King For BMW

King for BMW – Bring it On!

With King engine bearings in the rotating assembly, your BMW engine is ready for all the torque, horsepower and RPM range you need to drop jaws and finish first.

Highly modified BMW engines can suffer from issues such as low oil pressure and oil starvation, which can cause premature rod and/or main bearing failure. Additionally, the greater loads and increased cylinder pressures can easily fatigue “street duty” engine bearings, again leading to premature failure.
King Engine Bearings offers superior engine bearing choices designed to outperform anything available in the market today. Our advanced technology bearing materials and constructions enable every high-end BMW engine builder to achieve the performance his clients demand and the reliability they require. Whether for all-out racing competition or combination street/strip ego indulgence, King has the right bearing for every requirement.

SV/GPC – New Material for Extreme Loads

King’s new silver based SV and GPC tri-metal material handles 17,000 PSI compared to available race materials that peak at 11,000 PSI. SV and its polymer coated version, GPC, feature an intermediate lead-bronze layer over steel, topped by a silver overlay containing solid lubricant particles. GPC’s polymer coating helps protect the bearings in case of oil starvation and metal-to-metal contact. See the application chart in this brochure for current SV and GPC coverage.

King Polymer Coatings – No Added Thickness!

Unlike conventional coatings, King factory applied polymer coatings maintain original wall thickness. Need 0.026mm extra clearance on a STD crank? No problem, order STDX ! And you can mix STDX shells with STD if needed to reach the exact clearance you want. King SV, XP, XPC and GPC bearings are the key to reliable high-performance BMW engines.


Scroll down for the full list of BMW available items.

EngineNon-Coated Rod bearingsPolymer Coated Rod BearingNon-Coated Main bearingsPolymer Coated Main Bearing
1.6L DOHC 16v N12, N14, N16, N18B16 Mini (Prince)CR4633XPMB5758XP
1.6L DOHC 16v N13B16ACR4633XPMB5758XP
1.6L SOHC 16v Supercharged W11B16 Mini CooperCR4600XPMB5667SI
1.6L SOHC 16v W10B16 Mini CooperCR4537XPMB5667SI
1.6L SOHC 8v M40B16, M43B16CR4042XPMB5082XP
1.8L SOHC/DOHC 8v/16v M40B18, M42B18, M43B18CR4042XPMB5082XP
1.9L SOHC/DOHC 8v/16v M43B19, M44B19CR4042XPMB5082XP
2.0L DOHC 16v N20B20, N26B20CR 222GPC
2.0L DOHC 16v N47D20O1 CR1658SV
2.0L DOHC 16v S14B20CR4596XP
2.0L SOHC/DOHC 12v/24v M20B20, M50B20, M52B20CR6640XPCR6640XPCMB7039XPMB7039XPC
2.2L DOHC 24v M54B22CR6640XPCR6640XPCMB7039XPMB7039XPC
2.3L DOHC 16v S14B23CR4596XP
2.3L SOHC 12v M20B23CR6640XPCR6640XPCMB7039XPMB7039XPC
2.4L SOHC/OHC 12v M21D24 Turbo DieselCR1689SV
2.5L DOHC 16v S14B25CR4596XP
2.5L SOHC/DOHC 12v/24v M20B25, M50B25, M52B25, M54B25CR6640XPCR6640XPCMB7039XPMB7039XPC
2.7L SOHC/DOHC 12v/24v M20B27, M50B27CR6640XPCR6640XPCMB7039XPMB7039XPC
2.8L DOHC 24v M52B28, M52B28TU DOHC 24vCR6640XPCR6640XPCMB7039XPMB7039XPC
3.0L DOHC 24v M54B30CR6640XPCR6640XPCMB7039XPMB7039XPC
3.0L DOHC 24v N54B30 / N55B30CR 222GPCMB7776SI
3.0L DOHC 24v N57D30TUCR1658SV
3.0L DOHC 24v S50B30 EuroCR6854XPMB7039XPMB7039XPC
3.2L DOHC 24v S50B32CR6853XPMB7039XPMB7039XPC
3.2L DOHC 24v S52B32CR6640XPCR6640XPCMB7039XPMB7039XPC
3.2L DOHC 24v S54B32CR6877XPCR6877XPCMB7039XPMB7039XPC
4.0L DOHC 32v S65B40ACR 224GPCMB5803XP
4.4L V8 DOHC 32v N62B44, N63B44, S63B44CR8049GPC

4.8L V8 DOHC 32v N62B48CR8049GPC

5.0L DOHC 40v S85B50ACR 224GPCMB 637XP


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