BMW M43 Performance

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BMW's vehicles are known and regarded for their driving experience. At the heart of the German automaker's driving experience is their engines. The M43 is an inline four-cylinder motor made by BMW and offered in their vehicles throughout the 1990s and early into the next decade.


The M43B16 engine is the 1.6 L variant of the M43 inline four-cylinder engine and produces 102hp and 111ft-lb of torque. This motor powered certain E36-bodied 3-Series from 1993 to 1999, as well as a number of 1998 to 2002 E46-based 3-Series.


The M43B18 is the 1.8 L variant of the M43 engine and generates 115hp and 124ft-lb of torque. This powerplant was offered in certain 1992 to 1995 E36-based 3-Series, 1994 to 1996 E34-bodied 5-Series models and 1995 to 2001 Z3 roadsters.


This M43B19 engine was the 1.9 L offering of the M43 engine offering capability of producing 117hp and 133ft-lb of torque, while some versions of this engine were tuned down to produce 103hp and 122ft-lb of torque. The more powerful variant was offered in 1998 to 2001 Z3 roadsters and certain 2001 E46-based 3-Series, while the detuned version was offered in 1999 and 2000 model year E36 3-Series models and the 1998 to 2001 E46-bodied 3-Series.

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