BMW Chassis Code by model series

List of BMW Chassis Codes

Last Updated on Wednesday Nov 08, 2017

Have you ever wondered what are BMW chassis codes. In the following tables, we have provided BMW model codes list. Here you will find BMW chassis codes for new and old Bimmers. Including chassis codes for some of 3-series and 5-Series that have been in production since 1980s.

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1. BMW Models and Chassis Summary 

1 Series 2011-2017 2004-2010 2017-Present      
Chassis F20 F21

E87 -5dr Hatchback
E81-3dr Hatchback
E82-Coupe
E88 Conv.

F52 - 4dr Sedan      
2-Series 2014-2018          
Chassis F22 F23          
             
3-Series 2012-2018 2005-2011 1999-2004 1984-1990 1980-1983  
  F30 F31 F35 E90 E91 E92 E93 E46 E30 E21  
5-Series 2019-2017 2016-2010 2009-2003 2003-1995 1994-1988 1987-1980
  G30 F10 F11 E60 E61 E39 E34 E28
6-Series 2011-2018 2010-2004 1989-1980      
  F12 F13 F06 E63 E64 E24      
7 Series 2018-2015 2014-2008 2007-2001 2000-1994 1993-1987 1986-1980
  G11 G12 F01 F02 F03 F04 E65 E66 E67 E68 E38 E32 E23
Z4 2016-2008 2008-2002        
  E89  E85 E86        
Z3 2002-1998          
  E36 E37 E38          
Z8 2003-1999          
  E52          
X1 2018-2016 F2015-2009        
  F48 E84        
i3 2018-2009          
  i01          
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2. BMW Series, Chassis and Year Range

Below you will find an alternative BMW chassis code list that goes further back. It also includes vehicle class. Note that BMW vehicle class may vary between European and US market.

BMW New Class 1602, 1802, 2002 (Type 114, E6, E10, E20) Medium cars 1966-1975
BMW 3-Series (E21) Compact cars 1975-1983?
BMW 3-Series (E30) Compact cars 1984-1991?
BMW 3-Series (E36) Compact cars 1992-1999
BMW 3-Series (E46) Compact cars 1999-2006
BMW 3-Series (E90, E91, E92, E93) Compact cars 2005-2011
BMW 3-Series (F30), 3 GT (F34) Compact cars 2012-____
BMW 3-Series (F32, F33, F36) Compact cars 2014-____
BMW 1500, 1600, 1800, 2000 (Type 115, 116, 118, 120, 121) Large cars 1962-1972
BMW 5-Series (E12) Mid-size cars 1975-1981
BMW 5-Series (E28) Mid-size cars 1982-1988
BMW 5-Series (E34) Mid-size cars 1989-1996
BMW 5-Series (E39) Mid-size cars 1997-2003
BMW 5-Series (E60, E61) Mid-size cars 2004-2009
BMW 5-Series (F10, F11), 5 GT (F07) Mid-size cars 2010-____
BMW New Six CS (E9) Large sport cars 1968-1975
BMW 6-Series, M6 (E24) Grand tourers 1977-1989
BMW 8-Series (E31) Grand tourers 1991-1997
BMW 6-Series, M6 (E63, E64) Grand tourers 2004-2010
BMW 6-Series, M6 (F12, F13) Grand tourers 2012-____
BMW 501, 502 - Luxury cars 1952-1963
BMW 503 - Luxury sport cars 1956-1959
BMW 3200 CS - Luxury sport cars 1962-1965
BMW New Six (E3) Full-size cars 1969-1976
BMW 7-Series (E23) Full-size cars 1978-1987?
BMW 7-Series (E32) Full-size cars 1987?-1994
BMW 7-Series (E38) Full-size cars 1995-2001
BMW 7-Series (E65, E66) Full-size cars 2002-2009
BMW 7-Series (F01, F02) Full-size cars 2010-____
BMW 7-Series (G10, G11) Luxury cars 2015-____
BMW Z1 (E30) Sport compact / roadster cars 1989-1991
BMW Z3, M (E36) Roadster cars 1996-2002
BMW Z4 (E85, E86) Roadster cars 2003-2008
BMW Z4 (E89) Roadster cars 2009-____
BMW 507 - Sport cars 1956-1959
BMW M1 (E26) Sport cars 1978-1981
BMW Z8 (E52) Sport cars  
BMW i8 - Sport cars (hybrid) 2013-____
BMW X1 (E84) Compact SUV 2013-____
BMW X3 (E83) Mid-size SUV 2004-2010
BMW X3 (F25) Mid-size SUV 2011-____
BMW X4 (F26) Compact crossover 2015-____
BMW X5 (E53) Mid-size SUV 2000-2006
BMW X5 (E70) Mid-size SUV 2007-2013
BMW X5 (F15) Mid-size SUV 2014-____
BMW X6 (E71, E72) Mid-size crossover 2009-2014
BMW X6 (F16) Mid-size crossover 2015-____

