BMW 5 Series Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 5 Series: Digital Motor Electronics (DME)

Digital Motor Electronics (DME)
DME 8 control unit

The 8th generation engine electronics form a common control unit platform for gasoline and diesel engines that have been used since modular engines were introduced. Its appearance is characterized by a uniform housing and a uniform connector strip. The hardware inside has been adapted to the respective applications. The Bx8TU engines have the DME 8 engine electronics generation.

Depending on the engine version, the Digital Motor Electronics (DME) will be given a specific designation.

DME 8.xTyz (x = number of cylinders, Ty = vehicle electrical system architecture, z = H (hybrid)) can be decoded as follows:

  • DME 8.4T1 = B48
  • DME 8.4T0.H = B48 PHEV
  • DME 8.6T0 = B58
  • DME 8.8T0 = N63


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