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mp_johnson
01-20-2007, 07:44 AM
Hi all,
Was just having a discussion at work and wondering why the E chassis names? E21-E90. Is there a reason for them or are they just random numbers used so BMW can identify the different models?
Thanks

JSpira
01-20-2007, 09:36 PM
Hi all,
Was just having a discussion at work and wondering why the E chassis names? E21-E90. Is there a reason for them or are they just random numbers used so BMW can identify the different models?
Thanks
Actually, E21 is not close to being the first.

Cars that preceded the E21 in the E numbering schema (E is Entwickling btw) include the E3 (e.g. 2500, 2800, Bavaria, 3.0s/si), which was the first BMW in my family; the E6 (e.g. 1600, 1800); E9 (e.g. 2500CS, 2800CS, 3.0CSi ); and the E12 (first 5er).

BMW will be moving to F numbers shortly as two-digit E numbers have been exhausted.

The new 7er will be an F01 and the new 5er will be an F10 when it comes out in a few years.

It looks like the last production car in the E series will be the E93 (3er Cabrio).

mp_johnson
01-22-2007, 01:21 AM
Thanks but that doesn't really answer my question. What is Entwinkling? And do the numbers signify anything? Why is the E21 21? Why is the E90 90?

JSpira
01-22-2007, 04:21 AM
Thanks but that doesn't really answer my question. What is Entwinkling? And do the numbers signify anything? Why is the E21 21? Why is the E90 90?

First apologies, I made a typo (that will teach me to post with a cold and fever): E is Entwicklung, which is Development.

So these are development numbers as designs evolve. Some never make it to daylight and they go in numerical order. That is why there are gaps.

mp_johnson
01-22-2007, 04:30 AM
Thats superb, thanks very much for your help

bouncer163
01-22-2007, 04:36 AM
woeh that's cool

Paul Christian
02-01-2007, 08:25 PM
WOW!!!that is cool..thanks...I learned something about the gaps in the numbers....

DominguesE30
02-07-2007, 03:42 AM
so did i. I dont like the idea of the F's thu...