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Re: Please answer a question for a stupid BMW owne (archive)

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Posted by Mario on October 25, 2000 at 10:11:22:

In Reply to: Please answer a question for a stupid BMW owner. posted by John D. on October 25, 2000 at 09:10:12:

"I see all these "E" numbers(ie. E46,E30,E53). Are these engine designations or what? If so, What is the designation for a M 3.2L engine."

The "E" numbers are bodystyle/series designations:
E30 = mid 80's - 91/92 3 Series
E36 = 92 - 99 3 series
E36/7 = 96 - current Z series
E46 = 99 - current 3 series

I beleieve that the "E" stands for the German word "Entwurf"? Translated it means design or project.

As far as the M engines is concerned the 3.2 is something like the S52.

Mario


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