Saturday, August 1, 2015

Vehicle Identification and VIN Decoder

Vehicle Identification and VIN Decoder

BMW 330i 2006  VIN located in windshield, lower right.
Have you ever wanted to know more about your car, but didn't know how to go about finding this information.  Well BMW made it very easy.  The Answer is the VIN number, it can tell you a lot of information.  See information below to get the correct information.  You can figure out where you car was made, what year model it is, or what series model year it is.

SAMPLE VIN:  WBA  V  B 3 3 5 5 6  K  S35190
POSITION        1 2 3  4  5 6 7 8 9 10 11  12-17

Vin
Position
1-3    Country of Manufacture
                 WBA  BMW AG. Munich Germany

4        Line
                  P.   328i xDrive Sedan (2009-2010)
                  U.  328i, xDrive Sports Wagon (2009-2010)
                  V.  325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi (2006), 328 Sedan, 328xi Sedan and Sports Wagon, 335i,                               335xi (2007-2009)
                  W. 328i Coupe and Convertible, 328xi Coupe
                        335i Convertible (2007-2010)
5        Series
                   A.  328 Sedan (2007-2008)
                   B.  325i, 330i, Sedan (2006) 328 Coupe (2007-2009), 335i Sedan and Coupe (2007-2008)
                   C.  328 Sedan (2007), 328xi Sedan and Coupe (2007-2009)
                   D.  325xi Sedan, 330xi Sedan (2006), 335xi Sedan (2007-2008)
                   H.  328i Sedan (2009-2010)
                   K.  328i xDrive Sedan (2009-2010)
                   L.  328i Convertible, 335i Convertible (2007-2010)
                   R.  328i Convertible (2007-2010)
                   T.  328xi Sports Wagon (2008), 328i Sports Wagon (2009-2010)
                   U.  328xi Sports Wagon (2009-2010)
                   V.  328i xDrive Coupe (2009-2010)

6        Engine Type
                   1.  3.0 liter 6-cylinder
                   2.  3.0 liter 6-cylinder
                   3.  3.0 liter 6-cylinder
                   5.  3.0 liter 6-cylinder
                   7.  3.0 liter 6-cylinder
                   9.  3.0 liter 6-cylinder

7        Vehicle Type
                   3, 7   Passenger vehicle (2006-2009)
                  A, G  Passenger vehicle (2010)

8        Restraint System
                  5.  Multiple restraint system

9        Check Digit
                  0-9 or X, Calculated by NHTSA

10      Model Year
                 6.  2006
                 7.  2007
                 8.  2008
                 9.  2009
                 A.  2010

11      Assembly Plan
                A, F, K :  Munich, Germany
                N, V  :  Leipzig, Germany
                E, J, P  :  Regensburg, Germany

12-17 Serial Number
                Sequential production number for specific vehicle

About my car:
WBA  BMW AG. Munich Germany
V.  325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi (2006), 328 Sedan, 328xi Sedan and Sports Wagon, 335i,                               335xi (2007-2009)
B.  325i, 330i, Sedan (2006) 328 Coupe (2007-2009), 335i Sedan and Coupe (2007-2008)
3.  3.0 liter 6-cylinder
3, 7   Passenger vehicle (2006-2009)
5.  Multiple restraint system
5  0-9 or X, Calculated by NHTSA
6.  2006
A, F, K :  Munich, Germany
35190 Sequential production number for specific vehicle

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