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On this page you will find original documents about the BMW 3 Series, including brochures and technical information.



M42 Engine Technical Information (E30)

BMW has developed a completely new 16 valve, four cylinder engine which is ideally suited for the E30 vehicle. The new M42 engine will be found in two new 3-Series models designated the 318i and 318is.

M50 Engine Technical Information (E36)

BMW has developed a new six-cylinder, four valve engine which will be found in the 525i model. Known internally as the M50 engine, it uses the same technological concept as the four-cylinder, four valve engine (M42) found in the 318i and 318is models.


M42 Engine Technical Information (E36 from 1/1994)

BMW has updated the M42 four cylinder engine to optimize noise levels (acoustics) and to comply with emission regulations. These changes are incorporated on all M42 E36 vehicles produced from 1/94.



BMW M44 Engine Technical Information (1996)

The M44 engine was introduced at the beginning of 1996. Based on the M42 engine, the M44's larger displacement is the result of boring and stroking the cylinder dimensions of the M42. Although peak power remains unchanged from the M42, the M44 boasts an improvement of 5 Newton-metres of peak torque at an engine speed 200 rpm lower than its predecessor.


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