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Welcome to our somewhat incomplete listing of information about BMW Car Models over the years. This may not be the most definitive page of BMW stuff on the internet, but we do intend on providing a few informative bits to answer BMW related questions you may have.

Deciphering your VIN number

       
The Vehicle Identification Number or VIN found on newer BMWs not only includes the serial number of the car, but tells you a bit about when and where the car was built and with what equipment. In addition to the information contained in the VIN number your car will most likely have a build sheet that can often be found under the cushion of the back seat. This sheet covers some of the same info, plus a listing of factory installed items in your car.  
Click on the image above to see a larger view Since 1981, the Vehicle Identification Number is 17 characters and uniquely identifies the type of vehicle, manufacturer and origin. It also provides the specific production number and options codes for that vehicle. This legal identifier also frequently has a bar code representation under the 17 characters, which makes instant electronic identification possible. Click here to see the combined info of build sheet with the VIN number  
       
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 The basic information encoded in a VIN number is show with this sample.

 Combining info from the VIN and the build sheet (usually found under the back seat) gives you this level of information about your car.

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