injection with piezo-injectors, continuously adjustable intake and outlet camshaft, 135 kg
      • 105 kW (143 PS), 190 Nm (140 ft·lbf) in the BMW 118i
      • 125 kW (170 PS) at 6,700 rpm, 7000 rpm max, 210 Nm (155 ft·lbf) at 2,250 rpm, 12:1 compression ratio. Note that this straight-4 engine achieves the same amount of power and torque as in the straight-6 M54B22 engine.
    • Diesel, common rail direct injection, variable turbine geometry turbocharger, 198 g/kWh minimum specific fuel consumption, 16:1 compression ratio, aluminium crankcase:
      • 105 kW (143 PS) at 4000 rpm, 300 Nm (221 ft·lbf) between 1,750 and 3,000 rpm, 5000 rpm max, 1600 bar fuel injection, 1,5 bar relative boost, 19 bar MEP, combustion chamber 170 bar max in the BMW 118d
      • 130 kW (177 PS) at 4000 rpm, 350 Nm (258 ft·lbf) between 1,750 and 3,000 rpm, 5000 rpm max, 1800 bar fuel injection, 1,5 bar relative boost, 22 bar MEP, combustion chamber 180 bar max in the BMW 120d
      • 150 kW (204 PS) at 4400 rpm, 400 Nm (295 ft·lbf) at 2000 rpm, 5200 rpm max, 2000 bar fuel injection, 2 bar relative boost, 25.3 bar MEP, combustion chamber 180 bar max, two sequential turbochargers, 161 kg, 204 g/kWh minimum specific fuel consumption

Straight-6

BMW is best-known for its strong straight-6 engines. These have powered many of the company's best-loved cars, including the BMW M3.

V8

V10

V12

Diesel piston engines

Straight-4

Straight-6

V8