Product description

The BMW B38 is a 1.5-litre DOHC 3 cylinder gasoline engine with the world’s first aluminium, water-cooled integrated exhaust manifold turbine housing. The engine is part of the BMW modular engine strategy for gasoline and diesel engines, all using same bore spacing, sharing up to 40% of its architecture with the 1.5-litre B37 diesel engine.

This variant of the B38 engine is the ‘Twin Power’ B38A15A, installed in the 2014 model year MINI Cooper Mark 3, and has a maximum power of 100kW (136hp) at 4500-6000rpm and a maximum torque of 220Nm at 1250 –4000 rpm.

Main engine features include:

  • High precision direct injection
  • All-alloy construction
  • High compression ratio of 11:1
  • BMW Valvetronic®
  • Gear driven balance shaft
  • Rear timing chain drive system
Relevant to:
  • Automotive
Topics:
  • Powertrain
Publication

BMW B38 1.5-Litre IL3 Gasoline Engine Design Benchmark Report

  • Publication type: Report Year of publication: 2014
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    Product description

    The BMW B38 is a 1.5-litre DOHC 3 cylinder gasoline engine with the world’s first aluminium, water-cooled integrated exhaust manifold turbine housing. The engine is part of the BMW modular engine strategy for gasoline and diesel engines, all using same bore spacing, sharing up to 40% of its architecture with the 1.5-litre B37 diesel engine.

    This variant of the B38 engine is the ‘Twin Power’ B38A15A, installed in the 2014 model year MINI Cooper Mark 3, and has a maximum power of 100kW (136hp) at 4500-6000rpm and a maximum torque of 220Nm at 1250 –4000 rpm.

    Main engine features include:

    • High precision direct injection
    • All-alloy construction
    • High compression ratio of 11:1
    • BMW Valvetronic®
    • Gear driven balance shaft
    • Rear timing chain drive system