A quick and easy guide to help you identify your BMW

Although your vehicles model number is clearly badged on the rear of your BMW, they are further categorised internally into E / F and G model codes. 

This three digit combination will usually allow specialists or dealers to identify the body style, model and approx age. This simple list will help you identify your BMW E / F and G model code. 

E-Series

E87 / E81 / E82 / E88 – 1-Series – 2004 – 2011.

E46 – 3-Series – 1998 – 2005.

E90 / E91 / E92 / E93 – 3-Series – 2005 – 2011.

E39 – 5-Series – 1996 – 2002.

E60 / E61 – 5-Series – 2003 – 2009.

E63 / E64 – 6-Series – 2004 – 2009.

E38 – 7-Series – 1994 to 2001.

E65 / E66 – 7-Series – 2001 – 2007.

E31 – 8-Series – 1990 to 1999. 

F-Series & G-Series

F20 / F21 – 1-Series – 2012 to Current.

F22 / F23 / F45 / F46 / F87 – 2-Series – 2013 to Current.

F30 / F31 / F34 / F35 / F80 M3 – 3-Series – 2012 to Current.

F30 / F32 / F33 / F36 / F82 / F83 M4 – 4-Series – 2013 to Current.

F10 / F11 / F07 / F18- 5-Series – 2010 to Current.

F13 / F12 / F06 – 6-Series – 2010 to Current.

F01 / F02 / F03 / F04 – 7-Series – 2007 to 2015.

G11 / G12 – 7-Series – 2015 to Current. 

X-Series – 4×4 vehicles

E84 – X1 – 2009 to 2015.

F48 – X1 – 2015 to Current.

E83 – X3 – 2004 to 2010.

F25 – X3 – 2010 to Current.

F26 – X4 – 2014 to Current.

E53 – X5 – 2000 to 2006.

E70 – X5 – 2007 to 2013.

F15 / F85 – X5 – 2013 to Current.

E71 / E72 – X6 – 2008 to 2013

F16 / F86 – X6 – 2013 to Current. 

Z-Series – Roadster vehicles

Z1 – 1988 to 1991

E36 – Z3 – 1995 to 2003.

E85 / E86 – Z4 – 2003 to 2008.

E89 – Z4 – 2009 to Current. 

Electric vehicles

I01 – i3 – 2013 to Current.

I12 – i8 – 2014 to Current.




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