European Vehicle Development & Model Codes

German car manufacturers assign internal model codes to each type / generation of vehicle that they produce. This code is extremely beneficial in identifying parts and accessories for vehicles that span multiple generations.

Audi uses a Typ (or type) code system in which a number follows a letter (for example: Audi A4 8K).

Type  Model
42  R8 Coupe (2007-), GT (2010-), GT Spyder (2011-), Spyder (2009-)
89Q  80/90 Coupe/Cabriolet/Sedan/Avant (1987-1992)
4A  100 Sedan/Avant (1991-1994), A6 Sedan/Avant (1995-1997), S6 Sedan/Avant (1995-1997), S6 Plus Avant (1996-1997)
4B  A6 Sedan/Avant (1997-2004), RS6 Sedan/Avant (2002-2005), S6 Sedan/Avant (1997-2004)
4D  A8 Sedan(1997-2002), S8 Sedan (1994-2002)
4E  A8 Sedan (2002-2009), S8 Sedan (2002-2010)
4F  A6 Allroad (2007-2011), A6 Sedan/Avant (2004-2011), S6 Sedan/Avant (2004-2011), RS6 Sedan/Avant (2008-2011)
4G  A6 Sedan/Avant (2011-), S6 Sedan/Avant (2011-)
4G8  A7 Sportback (2011-), S7 Sportback (2012-)
4H  A8 Sedan (2010-), S8 Sedan (2010-)
4L  Q7 SUV (2006-2009)
4L9  Q7 SUV (2009-)
4Z  A6 Allroad (2000-2005)
8B  Coupe (1989-1996)
8D  A4 Sedan/Avant (1994-2001), RS4 Avant (2000-2002), S4 Sedan/Avant (1997-2001)
8E  A4 Sedan/Avant (2001-2005), RS4 Sedan/Avant (2006-2008), S4 Sedan/Avant (2001-2005)
8EC  A4 Sedan(2005-2008), S4 Sedan(2005-2008)
8ED  A4 Avant (2005-2008), S4 Avant (2005-2008)
8F7  A5 Cabriolet (2010-), S5 Cabriolet (2009-)
8G  Cabriolet (1992-2000)
8H  A4 Cabriolet (2003-2005), S4 Cabriolet
8HE  A4 Cabriolet (2005-2007), RS4 Cabriolet (2007-2009), S4 Cabriolet (2005-2007)
8J  TT RS Coupe/Roadster (2010-), TT/TTS Coupe/Roadster: (2007-)
8K  A4 Allroad (2010-), A4 Sedan/Avant (2008-), S4 Sedan/Avant (2008-)
8L  A3 Hatchback/Sportback (1997-2003), S3 Hatchback/Sportback (1997-2003)
8N  TT Coupe/Roadster (1999-2006)
8P  A3 Hatchback/Sportback (2004-), S3 Hatchback/Sportback (2004-), RS3 Sportback (2011-)
8P8  A3 Cabriolet (2008-)
8R  Q5 SUV (2009-)
8T  A5 Coupe/Sportback (2008-), RS5 Coupe (2010-), S5 Coupe/Sportback (2008-)
8U  Q3 SUV (2011-)
8X  A1 Hatchback/Sportback (2011-)
8Z  A2 Hatchback/Sportback (2000-2005)

 

BMW uses a series of development codes for internal numbering. Although they were originally prefixed with E (for Entwicklungscode) followed by a number, all new codes start with 'F' (BMW) followed by a number.

