Models: E53 X5,SOP: 3 liter - 4/00Objectives of the Module:Purpose of the System:
The M54 engine was developed to meet the needs for ULEV compliancy for emission con-trol. The increase in displacement allows the engine to fit the X5 All Roads vehicle while stillmeeting the demands for power and performance.
The M54 - 6 cylinder engine is being introduced with the 2001 Model Year E53 - X5. Thedisplacement of the new engine for the X5 is 3 liters and the engine will replace the 2.8 literengine in the E46/Z3 series in 6/2000 and E39 series vehicles in 9/2000..Design objectives for the M54 engine were to provide:• Lower Emissions• Maintain Fuel Economy• Maintain Power and Performance levels2
At the end of this section of the handout, you will be able to:• Identify the changes to the M54 engines over the M52 TU engine.• List the design objectives for the M54 engine.