BMW 320i Timing Belt Or Chain? (1975 – 2017)

Does A BMW 320i Have A Timing Belt (Cambelt) Or A Chain?

Here is a list of timing belts and timing chains for a BMW 320i. Reference the model year with the corresponding engine to see if your car has a belt or a chain.


BMW 320i
Model YearEngineBelt / Chain
1975 - 1983 (E21)1.8L M10timing chain
2.0L M10timing chain
1982 - 1992 (E30)2.0L S14B20timing chain
2.0L M20B20timing belt
1991 - 1998 (E36)2.0L M50B20timing chain
2.0L M52B20timing chain
1998 - 2006 (E46)2.0L M52TUB20 (320i &320ci)timing chain
2.2L M54B22timing chain
2005 - 2013 (E90)2.0L N46B20O1timing chain
2.0L N46B20BDtiming chain
2.0L N43B20O0timing chain
2012 - 2017 (F30)2.0L N20B20timing chain
1.6L N13B16timing chain
2.0L B48B20Atiming chain
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