BMW Chassis Codes Explained(+3 Ways to find)

In this brief article we are going to discuss the different BMW Chassis Codes, what these codes mean, and how to find out the Chassis code for a BMW.

A Chart with a List of BMW Chassis Codes:

Chassis CodeSeriesModelsModel Years
i01ii3 plug-in electric city car2014 – Present
i12ii8 plug-in hybrid sports car2014 – Present
G07X7Fullsize SAV2019 – Present
G2037th generation 3 series sedan.2018
G1277 series Sedan (long wheelbase) 740i xDrive, 750i xDrive, 740e2016 – Present
G1177 series Sedan 740i xDrive, 750i xDrive, 740e2016 – Present
G3855 Series Sedan (long wheelbase) 528Li, 530Li, 530LiX, 540Li2017
G3155 Series Touring2017
G3055 Series Sedan2017
G02X4X4Mid – 2018
G01X3X3Late 2017
I01i3i3 Rex Mega City Vehicle, i3 Rx Rex Mega City Vehicle2014 – Present
I12i8i8 Coupe2014 – Present
F872M22016 – Present
F48X1X1 SAV, sDrive18i, sDrive25i, xDrive25i, xDrive28i2016 – Present
F47X2X2 SAV2018
F26X4X4 SAC, X4 20dX, X4 20iX, X4 28iX, X4 30dX, X4 35dX, X4 35iX2014 – Present
F86X6X6 M2015 – Present
F85X5X5 M2015 – Present
F834M4 Convertible2015 – Present
F824M4, M4 GTS2015 – Present
F3644 Series Gran Coupe, 418d, 420d, 420dX, 420i, 420iX, 428i, 428iX, 430d, 430dX, 435dX, 435i, 435iX2015 – Present
F3344 Series Convertible, 420d, 420i, 425d, 428i, 428iX, 430d, 435dX, 435i, 435iX2014 – Present
F3244 Series Coupe 420d, 420dX, 420i, 420iX, 425d, 428i, 428iX, 430d, 430dX, 435dX, 435i, 435iX2014 – Present
F803M32015 – Present
F3533 Series Li (long wheelbase), 316Li, 320Li, 328Li, 328Lix, 335Li2015 – Present
F343Gran Turismo (GT) 318d, 320d, 320dX, 320i, 320iX, 325d, 328i, 328iX, 330d, 330dX, 335dX, 335i, 335iX2014 – Present
F3133 Series Touring Wagon, 316d, 316i, 318d, 318dX, 320d, 320d ed, 320dX, 320i, 320iX, 325d, 328dX, 328i, 328iX, 330d, 330dX, 335dX, 335i, 335iX, 340i, 340ix2012 – Present
F3033 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 32012 – Present
F25X3X3 SUV, X3, 18d, X3 18i, X3 20d, X3 20dX, X3 20i, X3 20iX, X3 28dX, X3 28i, X3 28iX, X3 30dX, X3 35dX, X3 35iX2010 – Present
F2222 Series Coupe, 218d, 220d, 220i, 225d, 228i, 228iX, M235i, M235iX2014 – Present
F2322 Series Convertible, 228i Convertible, M235i Convertible2014 – Present
F462MVP, Gran Tourer, 216d, 218d, 218i, 220dx, 220i2015 – Present
F452SAT, Active Tourer, 214d, 216d, 218d, 218i, 220d, 220dx, 220i, 225i, 225iX2015 – Present
F2112nd Gen 1-series Three Doors, 114d, 114i, 116d, 116d ed, 116i, 118d, 118dX, 118i, 120d, 120dX, 125d, 125i, M135i, M135iX2012 – Present
F2011 Series Five Doors, 114d, 114i, 116d, 116d ed, 116i, 118d, 118dX, 118i, 120d, 120dX, 125d, 125i, M135i, M135iX2012 – Present
F1855 Series Sedan long wheel base (Chinese market only) 520Li, 523Li, 528Li, 530Li, 535Li2010 – Present
F15X53rd 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 M50dX2014 – Present
F1366 Series Coupe, 640d, 640dX, 640i, 640iX, 650i, 650iX, 650iX 4.0, 650iX 4.4, M62011 – Present
F1266 Series Convertible, 640d, 640dX, 640i, 640iX, 650i, 650iX, 650iX 4.0, 650iX 4.4, M62012 – Present
F1155 Series Touring Wagon, 518d, 520d, 520dX, 520i, 523i, 525d, 525dX, 528i, 528iX, 530d, 530dX, 530i, 535d, 535dX, 535i, 535iX, 550I, M550dX2011 – 2016
F1055 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, M550dX2010 – 2016
F0755 Series Gran Turismo, 520d, 528i, 530d, 530d 155kW, 530dX, 535d, 535dx, 535i, 535iX, 550i, 550iX, 550iX 4.0, 550iX 4.42009 – 2016
F0666 Series Gran Coupé, 640d, 640dX, 640i, 640iX, 650i, 650iX, 650iX 4.0, 650iX 4.4, ALPINA B6X, M62013 – Present
F047Active Hybrid 750i Sedan and ActiveHybrid 750Li Sedan, Hybrid 7, Hybrid 7L2010 – 2015
F0377 Series Sedan F01/F02 Protection versions, 750LiS, 760LiS2010 – 2015
F027Long Wheelbase, 730Ld, 730Li, 740LdX, 740Li, 740LiX, 750LdX, 750Li, 750LiX, 750LiX 4.0, 750LiX 4.4, 760Li, ALPINA B7L, ALPINA B7LX, Hybrid 7L2008 – 2015
