Is the BMW M50 a good engine?

Is the BMW M50 a good engine?

Much like its successor, the M52, the M50 engine is considered to be bulletproof. With very strong internals, the engine blocks are able to deliver outstanding longevity with proper maintenance and care. Still to this day, the M50 is known as one of the most reliable BMW engines ever built.

What BMW has the M50 intake manifold?

The M50 intake manifold (right) from the E36 325i and 3.0L M3 is a popular and inexpensive way to improve the high RPM breathing and power of the later 1996-1999 cars.

What is the difference between the M50 and M52?

The M50 block is stronger due to it being steel, the M52 is Aluminium and if it overheats a couple of time you’re screwed. The M50 is near on bulletproof it can take up to 500hp on standard internals. Saying that Momz on here has a 2,8 in his compact and it goes like a rocket.

What is a M50 engine?

The BMW M50 is a straight-6 DOHC petrol engine which was produced from 1990 to 1996. It was released in the E34 520i and 525i, to replace the M20 engine. BMW M50 engine. Overview. Production.

How much HP can a M50B25 take?


Engine Displacement Power
M50B25 2,494 cc (152.2 cu in) 141 kW (189 hp) at 6,000 rpm
M50B25TU 141 kW (189 hp) at 5,900 rpm
S50B30 2,990 cc (182.5 cu in) 210 kW (282 hp) at 7,000 rpm
S50B32 3,201 cc (195.3 cu in) 239 kW (321 hp) at 7,400 rpm

How much power can M50 handle?

roughly 400 horsepower
Well, the early M50, surprisingly, is actually a pretty tough little engine. In stock form they can withstand roughly 400 horsepower, and with some internal work, over 600 is possible, as is the case with Josh King’s mighty 650hp M50 turbo.

What is an M50 BMW?

The BMW i4 M50 is a dual motor, all-wheel-drive electric fastback sedan that makes 536 horsepower and 586 lb-ft of torque and is capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and reaching a top speed of 130 mph.