BMW N42

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BMW N42 engine
Overview
Manufacturer BMW
Production 2001–2004
Combustion chamber
Configuration Straight-4
Chronology
Predecessor BMW M43
Successor BMW N43
BMW N45
BMW N46

The BMW N42 is a straight-4 DOHC piston engine which replaced the M43 and was produced from 2001-2007.[1]

Compared with its M43 predecessor, the N42 features a DOHC valvetrain and variable valve timing (called VANOS by BMW) and variable valve lift (called valvetronic by BMW).[2]

Models
Engine Displacement Power Torque Redline Year
N42B18 1,796 cc 85 kW (116 PS; 114 hp) @ 5500 175 N·m (129 lb·ft) @ 3750 6500 2001-2004
N42B20 1,995 cc 105 kW (143 PS; 141 hp) @ 6000 200 N·m (148 lb·ft) @ 3750 6500 2001-2004

N42B18[edit]

The N42B18 has a displacement of 1796 cc,[1] uses Bosch DME ME9.2 fuel injection[3] and has twin-balancing shafts.[citation needed]

The N42B18 won the 1.4-1.8 L category of the International Engine of the Year competition for 2001.[4]

Applications:

  • 2001-2004 E46 316i and 316ti

N42B20[edit]

The N42B20 has a displacement of 1995 cc,[1] uses Bosch DME ME9.2 fuel injection and has twin-balancing shafts.[citation needed]

Applications:

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