1.3. Identification numbers of the car
Process of continuous improvement of products is distinctive feature of any line production. At the same time, except for cases of large constructive changes of the models descending from the conveyor, results of process of modification are not covered in the operation manual on the car. However the manufacturer makes out number lists of the released spare parts in view of what upon purchase of the last information coded in identification numbers of the car is of particular importance. Ordering a detail, try to provide to the seller fuller information on the car. Surely report the name of model, year of release, and also number of a body and the power unit.
Arrangement of identification numbers of the car
On factory Schild like the car the model and number of a series of the car, full mass, maximum admissible weight and loads of forward and back axes of the car are specified.
Number VIN consists of 17 symbols, its interpretation is given below on an example:
- Country manufacturer: W-Germany; 4, 5 - the USA;
- Manufacturing company: B-BMW Germany; U - BMW USA
- Car type: A, S - passenger; X - universal;
- Model range: G - 735iL, 740i, 740iL, 745i, 745iL, 750i, 760iL;
- Model: F - 740i (1995 ÷ 1998); G - 740i (1999 ÷ 2001); H - 740iL (1999 ÷ 2001); J - 740iL (1995 ÷ 1998);
- Body type: 2 - 750iL; 4 - 740i, 740iL
- Car type: 3, 4, 7 - passenger;
- Systems of safety:
0 - seat belts;
1 - Belts and safety cushion of the driver;
2, 3 - belts and safety cushions of the driver and the forward passenger;
4 - belts and additional safety cushions of the driver and forward passenger;
- Control symbol of VIN
- Year of release: R - 1994, S - 1995, T - 1996, V - 1997: Y - 2000, 1 - 2001, 2 - 2002;
- Plant: A, F, K - Munich (Germany); B, C, D, G - Dingolfing (Germany); E, J, P - Regensburg (Germany); L-Greer (South California, USA); N-Pretoria (South Africa);
- — 17 Serial number of the car.