Code  Model
E1  34kW Electric vehicle Prototype (1991)
E1/1  37kW Electric vehicle Prototype (1993)
E2  US version of the E1 Prototype (1993)
E3  2500-3000 Si (1968-1977)
E3/2  First Facelift E3 (1971-1973)
E3/73  Second Facelift E3 (1973-1977)
E3/Long  E3 Extended Wheelbase (100mm) (1974-1977)
E4  Plastic-E118 wagon ti Bayer Prototype (1968)
E5  Successor Glas 1300 Prototype (1968)
E6  02 Series Touring (1971-1974)
E6/73  Facelift E6 (1973-1974)
E7  Electrical 114 (02 Series to the Olympics) (1972)
E8  Facelift 1800/2000 (1969-1972)
E9  2500-3000 Coupe (CS, CSI) (1968-1975)
E9/73  Facelift E9 Coupe (1973-1975)
E10  2002 - 2002 tii (1968-1975)
E10C  2002 full cabriolet (1971)
E10T  2002 urbo (1973-1975)
E10Cab  2002 clip-Cabriolet (Targa) (1971-1975)
E10/73  Facelift E10 (1973-1975)
E11  E3 M27 V8 engine Prototype (1973)
E12  5 Series Sedan (1972-1976)
E13  VCL-swimming-terrain vehicle (1970)
E14  SUV nationally (0.5t) (1970)
E15  Plastic 2.8-liter Coupe (1970)
E16  E9 with M27 V8 engine (1970)
E17  Plastic Coupé Bolkow (0.5 gl) (1972)
E18  6.5 liter coupe with Bizzarini (1970)
E19  Bertone study (based on E114) (1970)
E20  2002 Turbo (1973-1975)
E21  3 Series (1975-1982)
E21/1  Facelift 3 Series 9/77 (1977-1979)
E21/2  Facelift 3 Series 9/79 (1979-1983)
E21/3  316-3 Door 320i (Project) (1975-1976)
E21/LA  315 (development from 7/73) (1977-1983)
E21/5  3 with M-60 engine (development from 7/73) (1977-1982)
E21Cab  3 Series Cabriolet (Baur) (1976-1983)
E21/R-1  3 for Junior Team Kit (1977)
E212  Mid-engined car (based on E121) (1975)
E23  7 Series (development from 10/72) G-successor (1977-1979)
E23/1  7 series (1979-1982)
E23/2  Facelift 7 series (1982-1986)
E23S  7 series with S38 unit (1984-1986)
E24  6 Series (1976-1982)
E24/1  6 Series with E28 Platform (1982-1987)
E24/2  Facelift 6 Series (1988-1989)
E24/1S  6 Series with S38 (1984-1987)
E24/2S  Facelift 6 Series 4-valve (1988-1989)
E25  Turbo X1 (1972-1975)
E26  M1 Turbo Sport Coupe (E25 + M33 based) (1973)
E26/1  M1 (development from 4/76) (1978-1981)
E26/4  M1-evolution model (1977)
E27  Alternative to E23 and E3 (1973-1974)
E28  5 Series (1981-1987)
E28GR  5 Series-E12-great successor (1974-1977)
E28S  Handmade M5 (1984-1987)
E29  Electric vehicle, E107 based (1977)
E29/2  Electric City-Coupe (1979)
E30  3 Series (1982-1990)
E30/2  3 Series two-door (1982-1990)
E30/2C  3 Series Cabriolet (1985-1993)
E30/2S  M3 (1986-1990)
E30/2SC  M3 Convertible (1988-1991)
E30/2Cab  3 Series Baur Convertible TC2 (Baur) (1982-1991) 
E30/4  3 Series 4-door (development from 9/79)
