What BMW’s have the N52 engine?

Which BMW has a N52 engine?

The N52 was predominately found in the E90 325i, 328i and 330i, and the E60 525i and 528i models, as well as various others such as the 128i, X1, and Z4 to name a few. The N52 was produced from 2004 up until 2015 when it was replaced by the turbocharged N20 engine.

Does the 328i have N52?

The N52 engine in the 328i is a naturally aspirated 3.0L inline-6. It uses a lightweight magnesium & aluminum block to help keep weight off the front axle. The head is also aluminum, and features DOHC for a total of 24 valves. BMW N52 328i engines use electronic throttle control, double-VANOS, and valvetronic.

How do I know if I have N52 or N53?

As per the N52, the N53 has double-VANOS (variable valve timing) and a magnesium alloy block. Unlike the N52, the N53 does not have Valvetronic (variable valve lift), due to space limitations in the cylinder head. The bore of 85 mm (3.35 in) and stroke of 88 mm (3.46 in) are the same as the N52.

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How much HP can a N52 handle?

How Much Hp Can A N52 Handle? With a 552, headers, the 330i 3-stage manifold, and a tuning tune seem to be the 3 most reliable bolt-on engine mods. If we do this alone, the N52 is likely to be in the 270-to-280 horsepower range.

Which is better N52 or N54?

Very very different engines – N52 is actually the more advanced design, lighter with magnesium and aluminum constuction, N54 is also a 2 piece design, but an all aluminum engine, so block, heads, intake, pretty much everything is different except some of the accessories that bolt onto it, like the electric water pump.

Can you turbo a N52?

So to place a turbocharger on a E9x N52, a custom exhaust manifold/plumbing is required. A low rear exhaust manifold is possible with a ‘small’ turbo. A top mount turbo is ‘easier’. BPC and DigiDon both did this.

How do I know if I have a N52 engine?

The easiest way to identify which engine you’re dealing with is to take a gander at the vehicle emissions plate under the hood. You’ll notice the relevant info on the left-hand side of the plate in the third row. N52 will be marked as LEV, while the N51 carries a SULEV tag.

Does the N52 have vanos?

If I understand correctly, the 328i’s N52 engine has the VANOS system. While visiting the parents over the holidays, my dad made an offhand comment to the effect that the VANOS system is fraught with problems.

Does the N52 have direct injection?

N52 does not use direct injection. To be specific, N52 uses port injection. BMWs have used port injection since ’76 or so. Direct injection on the turbo-charged engines, and the N53 for Europe starting in ’06-07 or so.

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Is BMW N53 a good engine?

Based on extensive research, there are some notable common issues with the N53 but overall it is very reliable engine.

What engine is in the E90 330i?

BMW 3 Series Sedan (E90) 330i (272 Hp) 2007, 2008 Specs

General information
Number of valves per cylinder 4
Fuel System Multi-point indirect injection
Engine aspiration Naturally aspirated engine
Engine oil capacity 6.5 l 6.87 US qt | 5.72 UK qt

What year is BMW N52 engine?

The BMW N52 is a naturally aspirated straight-six petrol engine which was produced from 2004-2015. The N52 replaced the BMW M54 and debuted on the E90 3 Series and E63 6 Series. The N52 was the first water-cooled engine to use magnesium/aluminium composite construction in the engine block.

What BMW’s have the N54 engine?

The N54 has won five straight International Engine of the Year awards and three straight Ward’s 10 Best Engines awards. There is no BMW M version of the N54, however a high-output version of the N54 is used in the 1 Series M Coupe, 135iS, Z4 35iS and 335iS models.

BMW N54.

BMW N54 engine
Successor BMW N55