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The BMW M50 is an I6 piston engine. It was introduced in 1989 to replace the BMW M20 and was replaced by the BMW M52 in 1994. Displacement ranges from 2.0 L to 3.0 L. It is a DOHC 24-valve engine. A Technical Update or M50TU version from 1992 introduced VANOS variable valve timing.
The M50 was related to the M20 with the same 91 mm cylinder spacing, bore, and stroke at 2.0 L and 2.5 L.
This is a 2.4 L engine based on the 2.5 L M50B25, with a reduced stroke. This engine is only fitted to CKD kits assembled in Thailand. Power output is 188 hp (140 kW) and torque is 177 ft.lbf (240 Nm).
Note: This is the engine from which the M50TU evolved. The VANOS update was added late 1992 and sold for 1993 model year E34s.
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