E30/4Cab  Baur Convertible 3-TC2-four-door (1982-1991)
E30/5  3 Series Touring (1987-1994)
E30/16  3 Series 4wd (325iX) (1985-1990)
E30Z  E30 Z1 of ZT (80 pieces) (1988-1989)
E30/88  Facelift E30 convertible (1987-1990)
Z1  Z1 roadster (1988-1991)
E31  8 Series (1989-1999)
E31S  850 CSi Coupe (1992-1996)
E32  7 Series (1986-1994)
E32/2  7 Series Extended Wheelbase Version (1987-1994)
E33  Electro-E21 (1987-1990)
E34  5 Series (1988-1995)
E34/2  5 Series Coupe (1981)
E34/3  5 Series Cabriolet (1987-1995)
E34/5  5 Series Touring (1990-1997)
E34/16  Six-cylinder 5-wheel-drive Sedan (1991-1996)
E34/5-16  Six-cylinder 5 Series Touring all-wheel- (1991-1996)
E34S  M5 handmade (1988-1995)
E34/5S  M5 Touring handmade (1992-1995)
E35  Utility Carts with SDP (1970-1979)
E36  3 Series (1990-1998)
E36/2  3 Series Coupe (1992-1999)
E36/2S  M3 Coupe (1992-1999)
E36/2C  3 Series Convertible (1993-1999)
E36/2CS  M3 Convertible (1996)
E36/3  3 Series Touring (1995-1999)
E36/4  3 Series Sedan (1991-1998)
E36/4S  M3 Sedan (1997)
E36/5  3 Series compact (1994-1998)
E36/5S  M3 compact (1993-2000)
E36/6  3 Series Compact (five) (1981-1982)
E36/7  Z3 roadster (1994-2002)
E36/7S  M roadster (1996-2002)
E36/8  Z3 Coupe (1997-2002)
E36/8S  M coupe (1997-2002)
E36/4Cab  Baur Topcabriolet TC4 (1996)
E37  Predevelopment electric vehicle (1981)
E38  7 Series Sedan (1994-2001)
E38/2  7 Series Extended version (1994-2001)
E38/3  7 Series Protection (1998-2001)
E38/L7  L7 (1996-2001)
E39  5 Series-E34 successor (1995-2003)
E39S  M5 Sedan (1998-2003)
E39/2  5 Series Touring (1997-2004)
E39/2S  M5 Touring (1997-2003)
E39/3  5 Series Coupe (6 Series) Base (1995-2003)
E39/4  5 Series Convertible (6 Series)
E42  3 Series FWD
E44  Van Project
E46/2  3 Series Coupe (1998-2006)
E46/2S  Six-cylinder M3 Coupe (1999-2006)
E46/2C  3 Series Convertible (1998-2006)
E46/2CS  Six-cylinder M3 Convertible (2000-2006)
E46/3  3 Series Touring (1998-2005) 
E46/4  3 Series Sedan (1997-2005)
E46/5  3 compact (three-door) (2000-2004)
E46/5-S  Z2 Coupe (2002)
E48  Front-drive 3 Series, a small prototype
E49  FWD 3 Series, larger prototype
E50  Successor for Mini - Prototype
E51   V12 Coupe
E52  Z8 roadster (1999-2003)
E53  X5 (1999-2006)
E53S  LMR X5 with McLaren engine (2000)
E55  X5 Extended Wheelbase (2000)
E56  FWD platform for 2006
E59  6 Series Coupe
E59/2  6 Series Convertible
E60  5 Series Sedan (2002-2007)
E60N  Facelift 5 Series Sedan (2005-2010)
E61  5 Series Sedan (2002-2007)
E61N  Facelift 5 Series Sedan (2005-2011)
E63  6 Series Coupe (2002-2007)
