I was wondering why BMW's in Europe appear to be named E39 or something
similar. I live in Florida and have a 1988 735i. Could someone please tell
me what this would be called with the other system? Thanks in advance.
See my site's E&M numbers page for an explanation. A US 88 could be
either a late E23 or an early E32. In the UK it would be an E32, we got
the E32 in late 87. But I think the US was about a year later?
Who needs a life when you've got Unix? :-)
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Thank you both for the info. I don't know when the car was sold, I am the
third owner. I got it in 2001 with 110k miles and perfect shape. It was the
family car for my ex-wife's sister. Her husband owns a large foreign car
repair shop so I got it fixed for free.
Another good indication of build date (if in pristine condition and never been
pranged) is the date stamp on the rear light lens. Not to be confused with the
VIN code but for a quick check it worth having a peek at the date mark.
Sir Hugh of Bognor
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