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BMW M62/S62
BMW M62B44.jpg
Manufacturer BMW
Production 1994–2005
Combustion chamber
Configuration DOHC 90° V8
Predecessor BMW M60

The BMW M62 is a V8 DOHC piston engine which replaced the M60 and was produced from 1994-2005. Compared with its M60 predecessor, the M62 features Alusil cylinder liners[1] (in markets where high sulphur fuel was sold) and a single row timing chain.[2] In 1998, variable valve timing (called VANOS by BMW) was added to the M62.


The M62 engine block is made from Aluminium with Alusil or Nikasil cylinder liners,[3][4] depending on the country of intended sale.

The M62 is fitted with Sequential fuel injection[5] and double overhead camshafts with 4 valves per cylinder. It also sports fracture-split forged connecting rods.[6] Variable valve timing is fitted to the later "M62TU" variants.


Engine Code Displacement Power Torque Redline Year
M62B35 358S1 3,498 cc (213 cu in) 173 kW (232 hp) @ 5700 320 N·m (236 lb·ft) @ 3300 6200 1996
M62TUB35 358S2 175 kW (235 hp) @ 5800 345 N·m (254 lb·ft) @ 3800 1998
180 kW (241 hp) @ 5800 345 N·m (254 lb·ft) @ 3800 1998
M62B44 448S1 4,398 cc (268 cu in) 210 kW (282 hp) @ 5700 420 N·m (310 lb·ft) @ 3900 6100 1996
M62TUB44 448S2 218 kW (292 hp) @ 5400 440 N·m (325 lb·ft) @ 3600 1998
M62B46 468S1 4,619 cc (282 cu in) 255 kW (342 hp) @ 5700 480 N·m (354 lb·ft) @ 3700 6500 2001
S62B50 508S1 4,941 cc (302 cu in) 294 kW (394 hp) @ 6600 500 N·m (369 lb·ft) @ 3800 7000 1998


The M62B35 has a bore of 84 mm (3.3 in) and a stroke of 78.9 mm (3.1 in).[2] Applications:[7]


In 1998, VANOS was added[2] and the engine was named "M62TUB35".


  • 1999–2001 E38 735i/735iL (175 kW (235 hp) and 345 N·m (254 lb·ft) )
  • 1998–2003 E39 535i (180 kW (241 hp) and 345 N·m (254 lb·ft) )


The M62B44 has a bore of 92 mm (3.6 in) and a stroke of 82.7 mm (3.26 in).



In 1998, VANOS was added[2] and the engine was named "M62TUB44".




The M62B46 is a (4,619 cc (282 cu in)) version producing 255 kW (347 PS; 342 hp) and 480 N·m (354 lb·ft) of torque.[7] The stroke is 85 mm (3.3 in) and the bore is 93 mm (3.7 in). Technically this engine is similar to the M62TUB44, with single VANOS on both intake cams. This engine developed by Alpina is based on the M62TUB44.



The S62 engine (also known as S62B50) is a high-performance variant of the M62 which is fitted to the E39 M5 and E52 Z8. It is enlarged with a bore of 94 mm (3.7 in), a stroke of 89 mm (3.5 in) and a displacement of 4,941 cc (302 cu in).[9] It shares its basic architecture, including aluminium block, with the M62 engines.[9]

Previous M5 engines were assembled at M division headquarters in Garching, Germany but the S62 M5 engines were assembled at the Dingolfing assembly plant.[10]

Eight individual throttle bodies (one per cylinder) control the airflow into the engine,[10] these throttle bodies are electronically actuated (often referred to as "drive-by-wire"),[11] with a setting for the driver to select "normal" or "sport" mode throttle response. Bosch Motronic version MSS 52 is used to control fuel injection, ignition timing and other functions.[9]

Variable valve timing is used for both the intake and exhaust camshafts, the S62 was the first BMW V8 engine to incorporate this feature.[9] The compression ratio is 11.0:1 and hollow camshafts are used.[9] While the M62 engine uses a single-row timing chain, the S62 uses a double-row timing chain.

The S62 engine produces 294 kW (394 hp) at 6600 rpm and 500 N·m (369 lb·ft) at 3800 rpm.[12] The redline is 7000 rpm.[citation needed]



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