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      10-05-2012, 05:15 AM   #1
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Exclamation BMW N20 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo Engine Assembly Video

Have a look at some videos showing the assembly and internals/technology of the N20 engine.

The BMW N20 is a turbocharged inline 4 cylinder DOHC engine which replaced the N52 and BMW N53 inline 6 cylinder engines beginning in 2011.

The N20 is an inline 4, but is considered a replacement for the straight-6 N52 and N53 because it powers equivalent models. It features a twin-scroll turbocharger, variable valve timing (VANOS), variable valve lift (valvetronic) and direct injection.

The N20 is currently used in:
  • E89 Z4 sDrive28i
  • E84 X1 xDrive28i
  • F25 X3 xDrive28i
  • F20 125i (also known as the 128i)
  • F30 328i
  • F10 528i

BMW N20 2.0L TwinPower Turbo Engine Assembly.





BMW TwinPower Turbo Engines CGI animations.



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      10-05-2012, 02:20 PM   #2
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Thanks for sharing.
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      10-05-2012, 03:31 PM   #3
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Amazing!

This is just fun to watch. I am not a fan of a 4 cylinder engine but this is some great technology. I still love my inline 6.
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      10-05-2012, 04:16 PM   #4
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I think this is a great motor which will come into its own over time as vehicle mass drops.
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I wonder if there is any chance this engine will make it into the next JCW mini coupe?
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This motor in the upcoming Z3 will be a hoot to drive.

I'm highly surprised BMW is not dropping the N20 into the current 1er in North America for the last year or so.

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This motor will make it into Gen 3 Mini's as will it's turbocharged 3 cylinder kid brother.

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I wonder if there is any chance this engine will make it into the next JCW mini coupe?
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This is all good and great. For the record, I think fuel economy would be a cool thing to have. But.........................I drove home a 328i tonight as a loaner and I'm wholly unimpressed with the build quality.
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Love videos like this!
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This motor will make it into Gen 3 Mini's as will it's turbocharged 3 cylinder kid brother.
i hope so, my mini JCW coupe is a blast to drive. mini mated to this 2.0L turbo means more power!
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Nifty. thanks for sharing.
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Quote:
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This motor in the upcoming Z3 will be a hoot to drive.

I'm highly surprised BMW is not dropping the N20 into the current 1er in North America for the last year or so.

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I think this is a great motor which will come into its own over time as vehicle mass drops.
n20 1 series e82 woulda been amazin
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The N20 is also used in the:

F30: 320i
F10: 520i
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F20 is 125i, as far as I know there is no 128i?
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The N20 is also used in the:

F30: 320i
F10: 520i
F10: and 528i
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F10: and 528i
Yes, of course. But the 528i was allready listed in the first post. I just wanted to point out that we also have the 320i and 520i in addition to the 328i and 528i that was in the OP's list.

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Wow the 4 Cylinder Turbo is growing on me more and more each time I see it. Great Video
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Wow! Scary part that I witnessed is when the timing was installed all that plastic for the chain guides! THAT'S going to be a problem. Especially with those BMW 15k OCA's.....lol
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