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Trevor
23-01-2009, 07:53 PM
I now know the meaning of the Porsche range, for example, 964 then 930, then 966, and now 967, etc.

BUT ...

What is the position with the BMW range?

Starter for 10

E30

Pictures and differences would be helpful too.

Oh, for those who wanted to know, Skylines, R32 (Godzilla), R33 (Hair dressers car), R34 (The one with the dash top display), GTR (the Porsche Turbo eater). Each with 2WD and 4WD variants called GTS and GTR's.

Russ can only reply if someone gets it wrong.

Russ_F
23-01-2009, 07:59 PM
I might not know :blink:

:lol: :lol:

Trevor
23-01-2009, 08:02 PM
Looks like the first 12 to read this thread didn't! :lol: :lol: :whistle:

Robert
23-01-2009, 08:03 PM
It is like this;

BMW Codes (http://www.cs-zone.com/OVERIGE%20BMW%20Overzicht%20BMW%20E-codes.htm)

Greetings from Robert

Dave B
23-01-2009, 08:04 PM
I thought it went 964, 993, 996 and now 997.. :fish:

Trevor
23-01-2009, 08:08 PM
Ah, someone is awake. And thanks for the list. All I need now is the list with pictures!

Darren Langeveld
23-01-2009, 08:09 PM
Originally posted by Dave Boulder@Jan 23 2009, 09:04 PM
I thought it went 964, 993, 996 and now 997.. :fish:
Oh Trevor?

Russ_F
23-01-2009, 08:10 PM
Originally posted by Robert@Jan 23 2009, 09:03 PM
It is like this;

BMW Codes (http://www.cs-zone.com/OVERIGE%20BMW%20Overzicht%20BMW%20E-codes.htm)

Greetings from Robert
There are some errors in there ;)

Good find though :thumb:

Dave B
23-01-2009, 08:11 PM
And it was the Tomahawk and then the Chopper, the grifter came much later...... :whistle:

Gary Kinghorn
23-01-2009, 08:15 PM
E30 - Like the jaffa cake

E36 like Russ and Simon have

E46 - Like Simon has (that didn't help did it :whistle: ) :lol: And Steve Gill and Thorleif CSL etc

Trevor
23-01-2009, 08:15 PM
Originally posted by Herr Teflon@Jan 23 2009, 09:09 PM
Oh Trevor?
Well I am watching NCIS and only half constipated (sorry, concentrating!)

Trevor
23-01-2009, 08:16 PM
Originally posted by Gary Kinghorn@Jan 23 2009, 09:15 PM
E30 - Like the jaffa cake

E36 like Russ and Simon have

E46 - Like Simon has (that didn't help did it :whistle: ) :lol: And Steve Gill and Thorleif CSL etc
That is the sort of answer I wanted. Sort of. :wave:

Gary Kinghorn
23-01-2009, 08:18 PM
E30 being followed by E36
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v501/tvr400/Nurburgring%20late%20June%2006/7.jpg

E46
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v501/tvr400/Nurburgring%20late%20June%2006/10.jpg

Russ_F
23-01-2009, 08:19 PM
Originally posted by Gary Kinghorn@Jan 23 2009, 09:15 PM
E30 - Like the jaffa cake

E36 like Russ and Simon have

E46 - Like Simon has (that didn't help did it :whistle: ) :lol: And Steve Gill and Thorleif CSL etc
E21 before E30

E90/1/2/3 after E46

:thumb:

Trevor
23-01-2009, 08:26 PM
The black one in the pic is labelled as an E30, but I thought this was the first model type to have an M3 badge. But, then Russ adds in an E21 to confuse things. Any pics?

