How do I identify what Model BMW I have got

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How do I identify what Model BMW I have got

Postby Harris » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:35 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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Re: How do I identify what Model BMW I have got

Postby Matt » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:38 pm

E81 3dr hatch
E82 coupe
E87 5dr hatch
E88 convertible
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Re: How do I identify what Model BMW I have got

Postby RichCranney » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:38 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

Postby Harris » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:49 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

Postby N52 Techie » Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:23 am

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

Postby PR130 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:21 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

Postby dmartinmayes » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:11 am

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

Postby danchapman » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:16 am

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



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

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