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BMW S52 Engine for Sale

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Displacement: 3.2 liters (3,201 cc)
Configuration: Inline-six (straight-six)
Valvetrain: DOHC (Double Overhead Camshaft)
Compression Ratio: 10.5:1
Power Output: 240 horsepower at 6,000 rpm


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Used BMW S52 Engine for Sale

The BMW S52 engine is a powerhouse, known for its exceptional performance and reliability. This inline-six engine produces impressive horsepower and torque, making it a favorite among car enthusiasts. With features like double VANOS variable valve timing and individual throttle bodies, the S52 delivers smooth power and responsiveness.

Its robust construction and durability allow it to withstand rigorous driving conditions and handle high-performance applications with ease. Whether you’re upgrading your vehicle or seeking a replacement for a BMW project car, the S52 engine offers a blend of power, efficiency, and reliability.

Explore our selection of BMW S52 engines for sale and experience this powerhouse’s exhilarating performance.

Key Features of  BMW S52 Engine

  • Cast iron block for enhanced durability
  • Aluminum head for better heat dissipation and weight reduction
  • Dual overhead camshafts (DOHC) for precise valve control
  • Variable valve timing (VANOS) for optimized performance and efficiency
  • Smooth operation and excellent balance at high RPMs
  • Strong mid-range torque for everyday driving and performance use
  • High modifiability for enthusiasts seeking to boost power
  • Supports a wide range of aftermarket performance parts
  • Known for robust design and long-lasting performance
  • Suitable for BMW E36 M3 and Z3 M Roadster/Coupe
  • Ideal for performance upgrades, engine swaps, and restorations
  • Relatively efficient for its performance class
  • A favorite among BMW enthusiasts and collectors
  • Respected within the automotive community for engineering and design

Why Choose Our BMW S52 Engine?

When you purchase a BMW S52 Engine for sale from us, you are not just buying an engine; you are investing in quality and peace of mind. Here’s why you should choose us:

Thoroughly Inspected: Each engine is meticulously inspected to ensure it meets our high standards of quality and performance.
Competitive Pricing: We offer competitive prices without compromising on the quality of our engines.
Expert Support: Our team of experts is available to assist you with any questions or concerns, ensuring a smooth purchasing experience.

Additional information


236 lb-ft at 3,800 rpm


7,000 rpm

Fuel Delivery:

Sequential fuel injection


Approximately 445 lbs (202 kg)


BMW E36 M3 (1996-1999)
BMW Z3 M Roadster and Z3 M Coupe (1998-2000)


Strong mid-range torque
Linear power delivery
Smooth and high-revving nature


1996 bmw s52 engine

2 reviews for BMW S52 Engine for Sale

  1. Andrew hudson

    Find Auto Parts Online exceeded my expectations when I purchased a BMW S52 engine from them. The engine arrived quickly and was exactly as advertised. Their team was very helpful and made the buying process hassle-free. The engine is now installed and running smoothly. I will definitely be recommending them to friends and family!

  2. Olivia Davis

    Buying a BMW S52 engine from Find Auto Parts Online was a fantastic experience. The engine was competitively priced and arrived in great condition. The detailed descriptions and photos on their website gave me confidence in my purchase. Their customer service was also excellent, addressing all my concerns promptly. Five stars!

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Product Q&A

Is the BMW S52 engine naturally aspirated or turbocharged?

The BMW S52 engine is naturally aspirated, meaning it does not have a turbocharger.

What vehicles come equipped with the BMW S52 engine?

The BMW S52 engine was used in the E36 M3 and Z3 M models.

What type of fuel system does the BMW S52 engine use?

The BMW S52 engine uses an electronic fuel injection system for precise fuel delivery.

Can aftermarket modifications be made to enhance performance of the BMW S52 engine?

Yes, there are various aftermarket modifications available to increase power and improve overall performance of the BMW S52 engine.

How often should maintenance be performed on the BMW S52 engine?

Regular maintenance intervals for the BMW S52 engine include oil changes every 5,000-7,500 miles and spark plug replacements every 30,000 miles.

What are common issues to watch out for with the BMW S52 engine?

Common issues with the BMW S52 engine may include oil leaks, VANOS system problems, and cooling system issues that should be monitored and addressed promptly.
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