Our customers are always asking for this information so we thought we would just put it in a blog post. Big fans of BMWs usually refer to their car model by the chassis code to denote not just the model but the generation since each generation has a different road feel and different power plant whether it is a different engine, aspiration system (injection, turbo, etc) and/or transmission.

BMW Chassis Codes

 

Chassis CodeVehicleModelsEpoch
F26X SeriesX4 SAC, X4 20dX, X4 20iX, X4 28iX, X4 30dX, X4 35dX, X4 35iX2014 - Current
F834 SeriesM4 Convertible2015 - Current
F824 SeriesM42015 - Current
F364 Series4 Series Gran Coupe, 418d, 420d, 420dX, 420i, 420iX, 428i, 428iX, 430d, 430dX, 435dX, 435i, 435iX2015 - Current
F334 Series4 Series Convertible, 420d, 420i, 425d, 428i, 428iX, 430d, 435dX, 435i, 435iX2014 - Current
F324 Series4 Series Coupe 420d, 420dX, 420i, 420iX, 425d, 428i, 428iX, 430d, 430dX, 435dX, 435i, 435iX2014 - Current
F803 SeriesM32015 - Current
F353 Series3 Series Li (long wheelbase)TBD
F343 SeriesGran Turismo (GT) 318d, 320d, 320dX, 320i, 320iX, 325d, 328i, 328iX, 330d, 330dX, 335dX, 335i, 335iX2014 - Current
F313 Series3 Series Touring Wagon, 316d, 316i, 318d, 318dX, 320d, 320d ed, 320dX, 320i, 320iX, 325d, 328dX, 328i, 328iX, 330d, 330dX, 335dX, 335i, 335iX2012 - Current
F303 Series3 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, Hybrid 32012 - Current
F25X SeriesX3 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 - Current
F222 Series2 Series Coupe, 218d, 220d, 220i, 225d, 228i, 228iX, M235i, M235iX2014 - Current
F232 Series2 Series Convertible, 228i Convertible, M235i Convertible??2014 - Current
F211 Series2nd Gen 1-series Three Doors, 114d, 114i, 116d, 116d ed, 116i, 118d, 118dX, 118i, 120d, 120dX, 125d, 125i, M135i, M135iX2012 - Current
F201 Series1 Series Five Doors, 114d, 114i, 116d, 116d ed, 116i, 118d, 118dX, 118i, 120d, 120dX, 125d, 125i, M135i, M135iX2012 - Current
F185 Series5 Series Sedan long wheel base (Chinese market only) 520Li, 523Li, 528Li, 530Li, 535Li2010 - Current
F15X Series3rd 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 - Current
F136 Series6 Series Coupe, 640d, 640dX, 640i, 640iX, 650i, 650iX, 650iX 4.0, 650iX 4.4, M62011 - Current
F126 Series6 Series Convertible, 640d, 640dX, 640i, 640iX, 650i, 650iX, 650iX 4.0, 650iX 4.4, M62012 - Current
F115 Series5 Series Touring Wagon, 518d, 520d, 520dX, 520i, 523i, 525d, 525dX, 528i, 528iX, 530d, 530dX, 530i, 535d, 535dX, 535i, 535iX, 550I, M550dX2011 - Current
F105 Series5 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 - Current
F075 Series5 Series Gran Turismo, 520d, 528i, 530d, 530d 155kW, 530dX, 535d, 535dx, 535i, 535iX, 550i, 550iX, 550iX 4.0, 550iX 4.42009 - Current
F066 Series6 Series Gran Coupé, 640d, 640dX, 640i, 640iX, 650i, 650iX, 650iX 4.0, 650iX 4.4, ALPINA B6X, M62013 - Current
F047 SeriesActive Hybrid 750i Sedan and ActiveHybrid 750Li Sedan, Hybrid 7, Hybrid 7L2010 - Current
F037 Series7 Series Sedan F01/F02 Protection versions, 750LiS, 760LiS2010 - Current
F027 SeriesLong Wheelbase, 730Ld, 730Li, 740LdX, 740Li, 740LiX, 750LdX, 750Li, 750LiX, 750LiX 4.0, 750LiX 4.4, 760Li, ALPINA B7L, ALPINA B7LX, Hybrid 7L2008 - Current
F017 Series7 Series Sedan Short Wheelbase, 730d, 730dX, 730i, 740d, 740dX, 740i, 750dX, 750i, 750iX, 760i, ALPINA B7, ALPINA B7X, Hybrid 72008 - Current
E933 Series5th gen 3 series Convertible, 318i, 320d, 320i, 323i, 325d, 325i, 328i, 330d, 330i, 335i, 335is, M32007 - Current
