Engine BMW N53B30 under the hood

Engine BMW N53B30

The BMW N53B30 engine is a version of the N53 series engine, produced in several modifications – the 2007 unit has a working volume of 2996 cc, power 210 hp (with a torque of 270 Nm at 3500 rpm). In 2010, versions with a similar displacement, but with changed technical data, were launched into production: the less powerful N53B30 – 200 hp.


Manufacturer Munich Plant
Also called N53
Production years 2007-2013
Cylinder block alloy magnesium-aluminum
Fuel system injector
Configuration inline
Number of cylinders 6
Valves per cylinder 4
Piston stroke, mm 88
Cylinder bore, mm 85
Compression ratio 12
Displacement, cc 2996
Power output, hp 204/6100
Torque output, Nm / rpm 270/1500-4250
Fuel type 95
Euro standards Euro 5
Weight, kg
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for E87 130i)
— city
— highway
— combined
Oil consumption, gr/1000 km up to 1000
Recommended engine oil 5W-30 / 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 6.5
Oil change interval, km 10000
Normal engine operating temperature, °C ~95
Engine lifespan, km
— official information
— real


Frequent problems

Engine BMW N53B30
There are no particularly specific problems with the motor version of the N53. Its main problems are the lifetime of the high-pressure fuel pump, which does not exceed one hundred thousand kilometers, spark plugs that work no longer than ten thousand km, often failing ignition coils (operated about 50 thousand km) and serving no longer than 100 thousand km high pressure nozzles.

Among the main measures for the prevention of engine breakdowns during operation, one can single out: monitoring the cooling system, inspection and regular cleaning of the radiator – to prevent its overheating, and constant monitoring of the quality of the oils and gasoline poured in. Compared to the N52B25, this modification of the unit has a better overall resource and no problems associated with increased oil consumption.

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