There are a few differences in clutches in the 008 version according to ZF. 008 is the model for the 320I'm in the unfortunate situation where my automatic transmission is now due for replacement. Looking into my options I have also looked to swap my transmission for a used one. What I ran into was a lot of transmissions with unknown model numbers to me and mislabelled models. One will fit a 320i while it was obvious it came from a 330i.
Also a thread on the compatibility of the 5HP19 between engines by @burntoutrubber made me wonder what euro spec transmissions would work on my car (a 2004 320i touring). Also what models of the 5HP19 are actually available here in the EU. Information on the various EU models is hard to find in comparison to the North American versions, so I did a bit of digging.
After a bit of research in the European ZF parts catalog and RealOEM I came up with the list below. I am not claiming this list is complete or entirely correct. It did give me a bit more insight into what could work on my car. Hopefully this info can help someone else. If anyone can elaborate or rectify the list, that would be great.
ZF 5HP19 Model E46 model Production year Horse Power Engine model Torque converter Weight Torque converter (RealOEM) Variants (incomplete) Other 1060000004 320i 10-1999 / 09-2000 150 HP M52B20 K30 9,270 Kg PM 1060000005 323i 03-1998 / 09-2000 170 HP M52B25 D51 11,690 Kg TW 1060000006 328i 02-1998 / 06-2000 192 HP M52B28 S33 12,775 Kg SA 1060000008 320i 09-2000 / 02-2005 170 HP M54B22 T51 9,050 Kg TN 1060000009 325i 09-2000 / 02-2005 192 HP M54B25 C51 12 Kg ? 009 Only for North America? 1060000010 330i 06-2000 / 08-2006 231 HP M54B30 U61 13,100 Kg TU 1060000011 325i 09-2000 / 02-2005 192 HP M54B25 D51
C51 for TT variant
TW = Standard
TT = Shorter final drive ratio
323i also referenced as compatible via ZF
For the NA market the 008 and 009 models are identical with exception of the torque converter. The 010 model is for the 330i and has different clutches, TCC, valve body, and torque converter due to higher power and torque.
The assumption I am making at this point is that the only outlier in this list is the 010. All the other models are identical with exception of the torque converter. I found a good 011 for a very decent price so I am taking the gamble it will work in my 320. Fingers crossed.
*Edited to add weights of TC.
If you read this doc, look for parts that have a different part number for the 008 variant.
I doubt it will make a difference.