How strong is the M20 engine?


Version Displacement Power
M20B23 2,316 cc (141.3 cu in) 110 kW (148 hp) at 6,000 rpm
M20B25 2,494 cc (152.2 cu in) 126 kW (169 hp) at 5,800 rpm
125 kW (168 hp) at 5,800 rpm
M20B27 2,693 cc (164.3 cu in) 92 kW (123 hp) at 4,250 rpm

What is a M20 engine?

The M20 is an straight-6 piston engine of BMW, whose 12-valve, belt-driven SOHC design in three parts, featuring a main Block with a Sump at the bottom and a Head at the top. If you want help fitting one of these beasts to your car, learn more about the M20 Engine Swap.

What engine is in a BMW E30?

BMW 3 Series (E30)
Engine petrol: 1.6-1.8 L M10 I4 1.6-1.8 L M40 I4 1.8 L M42 16v I4 2.0-2.5 L S14 I4 2.0-2.7 L M20 I6 diesel: 2.4 L M21 I6
Transmission 4-speed manual 5-speed manual 3-speed ZF 3HP automatic 4-speed ZF 4HP automatic
Wheelbase 2,570 mm (101.2 in)

Which E30 is most reliable?

“The M20 doesn’t have a lot of issues, aside from the oil leaks that you’ll discover with any engine of its era,” says Keller. “The S14 is probably the most durable and reliable of the E30 motors. If it’s had high quality maintenance from a diligent owner, is easily a 300,000-mile drivetrain.

What year is Super ETA?

In its final year, the 1988 325 (dubbed “Super Eta” by enthusiasts) was equipped from the factory with a 325i cylinder head, unique pistons, 325i exhaust system, and Motronic 1.1 engine management control, which bumped horsepower up to 127 and raised the redline to 5500 RPM.

What engine comes in a E30 325i?

BMW 3 Series Sedan 4-door (E30) 325i (170 Hp) 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991 Specs

General information
Number of valves per cylinder 2
Fuel System Multi-point indirect injection
Engine aspiration Naturally aspirated engine
Engine oil capacity 4.8 l 5.07 US qt | 4.22 UK qt