Originally Posted by mstearnsy
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 '
Vehicle type : 320d
BMW- type key : VC31
Katalogausfürung : Europe
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 - - EMISSION TESTING AT DOE
ASFCH -- Dynamic Track Tests