BMW 3-Series

Introduction

BMW 3-Series introduces line of premium autos for the middleclass which belong to D-Segment in accordance with European classification. BMW 3 takes position between compact BMW 1 and BMW 5 sedan which belongs to business class. At the same time BMW 3 base was used to produce BMW 4 coupe of middle size. At the same time large BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo and BMW X1 crossover were also manufactured on the base of BMW 3.BMW E90 F30 3-Series

Main rivals of BMW 3 include Audi A4/A5, Mercedes-Benz C-Class/CLK/190, Lexus IS, Infiniti G/Q50, Volvo S60 as well as other competitors of this class.

Mass production of BMW 3 Series offers line of engines of different versions and modifications. You can easily choose the one from such a great variety that will certainly meet all your demands and expectations. BMW 3 Engine line starts from the weakest versions of 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engines ending up with powerful V8, I6 and 6-cylinder turbocharged engines which are produced specially for M3 E36/E46/E90/E92/F30 models. At the same time diesel motor fans will also have a chance to choose the most appropriate version from wide range of diesel BMW 3 Series engines which can vary from 2.0-liter low power models to efficient engines of more than 300 HP.

Here you will find overviews and detailed descriptions of BMW 3-Series engines including top motors. Our overviews will provide you with information about motor types, codes, locations of their codes, weight, possible problems and drawbacks, malfunctions (reduced power, misfiring, trembling, vibration, noise, squeak, oil leaking, overheat, shaking idle and other possible problems which can occur). You will be provided with useful tips and recommendations connected with repairing works, oil, tuning for city ride, upgrades, mods, motor lifespan and many others.

You can compare and contrast all available versions and choose the best BMW engine for your purpose.

List of BMW 3 Series models:

2 Generation, E30 (1982 – 1991)
BMW 316s (75 HP) – 1.6 L

BMW 316 (90 HP) – 1.8 L

BMW 316i (99 HP) – 1.6 L

BMW 316i (102 HP) – 1.8 L

BMW 318i (102 HP) – 1.8 L

BMW 318i (105 HP) – 1.8 L

BMW 318i (113 HP) – 1.8 L

BMW 318is (136 HP) – 1.8 L

BMW 320i (125 HP) – 2.0 L

BMW 320i (129 HP) – 2.0 L

BMW 320is (192 HP) – 2.0 L

BMW 323i (139 HP) – 2.3 L

BMW 323i (150 HP) – 2.3 L

BMW 325e (122 HP) – 2.7 L

BMW 325e (129 HP) – 2.7 L

BMW 325i (170 HP) – 2.5 L

BMW 325i (171 HP) – 2.5 L

BMW 333i (197 HP) – 3.2 L

BMW M3 (195 HP) – 2.3 L

BMW M3 (200 HP) – 2.3 L

BMW M3 (215  HP) – 2.3 L

BMW M3 (220 HP) – 2.3 L

BMW M3 (238 HP) – 2.5 L

BMW 324d (86 HP) – 2.4 L
BMW 324td (115 HP) – 2.4 L

3 Generation, E36 (1991 – 1998)
BMW 316i (100 HP) – 1.6 L

BMW 316i (102 HP) – 1.6 L

BMW 316i Compact (105 HP) – 1.9 L

BMW 318i (113 HP) – 1.8 L

BMW 318i (115 HP) – 1.8 L

BMW 318is (140 HP) – 1.8 L

BMW 318is (140 HP) – 1.8 L

BMW 320i (150 HP) – 2.0 L

BMW 320i (150 HP) – 2.0 L

BMW 323i (170 HP) – 2.5 L

BMW 325i (192 HP) – 2.5 L

BMW 325i (192 HP) – 2.5 L

BMW 328i (193 HP) – 2.8 L

BMW M3 (243 HP) – 3.0 L

BMW M3 (286 HP) – 3.0 L

BMW M3 GT (295 HP) – 3.0 L

BMW M3 (240 HP) – 3.2 L

BMW M3 (321 HP) – 3.2 L

BMW 318tds (90 HP) – 1.7 L
BMW 325td (115 HP) – 2.5 L
BMW 325tds (143 HP) – 2.5 L

