Engine BMW N57D30

The 3.0-liter BMW N57 diesel engine has been assembled at the plant in Steyr since 2008 and is installed on almost all more or less large models of the German concern. The power unit has three modifications: with single, double or triple turbocharging.

The engine was installed on:

  • BMW 3-Series E90 in 2008 – 2013; 3-Series F30 in 2012 – 2019; 3-Series F34 since 2014;
  • BMW 4-Series F32 since 2013;
  • BMW 5-Series F10 in 2010 – 2017; 5-Series F07 in 2009 – 2017;
  • BMW 6-Series F12 in 2011 – 2018;
  • BMW 7-Series F01 in 2008 – 2015;
  • BMW X3 F25 in 2011 – 2017;
  • BMW X4 F26 in 2014 – 2018;
  • BMW X5 E70 in 2010 – 2013; X5 F15 in 2013 – 2018;
  • BMW X6 E71 in 2010 – 2014; X6 F16 since 2014.

Specifications

Production years since 2008
Displacement, cc 2993
Fuel system Common Rail
Power output, hp 204 – 245 (N57D30 ver. U0, O0)
258 (N57D30O1 or N57TU)
299 – 306 (N57D30T0 or N57 TOP)
313 (N57D30T1 or N57TU TOP)
381 (N57D30S1 or N57S1)
Torque output, Nm 430 – 540 (N57D30)
560 (N57D30O1)
600 (N57D30T0)
630 (N57D30T1)
740 (N57D30S1)
Cylinder block aluminum R6
Block head aluminum 24v
Cylinder bore, mm 84
Piston stroke, mm 90
Compression ratio 16.5 (except N57S1)
16.0 (N57D30S1 or N57S1)
Features intercooler
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging single turbo (N57D30, N57D30O1)
bi turbo (N57D30T0, N57D30T1)
tri turbo (N57D30S1)
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 6.5 (except N57D30S1)
7.2 (N57D30S1)
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 5/6
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for BMW 530d 2011)
— city
— highway
— combined
7.7
5.2
6.1
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000

Disadvantages of the N57D30 engine

  • The service life of this diesel engine is highly dependent on the quality of the fuel and oil used;
  • The intake manifold swirl flaps are the first to overgrow with soot and jam;
  • If the EGR valve is not cleaned, the intake will become clogged with soot and the engine will start to run unevenly;
  • Closer to 100,000 km, the crankshaft damper gradually collapses and begins to make noise;
  • With long oil change intervals, the resource of the turbine and timing chain is about 200,000 km.

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