Tomorrow night we can do Mercedes. First there was the ugly one, then the big one, then the huge one and then finally the other one. Close enough. Cancel that thread. :fishing:

GVK
23-01-2009, 08:45 PM
E21 is the 3er before the E30 ;)

GVK
23-01-2009, 08:46 PM
E21

http://www.alpinaaustralia.com.au/gallery/e21/images/Alpina004_1.jpg

Dave T
23-01-2009, 08:50 PM
Originally posted by GVK@Jan 23 2009, 09:46 PM
E21

http://www.alpinaaustralia.com.au/gallery/e21/images/Alpina004_1.jpg
I'm off to the bathroom, may be a while :rolleyes: :whistle:

Dave T
23-01-2009, 08:54 PM
E39
http://www.homepages.mcb.net/davet/ring_private/me2.jpg

Gary Kinghorn
23-01-2009, 09:04 PM
If you remember the old beemers like mine. The 325's were E30's the 323's before them were E21.

I think :shame:

Trevor
23-01-2009, 09:09 PM
Ah, doubt creeping in there GK.

My mate has one of the early M3's with the 200bp engine (or about that) and the curvy bit just behind the door that made it look cool. Dead light and very good looking car. His is not the race/stripped out version but the one with rouched up leather (scicotto or somat sp.)

Russ_F
23-01-2009, 09:46 PM
Originally posted by Gary Kinghorn@Jan 23 2009, 10:04 PM
If you remember the old beemers like mine. The 325's were E30's the 323's before them were E21.

I think :shame:
Before e30 325i there was e30 323i :thumb:

GVK, that e21 is :veryhappy:

texas2201
23-01-2009, 10:47 PM
I had an E30 323i in 1985 and the first M3 is the E30 M3 although it shared very little with any of the other E30's?

Dan Lord
24-01-2009, 12:15 AM
Originally posted by Dave Boulder@Jan 23 2009, 09:04 PM
I thought it went 964, 993, 996 and now 997.. :fish:
It did.
And 930 before 964 :thumb:

Ryan W
24-01-2009, 12:18 AM
Pure sex..... E30 323i auto... I loved this car, not bad for Ģ250 either!

http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v265/48/84/507305909/n507305909_1091988_4884.jpg

Dan Lord
24-01-2009, 12:33 AM
Why did the 323 seem livlier than the 325???

Pedro
24-01-2009, 11:58 AM
Originally posted by Dan Lord@Jan 24 2009, 02:33 AM
Why did the 323 seem livlier than the 325???
Because it was?







I still havenīt seen the explanation for the code numbers though, why is an E21 a 3 series and be smaller than a 130?

dangerousbryan
24-01-2009, 09:22 PM
the code numbers don't relate to anything really, its just the code numbers given by bmw to each model.

from what i can remember.

3 series e21 e30 e46 e90
5 series e28 e34 e39 e60

JuniorGT
24-01-2009, 10:05 PM
Originally posted by Trevor Wood@Jan 23 2009, 10:09 PM


My mate has one of the early M3's with the 200bp engine (or about that) and the curvy bit just behind the door that made it look cool. Dead light and very good looking car. His is not the race/stripped out version but the one with rouched up leather (scicotto or somat sp.)
that would be a Johnny cecotto limited edition - stunning

Tony
24-01-2009, 10:17 PM
Originally posted by dangerousbryan@Jan 24 2009, 10:22 PM
the code numbers don't relate to anything really, its just the code numbers given by bmw to each model.

from what i can remember.

3 series e21 e30 e46 e90
5 series e28 e34 e39 e60
Correct :thumb: Though they have confused the matter by addind additional numbers for each body variant i.e.

New 3 series
E90 = Saloon
E91 = Cabrio
E92 = Coupe

New 5 Series
E60 = Saloon
E61 = Touring

Dave G
24-01-2009, 10:32 PM
That was a bargain Ryan, drifted okay for a slushbox too! :lol:

The early (pre-facelift (chrome bumper)) E30 325i was higher compression and a bit quicker apparently (true in my experience). :wave:

autohabit
25-01-2009, 12:11 AM
Just to throw in even more confusion (to some!) BMW has now run out of E numbers. The new 7 series is the F01. Basically, each time a new BMW model goes into development stage it gets a code number, therefore there is no conection between any particular Series and E numbers.