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BMW Chassis codes explained

When ordering shifter from us you may be confused about what E36 and other codes like this means. Fear no more! It is very easy. BMW models and chassis have internal codes to easily tell them apart. These stared as E-codes, later got on to F-codes and now even G-codes. Every BMW production model, and even some prototypes and concept cars, are given a type designation. By using this table below you can easily find your car chassis code.


Chassis Code Production year Model
E30 1984-1991 3 Series
E36 1992-1999 3 Series
E46 1999-2005 3 Series
E82 2008+ 1 Series Coupe
E83 / E83 LCI 2003-2006 / 2007-2010 X3 SAV
E84 2009+ X1 SAV
E85 / E85 LCI 2003-2005 2006-2008 Z4 / MZ4 Roadster
E86 2006-2008 Z4 / MZ4 Coupe
E88 2008+ 1 Series Convertible
E89 2009+ Z4 Convertible Coupe
E89 2009+ Z4 Convertible Coupe
E90 / E90 LCI 2006-2008 2010-2012 3 Series Sedan
E91 / E91 LCI 2006-2008 2010-2012 3 Series Touring Wagon
E93 / E93 LCI 2007-2010 2011-2013 3 Series Convertible