Find out the full background of any BMW E90 with the help of our dedicated BMW E90 VIN decoder.

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How to Check BMW E90 VIN Decoder?

The VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) for a BMW is a distinctive 17-character code exclusive to every BMW automobile. This identifier is not only unique to each vehicle but also encodes details about the vehicle’s model year, type, engine size, and additional characteristics, making it an essential tool for identification and information.

The VIN of a BMW E90 can be located in various places on the car such as:

  1. On the dashboard on the driver’s side, which can be seen from outside through the windshield.
  2. The jamb of the driver’s side door.
  3. In the engine area, either on the firewall or the radiator support.
  4. On the car’s registration and title papers.

By following these steps, you can easily access a wealth of information about any BMW vehicle, ensuring a deeper understanding of its heritage and features.

BMW E90 Engine Overview (Including Diesel Options)

The BMW E90, introduced in 2005 and produced until 2011, represents the fifth generation of the 3 Series, known for its technological advancements, improved performance, and enhanced comfort features. This generation saw a significant expansion of engine options, including advanced petrol and diesel engines that offered a mix of power, efficiency, and environmental friendliness. The E90 continued BMW’s tradition of rear-wheel drive dynamics, with selected models also available with xDrive, BMW’s all-wheel-drive system. Below is a comprehensive table that includes both the petrol and diesel engines available in the E90 series, detailing engine code, configuration, displacement, power output, and production years.

This list illustrates the broad array of engine choices offered in the E90, from fuel-efficient 4-cylinders to more powerful 6-cylinder engines, highlighting BMW’s commitment to driving pleasure and fuel efficiency.

Engine Code Configuration Displacement Power Output Production Years Fuel Type
Petrol Engines
N45B16 4-cyl, 16-valve 1.6 L 115 hp 2005–2011 Petrol
N46B20 4-cyl, 16-valve 2.0 L 150 hp 2005–2011 Petrol
N43B20 4-cyl, 16-valve 2.0 L 170 hp 2007–2011 Petrol
N52B25 6-cyl, 24-valve 2.5 L 218 hp 2005–2011 Petrol
N52B30 6-cyl, 24-valve 3.0 L 231 hp 2005–2011 Petrol
N54B30 6-cyl, 24-valve 3.0 L 306 hp

(Twin Turbo)

2006–2011 Petrol
N55B30 6-cyl, 24-valve 3.0 L 306 hp

(Single Turbo)

2009–2011 Petrol
Diesel Engines
M47D20 4-cyl, 16-valve 2.0 L 122 hp 2005–2007 Diesel
N47D20 4-cyl, 16-valve 2.0 L 177 hp 2007–2011 Diesel
M57D30 6-cyl, 24-valve 3.0 L 231 hp 2005–2008 Diesel
N57D30 6-cyl, 24-valve 3.0 L 245 hp 2008–2011 Diesel

The E90 marked the introduction of several new technologies in the 3 Series, including the widespread use of turbocharged engines in both petrol (N54, N55) and diesel (N47, N57) variants, providing a significant boost in performance and efficiency. The introduction of Valvetronic and direct injection in petrol engines, along with advanced diesel particulate filters in diesel engines, also highlighted BMW’s push towards reducing emissions without compromising on power or driving enjoyment.

The range of engines available in the E90 series ensured that there was a model to suit a wide variety of preferences and requirements, from the economically minded to the performance enthusiast, solidifying the 3 Series’ reputation as the benchmark for compact executive cars.

What you can get from checking your VIN of your BMW E90

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