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reg says its 218hp so should be N52

N52B25


N52B25 from a BMW 325 Coupé

The N52B25 comes in three versions, all displacing 2.5 L (2497 cc/152 in3). The least powerful produces 130 kW (174 hp) at 5800 rpm and 230 N·m (170 lb·ft) at 3500-5000 rpm.[8] There is also a version producing 150 kW (200 hp) at 6400 rpm and 250 N·m (180 lb·ft) at 2750 rpm.[9] The most powerful N52B25 produces 160 kW (218 hp) at 6500 rpm and 250 N·m (184 lb·ft) at 2750–4250 rpm.[10]

130 kW Applications:

2005-2007 E90 323i sedan (Canadian market only)
2005-2007 E60/E61 523i sedan and touring (except USA market)
2006-2008 E85 Z4 2.5i roadster

150 kW Applications:

2010-2011 F10 523i sedan
2009-2011 E89 Z4 sDrive23i Z4 roadster (except North American market)

160 kW Applications:

2005-2009 E83 X3 2.5si (except USA market) sports activity vehicle
2005-2007 E60/E61 525i/525xi sedan and touring
2005-2008 E90/E91/E92/E93 325i/325xi sedan, coupe and touring (except North American market)
2006-2008 E85 Z4 2.5si roadster
 

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Thanks Valdelis, appreciate that info.
Most of my reading indicates the N52 is probably preferable to the N53, though neither would be considered "bulletproof" :).
 
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