E923 Series5th gen 3 series Coupe, 316i, 318i, 320d, 320i, 320xd, 323i, 325d, 325i, 325xi, 328i, 328xi, 330d, 330i, 330xd, 330xi, 335d, 335i, 335is, 335xi, M32006 - Current
E913 SeriesTouring 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
E903 SeriesSedan, 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
E36Z SeriesCoupe & 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
E89Z SeriesRoadster, Z4 18i, Z4 20i, Z4 23i, Z4 28i, Z4 30i, Z4 35i, Z4 35is2009 - Current
E881 Series1 Series Convertible, 118d, 118i, 120d, 120i, 123d, 125i, 128i, 135i2004- Current
E871 Series1 Series 5 Door Hatchback, 116d, 116i, 116i 1.6, 116 2.0, 118d, 118i, 120d, 120i, 123d, 130i2004 - 2011
E86Z SeriesCoupe & M Coupe, Z4 3.0si, Z4 M3.22006 - 2008
E85Z SeriesZ4 Roadster, Z4 2.0i, Z4 2.2i, Z4 2.5i, Z4 2.5si, Z4 3.0i, Z4 3.0si, Z4 M3.22002 - Current
E84X SeriesX1 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 - Current
E83X SeriesX3 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 - Current
E82E1 Series1 Series ActiveE only 1,100 vehicles were ever produced2012 - ???
E821 Series1 Series Coupe, 118d, 120d, 120i, 123d, 125i, 128i, 135i, M Coupe2004 - 2013
E811 Series1 Series 3 Door Hatchback, 116d, 116i 1.6, 116i 2.0, 118d, 118i, 120d, 120i, 123d, 130i2007 - 2011
E72X SeriesX6 SAV ActiveHybrid, Hybrid X62008 - Current
E71X SeriesX6 SAV, X6 30dX, X6 35dX, X6 35iX, X6 40dX, X6 40iX, X6 50iX, X6 M, X6 M50dX2008 - Current
E70X Series2nd 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
E687 SeriesHydrogen 72007
E677 Series7 Series Sedan, 745LiS, 760LiS2002 - 2008
E667 Series7 Series Sedan, 730Ld, 730Li, 735Li, 740Li, 745Li, 750Li, 760Li2002 - 2008
E657 Series7 Series Sedan, 730d, 730i, 735i, 740d, 740i, 745d, 745i, 750i, 760i, ALPINA B72002 - 2008
E646 Series2nd gen 6 series - convertible, 630i, 635d, 645Ci, 650i, M62004 - Current
E636 Series6 Series Coupe, 630i, 635d,645Ci, 650i, M62004 - Current
E615 SeriesE60 based wagon/touring, 520d, 520i, 523i, 525d, 525i, 525xd, 525xi, 530d, 530i, 530xd, 530xi, 535d, 545i, 550i, M52003 - 2010
E605 SeriesSedan, 520d, 520i, 523i, 525d, 525i, 525xd, 525xi, 528i, 528xi, 530d, 530i, 530xd, 530xi, 535d, 535i, 535xi, 540i, 545i, 550i, M52003 - 2010
E53X SeriesX5 SUV, X5 3.0d, X5 3.0i, X5 4.4i, X5 4.6i, X5 4.6is, X4 4.8is2000 - 2006
E52Z SeriesZ8 Roadster2000 - 2004
E463 SeriesConvertible, 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
E395 SeriesSedan, Touring, 520d, 520i, 523i, 525d, 525i, 525td, 525tds, 528i, 530d, 530i, 535i, 540i, 540iP, M51996 - 2004
E387 Series7 Series Sedan, 725tds, 728i, 728iL, 730d, 730i, 730iL, 735i, 735iL, 740d, 740i, 740iL, 740iLP, 750i, 750iL, 750iLP, 750iLS, L71995 - 2001
E363 SeriesConvertible, 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
E345 Series525i, 530i, 535i, 540i, M5, Touring1987 - 1996
E327 Series730i, 735i, 735iL, 740i, 740iL, 750iL1986 - 1994
E318 Series830Ci, 840Ci, 850i, 850Ci, 850CSi, M8 (Prototype)1990 - 1999
E303 Series318i, 318is, 325, 325e, 325es, 325i, 325is, 325iC, 325ix, M3, Z11982 - 1991
E285 Series524td, 528e, 533i, 535i, 535is, M51982 - 1988
E261 SeriesM11978 - 1981
E246 Series630Cs, 630Csi, 633Csi, M635Csi, M6, L61976 - 1989
E236 Series725i, 728, 728i, 730, 730i, 732i, 733i, 735i, 745i (turbo), 745i (South Africa), L71977 - 1986
E213 Series315, 316, 318, 318i, 320, 320i, 320/6, 323i1975 - 1983
E125 Series518, 520, 520i, 525, 528, 528i, 530i, 530 MLE, 533i, M535i1972 - 1984
E92 Series2800CS, 2800CSA, 3.0CS, 3.0CSA, 3.0CSi, 3.0CSiA, 3.0CSL, 2.5CS, 2.5CSA1965 - 1975
E62 Series1600, 1800, 2000 touring1973 - 1975
E32 Series2500, 2800, Bavaria, 3.0Si, 3.0CSi, 3.0Li, 3.3Li1968 - 1977