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Old 11-27-2003, 03:09 PM   #29
E36pilot
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It's also true that insane amounts of engineering time go into the BWMs which are Yes designed to perform. I Civic=economy car. So as I said it really is hard to take say $1,500.00 worth of suspension parts and think that now you have simply "outsmarted" the BMW community, not happening so this is again where I go back to the "cracker Jack Box" description of my Integra. Here is a little somthing a grabbed from another BMW forum!

Entwicklung, or Development. This is where the E codes designations came from starting in the mid-1960s. The E designation replaced the three-digit number sequence which was in use since the the days of the Isetta which was designated 100, through the 1965 BMW 1600 roadster carrying the 124 label.

The gaps within the E codes can be accounted for by vehicles which were in development but did not reach production. In addition, E codes were used on several BMW electric vehicle prototypes.

The Z designation was used in the Z1 which did not have an E code but finally fell under the E30 code, while the Z3 and Z8 used their own E codes. The Z code is also used for the Company's development test bed cars, where Z stands for zunkunft or future.

Here's a listing of the E codes as we know them to be for BMW vehicles.

Code
Series
Years
Cars

114/E6
-
1967-1977
1502, 1600, 1602, 1800, 1802, 2000, 2002ti/tii

E10/E12
-
1967-1977
E10 touring/wagon 3-door models, E12 2002tii/turbo

E3
2
1968-1977
2500, 2800, Bavaria, 3.0S/Si, 3.3Li

E9
2
1965-1975
2000CS, 2500CS, 2800CS, 3.0CS, 3.0CSi/L

E12
5
1972-1981
518, 518i, 520, 520i, 535, 525i, 528i, 530i, M535i

E21
3
1975-1983
316, 318i, 320, 320i, 320is

E24
6
1977-1989
628i, 630CS, 630CSi, 633CSi, 635CSi, M635CSi, L6

E26
-
1978-1981
M1

E28
5
1982-1988
518i, 520i, 524td, 525i, 525e, 528e, 533i, 535i, M535i, M5

E30
3
1983-1991
316, 316i, 318i, 318is, 320i, 323i, 324td, 325e, 325i, 325ix, 325is, M3

E31
8
1990-1999
840i, 840Ci, 850i, 850Ci, 850CSi

E32
7
1988-1994
730i, 735i, 735iL, 740i, 740iL, 750iL

E34
5
1988-1996
518i, 520i, 525i, 525ix, 525td, 525tds, 530i, 535i, 540i, M5

E30/Z1
Z1
1989-1991
Z1 convertible

E36
3
1991-1999
316i, 318i, 318is, 320i, 323i, 325i, 325td, 325tds, 328i, 328is, M3

E36/5
3
1991-1999
3 series compact: 318ti, 318tds

E36/7
Z3
1996-current
Z3 Convertible, M Convertible

E36/8
Z3
1996-current
Z3 Coupe, M Coupe

E38
7
1995-2001
728i, 730i, 730d, 735i, 740i, 740d, 740iL, 750i, 750iL, L7

E39
5
1997-current
520i, 523i, 535tds, 528i, 530d, 535i, 540i, M5

E46
3
1999-current
318i, 318Ci, 325iT, 325ti, 323i, 323Ci, 328i, 328Ci, 320d, 330i, 330Ci, 330d, 330dSE, M3

E52
Z8
2000-2003
Z8

E53
X5
2000-current
3.0i, 3.0d, 4.4i, 4.6is

E60
5
2003-
All new 5 series sedan

E65
7
2002-
745i, 750i

E66
7
2002-
745Li, 760Li (long wheel base E65)

E85
Z4
2003-
Z4 2.5i and 3.0i roadster

And the upcoming new models

E55
X7
??
Larger X5, the X7 is on hold for now

E61
5
2003
New 5 series touring/wagon

E63
6
2003/4
New 6 series

E81
1
2004/5
New 1 series

E83
X3
2003/4
New small SAV, the X3

E85/2
Z
2004
Possible Z5 coupe

E90
3
2006/?
Next gen 3er
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