Some of the years are left empty as certain models are still in production.

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3. BMW Models by Chassis 

Chassis Series Years Trim
E12 5 Series 1972 - 1984 518, 520, 520i, 525, 528, 528i, 530i, 530 MLE, 533i, M535i
E21 3 Series 1975 - 1983 315, 316, 318, 318i, 320, 320i, 320/6, 323i
E23 7 Series 1977 - 1986 725i, 728, 728i, 730, 730i, 732i, 733i, 735i, 745i (turbo), 745i (South Africa), L7
E24 6 Series 1976 - 1989 630Cs, 630Csi, 633Csi, M635Csi, M6, L6
E25 Concept 1972 Turbo
E26 M1 Series 1978 - 1981 M1
E28 5 Series 1982 - 1988 524td, 528e, 533i, 535i, 535is, M5
E3 2 Series 1968 - 1977 2500, 2800, Bavaria, 3.0Si, 3.0CSi, 3.0Li, 3.3Li
E30 3 Series 1982 - 1991 318i, 318is, 325, 325e, 325es, 325i, 325is, 325iC, 325ix, M3, Z1
E31 8 Series 1990 - 1999 830Ci, 840Ci, 850i, 850Ci, 850CSi, M8 (Prototype)
E32 7 Series 1986 - 1994 730i, 735i, 735iL, 740i, 740iL, 750iL
E34 5 Series 1987 - 1996 525i, 530i, 535i, 540i, M5, Touring
E36 3 Series 1991 - 1999 Convertible, Coupe, Sedan, Compact, Touring, 316g, 316i, 316i 1.6, 316 1.9, 318i, 318is, 318tds, 318ti, 320i, 323i, 323ti, 325i, 325is, 325tds, 328i, M3
E36 Z3  1998 - 2002 Coupe & Roadster, Z3 1.8, Z3 1.9, Z3 2.0, Z3 2.2i, Z3 2.5, Z3 2.5i, Z3 2.8, Z3 3.0i, Z3 M
E38 7 Series 1995 - 2001 7 Series Sedan, 725tds, 728i, 728iL, 730d, 730i, 730iL, 735i, 735iL, 740d, 740i, 740iL, 740iLP, 750i, 750iL, 750iLP, 750iLS, L7
E39 5 Series 1996 - 2004 Sedan, Touring, 520d, 520i, 523i, 525d, 525i, 525td, 525tds, 528i, 530d, 530i, 535i, 540i, 540iP, M5
E46 3 Series 1998 - 2006 Convertible, Coupe, Sedan, Compact, Touring, 316Ci, 316i, 316i 1.6, 316i 1.9, 316ti, 318Ci, 318Cd, 318d, 318i, 318td, 318ti, 320Cd, 320Ci, 320d, 320i, 320td, 323Cd, 323Ci, 323i, 325i, 325xi, 325i, 325ti, 325xi, 328i, 328Ci, 330d, 330Cd, 330Ci, 330i, 330xd, 330xi, M3, M3 CSL
E52 8 Series 2000 - 2004 Z8 Roadster
E53 X5  2000 - 2006 X5 SUV, X5 3.0d, X5 3.0i, X5 4.4i, X5 4.6i, X5 4.6is, X4 4.8is
E6 2 Series 1973 - 1975 1600, 1800, 2000 touring
E60 5 Series 2003 - 2010 Sedan, 520d, 520i, 523i, 525d, 525i, 525xd, 525xi, 528i, 528xi, 530d, 530i, 530xd, 530xi, 535d, 535i, 535xi, 540i, 545i, 550i, M5
E61 5 Series 2003 - 2010 E60 based wagon/touring, 520d, 520i, 523i, 525d, 525i, 525xd, 525xi, 530d, 530i, 530xd, 530xi, 535d, 545i, 550i, M5
E63 6 Series 2004 - 2010 6 Series Coupe, 630i, 635d,645Ci, 650i, M6
E64 6 Series 2004 - 2010 2nd gen 6 series - convertible, 630i, 635d, 645Ci, 650i, M6
