Engine BMW N62B36

Engine BMW N62B36

The basic version, based on the M62TUB35, in which the piston stroke has been increased, resulting in increased volume, power and torque. The BMW N62B36 engine has a displacement of 3.6 liters (3600 cc) and develops an output of 272 hp (200 kW) at 6200 rpm. The torque is 360 Nm at 3700 rpm. The cylinder diameter is 84 mm and the piston stroke is 81.2 mm.


Manufacturer BMW Plant Dingolfing
Also called N62
Production years 2001-2004
Cylinder block alloy aluminum
Fuel system injector
Configuration V
Number of cylinders 8
Valves per cylinder 4
Piston stroke, mm 81.2
Cylinder bore, mm 84
Compression ratio 10.5
Displacement, cc 3598
Power output, hp 272/6200
Torque output, Nm / rpm 360/3700
Fuel type 95
Euro standards Euro 3-4
Weight, kg 213
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for 735i E65)
— city
— highway
— combined
Oil consumption, gr/1000 km up to 1000
Recommended engine oil 5W-30 / 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 8.0
Oil change interval, km 7000-10000
Normal engine operating temperature, °C ~105
Engine lifespan, km
— official information
— real


Engine BMW N62B36 under the hood

Frequent problems

  1. High oil consumption. After the engine reaches a mileage of one hundred thousand km, it often has an increase in oil consumption. The reason for this is hidden in the worn valve rings and seals. You need to replace them.
  2. Instability in the number of revolutions. A symptom of a rhythm disturbance in the operation of the unit is often associated with a violation of the functionality of the ignition coils. We need to install new ones. The following malfunctions can also be the cause of this ailment – air pumping, broken valvetronic or flow meter.
  3. Oil is leaking. The most commonly affected crankshaft oil seal, as well as the generator case seal gasket. Disassembly of these units and replacement of gaskets will be required.
  4. Seizure in the cylinder. The main reason is the smallest particles that got inside from the catalyst that collapses over time. You can fix the problem by replacing them with flame arresters.

It is possible to increase the durability of the engine and reduce the number of minor breakdowns if it is inspected and maintained on time, and not to save on fuel and oil.

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