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Posted by funfer on October 19, 2001 at 09:00:32:

In Reply to: Re: engine questions 530 posted by JOE ORDING on October 18, 2001 at 12:27:01:

First 530i........e12 chassis, 3.0L M30 I6 US spec. motor with smog pump.

Second 530i.......e34 chassis as stated, 3.0L M60 V8.

Third 530i........e39 chassis as stated, 3.0L M52 I6 dual vanos.

Did BMW manufacture an e28 and e34 530i with the M30 I6? Not sure too about this.

The early 530i was an M30 with only 3 liters of displacement, rather than 3.5. Not available in the US. I'm pretty sure it was made from '88-'92. The 530i with M60 V8 was introduced in 1993 ('94 in the US). The E46 330i engine is an M52, an evolution of the M50 found in E34s.

The 530 has apparently been sold in both V8 and 6 form. I wonder if anyone knows:

1. What were the years of the fuel-corrosion-prone V-8?

2. When was the 6 sold?

3. Is the 6 the same as the in the 330?

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