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      02-11-2019, 02:20 PM   #1
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Hi, I guess this will be a quick thread once the right answer comes back.

Which are the letters that show where your X3 was made please and is it the first 2 letter of the VIN?

Thanks in advance, so tried a search on the APP but no luck.
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Hi, I guess this will be a quick thread once the right answer comes back.

Which are the letters that show where your X3 was made please and is it the first 2 letter of the VIN?

Thanks in advance, so tried a search on the APP but no luck.
It's the 11th or the 1st digit of last 7 if that makes sense

L or M is Spartanburg, N is Roslin
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It's the 11th or the 1st digit of last 7 if that makes sense

L or M is Spartanburg, N is Roslin
Mine is none of those!
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It's the 11th or the 1st digit of last 7 if that makes sense

L or M is Spartanburg, N is Roslin
Mine is none of those!
It relates to European vins, I believe VINS are different in US, I assume all you're G01s over there would be built in Spartanburg anyway?
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It relates to European vins, I believe VINS are different in US, I assume all you're G01s over there would be built in Spartanburg anyway?
That is what I assume, but just want to confirm.
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L for me so a Spartanburg baby. Shouldn't make any difference but it's the home of 'X' so I'm happy with that.

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US made and sold to vehicles start with 1, 4 or 5.
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US made and sold to vehicles start with 1, 4 or 5.
I have a 2019 on it's way to me now and my 11th character is a 0. Had a 2018 X3 and it was also a 0.
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Here are details.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicl...ication_number
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L for me so a Spartanburg baby. Shouldn't make any difference but it's the home of 'X' so I'm happy with that.

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No problem yes I think your right can't see that quality would be any different these days

Not sure if still the case but it used to be only if you spec'd one of the individual options that M40d would be made in Spartanburg, do you have one of those?
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No problem yes I think your right can't see that quality would be any different these days

Not sure if still the case but it used to be only if you spec'd one of the individual options that M40d would be made in Spartanburg, do you have one of those?
I thought it still was the case, Chris’s car doesn’t have any individual options so i’m not sure why it was built in Spartanburg!
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No problem yes I think your right can't see that quality would be any different these days

Not sure if still the case but it used to be only if you spec'd one of the individual options that M40d would be made in Spartanburg, do you have one of those?
I thought it still was the case, Chris's car doesn't have any individual options so i'm not sure why it was built in Spartanburg!
I suppose these things are fluid and change over time?
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My X3 (20i) built in South Africa has NDxxxxx as the last 7 numbers of the VIN.
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No problem yes I think your right can't see that quality would be any different these days

Not sure if still the case but it used to be only if you spec'd one of the individual options that M40d would be made in Spartanburg, do you have one of those?
I thought it still was the case, Chris's car doesn't have any individual options so i'm not sure why it was built in Spartanburg!
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Not sure if still the case but it used to be only if you spec'd one of the individual options that M40d would be made in Spartanburg, do you have one of those?
I thought it still was the case, Chris's car doesn't have any individual options so i'm not sure why it was built in Spartanburg!
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Hi, I guess this will be a quick thread once the right answer comes back.

Which are the letters that show where your X3 was made please and is it the first 2 letter of the VIN?

Thanks in advance, so tried a search on the APP but no luck.
The 1st, 2nd, and 11th digits of the VIN reveal the locations and BMW plant where the vehicle was manufactured/produced:

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Hi, I guess this will be a quick thread once the right answer comes back.

Which are the letters that show where your X3 was made please and is it the first 2 letter of the VIN?

Thanks in advance, so tried a search on the APP but no luck.
The 1st, 2nd, and 11th digits of the VIN reveal the locations and BMW plant where the vehicle was manufactured/produced:

Not really up to date for all variants today.

My car was manufactured in South Africa.
The VIN:
WBATX7502KNBnnnnn

WBA = plant in control of BMW Munchen
TX75 = G01 30d variant built in Roslyn. Should be the same as TX71.
0, 2 = same
N = Roslyn plant
Bnnnnn = serial number
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Not really up to date for all variants today.

My car was manufactured in South Africa.
The VIN:
WBATX7502KNBnnnnn

WBA = plant in control of BMW Munchen
TX75 = G01 30d variant built in Roslyn. Should be the same as TX71.
0, 2 = same
N = Roslyn plant
Bnnnnn = serial number
Same, my X3 M40D is a WBAT - so many models and plants, VIN rules expanded.
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I have a 2019 on it's way to me now and my 11th character is a 0. Had a 2018 X3 and it was also a 0.
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