E63N  Facelift 6 Series Coupe (2006-2011)
E64  6 Series Convertible (2002-2007)
E64N  Facelift 6 Series Convertible (2006-2011)
E65  7 Series (2001-2008)
E66  7 Series Extended WheelBase (2001-2008)
E67  7 Series Protection (2001-2008)
E68  7 Series Hydrogen Power(2005-2007)
E70  X5 Sports Activity Vehicle (2006-2013)
E71  X6 Sports Activity Coupe (2008-2015)
E72  X6 Sports Activity Coupé - ActiveHybrid (2010-2015)
E81  1 Series 3-door (2007-2011)
E82  1 Series Coupe (2007-2014)
E82/2  Z2 (2006)
E83  X3 Sports Activity Vehicle (2003-2006)
E83N  Facelift X3 Sports Activity Vehicle (2006-2010)
E84  X1 Sports Activity Vehicle (2009-2016)
E85  Z4 Roadster and Z4 M Roadster (2002-2009)
E86  Z4 Coupe and Z4 M Coupe (2006-2009)
E87  1 Series 5-door Sports Hatch (2004-2006)
E87N  Facelift 1 Series 5-door Sports Hatch (2006-2011)
E88  1 Series Convertible (2008-2015)
E89  Z4 roadster (2009-2016)
E90  3 Series Sedan (2005-2012)
E90N  Facelift 3 Series Sedan (2008-2012)
E91  3 Series Touring (2005-2013)
E91N  Facelift 3 Series Touring (2008-2013)
E92   3 Series Coupe (2006-2010)
E92N  Facelift 3 Series Coupe (2010-2013)
E93  3 Series Convertible (2007-2010)
E93N  Facelift 3 Series Convertible (2010-2014)
E94  4 Series Compact
E99  V Series 2005
F01  7 Series (2008-2015)
F02  7 Series Extended WheelBase (2008-2015)
F03  7 Series Protection (2009-2015)
F04  7 Series ActiveHybrid (2010-2015)
F06  6 Series Gran Coupe (2011-2018)
F07  5 Series Gran Turismo (2011-2018)
F10  5 Series (2010-2017)
F11  5 Series Touring (2011-2018)
F12  6 Series Convertible (2012-2019)
F13  6 Series Coupe (2011-2018)
F14  6 Series Gran Coupe (2012-2019)
F15  X5 Sports Activity Vehicle (2013-2020)
F18  5 Series Extended WheelBase (2010-2016)
F20  1 Series 5-door (2011-2018)
F21  1 Series 3-door (2012-2019)
F22  2 Series Coupe (2014-2021)
F23  2 Series Cabriolet (2014-2021)
F25  X3 Sports Activity Vehicle (2011-2018)
F30  3 Series Sedan (2012-2019)
F31  3 Series Touring (2012-2019)
F32  3 Series Coupe (4-series) (2012-2019)
F33  3 Series Convertible (4 series) (2012-2019)
F34  3 Series Gran Turismo (2013-2020)
F35  3 Series Extended WheelBase (2015-2022)
F44  1 Series GT (FWD) (2013-2020)
F45  2 Series Touring (FWD) (2014-2021)
F46  2 Series City (FWD) (2014-2021)
F47  X2 (2016-2024)
F48  X1 (2015-2022)
i3  i3 (Megacity Vehicle - Project i) (2013-2020)
i8  i8 ( Vision EfficientDynamics) (2014-2016)
FAST  Family Activity Sports Tourer (2014-2022)
CAT  Compact Activity Tourer (Sports Van)
JOY  1 Series 2 Door (FWD)
442  i100 Coupe ActiveHybrid (2013)

