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Old 06-24-2010, 11:01 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by mstearnsy View Post
weeeeird. I hadn't looked at the pics, I just took them on their word it was a 2005. There's no such thing as a 2005 E90. That's a 2006 car. But the VIN is crazy, the 10th digit is "0". I've never seen that before. The 10th digit should be a 6 for year 2006 model. I don't know who decided to call it a 2005, they likely saw the "5" before the 0 and assumed it was 2005. Weird car. Maybe EU vehicles don't use the 10th digit as the year though??
You apparently work at BMW so why not run it through a VIN dcoder like I did?

Data for the chassis number . ' KU53450 '
Series: E90
Vehicle type : 320d
BMW- type key : VC31
Engine: M47N2
Body: Sedan
Katalogausf├╝rung : Europe
Steering: Left
Transmission: Manually
Production: 08/2005 <-- 2006 MY

Whatever cars come here are almost always available in Europe a year earlier, I am sure the e9x was available in 2005.

I really doubt it was owned by a diplomat. Read the bottom of the page, it says the car was here for testing.

Additional Comments: *** FOR EXPORT ONLY ***

Tested at Environment Canada:
AHEC - ATV Evaluation
Testing of Motor Vehicle's Advance Technologies
ASFCH -- Dynamic Track Tests
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