E65 7 Series 2002 - 2008 7 Series Sedan, 730d, 730i, 735i, 740d, 740i, 745d, 745i, 750i, 760i, ALPINA B7
E66 7 Series 2002 - 2008 7 Series Sedan, 730Ld, 730Li, 735Li, 740Li, 745Li, 750Li, 760Li
E67 7 Series 2002 - 2008 7 Series Sedan, 745LiS, 760LiS
E68 7 Series 2007 Hydrogen 7
E70 X5  2007 - 2013 2nd gen X5 SUV, X5 30dX, X5 3.0d, X5 3.0sd, X5 3.0si, X5 3.5d, X5 35dX, X5 35iX, X5 4.8i, X5 40dX, X5 40iX, X5 50iX, X5 M, X5 M50dX
E71 X6  2008 - 2014 X6 SAV, X6 30dX, X6 35dX, X6 35iX, X6 40dX, X6 40iX, X6 50iX, X6 M, X6 M50dX
E72 X6  2008 - 2014 X6 SAV ActiveHybrid, Hybrid X6
E81 1 Series 2007 - 2011 1 Series 3 Door Hatchback, 116d, 116i 1.6, 116i 2.0, 118d, 118i, 120d, 120i, 123d, 130i
E82 1 Series 2004 - 2013 1 Series Coupe, 118d, 120d, 120i, 123d, 125i, 128i, 135i, M Coupe
E82E 1 Series 2012 1 Series ActiveE only 1,100 vehicles were ever produced
E83 X3  2004 - 2010 X3 SUV, X3 1.8d, X3 20d, X3 2.0i, X3 2.5si, X3 2.5i, X3 3.0d, X3 3.0sd, X3 3.0si, X3 3.0i
E84 X1  2010 - 2016 X1 SUV, X1 16d, X1 16i, Xi 18d, X1 18dX, X1 18i, X1 20d, X1 20d ed, X1 20dX, X1 20i, X1 20iX, X1 23dX, X1 25dX, X1 25iX, X1 28i X1 28iX, X1 35iX
E85 Z4  2002 - 2008 Z4 Roadster, Z4 2.0i, Z4 2.2i, Z4 2.5i, Z4 2.5si, Z4 3.0i, Z4 3.0si, Z4 M3.2
E86 Z4  2006 - 2008 Coupe & M Coupe, Z4 3.0si, Z4 M3.2
E87 1 Series 2004 - 2011 1 Series 5 Door Hatchback, 116d, 116i, 116i 1.6, 116 2.0, 118d, 118i, 120d, 120i, 123d, 130i
E88 1 Series 2004- 2013 1 Series Convertible, 118d, 118i, 120d, 120i, 123d, 125i, 128i, 135i
E89 Z4  2009 - Present Roadster, Z4 18i, Z4 20i, Z4 23i, Z4 28i, Z4 30i, Z4 35i, Z4 35is
E9 2 Series 1965 - 1975 2800CS, 2800CSA, 3.0CS, 3.0CSA, 3.0CSi, 3.0CSiA, 3.0CSL, 2.5CS, 2.5CSA
E90 3 Series 2005 - 2011 Sedan, 316d, 316i, 318d, 318i, 320d, 320d ed, 320i, 320si, 320xd, 323i, 325d, 325i, 325xi, 328i, 328xi, 330d, 330i, 330xd, 330xi, 335d, 335i, 335xi, M3, M3 CRT
E91 3 Series 2005 - 2011 Touring 5th gen 3 series wagon, 316d, 316i, 318d, 318i, 320d, 320d ed, 320i, 320xd, 323i, 325d, 325i, 325xi, 328i, 328xi, 330d, 330i, 330xd, 330xi, 335d, 335i, 335xl
E92 3 Series 2006 - 2013 5th gen 3 series Coupe, 316i, 318i, 320d, 320i, 320xd, 323i, 325d, 325i, 325xi, 328i, 328xi, 330d, 330i, 330xd, 330xi, 335d, 335i, 335is, 335xi, M3
E93 3 Series 2007 - 2013 5th gen 3 series Convertible, 318i, 320d, 320i, 323i, 325d, 325i, 328i, 330d, 330i, 335i, 335is, M3
