Engine BMW M47D20

The 2.0-liter BMW M47 diesel engine, and then the M47TU, was produced from 1998 to 2007 and was installed on the most massive models of the concern, such as 1-Series, 3-Series, 5-Series and X3. There was a version of this motor under the M47R index for Rover and Land Rover cars.

The engine was installed on:

  • BMW 1-Series E87 in 2004 – 2007;
  • BMW 3-Series E46 in 1998 – 2006; 3-Series E90 in 2005 – 2007;
  • BMW 5-Series E39 in 2000 – 2004; 5-Series E60 in 2005 – 2007;
  • BMW X3 E83 in 2004 – 2007.

Specifications

Production years 1998-2007
Displacement, cc 1951 (M47D20)
1995 (M47D20TU, M47D20TU2)
Fuel system direct injection (M47D20)
Common Rail (M47TU, M47TU2)
Power output, hp 116 – 136 (M47D20)
116 – 150 (M47TU)
122 – 163 (M47TU2)
Torque output, Nm 265 – 280 (M47D20)
280 – 330 (M47TU)
280 – 340 (M47TU2)
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 84
Piston stroke, mm 88 (M47D20)
90 (M47TU, M47TU2)
Compression ratio 19.0 (M47D20)
17.0 (M47TU, M47TU2)
Features intercooler
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging yes
Recommended engine oil 5W-40 (M47D20)
5W-30 (M47TU, M47TU2)
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.0 (M47D20)
5.2 (M47TU, M47TU2)
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 3 (M47D20)
EURO 4 (M47TU, M47TU2)
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for BMW 320d 2002)
— city
— highway
— combined
7.5
4.3
5.5
Engine lifespan, km ~350 000

Disadvantages of the M47D20 engine

  • A number of diesel versions are equipped with intake flaps that can fall into the cylinders
  • A branded engine failure is the destruction of the crankshaft pulley at 100,000 km
  • Prolonged overheating of the power unit often results in an ECU failure
  • The fuel system is reliable here, but demanding on the quality of the oil used.
  • The use of poor-quality lubricant leads to oil starvation and crankshaft failure.

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