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.
The striking progress
I’m a petrol head. While most people fondly remember their first kiss, first bike or first dog, I like to think back to the first car I took sideways, the first car I managed to chirp into third gear and the first car I inevitably spun. These honours belong to just one automobile… a BMW Three Series.