F01 7 Series 2008 - 2015 7 Series Sedan Short Wheelbase, 730d, 730dX, 730i, 740d, 740dX, 740i, 750dX, 750i, 750iX, 760i, ALPINA B7, ALPINA B7X, Hybrid 7
F02 7 Series 2008 - 2015 Long Wheelbase, 730Ld, 730Li, 740LdX, 740Li, 740LiX, 750LdX, 750Li, 750LiX, 750LiX 4.0, 750LiX 4.4, 760Li, ALPINA B7L, ALPINA B7LX, Hybrid 7L
F03 7 Series 2010 - 2015 7 Series Sedan F01/F02 Protection versions, 750LiS, 760LiS
F04 7 Series 2010 - 2015 Active Hybrid 750i Sedan and ActiveHybrid 750Li Sedan, Hybrid 7, Hybrid 7L
F06 6 Series 2013 - Present 6 Series Gran Coupé, 640d, 640dX, 640i, 640iX, 650i, 650iX, 650iX 4.0, 650iX 4.4, ALPINA B6X, M6
F07 5 Series 2009 - 2016 5 Series Gran Turismo, 520d, 528i, 530d, 530d 155kW, 530dX, 535d, 535dx, 535i, 535iX, 550i, 550iX, 550iX 4.0, 550iX 4.4
F10 5 Series 2010 - 2016 5 Series Sedan, 518d, 520d, 520d ed, 520dX, 520i, 523i, 525d, 525dX, 528i, 528iX, 530d, 530dX, 530i, 535d, 535dX, 535i, 535iX, 550i, 550iX, Hybrid 5, M5, M550dX
F11 5 Series 2011 - 2016 5 Series Touring Wagon, 518d, 520d, 520dX, 520i, 523i, 525d, 525dX, 528i, 528iX, 530d, 530dX, 530i, 535d, 535dX, 535i, 535iX, 550I, M550dX
F12 6 Series 2012 - Present 6 Series Convertible, 640d, 640dX, 640i, 640iX, 650i, 650iX, 650iX 4.0, 650iX 4.4, M6
F13 6 Series 2011 - Present 6 Series Coupe, 640d, 640dX, 640i, 640iX, 650i, 650iX, 650iX 4.0, 650iX 4.4, M6
F15 X5  2014 - Present 3rd gen X5 SUV, X5 25d, X5 25dX, X5 30dX, X5 35dX, X5 35i, X5 35iX, X5 40dX, X5 50iX, X5 50iX 4.0, X5 50iX 4.4, X5 M50dX
F18 5 Series 2010 - Present 5 Series Sedan long wheel base (Chinese market only) 520Li, 523Li, 528Li, 530Li, 535Li
F20 1 Series 2012 - Present 1 Series Five Doors, 114d, 114i, 116d, 116d ed, 116i, 118d, 118dX, 118i, 120d, 120dX, 125d, 125i, M135i, M135iX
F21 1 Series 2012 - Present 2nd Gen 1-series Three Doors, 114d, 114i, 116d, 116d ed, 116i, 118d, 118dX, 118i, 120d, 120dX, 125d, 125i, M135i, M135iX
F22 2 Series 2014 - Present 2 Series Coupe, 218d, 220d, 220i, 225d, 228i, 228iX, M235i, M235iX
F23 2 Series 2014 - Present 2 Series Convertible, 228i Convertible, M235i Convertible
F25 X3  2010 - Present X3 SUV, X3, 18d, X3 18i, X3 20d, X3 20dX, X3 20i, X3 20iX, X3 28dX, X3 28i, X3 28iX, X3 30dX, X3 35dX, X3 35iX
F26 X4  2014 - Present X4 SAC, X4 20dX, X4 20iX, X4 28iX, X4 30dX, X4 35dX, X4 35iX
F30 3 Series 2012 - Present 3 Series Sedan, 316d, 316i, 318d, 318dX, 320d, 320d ed, 320dX, 320i, 320i ed, 320iX, 325d, 328dX, 328i, 328iX, 325d, 328d, 328dX, 328i, 328iX, 330d, 330dX, 335dX, 335i, 335iX, 340i, 340ix, Hybrid 3
