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  1. How to tell difference between E46 and E90 320d? 
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    Hi, I'm currently on the market for a 177bhp version of the 320d. For the price range I'm looking at it would have to be the 2006 or 2007 model. However I am coming across quite a few mixed configurations for these models. Some are 150bhp and some are 177bhp.

    Is there an easy way to tell which is which?
     
     

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    Pretty sure the 177 bhp has the straight out exhaust pipe. The 160bhp (06/56/07) plate pipe points downwards. The 177 bhp with the start/stop has the row of buttons below the aircon controls on the dash console - (one switches the start stop off)...

    Not sure you can get 177 with downward pipe...
     
     

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    The E46 320d is 150bhp previously 136bhp...

    So if your looking at a E90 etc then you'll be getting more ummmmppphhhh!
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    E90 320d 2005 onwards 163 bhp, non DPF (diesel particulate filter) hence, downturned exhaust pipe at rear. 2007 then went onto the 177bhp with 300bhp torque.

    I have also seen 2010 model 320ed with 163bhp, i think this is an ultra low emission edition aimed at company car drivers

    Someone please correct me if I am wrong.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by moghm View Post
    E90 320d 2005 onwards 163 bhp, non DPF (diesel particulate filter) hence, downturned exhaust pipe at rear. 2007 then went onto the 177bhp with 300bhp torque.

    I have also seen 2010 model 320ed with 163bhp, i think this is an ultra low emission edition aimed at company car drivers

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    There are four engines across the 320d range from E46 to E90

    The first M47 is a older pump injection engine making 136bhp at EURO 3 standard and run up to about 2001

    The second M47N is the first direct injection engine and ran from 2001-2005 procuding 150bhp and was designed to Euro IV standards

    The third was the M47N2 which produced 163bhp and had a DPF to meet Euro V standard, I think it ran to 2006-2008

    Finally the N47 Engine was issued, the block appears in a number of guises including the 520d, 318d, 320d, 118d, 320d and the 323d with different maps and turbo setups
     
     

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    "How to tell difference between E46 and E90 320d?"

    The E46 car is a different shape than the E92 car


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    Quote Originally Posted by E36Coupe328 View Post
    "How to tell difference between E46 and E90 320d?"

    The E46 car is a different shape than the E92 car
    Even a blind OAP can see the difference.
     
     

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    The e46 is the better looking one, particularly if you're inside. What went wrong with e90 interiors?
     
     

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