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      01-22-2006, 01:39 PM   #1
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6MT = 6-speed Manual Transmission
AAR = Automatic Air Recirculation
AB = Airbag
ABS = Anti-lock braking system
AC = Air-Conditioning
ACC = Active Cruise Control
ACSM = Advanced Crash Safety Module
ADAS = Advanced Driver Assistance System
ADB-X = Automatic Differential Brake
ADS = Engine intake air control
ADV = Windshield wiper pressure control
AFM = Air flow meter
AG = Automatic Gearbox (transmission)
AHL = Adaptive Headlights
ALR = Automatic-locking retractors
ARRB = Automatic Rear Roller Blind
AS = Active Steering
ASC = Automatic Stability Control
AST = All Season Traction
BMW = Bavarian Motor Works (Bayerische Motoren Werke)
CA = Comfort Access, also Client Advisor
CBC = Cornering Brake Control
CCC = Car Communications Computer
CDV = Clutch Delay Valve
CID = Central Information Display
CIP = Coding, Individualization, Programming
CPO = Certified Pre-Owned
CSL = Club Sport Lightweight (Club Sport Leicht)
DBC = Dynamic Brake Control
DCC = Dynamic Cruise Control
DCS = Dealer Communication System
Double VANOS = Variable Nockenwellen Steuerung (steplessly variable intake and exhaust valve timing)
DSC = Dynamic Stability Control
DTC = Dynamic Traction Control
DRL = Daytime Running Lights
ED = European Delivery
ELV = Electronic Steering Lock (Elektronische Lenkradverriegelung)
FDRS = Fold Down Rear Seats
FTM = Flat Tire Monitor
HDC = Hill Descent Control
HPS = Head Protection System
HU = Head Unit
HUD = Heads Up Display
HWS = Headlight Washer System
ISIS = Intelligent Safety and Information System
LVDS = Low Voltage Differential Signaling
LWRT - Low Weight Reinforced Thermoplastics
MFS = Multi-Function Steering Wheel
OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer
PCD = Performance Center Delivery
PDC = Park Distance Control
PDI = Pre-Delivery Inspection
PuMA = Product and Measures Management in After sales
RDS = Radio Data System
RFT = Run Flat Tires
RSC = Run flat System Components
SA = Sales Advisor or Service Advisor
SBK = Safety Battery Terminal Clamp (???)
SMG = Sequential Manual Gearbox
SRS = Supplemental Restraint System
SULEV = Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (not coined by BMW)
TMC = Traffic Message Channel
TP = Traffic Program
TPC = Tire Pressure Control
TPM = Tire Pressure Monitor
TSB = Technical Service Bulletin
VAC = Voice Activated Control
VDC = Vehicle Distribution Center
VPC = Vehicle Preparation Center
ZCP = the Competition Package (M3 Only)
ZCW = Cold Weather Package
ZHP = Performance Package (Available on US-Market e46 330i/Ci/Cic Only)
ZPP = Premium Package
ZSP = Sport Package

Color Codes:

A07 = Mystic Blue
A22 = Sparkling Graphite
A23 = Sonora
A34 = Arctic
A35 = Monaco Blue
A41 = Barrique Red
A43 = Deep Green
A52 = Space Gray
300 = Alpine White
354 = Titanium Silver
438 = Electric Red
475 = Black Sapphire
668 = Jet Black

E Vehicle Codes:
BMW E3 - (1968-1977) 2.5, 2.8, 3.0, 3.3 "New Six" sedans
BMW E9 - (1969-1975) 2800CS, 3.0CS, 3.0CSL "New Six" coupés
BMW E12 - (1972-1981) 5 Series
BMW E21 - (1975-1985) 3 Series
BMW E23 - (1977-1986) 7 Series
BMW E24 - (1976-1989) 6 Series
BMW E26 - (1978-1981) M1
BMW E28 - (1981-1988) 5 Series
BMW E30 - (1984-1991) 3 Series
BMW E31 - (1990-1999) 8 Series
BMW E32 - (1986-1994) 7 Series
BMW E34 - (1988-1995) 5 Series
BMW E36 - (1992-1999) 3 Series/Z3 (as E36/7) (1999 model as M3 only)
BMW E38 - (1994-2001) 7 Series
BMW E39 - (1997-2003) 5 Series
BMW E46 - (1999-2005) 3 Series
BMW E52 - (2000-2004) Z8
BMW E53 - (2000-present) X5
BMW E60 - (2004-present) 5 Series
BMW E63 - (2004-present) 6 Series coupe
BMW E64 - (2004-present) 6 Series convertible
BMW E65 - (2002-present) 7 Series short wheel base
BMW E66 - (2002-present) 7 Series long wheel base
BMW E70 - future X5
BMW E83 - (2004-present) X3
BMW E85 - (2003-present) Z4
BMW E87 - (2004-present) 1 Series
BMW E90 - (2006-present) 3 Series
BMW E91 - (2006-present) 3 Series Wagon

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CA aka Client Advisor also.

