M52 2.0L 2.5L 6 Cylinder (Single and Duel VANOS) Built 1994 to 2001

The BMW M52 is a straight-6 DOHC piston engine which replaced the M50. The M52 was produced from 1994-2001.








S52 (North American Market)

Compared with its M50 predecessor, the M52 uses a nikasil aluminium block (North American models used iron blocks, except in the Z3 which received an aluminum block with iron sleeves). Therefore the North American M52 is more akin to the M50TU.

In 1999, the M52TU ("technical update") was released, upgrading the variable valve timing to also adjust the exhaust camshafts (called "dual VANOS" by BMW). The M52TU holds a lot more in common with the M54[citation needed] including the head and block castings which are different,[clarification needed] universally aluminum with 1.5mm iron sleeves, reverse cooling, and a switchable intake manifold featuring a DISA.

The M52 and S52 engines were on the Ward's 10 Best Engines list from 1997 to 2000.

The S52 engine, used in the 1996-1999 E36 M3 and in the 1998-2001 E36/7/8 M Roadster/M Coupe for the Canadian and USA markets, is based on the M52 engine (in other markets, the equivalent engine was a 3.2 litre version of the S50).

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