BMW 3 series E46

Since 1998 of release

Repair and car operation

The BMW of 3 series Е46
+ Cars BMW 3 (Е46)
+ Current leaving and service
+ The engine
+ Systems of cooling, heating
+ Power supply systems, injection and release
+ Engine electric equipment
+ Manual transmission and transmission a line
- Automatic transmission
   Removal and installation АТ
   Adjustment of draught of the selector
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ Electric equipment schemes

Automatic transmission


Separate characteristics are resulted also in the text of the Head and in case of compulsion of their performance are allocated by a bold type

The general parametres


Models 316i, 318i

4-step, with elektronno-hydraulic management and functions of blocking of the ignition key (Interlock) and the selector (Shiftlock), and also adaptive system (Steptronic). The fifth transfer - raising

Other models

5-step, with elektronno-hydraulic management and functions of blocking of the ignition key (Interlock) and the selector (Shiftlock), and also adaptive system (Steptronic). The fifth transfer - raising

АТ with electronic control EGS/AGS A5S 360R Siemens AGS 20 GM 5L 40E
Transfer relations
Transfers 1/2/3/4/5/задний a course: 1 3.45 / 2.21 / 1.59 / 1.00 / 0.76 / 3.17
Transfer relations of the main transfer of models with АТ
Models with a back drive
316i 4.44
318i 4.44
320i 3.38
325i 3.23
330i 3.38
320d 3.07
330d 2.81
Models with a full drive
325i 3.23
330i 3.15
330d 2.93
Efforts of a tightening of carving connections
The moments of an inhaling of fixture are resulted also in the text of the Head and on some иллюстрациях*.

*Выделенные in the text a bold type the inhaling moments are subject to exact observance; the efforts not allocated with a bold type are resulted only roughly
Beam to the bottom
М8 22 Н•м
М10 45 Н•м
Box to a beam (М10) 45 Н•м
Kardannyj shaft to a box flange
М10, a durability class “8.8” 50 Н•м
М10, a durability class “10.9” 60 Н•м
М12 100 Н•м
Gauges of temperature of a contour of management of transmission
91 14 Н•м
99 14 Н•м

BMW 3rd series can be equipped by automatic transmission (АТ). In process starting from place АТ carries out function of ordinary coupling, and during movement performs work on a gear change.

The basic knots АТ are: the twisting moment converter, a planetary reducer and a hydraulic or electronic control system. To transition to another transfer the relation in a planetary reducer are applied гидроприводные disk brakes and disk coupling.
The twisting moment converter on the functions corresponds to hydraulic coupling. Its problem includes coupling realisation at трогании about places and a gear change without mechanical influence.

Management of effort of pressing at switching carries out the electronic device instead of the hydraulics applied in usual check point. Thus, there is fuller information for better management of switching process that gives the chance to choose the optimum transfer relation depending on a mode of operation of the car and desire of the driver. The considered control system of firm BMW has designation AGS (Adaptive Getriеbesteuerung) (the Adaptive control system of transmission).

The monitor distinguishes on speed from which the pedal is pressed, whether the driver wishes to go "is sports" or is economic"and according to it operates a gear change point. At management of switching process resistance to movement is considered also, for example, whether the car uphill or from mountain, acceleration of braking and movement on turn moves.

Steptronic – automatics of step-by-step switching

The 5-step automatic transmission near to a path of automatic switching has a short side scene with step-by-step switching. Such switchings are accepted in motorcycle sport.

In system Steptronic the driver can switch transfers at will upwards or downwards. In comparison with manual switching system Steptronic considerably more комфортабельна also is protected from management errors. For example, transfer switching is not carried out, if thereof as much as possible admissible number of turns of the engine is exceeded.

At occurrence of malfunctions with entrance signals or with electromagnetic valves switching on the emergency program of work is made. Simultaneously, the malfunctions arising in the course of work register in memory of malfunctions. Address to Section Diagnostics of malfunctions. Work it is desirable to spend HUNDRED in conditions.

For an assessment of works of an automatic transmission and for search of malfunctions certain experience presence is required. Therefore here removal of a check point and adjustment of draught of the selector are described only. Oil in a check point is replaced only at repair. Oil replacement at maintenance service carrying out is not made.

Cars with АТ are authorised to be towed only at observance of the established rules, address to Razdelu Poddomkrachivanie and towage.