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Hi

I have just bought a 2009 525i saloon, petrol Auto. The VIN record states that it was built with a 2.4 litre engine (M42). On the V5 it states that it is 2394cc. I cannot find ant listing for this model with anything other than a 2.5 or 3.0 litre engine. It was very hard to get anyone to insure it as they could not find this model on their specification lists. My local BMW said they had never heard of a 2.4 litre engine.

Can anyone throw any light on this for me ?

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M42 was also discontinued back around 96 and if I recall the four-pots top out at 2L. I would think for the year it would have to be an N52/N53.
 

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Thanks to both of you for the replies.

Firstly, I am a novice at technical issues, I just drive BMWs, not get involved with what goes on under the bonnet.

I should have said it has an M54 engine, not M42. I was foolishly trying to do this from memory.

If anyone has any further information on whether this engine was ever made in a 2.4 litre version (2394cc), I would be very grateful. Apparently, the car was manufactured in 2004, but not registered until 2009.

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Andrew use the site I posted above as THE M54 engine never came in the displacement you have quoted

EngineDisplacementPowerTorqueYears
M54B222,171 cc (132 cu in)125 kW (168 hp)
@ 6100 rpm
210 N⋅m (155 lb⋅ft)
@ 3500 rpm
2000-2006
M54B252,494 cc (152 cu in)141 kW (189 hp)
@ 6000 rpm
245 N⋅m (181 lb⋅ft)
@ 3500 rpm
2000-2006
M54B302,979 cc (182 cu in)170 kW (228 hp)
@ 5900 rpm
300 N⋅m (221 lb⋅ft)
@ 3500 rpm
2000-2006
S54B323,246 cc (198 cu in)256 kW (343 hp)
@ 7900 rpm
365 N⋅m (269 lb⋅ft)
@ 4900 rpm
2000-2008
 

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Many thanks for that. I will now await a response from BMW UK. Apparently, I need a letter from them to send to DVLA to confirm what the correct engine specification may be. I suspect that it actually has the 2.5 litre engine. How the incorrect information could be listed on the VIN is a mystery !

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Hi

Many thanks for that. I will now await a response from BMW UK. Apparently, I need a letter from them to send to DVLA to confirm what the correct engine specification may be. I suspect that it actually has the 2.5 litre engine. How the incorrect information could be listed on the VIN is a mystery !

Regards

Andrew
 
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