BMW Cars 1999-06

Engine Identification

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The engine identification number is stamped on the intake side of the engine block toward the rear of the engine block above the starter motor, or along the mating surface for the oil pan.



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ENGINE IDENTIFICATION
YearModelEngine Displacement Liters (cc)Engine Series (ID/VIN)Engine TypeNo. of CylindersFuel System
1995525i2.5 (2494)M50B25DOHC6M3.1
  525ti2.5 (2494)M50B25DOHC6M3.1
  530i3.0 (2997)M60B30DOHC8M3.3
  530ti3.0 (2997)M60B30DOHC8M3.3
  540i4.0 (3982)M60B40DOHC8M3.3
1DOHC - Double overhead camshaft

The engine number is located on the left rear side of the engine, above the starter motor.

 
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