4 Generation, E46 (1998 – 2006)
BMW 316i (105 HP) – 1.9 L

BMW 316i (115 HP) – 1.8 L

BMW 316i (116 HP) – 1.8 L

BMW 318i (118 HP) – 1.9 L

BMW 318i (143 HP) – 2.0 L

BMW 318i (150 HP) – 2.0 L

BMW 320i (150 HP) – 2.0 L

BMW 320i (170 HP) – 2.2 L

BMW 323i (170 HP) – 2.5 L

BMW 325i (184 HP) – 2.5 L

BMW 325i SULEV (184 HP) – 2.5 L

BMW 325i (192 HP) – 2.5 L

BMW 328i (193 HP) – 2.8 L

BMW 330i (231 HP) – 3.0 L

BMW 330i (238 HP) – 3.0 L

BMW M3 (333 HP) – 3.2 L

BMW M3 (343 HP) – 3.2 L

BMW M3 CSL (360 HP) – 3.2 L

BMW 318d (116 HP) – 2.0 L
BMW 320d (136 HP) – 2.0 L
BMW 320d (150 HP) – 2.0 L
BMW 330d (184 HP) – 3.0 L
BMW 330d (204 HP) – 3.0 L

5 Generation, E90/E91/E92 (2005 – 2011)
BMW 316i (116 HP) – 1.6 L

BMW 316i (122 HP) – 1.6 L

BMW 318i (129 HP) – 2.0 L

BMW 318i (136 HP) – 2.0 L

BMW 318i (143 HP) – 2.0 L

BMW 318i (143 HP) – 2.0 L

BMW 320i (150 HP) – 2.0 L

BMW 320i (156 HP) – 2.0 L

BMW 320i (170 HP) – 2.0 L

BMW 320si (177 HP) – 2.0 L

BMW 323i (177 HP) – 2.5 L

BMW 323i (204 HP) – 2.5 L

BMW 325i (218 HP) – 2.5 L

BMW 325i (218 HP) – 3.0 L

BMW 328i (233 HP) – 3.0 L

BMW 328i SULEV (233 HP) – 3.0 L

BMW 330i (258 HP) – 3.0 L

BMW 330i (272 HP) – 3.0 L

BMW 335i (306 HP) – 3.0 L

BMW 335i (306 HP) – 3.0 L

BMW 335si (326 HP) – 3.0 L

BMW M3 (420 HP) – 4.0 L

BMW 316d (116 HP) – 2.0 L
BMW 318d (122 HP) – 2.0 L
BMW 318d (143 HP) – 2.0 L
BMW 320d (163 HP) – 2.0 L
BMW 320d (163 HP) – 2.0 L
BMW 325d (197 HP) – 3.0 L
BMW 325d (204 HP) – 3.0 L
BMW 330d (231 HP) – 3.0 L
BMW 330d (245 HP) – 3.0 L
BMW 335d (269 HP) – 3.0 L
BMW 335d (286 HP) – 3.0 L

6 Generation, F30/F31/F34/F80 (2011 – present)
BMW 316i (136 HP) – 1.6 L

BMW 318i (136 HP) – 1.5 L

BMW 320i EfficientDynamics Edition (170 HP) – 1.6 L

BMW 320i (184 HP) – 2.0 L

BMW 320i (184 HP) – 2.0 L

BMW 328i (245 HP) – 2.0 L

BMW 328i SULEV (245 HP) – 2.0 L

BMW 330i (252 HP) – 2.0 L

BMW 330e iPerformance (252 HP) – 2.0 L

BMW 335i (306 HP) – 3.0 L

BMW 335is (326 HP) – 3.0 L

BMW 340i (326 HP) – 3.0 L
BMW M3 (431 HP) – 3.0 L
BMW M3 Competition (450 HP) – 3.0 L
BMW 316d (116 HP) – 2.0 L

BMW 318d (143 HP) – 2.0 L
BMW 320d (163 HP) – 2.0 L
BMW 320d (184 HP) – 2.0 L
BMW 325d (218 HP) – 2.0 L
BMW 330d (258 HP) – 3.0 L 
BMW 335d (313 HP) – 3.0 L

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