M54B30 3.0L 6 Cylinder Built 2000 to 2006


At 2,979 cc (182 cu in), the M54B30 is the largest M54 engine. The extra capacity is achieved using an increased stroke of 89.6 mm (3.5 in). Power is 170 kW (230 hp) at 5,900 rpm and torque is 300 newton metres (220 lb·ft) at 3,500 rpm. There was also a slightly more powerful version of the M54B30 that could be ordered as part of the M Performance package in Canada or the Performance package in the USA. This engine used different camshafts and reprogrammed engine management to develop 175 kW (235 hp) at 5,900 rpm and 301 newton metres (222 lb·ft) at 3500 rpm and have a slightly higher redline of 6800 RPM(although the Canadian cars still show the limiter at 6500 rpm on the tachometer

The M54B30 was on the Ward's 10 Best Engines list through 2001-2003.


2000-2005 E46 330i/330xi

2000-2006 E46 330Ci

2000-2003 E39 530i

2000-2002 E36 Z3 3.0i

2003-2005 E60 530i

2003-2005 E85 Z4 3.0i

2004-2006 E83 X3 3.0i

2001-2006 E53 X5 3.0i

2003-2006 E60 530i

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