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…

BMW N20 Engine Common Problems & Reliability Issues

BMW N20 Engine Common Problems & Reliability Issues

The BMW N20 is a 4-cylinder, turbocharged engine produced from 2011-2017, and was BMW’s replacement for the naturally aspirated 3.0L 6-cylinder N52/N53 engines. As the outgoing N52 and N53 were reliable engines, the BMW N20 had big shoes to fill, especially given its turbocharged design. Turbo engines are more complex and require several additional components,…

The 5 Most Common BMW N55 Engine Problems – Failures & Performance Problems

The 5 Most Common BMW N55 Engine Problems – Failures & Performance Problems

For those in the market looking to purchase a BMW 135i, 335i, or 535i one important aspect to consider is reliability. In this post, we intend to highlight the most common N55 engine problems; please keep in mind – this is not an exhaustive list of every single potential problem. All cars and engines will…

BMW N54/N55 E-Series Electric Water Pump Replacement DIY (Video)

BMW N54/N55 E-Series Electric Water Pump Replacement DIY (Video)

Signs of N55 Water Pump Failure: Engine overheating significantly – usually rapid over-heating once the pump fails Cooling Fan running full speed (noisy) Coolant boiling out of coolant cap N55 CEL Codes for Failing Water Pump: 2E81, 2E82, 2E83, 2E84, 2E85 377A Remember to check fuses Replacement Part Water Pump for E-series N55 – $389…

BMW 8-Series M850i: Everything You Need to Know About the 8-Series

BMW 8-Series M850i: Everything You Need to Know About the 8-Series

19-years after the discontinuation of the E31 8-Series, BMW has revealed the launch of the G15 8-Series. While various models are in the works, including an M8, the first car to hit the US market is the 2019 BMW M850i. The E31 8-Series featured a 840i and 850i, both 2-door coupes only. The 840i/Ci featured…

The Ultimate BMW M3 Buyers Guide: Reliability & Performance Capabilities

The Ultimate BMW M3 Buyers Guide: Reliability & Performance Capabilities

This guide is going to dig into every BMW M3 model ever manufactured. If you’re going to buy an M3, you probably already know which model you want to buy, but at least revel in the history. Regardless, we are going to cover the pro’s and con’s, reliability, and tuning potential for every M3 model…