What exactly does S54 mean?

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What exactly does S54 mean?

Post by Warrior » Thu 23 Feb, 2017 21:36

I've seen the term S54 in relation to M Class cars but on searching for a part number was surprised to see my 3.0i after narrowing the list down from make, model, engine size, year to end up marked as an S54? :rtm:

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Re: What exactly does S54 mean?

Post by Brian H » Thu 23 Feb, 2017 21:50

Warrior wrote:I've seen the term S54 in relation to M Class cars but on searching for a part number was surprised to see my 3.0i after narrowing the list down from make, model, engine size, year to end up marked as an S54? :rtm:
Your 3.0 will be a M54 engine, the S54 engine as you allude too is in the ///M model, the S designation is a reflection that it had been built by BMW Motorsport production.

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Re: What exactly does S54 mean?

Post by Warrior » Thu 23 Feb, 2017 22:10

Ah, need my eyes testing then. Yes, probably said 'M' not 'S'.....doh! :dunce:

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Re: What exactly does S54 mean?

Post by Brian H » Fri 24 Feb, 2017 07:18

Warrior wrote:Ah, need my eyes testing then. Yes, probably said 'M' not 'S'.....doh! :dunce:
The M designation just means it was designed before 2001

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