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Every engine produced at BMW is identified in a specially defined area. This identification code is a constituent part of the vehicle approval and can also be used for identity purposes.
Engine number Is an 8-digit combination in whichthe production location and production date are coded.
Engine identification code: Provides an indication of the engine displacement, the number of cylinders, the engine concept and the differentiation index of the respective engine.
Powerplant identification code: The identification code of the series production engine serves, in this case too, as the basis for the powerplant identification code, however, this code also contains the variant number and the identification for new (N)/remanufactured (A) part.
The engine or power plant identification code can be of assistance in finding the correct part number in borderline cases. For this reason, the engine identification code will in future be listed in the EPC under the additional part description.
Before replacing the powerplant, the engine or powerplant identification code should be noted down and compared. The vehicle identification number and the data specified on the engine data plate of the corresponding vehicle should always be quoted to ensure fastest possible processing of your parts enquiries.
The powerplant delivery specification essentially comprises all mechanical wearing parts of an engine, such as:
Engine block with crankshaft drive
V-belt pulley*
Vibration damper*
Cylinder head with valve train
Camshaft timing gear*
VANOS unit*
Cylinder head cover
Housing cover, front and rear
Oil pan
Oil dipstick*
Oil pump
Oil filter*
Water pump*
Thermostat*
Vacuum pump

Engine and Powerplant Identification Code
General information 04
Identification code on series production engines 04
Identification code on powerplants 04
Our tip 05
Power Plant Definition
Delivery specification of power plants for parts sales 05
Installation Overview
Types of engine in model series 06-07
Powerplant Overview
Introduction to identification code old/new 08
M10 Remanufactured power plant 09-10
M20 Remanufactured power plant 11-12
M21 Remanufactured power plant 13
M30 Remanufactured power plant 14-16
M40 Remanufactured power plant 17
M41 Remanufactured power plant 18
M42 Remanufactured power plant 18
M43 Remanufactured power plant 19
M44 Remanufactured power plant 19
M47 Remanufactured power plant 20
M50 Remanufactured power plant 20-21
M51 Remanufactured power plant 21-22
M52 Remanufactured power plant 22-23
M57 Remanufactured power plant 24
M60 Remanufactured power plant 24-25
M62 Remanufactured power plant 26
M67 Remanufactured power plant 27
M70 Remanufactured power plant 27
M73 Remanufactured power plant 28
S14 Remanufactured power plant 29
S38 Remanufactured power plant 30
S50 Remanufactured power plant 31
S52 Remanufactured power plant 31
S62 Remanufactured power plant 32
S70 Remanufactured power plant 32