Engine BMW N62B36

The basis for the development of the N62B36 was the older brother N62B44, in the cylinder block of which a crankshaft with a stroke of 81.2 mm (was 82.7 mm) was installed, the cylinder diameter was reduced to 84 mm (was 92 mm) and the connecting rods were replaced.

The cylinder head is similar to the 4.4-liter counterpart, but with a reduced diameter of the intake valves to 32 mm, the exhaust valves are the same, 29 mm. Characteristics of the standard N62B36 camshafts: phase 282/254, lift 0.3-9.85/9.7. Relative to the previous version of the small V8, the N62B36 introduced the Valvetronic intake valve lift system and the Dual-VANOS / Bi-VANOS intake and exhaust valve timing system. Bosch DME ME 9.2 engine management system.

Other modifications of N62: N62B40, N62B44, N62B48.


Production years 2001-2004
Displacement, cc 3600
Fuel system injector
Power output, hp 272 /6200 rpm
Torque output, Nm 360 /3700 rpm
Cylinder block aluminum V8
Block head aluminum 32v
Cylinder bore, mm 84
Piston stroke, mm 81.2
Compression ratio 10.5
Features Valvetronic
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator double VANOS
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 8.0
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 3/4
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for BMW 735i E65)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000
Weight, kg 213

Disadvantages of the N62B36 engine

  • The main problems of the motor are associated with malfunctions of the Valvetronic and VANOS systems;
  • In second place is the growing oil consumption due to wear of valve stem seals;
  • Floating RPM is usually caused by ignition coils or flowmeters;
  • Very often the sealing gasket of the generator housing and the crankshaft oil seal are leaking;
  • On a long run, crumbs from a collapsing catalyst are sucked into the cylinders.

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