F0177 Series Sedan Short Wheelbase, 730d, 730dX, 730i, 740d, 740dX, 740i, 750dX, 750i, 750iX, 760i, ALPINA B7, ALPINA B7X, Hybrid 72008 – 2015
E9335th gen 3 series Convertible, 318i, 320d, 320i, 323i, 325d, 325i, 328i, 330d, 330i, 335i, 335is, M32007 – 2013
E9235th gen 3 series Coupe, 316i, 318i, 320d, 320i, 320xd, 323i, 325d, 325i, 325xi, 328i, 328xi, 330d, 330i, 330xd, 330xi, 335d, 335i, 335is, 335xi, M32006 – 2013
E913Touring 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, 335xl2005 – 2011
E903Sedan, 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 CRT2005 – 2011
E36Z3Coupe & 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 M1998 – 2002
E89Z4Roadster, Z4 18i, Z4 20i, Z4 23i, Z4 28i, Z4 30i, Z4 35i, Z4 35is2009 – Present
E8811 Series Convertible, 118d, 118i, 120d, 120i, 123d, 125i, 128i, 135i2004- 2013
E8711 Series 5 Door Hatchback, 116d, 116i, 116i 1.6, 116 2.0, 118d, 118i, 120d, 120i, 123d, 130i2004 – 2011
E86Z4Coupe & M Coupe, Z4 3.0si, Z4 M3.22006 – 2008
E85Z4Z4 Roadster, Z4 2.0i, Z4 2.2i, Z4 2.5i, Z4 2.5si, Z4 3.0i, Z4 3.0si, Z4 M3.22002 – 2008
E84X1X1 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 35iX2010 – 2016
E83X3X3 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 3.0i2004 – 2010
E82E11 Series ActiveE only 1,100 vehicles were ever produced2012
E8211 Series Coupe, 118d, 120d, 120i, 123d, 125i, 128i, 135i, M Coupe2004 – 2013
E8111 Series 3 Door Hatchback, 116d, 116i 1.6, 116i 2.0, 118d, 118i, 120d, 120i, 123d, 130i2007 – 2011
E72X6X6 SAV ActiveHybrid, Hybrid X62008 – 2014
E71X6X6 SAV, X6 30dX, X6 35dX, X6 35iX, X6 40dX, X6 40iX, X6 50iX, X6 M, X6 M50dX2008 – 2014
E70X52nd 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 M50dX2007 – 2013
E687Hydrogen 72007
E6777 Series Sedan, 745LiS, 760LiS2002 – 2008
E6677 Series Sedan, 730Ld, 730Li, 735Li, 740Li, 745Li, 750Li, 760Li2002 – 2008
E6577 Series Sedan, 730d, 730i, 735i, 740d, 740i, 745d, 745i, 750i, 760i, ALPINA B72002 – 2008
E6462nd gen 6 series – convertible, 630i, 635d, 645Ci, 650i, M62004 – 2010
E6366 Series Coupe, 630i, 635d,645Ci, 650i, M62004 – 2010
E615E60 based wagon/touring, 520d, 520i, 523i, 525d, 525i, 525xd, 525xi, 530d, 530i, 530xd, 530xi, 535d, 545i, 550i, M52003 – 2010
E605Sedan, 520d, 520i, 523i, 525d, 525i, 525xd, 525xi, 528i, 528xi, 530d, 530i, 530xd, 530xi, 535d, 535i, 535xi, 540i, 545i, 550i, M52003 – 2010
E53X5X5 SUV, X5 3.0d, X5 3.0i, X5 4.4i, X5 4.6i, X5 4.6is, X4 4.8is2000 – 2006
E528Z8 Roadster2000 – 2004
E463Convertible, 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 CSL1998 – 2006
E395Sedan, Touring, 520d, 520i, 523i, 525d, 525i, 525td, 525tds, 528i, 530d, 530i, 535i, 540i, 540iP, M51996 – 2004
E3877 Series Sedan, 725tds, 728i, 728iL, 730d, 730i, 730iL, 735i, 735iL, 740d, 740i, 740iL, 740iLP, 750i, 750iL, 750iLP, 750iLS, L71995 – 2001
E363Convertible, Coupe, Sedan, Compact, Touring, 316g, 316i, 316i 1.6, 316 1.9, 318i, 318is, 318tds, 318ti, 320i, 323i, 323ti, 325i, 325is, 325tds, 328i, M31991 – 1999
E345525i, 530i, 535i, 540i, M5, Touring1987 – 1996
E327730i, 735i, 735iL, 740i, 740iL, 750iL1986 – 1994
E318830Ci, 840Ci, 850i, 850Ci, 850CSi, M8 (Prototype)1990 – 1999
E303318i, 318is, 325, 325e, 325es, 325i, 325is, 325iC, 325ix, M3, Z11982 – 1991
E285524td, 528e, 533i, 535i, 535is, M51982 – 1988
E26M1M11978 – 1981
E25ConceptTurbo1972
E246630Cs, 630Csi, 633Csi, M635Csi, M6, L61976 – 1989
E237725i, 728, 728i, 730, 730i, 732i, 733i, 735i, 745i (turbo), 745i (South Africa), L71977 – 1986
E213315, 316, 318, 318i, 320, 320i, 320/6, 323i1975 – 1983
E125518, 520, 520i, 525, 528, 528i, 530i, 530 MLE, 533i, M535i1972 – 1984
E922800CS, 2800CSA, 3.0CS, 3.0CSA, 3.0CSi, 3.0CSiA, 3.0CSL, 2.5CS, 2.5CSA1965 – 1975
E621600, 1800, 2000 touring1973 – 1975
E322500, 2800, Bavaria, 3.0Si, 3.0CSi, 3.0Li, 3.3Li1968 – 1977

