Is BMW B38 a good engine?

Is BMW B38 a good engine?

I have the B38 in my 2016 118i. It’s a great engine for what it is – enough power for everyday driving and has a good reputation for reliability.

Who makes the B38 engine?


BMW B38 engine
Manufacturer BMW
Production 2013–present

Where is the BMW B38 engine made?

Here’s a fact that may have passed you by: the heart of the BMW i8 is British. Well, most of it. The 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine that forms one part of its hybrid powertrain is made at the endearingly named Hams Hall factory, near Birmingham.

Are 3-cylinder car engines reliable?

Three-cylinder engines have had their issues, but modern examples are far more powerful and reliable. In short, the engine’s reputation hasn’t caught up to its reinvention. Some critics of the straight-three offer the valid argument that getting enough power out of a three-cylinder engine requires over-engineering.

What kind of engine does a BMW B37 have?

The BMW B37 is a 1.5 litre, diesel, 3 cylinder engine with a single, mono-scroll and VGT turbocharger. The compression ratio is 16.5:1. It’s the 2nd engine on BMW’s modular engine plan sharing most of its components with the B38 petrol engine. Power output is from 95 bhp to 116 bhp.

What kind of car is the BMW B38?

The B38 is used in front-wheel drive cars (such as the Mini Hatch and BMW 2 Series Active Tourer ), as well as BMW’s traditional rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive (xDrive) configurations. The first car to use the B38 is the BMW i8 hybrid sports coupé, where it is used as a transverse mid-mounted engine.

Is the B38 gas engine the same as the B37 diesel?

Between the three-cylinder B38 gas and B37 diesel, the main stamped parts are identical, with the commonality overall reaching up to 40 percent whether with this three-cylinder or the future four- and six-cylinder motors that will follow this new direction.