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Old 11-12-2007, 01:51 PM   #1
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??? of the Day!!! Are all Bimmers Created Equally??

??? of the Day!!! Are all Bimmers Created Equally??

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Are all Bimmers built in Germany? Where was yours built? You can get the info, from the tag inside d/s door or the engine compartment!!!!

This is in regards to subframe cracks on certain e46's!!!
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Old 11-12-2007, 03:14 PM   #2
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Um, okay... most BMW's are made in Germany. However, there is a BMW factory in Spartanburg, SC. They build the X5, X3, E36 3-series (since 1996), Z3 and Z4. The E46 3-series was built in a factory in Regensburg, Germany.

Your VIN number will tell you where the car was manufactured. (Check the first three characters.)
WBA: factory in Munich
4US: factory in Spartenburg
WBS: M-factory

The first character of the VIN denotes where it was made.
1, 4, & 5 - USA
2 - Canada
3 - Mexico (check your VW)
S - England
Y - Sweden
W - Germany
V - Spain
T - Portugal
U - Ireland

etc...

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Old 11-12-2007, 08:23 PM   #3
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Old 11-12-2007, 10:38 PM   #4
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I think mine was built in Germany??!!!!!!!
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Old 11-13-2007, 01:10 PM   #5
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Old 11-13-2007, 01:36 PM   #6
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Old 11-13-2007, 05:37 PM   #7
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Um, okay... most BMW's are made in Germany. However, there is a BMW factory in Spartanburg, SC. They build the X5, X3, E36 3-series (since 1996), Z3 and Z4. The E46 3-series was built in a factory in Regensburg, Germany.

Your VIN number will tell you where the car was manufactured. (Check the first three characters.)
WBA: factory in Munich
4US: factory in Spartenburg
WBS: M-factory

The first character of the VIN denotes where it was made.
1, 4, & 5 - USA
2 - Canada
3 - Mexico (check your VW)
S - England
Y - Sweden
W - Germany
V - Spain
T - Portugal
U - Ireland

etc...

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Old 11-22-2007, 10:44 PM   #8
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Um, okay... most BMW's are made in Germany. However, there is a BMW factory in Spartanburg, SC. They build the X5, X3, E36 3-series (since 1996), Z3 and Z4.
Not really. My 1997 E36 3-series was manufactured in Germany.
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Old 11-22-2007, 11:33 PM   #9
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It was.
my e-sarcasm didnt come over I guess
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Old 11-23-2007, 10:54 AM   #10
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That just shows what a newbie I am.
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Old 11-23-2007, 01:04 PM   #11
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gld, only some of the E36 from 1996 on were made in Spartanburg. You would need to check your VIN for sure.

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