 

Mercedes-Benz Model Codes

Model Code Prefix
W: Saloon/General
S: Estate
C: Coupe
A: Cabriolet
CL: Sports Coupe
V: Extended wheelbase
R: Roadster
X: Crossover SUV
G: Cross-country Vehicle

Code  Model
R107  SL Class Coupe/Convertible (1971-1988)
W124  E Class Sedan (1984-1995)
C124  E Class Coupe (1984-1995)
A124  E Class Convertible (1984-1995)
S124  E Class Wagon (1984-1995)
W126  S Class Sedan (1979-1990)
C126  S Class Coupe (1979-1990)
R129  SL Class Coupe/Convertible (1989-1998)
W140  SL Class Sedan (1990-1998)
C140  CL Class Coupe (1993-1999)
W163  M Class (1993-1999)
W164  M Class (2005-2011)
W166  M Class (2011-)
X164  GL Class (2006-)
W168  A Class (1997-2004)
C168  A Class (1997-2004)
W169  A Class (2004-)
C169  A Class (2004-)
R170  SLK Class Convertible (1996-2004)
R171  SLK Class Convertible (2004-2011)
R172  SLK Class Convertible (2011)
C197  SLS Class Coupe (2010-2015)
R197  SLS Class Convertible (2011-2015)
C199  SLR Class (2004-2010)
R199  SLR Class Coupe/Convertible (2007-2010)
W201  C Class Sedan (1982-1993)
W202  C Class Sedan (1997-2000)
W203  C Class Sedan (2000-2007)
S203  C Class Wagon (2001-2007)
CL203  C Class Coupe (2001-2008)
CLC203  C Class Coupe (2008-2011)
W204  C Class Sedan (2008-2014)
S204  C Class Wagon (2008-2014)
X204  GLK Class (2008-2015)
C207   CLK Class Coupe (2010-2017)
A207  CLK Class Convertible (2010-2017)
C208  CLK Class Coupe (1997-2002)
A208  CLK Class Convertible (1997-2002)
C209  CLK Class (2002-2009)
A209  CLK Class Coupe (2003-2009)
W210  E Class Sedan (1995-2002)
S210  E Class Wagon (1996-2003) 
W211  E Class Sedan (2002-2009)
S211  E Class Wagon (2003-2009)
W212  E Class Sedan (2009-2016)
S212  E Class Wagon (2009-2016) 
C212  E Class Coupe (1999-2006)
C215  CL Class Coupe (1999-2006)
C216  CL Class Coupe (2006-2014)
C218  CLS Class Sedan (2011)
W219  CLS Class Sedan (2004-2010)
W220  S Class Sedan (1998-2005)
W221  S Class Sedan (2005-2005)
R230  SL Class Convertible (2001-2012)
R231  SL Class Convertible (2012-)
W245  B Class (2006-2011)
W246  B Class (2011-)
W251  R Class (2005-2013)
V251  R Class (2005-2013)
V414  Vaneo (2001-2005) 
G460  G Class (1979-1989)
G461  G Class (1989-)
G463  G Class (1990-2018)
A463  G Class (2012-)
W463  G Class (2012-)
W638  V Class (1996-2003)
W639  V Class (2003-2014)
W901  V Class (1995-2006)
W906  V Class (2006-)

 

Mini Model Codes

Code  Model
R50  Coupe (2000-2006)
R52  Convertible (2002-2008)
R53  Coupe (2000-2006)
R55  Clubman (2006-2014)
R56  Coupe(2006-2015)
R57  Convertible (2009-)
R58  Coupe (2012-2015)
R59  Roadster (2012-2015)
R60  Countryman (2010-2016)
R61  Paceman (2013-2016)
F54  Clubman (2013-2016)
F55  5 Door Hatchback (2013-2016)

 

Mini Model Codes

Code  Model
911  Coupe (1970-1989)
912  Coupe (1965-1969)
914  Coupe (1970-1976) 
924  Coupe/GT/Turbo (1976-1988)
928  Carrera/GT(1978-1988)
944  Coupe/Cabriolet/Turbo (1983-1991)
955  Cayenne (2002-2006)
957  Cayenne (2007-2010)
958  Cayenne (2010-)
959  Coupe (1987-1988)
964  Carrera/Cabriolet/Speedster/Targa/Turbo (1989-1994)
968  Coupe/Cabriolet/Turbo (1992-1995)
981  Boxster/Cayman (2012-2016)
982  Boxster/Cayman (2016-)
986  Boxster (1996-2005)
987  Boxster (2005-2012)
987C  Cayman (2005-2012)
970  Panamera (2009-)
991  Carrera/Cabriolet/GT3/Targa/Turbo (2011-2019)
992  Carrera/Cabriolet (2019-)
993  Carrera/Cabriolet (1993-1998)
996  Carrera/Cabriolet/GT2/GT3/GT3 RS/Turbo (1997-2005)
997  Carrera/Cabriolet/GT2/GT2 RS/GT3/GT3 RS/Turbo (2005-2012)

 

Smart Model Codes

Code  Model
A450  Fortwo (1998-2007)
C450  Fortwo Cabrio (2000-2007
A452  Fortwo (2007-2014)