Best Spark Plugs For BMW X3

In general, a spark plug should last 80,000 miles without causing problems. However, it is also affected by the type of spark plug you employ and the engine in your BMW. After 2010, most current BMWs with N20 or N55 engines require replacement every 60,000 miles.

 

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 BMW X3 G01 Spark Plugs

Info/Engine 3.0L 6-cyl Engine S58B30T0 Turbo 3.0L 6-cyl Engine B58B30O1 Turbo
OEM spark plug gap
Qty. needed 6 6
Change interval
Best spark plug
Popular choice

 

Info/Engine 3.0L 6-cyl Engine B58B30M0 Turbo 2.0L 4-cyl Engine B46B20O0 Turbo
OEM spark plug gap .032″ (0.81mm) .032″ (0.81mm)
Qty. needed 6 6
Change interval 60,000 miles 60,000 miles
Best spark plug NGK 94201 SILZKGR8B8S Laser Iridium Spark Plug NGK 94201 SILZKGR8B8S Laser Iridium Spark Plug
For Models with Cup Terminal Champion 9425 RERX4ZWYPB-1 Iridium Spark Plug Champion 9425 RERX4ZWYPB-1 Iridium Spark Plug

 

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 BMW X3 F25 Spark Plugs

Info/Engine 3.0L 6-cyl Engine N55B30A Turbo 2.0L 4-cyl Engine N20B20A Turbo
OEM spark plug gap .032″ (0.81mm) .032″ (0.81mm)
Qty. needed 6 4
Change interval 60,000 miles
Best spark plug NGK 97506 SILZKBR8D8S Laser Iridium Spark Plug NGK 97506 SILZKBR8D8S Laser Iridium Spark Plug
Popular choice Bosch ZR5TPP33 0242145515 Platinum Spark Plug Bosch 8165 0242145541 ZR5TPP330 Double Platinum Spark Plug

 

Info/Engine 3.0L 6-cyl Engine N52B30A
OEM spark plug gap 0.044″ (1.11mm)
Qty. needed 6
Change interval 60,000 miles
Best spark plug NGK 95712 LZFR6AP11GS Laser Platinum Spark Plug
Popular choice E3 E3.68 Spark Plug

 

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 BMW X3 E83 Spark Plugs

Info/Engine 3.0L 6-cyl Engine N52B30A 3.0L 6-cyl Engine N52B30
OEM spark plug gap 0.044″ (1.11mm) 0.044″ (1.11mm)
Qty. needed 6 6
Change interval 100,000 miles 100,000 miles
Best spark plug NGK 1208 ILZFR6D11 Laser Iridium Spark Plug NGK 1208 ILZFR6D11 Laser Iridium Spark Plug
Popular choice NGK 1208 ILZFR6D11 Laser Iridium Spark Plug NGK 1208 ILZFR6D11 Laser Iridium Spark Plug

 

Info/Engine 3.0L 6-cyl Engine M54B30 2.5L 6-cyl Engine M54B25
OEM spark plug gap .032″ (0.81mm) .032″ (0.81mm)
Qty. needed 6 6
Change interval 100,000 miles 100,000 miles
Best spark plug NGK 3199 BKR6EQUP Multi-Ground Spark Plug NGK 3199 BKR6EQUP Multi-Ground Spark Plug
Popular choice NGK 6418 BKR6EIX Iridium IX Spark Plug NGK 7969 BKR6EKUB Multi-Ground Spark Plug

 

Spark plugs are tiny devices that create sparks when combined with electricity from car batteries. They do so with the assistance of automobile battery power. When you turn the key, electricity from your battery travels through the induction coil of the spark plug, raising its voltage to 20,000-25,000 volts. This causes electricity from the coil to leap from one electrode to another by way of a spark. But why is it necessary?

You must have combustion in order to start an engine. Combustion occurs when a chamber, called a cylinder, is pressurized with air/fuel mixtures compressed by a piston. A spark plug is used to generate an electric spark that ignites the compressed air/fuel mixture, thus combustion takes place.

The piston drives the crankshaft, which is connected to a flywheel. The flywheel itself may rotate at relatively slow speeds (a few hundred RPM), but it can also be used to store kinetic energy drawn from the engine by an electric generator when not in use. This stored energy can then be converted back into rotational energy if needed, allowing electricity to be produced even when no operator input is applied!

Dan Hoffman

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