How do I identify what Model BMW I have got

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Harris
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How do I identify what Model BMW I have got

Post by Harris » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:35 pm

Hello and thanks for letting me join the group

I have bought the wife a 1 series BMW a 2010 118d SE with 8k on the clock in metalic gray and she loves it

I keep seeing people talk about E87 and N47
how do I find out what model my car is and what engine if has?

sorry if this sounds like a simple question.

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Matt
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Re: How do I identify what Model BMW I have got

Post by Matt » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:38 pm

E81 3dr hatch
E82 coupe
E87 5dr hatch
E88 convertible
Now:
M140i F20 Auto in Mineral Grey (B58)

Gone:
125D F20 LCI MSport Auto in Alpine White (B47)
120D E81 LCI MSport Auto in Space Grey (N47)
118D E87 LCI Sport Manual in Black Sapphire (N47)

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Re: How do I identify what Model BMW I have got

Post by RichCranney » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:38 pm

Is it hatch? 3 door or 5? Coupe or convertible?

E81 = 3 door hatch
E82 = Coupe
E87 = 5 door hatch
E88 = Convertible

Engine I'd assume you have n47 Diesel engine but could be wrong

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Damn you for beating me to it Matt!!!

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Re: How do I identify what Model BMW I have got

Post by Harris » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:49 pm

its a 5 door hatch

so thanks to you both

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Re: How do I identify what Model BMW I have got

Post by N52 Techie » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:23 pm

Yes 2010 118d will be an n47. The old m47 engines are pre 07ish, all 4 cylinder diesels thereafter are n47 in one form or another

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Re: How do I identify what Model BMW I have got

Post by PR130 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:21 am

Easiest way should be to look at the build plate inside the driver's door shut. I think this should tell you what you want to know!
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Re: How do I identify what Model BMW I have got

Post by dmartinmayes » Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:11 pm

57 plate 118d 5 door... what will mine be e81??

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Re: How do I identify what Model BMW I have got

Post by danchapman » Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:16 pm

dmartinmayes wrote:57 plate 118d 5 door... what will mine be e81??

E81 = 3 door hatch
E82 = Coupe
E87 = 5 door hatch
E88 = Convertible

E81 118D | Black Sapphire | M Sport | 18" 208's | Comfort Pack | Front+Rear PDC | Rear Privacy Glass | Pro HU | Alpine Upgrade | Lemon Leather | Heated Seats | Cruise | Depos | 6000k Angel LEDS | 4300k HIDS | TRS Morimoto Mini H1 Bi-Xenon | Carbon Mirrors | BMWP Grills | Carbon Spoiler

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