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:

WBA WZ510 6 0 0 123456

Manufacturer:
BMW BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AG, D-80788 MUENCHEN
Manufacturer Address:
Muenchen 13, Germany
Plant Country:
MEXICO
Product Type:
Car
Make:
BMW
Model:
X3
Vehicle Specification:
BMW X3 XDRIVE20D WZ51 6A250000
Model Year:
2016
Series:
F25 (2010-)
Fuel Type - Primary:
Diesel
Engine Displacement (ccm):
1995
Engine Power (kW):
140
Engine Code:
B47D20A
Transmission:
Automatic
Number of Gears:
8
Made:
2016-01-01
Registered:
2016-01-15
Production Started:
2015-10-01
Production Stopped:
2018-09-01
Body:
Wagon
Drive:
4x4 - Four-wheel drive
Color:
Black
Number of Seats:
5
Number of Doors:
5
Number of Axles:
2
Length (mm):
4657
Width (mm):
1881
Height (mm):
1661
Weight Empty (kg):
1820
Wheelbase (mm):
2810
Wheel Size:
225/60 R17 99V
Wheel Rims Size:
7.5J X 17 ET32
Max roof load (kg):
100
Fuel Consumption Combined (l/100km):
5.0
Fuel Consumption Extra Urban (l/100km):
4.0
Fuel Consumption Urban (l/100km):
5.0
Emission Standard:
Euro 6
CO2 Emission (g/km):
136
Check Digit:
6
Sequential Number:
123456
ABS:
1
Trim:
LA30
Market:
CZ
Steering:
LEFT-HAND DRIVE
Axle Ratio:
3.08
Engine RPM:
4000
Plant City:
TOLUCA
Fuel System:
HIGH EFFICIENCY TWIN CAM
Plant State:
STATE OF MEXICO
Front Brakes:
Disc
Plant Company:
Toluca Assembly
Steering Type:
Electric steering
Max Weight (kg):
2365
Track Rear (mm):
1632
Engine Cylinders:
4
Max Speed (km/h):
210
Track Front (mm):
1616
Number of Airbags:
8
Rear Overhang (mm):
1000
Transmission (full):
A TYPE
Permitted trailer load without brakes (kg):
750
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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
114
114d
114i
116
116d
116i
118
118d
118dX
118i
120
120d
120dX
120i
123
123d
125
125d
125i
128
128i
130i
135
135i
140
1502
1602
2 Series
2.8L
2002
2002tii
214
214d
216
216d
216i
218
218d
218d Active Tourer
218dX
218i
220
220d
220dX
220i
223
223i
225
225d
225e
225i
225iX
225xe
228i
228iX
230
230i
230iX
235
240
2500
3 Series
315
316
316Ci
316d
316g
316i
316ti
318
318Ci
318d
318dX
318i
318is
318td
318tds
318ti
320
320Cd
320Ci
320d
320dX
320e
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
340
340i
340iX
4 Series
418
418d
418i
420
420d
420dX
420i
420iX
425
425d
428
428i
428iX
428Xi
430
430d
430dX
430i
430iX
435d
435dX
435i
435iX
440
440i

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.

Check of a BMW vehicle history is usually the first step so don't hesitate to enter VIN into a search field below.

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