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The BMW N46 is a naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine which replaced the BMW N42 and was produced from 2004 to 2015.[1]

BMW N46 engine
BMW N46.JPG
Overview
Production2004-2015
Layout
ConfigurationInline-4
Displacement1.8–2.0 L (110–122 cu in)
Block materialAluminium
Head materialAluminium
ValvetrainDOHC, with VVT & VVL
Combustion
Fuel typePetrol
Chronology
PredecessorBMW N42
SuccessorBMW N43

The N46 serves as the basis for the smaller BMW N45 engine (which does not have Valvetronic).

In 2007, the N46's successor - the BMW N43 - was introduced. However, the direct-injected N43 was not sold in countries with high-sulfur fuel, so the N46 continued to be produced alongside the N43. The N46 continued production until 2015, when the last N46 models were replaced by the BMW N13 turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

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DesignEdit

Compared with its N42 predecessor, the N46 features a revised crankshaft, intake manifold[2] and valvetrain.[3] In 2007, the N46 was updated, which was known as the N46N. Changes included the intake manifold, exhaust camshaft and the engine control unit was changed from Bosch Motronic version ME9.2 to version MV17.4.6.[2] The redline is 6,500 rpm.[4]

VersionsEdit

Version Displacement Power Torque Year
N46B18 1,796 cc (109.6 cu in) 85 kW (114 bhp)
at 5,500 rpm
175 N⋅m (129 lb⋅ft)
at 3,750 rpm
2004
N46B20U1 1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) 95 kW (127 bhp)
at 5,750 rpm
180 N⋅m (133 lb⋅ft)
at 3,250 rpm
2004
N46B20U2 100 kW (134 bhp)
at 5,750 rpm
180 N⋅m (133 lb⋅ft)
at 3,250 rpm
2007
N46B20O0 105 kW (141 bhp)
at 6,000 rpm
200 N⋅m (148 lb⋅ft)
at 3,750 rpm
2004
N46B20O1 110 kW (148 bhp)
at 6,200 rpm
200 N⋅m (148 lb⋅ft)
at 3,600 rpm
200 N⋅m (148 lb⋅ft)
at 3,750 rpm
N46NB20 115 kW (154 bhp)
at 6,400 rpm
200 N⋅m (148 lb⋅ft)
at 3,000 rpm
2007

N46B18Edit

The N46B18 has a 1,796 cc (109.6 cu in) displacement and produces 85 kW (114 bhp) and 175 N⋅m (129 lb⋅ft).[5]

Applications:

N46B20U1Edit

The N46B20U1 produces 95 kW (127 bhp) and 180 N⋅m (133 lb⋅ft).[5]

Applications:

N46B20U2Edit

The N46B20U2 produces 100 kW (134 bhp) and 180 N⋅m (133 lb⋅ft). It was used instead of the N43 engine in countries with high-sulfur fuel.

Applications:

N46B20AEdit

The N46B20A produces 105 kW (141 bhp) and 200 N⋅m (148 lb⋅ft).

Applications:

  • 2004-2006 E46 318i, 318Ci and 318ti

N46B20O1Edit

The N46B20O1 produces 110 kW (148 bhp) and 200 N⋅m (148 lb⋅ft). On models with secondary air injection, peak torque occurs at 3750 rpm instead of 3600 rpm.

Applications:

  • 2004-2007 E83 X3 2.0i
  • 2005-2008 E85 Z4 2.0i
  • 2004-2007 E87 120i
  • 2005-2007 E90/E91 320i

N46NB20Edit

The N46NB20 produces 115 kW (154 bhp) and 200 N⋅m (148 lb⋅ft). It was used instead of the N43 engine in countries with high-sulfur fuel.

Applications:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "X1 E84 18i model selection". www.realoem.com. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b "BMW N46B30 engine". www.mywikimotors.com. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  3. ^ "BMW N43, N45 and N46 Four Cylinder Valvetronic Engines". www.unixnerd.demon.co.uk. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  4. ^ "BMW Workshop Manual". www.workshop-manuals.com. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Engine specifications for N46 engines". www.bmwheaven.com. Retrieved 3 June 2012.