Engine BMW S50B30

The basic 3-liter version of the sports engine for the sedan, coupe and convertible M3 produced for the European market (S50B30 EU) since 1992. In 1994, this is a 300 hp engine. was installed on the limited edition M3 GTR E36 coupe, and a year later the M3 GT E36 racing model was equipped with a 295-horsepower variant of this unit, with a torque of 324 Nm. In the same 1995, the BMW Motorsport department and Schnitzer Motorsport GmbH modified this power unit for the Australian racing version of the M3-R E36 coupe.
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Engine BMW S50B32

The most powerful variant of the S50 was introduced as a replacement for the 3-liter S50EU. This motor was installed on the updated M3 E36 (except for the models for North America and Canada, which were equipped with the S52 engine). The 3.2-liter BMW S50 engine was supplied with a new Bi-VANOS valve timing system, the valves were changed (the intake diameter was increased to 35 mm, the outlet diameter remained the same, the valve stem thickness decreased from 7 mm to 6 mm). The two-mass flywheel, the outlet system, and the thicker and shorter inlet have also undergone changes.
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Engine BMW S65B40

The BMW S65 engine is a V-8 naturally aspirated engine with two overhead camshafts (DOHC), 32 valves, which replaced the S54 six-cylinder engine and has been in production since 2007. The BMW S65 is only available on the BMW M3 and has the same bore / stroke as the 10-cylinder S85, but unlike the S85, the VANOS system is driven by oil pressure. The replacement for this power unit was the 6-cylinder – S55.
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Engine BMW S54B32

The BMW S54B32 engine is a more productive and high-revving version of the engine, in contrast to the S52, which was installed on the BMW M3 in the back of the E46, including the Z3M and Z4M roadsters / coupes. The BMW S54B32 engine became the best engine in the International Powertrain Competition in 2001 in the category “from 3.0 to 4.0 liters”, and every year until 2006 it was recognized as the best in this category. In 2001, he also entered the Ward’s 10 Best Engines list and remained there until the end of 2004. Continue reading Engine BMW S54B32