BMW M62

The BMW M62 is a naturally aspirated V8 petrol engine which was produced from 1995 to 2005.[1] A successor to the BMW M60, the M62 features an aluminium engine block[2] and a single row timing chain.[3]

BMW M62 engine
BMW M62B44.jpg
Overview
Production1995–2005
Layout
Configuration90° V8
Displacement3.5–4.8 L (214–293 cu in)
Block materialAluminium
Head materialAluminium
ValvetrainDOHC, with VVT on
M62TU versions
Combustion
Fuel typePetrol
Chronology
PredecessorBMW M60
SuccessorBMW N62

In 1998, a Technical Update included VANOS (variable valve timing) for the intake camshafts.

The S62 engine is the BMW M high performance version of the M62, which was released in the E39 M5.

DesignEdit

Like the BMW M60 engine it replaced, the M62 is a DOHC engine with four valves per cylinder, an aluminium block and aluminium heads. The M62 has fracture-split forged connecting rods,[4] hypereutectic pistons with ferrous coated side skirts. Most of the M62 engines used Alusil for the block material,[5] however some early M62 engines used Nikasil cylinder coating instead.[6][7]

Alusil technology integrates silicon throughout the aluminum cast so that liners or treated bores within this block family are not needed.

The M62 uses a Bosch Motronic 5.2 engine control unit (also called "DME")[8] and a hot wire MAF.[9]

Technical UpdateEdit

In 1998, a "Technical Update" was applied to the M62, resulting in the M62TU variants. New features include single-VANOS (variable valve timing for the intake camshaft) and electronic throttle control. The engine management was updated to Motronic ME7.2.[10][11]

VersionsEdit

Figures specified are for European models.[12][13][14][15][16][17]

Engine Displacement Power Torque Redline Year
M62B35 3,498 cc 173 kW (232 hp)
at 5,700 rpm
320 N⋅m (236 lb⋅ft)
at 3,300 rpm
6,200 1996
M62TUB35 184 kW (247 hp)
at 5,800 rpm*
345 N⋅m (254 lb⋅ft)
at 3,800 rpm
1998
M62B44 4,398 cc 210 kW (282 hp)
at 5,700 rpm
420 N⋅m (310 lb⋅ft)
at 3,900 rpm
6,100 1996
M62TUB44 210 kW (282 hp)
at 5,400 rpm**
440 N⋅m (325 lb⋅ft)
at 3,600 rpm
1998
M62B46 4,619 cc 250 kW (335 hp)
at 5,700 rpm
470 N⋅m (347 lb⋅ft)
at 3,800 rpm
1997
M62TUB46 4,619 cc 255 kW (342 hp)
at 5,700 rpm
480 N⋅m (354 lb⋅ft)
at 3,700 rpm
6,500 2001
Alpina F5 4,837 cc 276 kW (370 hp)
at 6,000 rpm
510 N⋅m (376 lb⋅ft)
at 3,700 rpm
2003
S62B50 4,941 cc 294 kW (394 hp)
at 6,600 rpm
500 N⋅m (369 lb⋅ft)
at 3,800 rpm
7,000 1998

* 175 kW (235 hp) for E38 7 Series models.
** 216 kW (290 hp) for 2001-2003 540i models sold in the United States

M62B35Edit

The M62B35 has a bore of 84 mm (3.3 in) and a stroke of 78.9 mm (3.1 in).[3]

Applications:[18]

M62TUB35Edit

In 1998, the Technical Update was applied, resulting in the M62TUB35.[3] Versions used in the E39 5 Series application have slightly more power than versions used in the E38 7 Series.

Applications:[18]

M62B44Edit

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

Applications:[18]

M62B46Edit

The M62B46 was developed by Alpina, and was designated the F3, based on the M62B44. It has a bore of 93 mm (3.7 in) and a stroke of 85 mm (3.3 in).[19]

Applications:

M62TUB44Edit

 
Technical Update version (M62TUB44)

In 1998, the Technical Update was applied, resulting in the M62TUB44. In the United States, power for 2001-2003 540i models was increased to 216 kW (290 hp).[21][22]

Applications:[18]

M62TUB46Edit

The M62TUB46 is based on the M62TUB44. Revisions include full metal vanos hubs. 10.5mm lift intake and exhaust camshafts. Stronger valve springs. Bore of 93 mm (3.7 in)Stroke of 85 mm (3.3 in). Underdriven crank shaft drive pulley. Two-piece oil scraper ring instead of three-pieces. 93 mm pistons with reduced height due to the increased stroke.

Applications:[18]

Alpina F5Edit

The F5 was developed by Alpina, based on the M62B48 engine.[24][25][26] It has a bore of 93 mm (3.7 in) and a stroke of 89 mm (3.5 in).

Applications:[18]

S62Edit

BMW S62 Engine
 
Overview
Production1998–2003
Layout
Configuration90° V8
Displacement4.9 L (302 cu in)
Block materialAluminium
Head materialAluminium
ValvetrainDOHC w/ VVT
Combustion
Fuel typePetrol

The BMW S62 engine (full model code S62B50) is the high-performance variant of the M62, which is fitted to the E39 M5 and the E52 Z8. The S62 was BMW's first V8 engine to have double-VANOS (variable valve timing on the intake and exhaust camshafts).[27]

The S62 engine produces 294 kW (394 hp) at 6600 rpm and 500 N⋅m (369 lb⋅ft) at 3800 rpm.[28] The redline is 7000 rpm.[29][30] The bore and stroke are 94 mm (3.7 in) and 89 mm (3.5 in) respectively. This results in a displacement of 4,941 cc (301.5 cu in), compared with the 4,398 cc (268.4 cu in) of the largest M62 engine at the time.[27]

Other differences compared to the M62 include:

As per the M62, the S62 has an aluminium block and head. The S62 was assembled at BMW's Dingolfing plant.[31]

Applications:

Bentley ArnageEdit

The 1998-2000 Bentley Arnage (Green Label) is powered by a Cosworth-developed twin-turbo version of the M62B44.[38] This engine produces 260 kW (349 hp) and 569 N⋅m (420 lb⋅ft).[39]

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