F-Series Code BMW’s

Interesting | July 25th, 2008 by 8

A few months back I posted an article about the E-Series code BMW’s, or as I titled it “Secret Code“. I hope it helped. But, …

A few months back I posted an article about the E-Series code BMW’s, or as I titled it “Secret Code“. I hope it helped. But, now, as the new 7-Series BMW is upon us, we have a new coding system that will start to label all BMW’s present and future. It is now an F with two numbers after it, just as it was with the E code.

Yes, I know it can get quite confusing. But have no fear, Josh is here… I know, corny. But here are the new codes that you will see start popping up. Hopefully you can learn them and have them in your memory so that you can help others know.

F01-7-Series i

F02-7-Series Li

F03-7-Series Protection

F10-2010 5-Series Sedan

F11-2011 5-Series Wagon

F12-2011 6-Series Coupe

F13-2011 6-Series Convertible

F25-2011 X3

F30-2012 3-Series Sedan

Article by Josh at RawAutos.com

[Source: Wikipedia]

  • adood84

    why do they skip numbers? always wondered about that

  • http://www.rawautos.com RawAutos

    adood84, Honestly, I really wish I knew why. But I have no idea. I’m sure there is some reason along the lines of keeping the numbers far enough apart so that people don’t confuse a 6-Series with a 3-Series or something.

  • adood84

    do concept cars get an E/F number? if yes then it could account for some of the skipped numbers

  • http://www.rawautos.com RawAutos

    It’s very possible. I don’t know that they get the coding, but it would answer the question.

  • Mark

    I think that it will be fun to learn the new codes…..after all, was not one of the new 3 Series and E92 or E93??? Gosh, we were definitely running out of numbers!!! :)

    Cheers,

  • plien69

    Each new BMW model is chosen among several competing design studies. Each of these design studies gets its own Entwicklung or E (now F) code. Only one of the design studies is chosen as the new model, of course. This accounts for many of the skipped E/F codes.

  • http://www.rawautos.com RawAutos

    Plien69, thank you for that answer. I had no idea whatsoever.

  • mb_81

    PAS = F07
    X3 = F25

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