The 5 Most Common BMW N53 Engine Problems

The 5 Most Common BMW N53 Engine Problems

The BMW N53 engine was produced from 2006-2013. Being the final naturally aspirated inline-6 that BMW will likely ever produce, it is the last of a tradition from BMW that dates back to 1968. As a result of BMW’s constant improvements to their straight-6 formula, the N53 is a fantastic and well-rounded engine, completely with many of…

The 5 Most Common BMW S65 Engine Problems
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The 5 Most Common BMW S65 Engine Problems

The BMW S65 engine is a racing-derived engine built specifically for high performance, with few accommodations for improved reliability. Along with the high-performance goal for the S65, the V8 also has engine technology that reflects that. Unfortunately, those aspects of the engine are what are most likely to fail in some instances. For example, the…

The Difference Between BMW ‘M’ and ‘Alpina’ Models

The Difference Between BMW ‘M’ and ‘Alpina’ Models

If you’re even remotely familiar with BMW, you know that the BMW M-Division is responsible for creating the most hardcore and race-focused cars the brand has to offer. They’ve been at it for a while too, representing BMW’s racing presence since 1972. However, another BMW subsidiary and partner has been breathing fire into factory BMW…

How to Prevent N54 Chargepipe Failure
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How to Prevent N54 Chargepipe Failure

BMW’s boost pressure release system is controlled by a diverter valve instead of a traditional blow off valve. A diverter valve serves the same purpose as a blow off valve, although they function somewhat differently. N54’s come stock with diverter valves, mounted onto a chargepipe, which is responsible for routing air to the engine. As…

What is BMW TwinPower Turbo? TwinPower vs. Twin Turbo

What is BMW TwinPower Turbo? TwinPower vs. Twin Turbo

BMW’s “TwinPower Turbo” designation has created some confusion, and even lawsuits accusing BMW of false advertising. This is because TwinPower Turbo does not necessarily mean the engine is truly twin turbo; it is simply a twin-scroll single turbocharger. Albeit, a twin-scroll turbo is a more efficient design than a single scroll turbo. To understand the…

BMW N54 vs N55 vs B58 vs S55: Performance & Reliability
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BMW N54 vs N55 vs B58 vs S55: Performance & Reliability

Ever since the twin-turbo N54 hit the market in the 2007 BMW 335i, BMW has been building on the design of the turbocharged, direct-injected inline 6 engine. In 2010, the 335i received the updated N55 engine followed by the B58 in 2016, however, the model was rebranded to the 340i. Unsurprisingly, the success of the…