BMW N62 Common Problems & Reliability Issues

BMW N62 Common Problems & Reliability Issues

BMW’s N62 V8 engine was produced from 2001-2010 and is available in four sizes including 3.6L, 4.0L, 4.4L, and 4.8L variants. The 3.6L N62 engine generates 268hp while the largest 4.8L option makes a staggering 362hp. Though these horsepower numbers may not seem overly impressive now days, this was quite an achievement for a naturally…

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…

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…