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hawk2100n
02-16-2006, 07:22 PM
BMW to drop E## designations according to the European Magizene CAR. This will be started with the new 2008 7er. I am not shure, mabye is going to H, but I cant remember. Is this old news? Anyone else have info on this?

SpeedFreak!
02-16-2006, 07:26 PM
BMW to drop E## designations according to the European Magizene CAR. This will be started with the new 2008 7er. I am not shure, mabye is going to H, but I cant remember. Is this old news? Anyone else have info on this?


Yes. :stickpoke

Unsure of the replacement. I haven't asked, though, I'll try to remember to ask the next time the opportunity presents itself. :thumbup:

hawk2100n
02-16-2006, 07:32 PM
In own defence, I did do a search. Kind of hard when you cant remember the letter in the designation. Oh well. The thing that I dont understand is why the huge separation between the current models. Where it used to be E38, E39, E46. Now E60, 63, 65-E90 They left out 25+ spaces. BMW must have had some motivation behind the new # system though. :dunno:

obmd1
02-16-2006, 07:33 PM
they will be "F-'s"

there was a thread about this a ways back...

chuck92103
02-16-2006, 07:39 PM
In own defence, I did do a search. Kind of hard when you cant remember the letter in the designation. Oh well. The thing that I dont understand is why the huge separation between the current models. Where it used to be E38, E39, E46. Now E60, 63, 65-E90 They left out 25+ spaces. BMW must have had some motivation behind the new # system though. :dunno:

All the numbers were used, no spaces. The way BMW engineering works is that multiple designers compete for the next model design. So in the case of the E46, there were also E41, E42, E43, E44, E45, etc.

These codes are engineering development codes. When a model is released the engineering code from the design stage is kept once the car goes into production.

BMW, like all car manufacturers are always working on prototypes that never make it into production. From a budget/cost perspective these codes allow them to keep track of the various projects that are in progress. I am sure there may be some codes that are not used, but a lot of them are we just never hear about it. Top secret stuff.

SpeedFreak!
02-16-2006, 07:54 PM
In own defence, I did do a search. Kind of hard when you cant remember the letter in the designation. Oh well. The thing that I dont understand is why the huge separation between the current models. Where it used to be E38, E39, E46. Now E60, 63, 65-E90 They left out 25+ spaces. BMW must have had some motivation behind the new # system though. :dunno:

No defense neceassary, Hawk... I was just playin'... :D

SpeedFreak!
02-16-2006, 07:55 PM
they will be "F-'s"

there was a thread about this a ways back...

I thought that was just speculation. :confused: Was that ever confirmed? :dunno: I've never looked into it, myself.

hawk2100n
02-16-2006, 08:09 PM
No defense neceassary, Hawk... I was just playin'... :D
700 worthless posts and I am still a NEWB

SpeedFreak!
02-18-2006, 12:24 PM
700 worthless posts and I am still a NEWB


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