SA aka Service Advisor

Daytime Running Lights = DRL not DYL.

FDRS = fold down rear seats
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Titanium Silver = 354 = TS
Sparkiling Graphite = A22 = SG
Artic = A34
Sonora = A23
Monaco Blue = A35
Barrique Red = A41
Deep green = A43
Black Sapphire = 475

Alpine White = 300
Electric red = 438
Jet Black= 668
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What does CSL (i.e. the M3 CSL) stand for?
Maybe "Coupe Sports Lightweight" .

HUD = Heads Up Display
AS = Active Steering
ACC = Active Cruise Control
AAR = Automatic Air Recirculation
TP = Traffic Program
ARRB = Automatic Rear Roller Blind
MFS = Multi-Function Steeringwheel
TPM = Tyre Pressure Monitor
TPC = Tyre Pressure Control
CBC = Cornering Brake Control
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How about a legend for the car numbers. E90, E60, etc.. and which model they go to?
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What does CSL (i.e. the M3 CSL) stand for?
Club Sport Leicht

(Club Sports Lightweight)
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CIP = Coding Individualization & Programming

The number is what version you have.

You forgot RSC = Runflat System Components
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Also try this link if you want to know the list of Es from BMW

http://www.bmwarchiv.de/de/e_codes.html
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HDC = Hill Descent Control
DBC = Dynamic Brake Control
VAC = Voice Activated Control
ADB-X = Automatic differential Brake
ASC+ T = Automatic Stability Control & Traction
ASC-X = Automatic Stability Control & Traction
SBK = Safety Battery terminal Clamp
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What about colors

Titanium Silver = 354 = TS
Sparkiling Graphite = A22 = SG
Artic = A34
Sonora = A23
Monaco Blue = A35
Barrique Red = A41
Deep green = A43
Black Sapphire = 475

Alpine White = 300
Electric red = 438
Jet Black= 668
You forgot Mystic Blue = A07

Also DCC = Dynamic Cruise Control vs ACC = Active Cruise Control
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The dealers charge for "PDI". I believe it's something like dealer prep for sale, but what exactly does it mean? (except an extra $200 in BS charges?)
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PDI = Pre-Delivery Inspection
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Ok, dumb question but who or what is dunno? I see this in some of the treads somtimes. Is it spanish?
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Ok, dumb question but who or what is dunno? I see this in some of the treads somtimes. Is it spanish?
Dunno is slang in English for "Don't Know." In Spanish, it is "No Se."

Aight = All Right
Sup = What's Up
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BMW E3 - (1968-1977) 2.5, 2.8, 3.0, 3.3 "New Six" sedans
BMW E9 - (1969-1975) 2800CS, 3.0CS, 3.0CSL "New Six" coupés
BMW E12 - (1972-1981) 5 Series
BMW E21 - (1975-1985) 3 Series
BMW E23 - (1977-1986) 7 Series
BMW E24 - (1976-1989) 6 Series
BMW E26 - (1978-1981) M1
BMW E28 - (1981-1988) 5 Series
BMW E30 - (1984-1991) 3 Series
BMW E31 - (1990-1999) 8 Series
BMW E32 - (1986-1994) 7 Series
BMW E34 - (1988-1995) 5 Series
BMW E36 - (1992-1999) 3 Series/Z3 (as E36/7) (1999 model as M3 only)
BMW E38 - (1994-2001) 7 Series
BMW E39 - (1997-2003) 5 Series
BMW E46 - (1999-2005) 3 Series
BMW E52 - (2000-2004) Z8
BMW E53 - (2000-present) X5
BMW E60 - (2004-present) 5 Series
BMW E63 - (2004-present) 6 Series coupe
BMW E64 - (2004-present) 6 Series convertible
BMW E65 - (2002-present) 7 Series short wheel base
BMW E66 - (2002-present) 7 Series long wheel base
BMW E70 - future X5
BMW E83 - (2004-present) X3
BMW E85 - (2003-present) Z4
BMW E87 - (2004-present) 1 Series
BMW E90 - (2005-present) 3 Series
BMW E91 - (2005-present) 3 Series Wagon



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