BMW Model Codes

Did the E46 come before or after the E39? And what’s up with all those new F or G codes? If you’re looking for a quick guide to BMW’s model codes, you’re in the right place.



Numerical Order

To see all codes in chronological series order, kindly scroll down!

CodeDescriptionFromTo
E3New Six19681977
E9 CSL19681975
E125 Series19721981
E213 Series19751983
E237 Series19771987
E246 Series19761989
E26M119781981
E285 Series19811988
E303 Series19821994
E318 Series19901999
E327 Series19861994
E345 Series19871996
E363 Series19902000
E36/7Z3 Roadster 19952002
E36/8Z3 Coupé 
E387 Series19942001
E395 Series19952004
E463 Series19972006
E52Z8 development code
E53X519992006
E605 Series20032010
E636 Series Coupé 20032010
E646 Series Cabrio 20032010
E657 Series20012008
E70X520062013
E71/2X620082014
E811 Series 3dr20072012
E821 Series Coupé20072013
E83X320032010
E84X120092015
E85Z4 Roadster20022008
E86Z4 Coupé 
E871 Series20042013
E881 Series Cabrio20072013
E89 Z4 20092016
E903 Series20042013
F017 Series20082015
F066 Series Gran Coupé 20112017
F105 Series20102017
F126 Series Cabrio 20112017
F136 Series Coupé 20112017
F15X520132018
F16X520152019
F201 Series20112019
F222 Series2013
F25X320112017
F26X420142018
F303 Series20112019
F324 Series2013
F39X22017
F401 Series2019
F452 Series Active Tourer2014
F48X12015
F521 Series2017
F85X520142018
G01X32018
G02X42018
G05X52018
G06X62020
G07X72018
G117 Series2015
G148 Series Cabrio2018
G158 Series Coupé  2018
G168 Series Gran Coupé  2018
G203 Series2018
G29Z4 2018
G305 Series2016
G326 Series2017
I01i32013
I12i82014


Chronological Order

CodeDescriptionFromTo
E871 Series20042013
F201 Series20112019
F401 Series2019
F521 Series2017
E811 Series 3dr20072012
E881 Series Cabrio20072013
E821 Series Coupé20072013
F222 Series2013
F452 Series Active Tourer2014
E213 Series19751983
E303 Series19821994
E363 Series19902000
E463 Series19972006
E903 Series20042013
F303 Series20112019
G203 Series2018
F324 Series2013
E125 Series19721981
E285 Series19811988
E345 Series19871996
E395 Series19952004
E605 Series20032010
F105 Series20102017
G305 Series2016
E246 Series19761989
G326 Series2017
E646 Series Cabrio 20032010
F126 Series Cabrio 20112017
E636 Series Coupé 20032010
F136 Series Coupé 20112017
F066 Series Gran Coupé 20112017
E237 Series19771987
E327 Series19861994
E387 Series19942001
E657 Series20012008
F017 Series20082015
G117 Series2015
E318 Series19901999
G148 Series Cabrio2018
G158 Series Coupé  2018
G168 Series Gran Coupé  2018
E9 CSL19681975
I01i32013
I12i82014
E26M119781981
E3New Six19681977
E84X120092015
F48X12015
F39X22017
E83X320032010
F25X320112017
G01X32018
F26X420142018
G02X42018
E53X519992006
E70X520062013
F15X520132018
F16X520152019
F85X520142018
G05X52018
E71/2X620082014
G06X62020
G07X72018
E36/8Z3 Coupé 
E36/7Z3 Roadster 19952002
E89 Z4 20092016
G29Z4 2018
E86Z4 Coupé 
E85Z4 Roadster20022008
E52Z8 development code

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