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BMW Chassis Model Codes, E & F

Jun 4 14

BMW Chassis codes for contemporary US models.

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BMW E & F chassis codes:

E10 – 1600/2002

E82 – 1-series coupe thru 2013

E88 – 1-series convertible thru 2013

F22 – 2-series coupe 14 thru post date

F23 – 2-series convertible – not available in US as of post date

E21 – 3-series thru 83

E30 – 3-series 84 thru 91 (plus 92, 93 convertible)

E36 – 3-series 92 thru 98 (except 92, 93 convertible, 318ti, plus 99 coupe & convertible)

E36/5 – 318ti 95 thru 99

E46 – 3-series 99 thru 05 (except 99 coupe & convertible, plus 06 coupe & convertible)

E90 – 3-series Sedan 06 thru 11

E92 – 3-series Coupe 07 thru 12 (plus 13 coupe)

E93 – 3-series Convertible 07 thru 12 (plus 13 convertible)

E91 – 3-series Wagon 06 thru 11

F30 – 3-series sedan 12 thru post date

F31 – 3-series wagon 12 thru post date

F34 – 3-series GT 14 thru post date

F32 – 4-series coupe 14 thru post date

F33 – 4-series convertible 14 thru post date

F36 – 4-series Gran Coupe 15 thru post date

E3 -  Bavaria Sedan

E12 – 5-series thru 81

E28 – 5-series 82 thru 88

E34 – 5-series 89 thru 96

E39 – 5-series 97 thru 03

E60 – 5-series sedan 04 thru 10 (except 2010 GT)

E61 – 5-series wagon 04 thru 10

F10 – 5-series sedan 11 thru post date

F11 – 5-series wagon 11 thru post date

F07 – 5-series GT 10 thru post date

E9 -  CS Coupe

E24 – 6-series thru 89

E63 – 6-series coupe 04 thru 11

E64 – 6-series convertible 04 thru 10

F13 – 6-series coupe 12 thru post date

F12 – 6-series convertible 11 thru post date

F06 – 6-series Gran Coupe 13 thru post date

E23 – 7-series thru 87

E32 – 7-series 88 thru 94

E38 – 7-series 95 thru 01

E65 – 7-series standard wheelbase 02 thru 08

E66 – 7-series long wheelbase 02 thru 08

F01 – 7-series standard wheelbase 09 thru

post date

F02 – 7-series long wheelbase 09 thru post date

E31 – 8-series thru 97

E84 – X1 thru post date

E83 – X3 thru 10

F25 – X3 11 thru post date

E53 – X5 thru 06

E70 – X5 07 thru 13

F15 – X5 14 thru post date

E71 – X6 07 thru post date

E36/7 – Z3 Roadster

E36/8 – Z3 Coupe

E85 – Z4 roadster thru 2008

E86 – Z4 coupe thru 2008

E89 – Z4 2009 thru post date

E52 – Z8

E26 – M1

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A Lap of New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) with BavAuto

May 30 14

Here’s a quick video of one lap with BavAuto’s Gordon A, in an E36 M3 at NHMS, on May, 20 2014.  Gordon is running with the newly formed Northeast Track Days group and is also testing new formulations for Cool Carbon brake pads.  Well, OK, he’s having a great day just being at the track too!

Cool Carbon Brake Pads:
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BMW Recall – F15, X5 -Series – Rear Door Soft Close Automatic (SCA) Fault 14V202000

May 21 14

BMW is performing a recall on various X5 series models for model year 2014, produced from Dec.12, 2013 through Mar.10, 2014, equipped with the Soft Close Automatic (SAC) option.  The rear door lock mechanisms may allow the child safety lock (if engaged) to disengage if the inner door handle is pulled, resulting in the door being opened.

According to the recall:

A disengaged child safety lock would allow the rear seat occupant to pull the door handle twice and open the door while the vehicle is parked or in motion, increasing the risk of injury..”

The cure is to  inspect the noted vehicles and replace any affected door lock mechanisms.

The recall will begin in May 2014.

Owners of affected vehicles are being notified by BMW. Further information can be obtained by contacting BMW customer relations at 1-800-525-7417.

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