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Welcome to Bimmerzone.com's Bimmercare  Section. This is a great area if your are interested in checking out what your VIN number really means, check the root of your BMW. Have Fun! 

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Special thanks to Jim Newman

 Decoding Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) 

I extracted the following from the BMW mosaic server.  
It MOSTLY works for the 3 series I've looked at.

 

  VIN number:

 

                                         WBA AA13 1 - L A E57862

Mfg. Code                                  ^  ^   ^ ^ ^ ^   ^

 WBA -- BMW-AG, Munich                     |  |   | | | |   |

 WBS -- BMW Motorsport Gmbh, Munich  ------+  |   | | | |   |

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Vehicle Description Section                   |   | | | |   |

 Model Code (see below)      -----------------+   | | | |   |

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Restraint System                                  | | | |   |

 0--Manual Seat Belts                             | | | |   |

 1--Manual Seat Belts with Supplemental-----------+ | | |   |

       Restrant System                              | | |   |

 2--Manual Seat Belts w/ Dual SRS Airbags           | | |   |

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Check Digit  ---------------------------------------+ | |   |

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Model Year                                            | |   |

 A--1980  D--1983  G--1986  K--1989                   | |   |

 B--1981  E--1984  H--1987  L--1990                   | |   |

 C--1982  F--1985  J--1988  M--1991  -----------------+ |   |

 N--1992  O--European Model                             |   |

 P--1993  R--1994  S--1995                              |   |

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Plant of Manufacture                                    |   |

 A--Munich                                              |   |

 B,D--Dingolfing       -----------------------------------+   |

 E,F--Regensburg                                            |

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Serial Number (6 Digits) -----------------------------------+