BMW Inline 6 Firing Order


After many years of having BMW I had lost my taste for the style. The first BMW I had was a 323 Alpina which I drove the $hit out of. Was a great little car, and the engine was a joy to drive. Later on I had moved up to the 750iL and last one I had was the 850ci. Both of those cars is what feel like for me was the peak of my affection for BMW's.  Enough of that, you came for firing orders. I had found few places that had a good supply of BMW parts in the past and always nice to toss a plug for  Pelican Parts they have great selection and prices.

BWM Series - E3 E12 E24 E23 E28 E30 E31 E32 E34 E38 (more???)

Some additional model info, but the smaller and larger inline 6's all follow this pattern. This includes M20, M30 and other models of BMW engines. On later models the distributor is replaced with coil on a plug or similar systems, but the firing order should be the same.

1984-1991 BMW 325e 325es 325i 325ic 325is 325ix
1982-1988 BMW 528e 533i 535i 535is M5
1989-1990 BMW 525i
1989-1993 BMW 535i M5
1982-1989 BMW 633csi 635csi M6
1981-1987 BMW 733i 735i
1988-1994 BMW 735i 735il

Here is the list from Wikipedia that should show most all sizes and engine codes.

    1933 - 1.2-1.9 L M78
    1936 - 2.0-2.1 L M328
    1939 - 3.5 L M335
    1952 - 2.0-2.1 L M337
    1968 - 2.5, 3.0, 3.2, 3.5 L M30
    1977 - 2.0, 2.3, 2.5, 2.7 L M20
    1978 - 3.5 L M88/S38
    1980 - 3.2 L M102
    1982 - 3.4 L M106
    1989 - 2.0-3.0 L M50
    1994 - 2.0-2.8 L M52
    1995 - 3.0/3.2 L S50
    1996 - 3.2 L S52
    2000 - 2.2-3.0 L M54
    2002 - 2.5 L M56
    2002 - 3.2 L S54
    2005 - 2.5-3.0 L N52
    2006 - 3.0 L N54
    2007 - 2.5-3.0 L N53
    2008 - 3.0 L N54
    2009 - 3.0 L N55
    2014 - 3.0 L S55
    2015 - 3.0 L B58

Everyone has their favorite engines, my would be the M20 in the Inline 6 series. Simple and durable it seems as I beat one up and it never missed a beat. I still miss the 323 Alpina I had.

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The BMW Inline 6 Firing order (
Zündfolge) in all cases is 1-3-5-6-2-4
BMW Inline 6 Firing Order
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