F31 3 Series 2012 - Present 3 Series Touring Wagon, 316d, 316i, 318d, 318dX, 320d, 320d ed, 320dX, 320i, 320iX, 325d, 328dX, 328i, 328iX, 330d, 330dX, 335dX, 335i, 335iX, 340i, 340ix
F32 4 Series 2014 - Present 4 Series Coupe 420d, 420dX, 420i, 420iX, 425d, 428i, 428iX, 430d, 430dX, 435dX, 435i, 435iX
F33 4 Series 2014 - Present 4 Series Convertible, 420d, 420i, 425d, 428i, 428iX, 430d, 435dX, 435i, 435iX
F34 3 Series 2014 - Present Gran Turismo (GT) 318d, 320d, 320dX, 320i, 320iX, 325d, 328i, 328iX, 330d, 330dX, 335dX, 335i, 335iX
F35 3 Series 2015 - Present 3 Series Li (long wheelbase), 316Li, 320Li, 328Li, 328Lix, 335Li
F36 4 Series 2015 - Present 4 Series Gran Coupe, 418d, 420d, 420dX, 420i, 420iX, 428i, 428iX, 430d, 430dX, 435dX, 435i, 435iX
F45 2 Series 2015 - Present SAT, Active Tourer, 214d, 216d, 218d, 218i, 220d, 220dx, 220i, 225i, 225iX
F46 2 Series 2015 - Present MVP, Gran Tourer, 216d, 218d, 218i, 220dx, 220i
F47 X2  2018 X2 SAV
F48 X1  2016 - Present X1 SAV, sDrive18i, sDrive25i, xDrive25i, xDrive28i
F80 3 Series 2015 - Present M3
F82 4 Series 2015 - Present M4, M4 GTS
F83 4 Series 2015 - Present M4 Convertible
F85 X5  2015 - Present X5 M
F86 X6  2015 - Present X6 M
F87 2 Series 2016 - Present M2
G01 X3  Late 2017 X3
G02 X4  Mid - 2018 X4
G07 X7  2019 Fullsize SAV
G11 7 Series 2016 - Present 7 series Sedan 740i xDrive, 750i xDrive, 740e
G12 7 Series 2016 - Present 7 series Sedan (long wheelbase) 740i xDrive, 750i xDrive, 740e
G20 3 Series 2018 7th generation 3 series sedan.
G30 5 Series 2017 5 Series Sedan
G31 5 Series 2017 5 Series Touring
G38 5 Series 2017 5 Series Sedan (long wheelbase) 528Li, 530Li, 530LiX, 540Li
I01 i3  2014 - Present i3 Rex Mega City Vehicle, i3 Rx Rex Mega City Vehicle
I12 i8  2014 - Present i8 Coupe
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4. BMW Chassis Number Explained


bmw chassis codeWe hope that this article helped you understand BMW chassis codes. If you are still not sure what chassis number find the VIN number and call your BMW dealer for verification.

It is important to understand that chassis number is different from Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). The VIN is stamped in a different location such as the lower left corner of the windshield, engine bay, and driver's door frame. To look up BMW model, installed options and features try a free BMW VIN decoder.

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