BMW M62B46 M62 4.6L With VANOS 1999 to 2003

BMW M62B46 M62 4.6L With VANOS 1999 to 2003


BMW M62/S62
BMW M62B44.jpg
Manufacturer BMW
Production 1994–2005
Combustion chamber
Configuration DOHC 90° V8
Predecessor BMW M60
  • BMW N62
  • Jaguar AJ-V8 engine (Range Rover only)

The BMW M62 is a V8 DOHC piston engine which replaced the M60 and was produced from 1994-2005. Compared with its M60 predecessor, the M62 features Alusil cylinder liners[1] (in markets where high sulphur fuel was sold) and a single row timing chain.[2] In 1998, variable valve timing (called VANOS by BMW) was added to the M62.



  • 1 Design
  • 2 Models
    • 2.5 M62B46


The M62 engine block is made from Aluminium with Alusil or Nikasil cylinder liners,[3][4] depending on the country of intended sale.

The M62 is fitted with Sequential fuel injection[5] and double overhead camshafts with 4 valves per cylinder. It also sports fracture-split forged connecting rods.[6]Variable valve timing is fitted to the later "M62TU" variants.


M62B46 468S1 4,619 cc (282 cu in) 255 kW (342 hp) @ 5700 480 N·m (354 lb·ft) @ 3700 6500 2001



The M62B46 is a (4,619 cc (282 cu in)) version producing 255 kW (347 PS; 342 hp) and 480 N·m (354 lb·ft) of torque.[7] The stroke is 85 mm (3.3 in) and the bore is 93 mm (3.7 in). Technically this engine is similar to the M62TUB44, with double VANOS on both the intake cams and exhaust cams. This engine developed byAlpina is based on the M62TUB44.


  • 1999-2001 Alpina B10 V8
  • 2000–2004 Morgan Aero 8
  • 2002–2003 E53 X5 4.6is


Additional Notices: - For E39 M5's application of this engine, minor modifications were made for the engines that were manufactured starting

 2001/10. The thickness of VANOS diaphragms were thickened, thus the sound of VANOS were significantly reduced.

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