What do BMW Chassis Codes mean?

The BMW Chassis codes are explained as follows.

The ‘E’ code system by which we recognize older BMW’s began in the mid-1960s. It started with the development of the E3, also called ‘New Six’ sedans. The ‘E’ stands for ‘Entwicklung’, which is the German word for “development”. The number series advanced sequentially with each new model project. 

Not all ‘E’ code development cars made it to production. So even concept cars would receive an ‘E’ code. By the late 2000s BMW switched to ‘F’ chassis codes, which were subsequently followed by ‘G’ chassis codes ten years later. The short span of ‘F’ chassis codes can be attributed to the newly adopted naming convention, in the mid-2000s, of assigning codes for various different body styles. Thereafter, a coupe, a sedan, a cabrio, and q wagon would have different chassis codes even though all shared the same engine, driveline, brakes, and suspension. The new naming convention saves time by having more information and a shorter code.

What is a BMW Engine Code?

The BMW engine codes are:

  • In the initial days (1960’s):
    • M10 for four cylinder
    • M20 for small six cylinder, and 
    • M30 for the Big Six 
  • In the later days (mid-1980s):
    • Standard BMW engines are denoted by a “M”, “N”, or “B” code
    • The BMW M models use the code “S”
    • The BMW motorsport racing engines use the code “P”

Shown below is the example of the engine code used for a “N” Engine used in the F82 and the M2 Chassis’.

Conclusion

In this brief article we have discussed the different BMW Chassis Codes, what these codes mean, and how to find out the Chassis code for a BMW.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): 

 

How do I find my BMW chassis code?

You can find out your BMW chassis code using your car’s VIN. You can then figure out your BMW chassis code by decoding the VIN of your BMW.

For this you can make use of the following chart:

You can also find out your BMW chassis code by using your car’s model name and year of manufacture by referring to this chart.

What code is my BMW?

You can find out what code your BMW is by using your car’s model name and year of manufacture by referring to this chart.

 

What is a chassis code?

In BMW, each model or chassis platform was developed under a certain development code. It initially started as the alphabet ‘E’ followed by a number denoting the generation. The starting was the E3 and then went on. Over the years, the series expanded to ‘F’, ‘G’ and several others depending on the expanding model platforms and complexity.

What chassis is a 2008 328i?

The 2008 328i is the 5th generation 3-Series denoted by the chassis code E92. You can refer this chart to find the code for any BMW

References

Bimmerfest VIN Decoder Chart

Wikipedia BMW Model code page

Bimmerworld Engine and Chassis codes

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