1st Gear Newbie
Join Date: Nov 2003
Car: 98 E36 2Dr
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.
1502, 1600, 1602, 1800, 1802, 2000, 2002ti/tii
E10 touring/wagon 3-door models, E12 2002tii/turbo
2500, 2800, Bavaria, 3.0S/Si, 3.3Li
2000CS, 2500CS, 2800CS, 3.0CS, 3.0CSi/L
518, 518i, 520, 520i, 535, 525i, 528i, 530i, M535i
316, 318i, 320, 320i, 320is
628i, 630CS, 630CSi, 633CSi, 635CSi, M635CSi, L6
518i, 520i, 524td, 525i, 525e, 528e, 533i, 535i, M535i, M5
316, 316i, 318i, 318is, 320i, 323i, 324td, 325e, 325i, 325ix, 325is, M3
840i, 840Ci, 850i, 850Ci, 850CSi
730i, 735i, 735iL, 740i, 740iL, 750iL
518i, 520i, 525i, 525ix, 525td, 525tds, 530i, 535i, 540i, M5
316i, 318i, 318is, 320i, 323i, 325i, 325td, 325tds, 328i, 328is, M3
3 series compact: 318ti, 318tds
Z3 Convertible, M Convertible
Z3 Coupe, M Coupe
728i, 730i, 730d, 735i, 740i, 740d, 740iL, 750i, 750iL, L7
520i, 523i, 535tds, 528i, 530d, 535i, 540i, M5
318i, 318Ci, 325iT, 325ti, 323i, 323Ci, 328i, 328Ci, 320d, 330i, 330Ci, 330d, 330dSE, M3
3.0i, 3.0d, 4.4i, 4.6is
All new 5 series sedan
745Li, 760Li (long wheel base E65)
Z4 2.5i and 3.0i roadster
And the upcoming new models
Larger X5, the X7 is on hold for now
New 5 series touring/wagon
New 6 series
New 1 series
New small SAV, the X3
Possible Z5 coupe
Next gen 3er