The BMW M44 is a DOHC 16-valve I4 piston engine. It replaced BMW's previous multi-valve four-cylinder, the BMW M42 and was related to the lesser 8-valve BMW M43. The engine had slightly more power and torque than the M42B18 it replaced to cope with the increased weight of the E36 BMW 3 Series over the E30 BMW 3 Series.
|M44B19||1.9 L (1896 cc/115 in³)||103 kW (138 hp) @ 6000||180 N·m (133 ft·lbf) @ 4300||6500||1996|
Prior to 1996 the 318iS used the M42 1.8L engine which has the same bhp but less torque at 129 lb·ft (175 N·m).