BMW 540 V8

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The 540i is a luxury sports that was produced as part of the BMW range by the German car manufacturer These cars sport the 540i V8 M60 and M62 engines that enthusiasts around the world. The in their standard production or in a modified performance street car are without a doubt machines turn heads.

These V8 come in all forms from OEM engines to modified turbocharged and nitrous oxide injection

Development of the first BMW M60 V8 engine in 1984-1986 of which over 560 engines were built its development and testing. The M60 engine was in two sizes the 3.0 litre M60B30 and the 4.0 M60B40. BMW used aluminum for both block and cylinder

Nikasil plating was used than cast iron for the liners. Connecting rods and still are made as a one-piece and then frozen with and fracture split through the big end for a fit.

The cylinder block weighs in at a weight of only 25 kg and the heads at 30 kg with a total weight of 203 kg crankshaft, pistons and conrods. The M60 has four valves per cylinder, DOHC and a double row timing for reliability. Valve lifters and cam tensioners are hydraulically fed and self-adjusting saving on maintenance. There is no with each cylinder its own coil pack.

Fuel injection and ignition are managed by a DME ECU from Bosch the MOTRONIC 3.3.

The M60B30 and the had very similar design, but block, heads, nor crankshaft interchangeable. The M60B30 had a bore of 84 mm and a … of 67.6 mm producing cc or 182.9 cu in. Compression ratio was and pushing out 160 kW or 215 Hp with 290 N.m of torque at RPM. The M60B40 had a bore of 89 mm and a … of 80 mm with a total of 3982 cc. Compression is 10.0:1 210 kW or 282 Hp at 5800 RPM and 400 N.m of torque at 4500

The engine had a forged crankshaft than a cast shaft as the

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The BMW M62 is also V8 piston engine sports a very similar set up as the M60B40 engine. It has an aluminum with either 92 or 93 mm bores and two DOHC cylinder heads.

One big difference between the M60 and M62 blocks are the aluminum alloy used to the M62 block contains high of silicon called Alusil the M60 block had Nikasil plated The Alusil block is etched to the silica creating a bearing on the cylinder wall. BMW stopped Nikasil in 1997.

The 540i E39 V8 came as a 4.4 litre and M62TUB44 engine code and with the E38 740i. A ZF 5-speed manual transmission was standard on the with an optional 4-speed or 5-speed Steptronic transmission. The was fitted with either a six-speed manual or a 5-speed transmission gearbox.

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