BMW 3 Series E46

since 1998 release

Repair and operation of the car

BMW 3 Series E46
+ BMW 3 cars (E46)
+ Current leaving and service
+ Engine
+ Cooling systems, heating
+ Power supply systems, injection and release
+ Engine electric equipment
+ RKPP and transmission line
- Automatic transmission
   Removal and AT installation
   Adjustment of draft of the selector
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment
+ Schemes of electric equipment

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Automatic transmission


Separate characteristics are provided also in the text of the Head and in case of obligation of their performance are highlighted in bold type

General parameters


Models 316i, 318i

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

AT with electronic control of EGS/AGS A5S 360R Siemens AGS 20 GM 5L 40E
Transfer relations
Transfers 1/2/3/4/5/задний ход: 1 3.45 / 2.21 / 1.59 / 1.00 / 0.76 / 3.17
Transfer relations of the main transfer of models with AT
Models with the 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 the four-wheel drive
325i 3.23
330i 3.15
330d 2.93
Efforts of tightening of threaded connections
The moments of an inhaling of fixture are given also in the text of the Head and on some illyustratsiyakh*.

* The moments of an inhaling highlighted in the text in bold type are subject to exact observance; the efforts which are not highlighted in bold type are given only approximately
Beam to the bottom
M8 22 N • m
M10 45 N • m
Box to a beam (M10) 45 N • m
The driveshaft to a box flange
M10, class of durability "8.8" 50 N • m
M10, class of durability "10.9" 60 N • m
M12 100 N • m
Sensors of temperature of a contour of management of transmission
91 ° 14 N • m
99 ° 14 N • m

BMW of the 3rd series can be equipped with the automatic transmission (AT). In the course of start-off from the place of AT performs function of ordinary coupling, and during the movement performs work on gear shifting.

The AT main hubs are: torque converter, planetary reducer and hydraulic or electronic control system. Hydrodriving disk brakes and disk coupling are applied to transition to another transfer the relation in a planetary reducer.
The torque converter on the functions corresponds to hydraulic coupling. Its task includes implementation of coupling at start-off about places and gear shifting without mechanical influence.

Control of effort of pressing when switching is exercised by the electronic device instead of the hydraulics applied in usual by the 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 the mode of operation of the car and desire of the driver. The considered control system of BMW has the designation AGS (Adaptive Getriebesteuerung) (An adaptive control system of transmission).

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

Steptronic – automatic equipment of step switching

The 5-staged automatic transmission near a path of automatic switching has a short coulisse with step switching. Such switchings are accepted in motorcycle sport.

In the Steptronic system the driver can switch transfers at will up or down. In comparison with manual switching the Steptronic system considerably more with comfort is also protected from errors of management. For example, switching of transfer is not carried out if thereof the most admissible speed of the engine will be exceeded.

At emergence of malfunctions with entrance signals or with electromagnetic valves switching to the emergency program of work is made. At the same time, the malfunctions arising in the course of work register in memory of malfunctions. Address the Section Diagnostics of Malfunctions. Work it is desirable to carry out HUNDRED in conditions.

Evaluation of the work of the automatic transmission and for search of malfunctions requires existence of certain experience. Therefore here only removal of the check point and adjustment of draft of the selector are described. Oil in the check point is replaced only at repair. Replacement of oil when carrying out maintenance is not made.

Cars with AT are allowed to be towed only at observance of the established rules, address Poddomkrachivaniye's Section and towage.