BMW S62 M Version of the M62 V8 Duel VANOS

BMW S62 M Version of the M62 V8 Duel VANOS


BMW M62/S62
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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
    • S62


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.


S62B50 508S1 4,941 cc (302 cu in) 294 kW (394 hp) @ 6600 500 N·m (369 lb·ft) @ 3800 7000 1998


The S62 engine (also known as S62B50) is a high-performance variant of the M62 which is fitted to the E39 M5 and E52 Z8. It is enlarged with a bore of 94 mm (3.7 in), a stroke of 89 mm (3.5 in) and a displacement of 4,941 cc (302 cu in).[9] It shares its basic architecture, including aluminium block, with the M62 engines.[9]

Previous M5 engines were assembled at M division headquarters in Garching, Germany but the S62 M5 engines were assembled at the Dingolfing assembly plant.[10]

Eight individual throttle bodies (one per cylinder) control the airflow into the engine,[10] these throttle bodies are electronically actuated (often referred to as "drive-by-wire"),[11] with a setting for the driver to select "normal" or "sport" mode throttle response. Bosch Motronic version MSS 52 is used to control fuel injection, ignition timing and other functions.[9]

Variable valve timing is used for both the intake and exhaust camshafts, the S62 was the first BMW V8 engine to incorporate this feature.[9] The compression ratio is 11.0:1 and hollow camshafts are used.[9] While the M62 engine uses a single-row timing chain, the S62 uses a double-row timing chain.

The S62 engine produces 294 kW (394 hp) at 6600 rpm and 500 N·m (369 lb·ft) at 3800 rpm.[12] The redline is 7000 rpm.[citation needed]


  • 1998–2003 E39 M5
  • 2000–2003 E52 Z8
  • 1999–2006 Ascari KZ1
  • 2006–Present Ascari A10

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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