Engine BMW M62B44 under the hood

Engine BMW M62B44

The BMW M62 engine series is a further evolution of the BMW M60 engine series. The displacement of the M62B44 engine is 4.4 liters (4398 cc). Power 282 HP at 5700 rpm. The torque was 420 Nm at 3900 rpm. The maximum possible engine speed is 6100. The cylinder diameter is 92 mm, the piston stroke is 82.7 mm.


Manufacturer BMW Plant Dingolfing
Also called M62
Production years 1996-2005
Cylinder block alloy aluminum
Fuel system injector
Configuration V
Number of cylinders 8
Valves per cylinder 4
Piston stroke, mm 82.7
Cylinder bore, mm 92
Compression ratio 10
Displacement, cc 4398
Power output, hp 286/5700
286/5400 (TU)
Torque output, Nm / rpm 420/3900
440/3600 (TU)
Fuel type 95
Euro standards Euro 2-3
Weight, kg
Fuel consumption, L/100 km
— city
— highway
— combined
Oil consumption, gr/1000 km up to 1000
Recommended engine oil 0W-30 / 0W-40 / 5W-30 / 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 7.5
Oil change interval, km 7000-10000
Normal engine operating temperature, °C ~105
Engine lifespan, km
— official information
— real


Frequent problems

Engine BMW M62B44The BMW M62B44 engine may have a knocking noise caused by a stretched timing chain. The maximum resource of the part is 200 thousand kilometers. The tensioner bar, the chain bar, the tensioner itself become unusable. It should be borne in mind that the Vanos system has the same resource as the chain.

At floating engine speeds, check the outlet manifold for air leaks. The reason may be a breakdown of the air flow meter, a faulty KVKG, problems with the throttle position sensors or their contamination.

If a leak appears, check the valve cover gasket, replace if necessary. A bath of cooling liquid may flow. In this case, change the bath, as well as the pump and intake manifold gaskets.

After 250 thousand kilometers, an increase in oil consumption becomes noticeable, it is necessary to replace the valve stem seals. The engine mountings are changed every 200 thousand kilometers.

When operating, keep in mind that the motor is picky about oil, it is better to use the material recommended by the manufacturer. Regular maintenance, use of high-quality consumables will ensure a long service life of the unit.

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