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Old 10-24-2003, 04:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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E30, E36, E46, E28, E34, E39, E60 mean? say 1998 E36 M3. any input would be appreciated. thanks.
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those e.... mean the generation that the bimmer is from.. i guess they change the number for different models, (3,5,7,etc series) and also they change the number depending on the body of the model.


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they are the development codes.
The 1998 M3 is an E36. which is the 3-series model built from 1992 to 1998
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this post explains it all

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