BMW VIN decoder

BMW VIN decoder

What can be decoded from a BMW VIN?

Decode a BMW VIN number with Vincario to get
  • BMW vehicle identification number verification
  • Vehicle technical specification
  • Manufacturer details
  • Model year
  • Plant location
  • Check digit validity
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Vehicle report example:

5UX CR6C0 X M 9 123456

Manufacturer:
BMW Manufacturing Co LLC
Manufacturer Address:
1400 Highway 101 S, Greer SC 29651-6799
Plant Country:
United States
Product Type:
Car
Make:
BMW
Model:
X5
Model Year:
2021
Series:
xDrive40i
Fuel Type - Primary:
Gasoline
Engine Displacement (ccm):
2997
Engine Power (kW):
249
Transmission:
Automatic
Number of Gears:
8
Body:
Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)/Multi Purpose Vehicle (MPV)
Drive:
All wheel drive
Number of Seats:
5
Number of Doors:
4
Number of Axles:
2
Length (mm):
4922
Width (mm):
2004
Height (mm):
1745
Weight Empty (kg):
2190
Wheelbase (mm):
2975
Wheel Size:
255/55 R18
Fuel Consumption l/100km (Combined):
8.0
Fuel Consumption l/100km (Extra Urban):
7.0
Fuel Consumption l/100km (Urban):
10.0
Check Digit:
X
Sequential Number:
123456
Steering:
Left Hand Drive (LHD)
Max Weight (kg):
3035
Engine Cylinders:
6
Max Speed (km/h):
243
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What is a BMW VIN?

Every BMW manufacturer assigns a unique ID called Vehicle Identification number (VIN) to each vehicle. This VIN length is 17 digits and is composed of letters and digits holding basic vehicle specification.

All databases in an automotive industry search through a VIN:

  • BMW manufacturer database
  • BMW importer/exporter database
  • BMW dealer database
  • BMW workshops and spare parts suppliers
  • National vehicle databases
  • Police databases
  • Databases of insurance companies
  • Databases of private companies

BMW models

1 Series
114d
114i
116d
116i
118
118d
118dX
118i
120d
120dX
120i
123d
125d
125i
128i
130i
135i
1502
1602
2 Series
2.8L
2002
2002tii
214d
216d
216i
218
218d
218d Active Tourer
218dX
218i
220d
220dX
220i
225d
225i
225iX
225xe
228i
228iX
230i
230iX
2500
3 Series
315
316
316Ci
316d
316g
316i
316ti
318
318Ci
318d
318dX
318i
318is
318td
318tds
318ti
320
320Cd
320Ci
320d
320dX
320i
320is
320iX
320si
320td
320xd
323
323Ci
323i
323ti
324d
324td
325
325Ci
325d
325e
325i
325is
325ix
325td
325tds
325ti
325xi
328
328Ci
328d
328dX
328i
328iX
328xi
330
330Cd
330Ci
330d
330dX
330e
330i
330iX
330xd
330xi
335
335d
335dX
335i
335is
335iX
335xi
340i
340iX
4 Series
418d
418i
420d
420dX
420i
420iX
425d
428i
428iX
430d
430dX
430i
430iX
435dX
435i
435iX
440i
440iX
5 Series
518
518d
518g
518i
520
520dX
520i
520Li
523
523i
523Li
524
524d
524td
525
525d
525dX
525e
525i
525ix
525Li
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BMW VIN Number schema

Standard 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
ISO 3779 WMI VDS VIS
EU & North America
more than 500 vehicles/year
WMI Vehicle Attributes Check Digit Model Year Plant Code Sequential Number
EU & North America
500 or fewer vehicles/year
WMI 9 Vehicle Attributes Check Digit Model Year Plant Code Manufacturer Identifier Sequential Number

Where is a VIN Number Located on a BMW vehicle?

VIN can be found typically at these locations:

  • VIN embossed on a vehicle frame in the engine area
  • Windshield on the driver's side corner
  • Doorjamb at driver’s side
  • Vehicle documentation
    • Vehicle registration documents
    • Purchase contract
    • Insurance or Lease policy

More details can be found in BMW VIN FAQ.

BMW Vehicle Inspection

Also do not forget to physically check the technical condition of your BMW vehicle. Either in an authorized BMW service or by an experienced car mechanic.

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