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What is a BMW VIN?

The BMW VIN is a unique 17-character code given to each BMW vehicle in the world. This combination of letters and numbers is an important source of information on any bimmer. 

VIN data is especially useful when buying a used car or trying to find the right part for your vehicle. Just enter your BMW VIN into our Decoder, and you’ll learn everything about any car or motorcycle - specs, accident history, outstanding recalls and more.

What does a BMW VIN contain?

Each BMW VIN consists of three parts: 1-3 digits are the World Manufacturer Identifier (WMI), 4-9 digits are the Vehicle Description Section (VDS), and 10-17 digits are the Vehicle Identifier Section (VIS). Together, they will tell you:

  1. Your vehicle’s origin country, manufacturer, and type
  2. Specifications: body, transmission, engine type, etc.
  3. Manufacturing plant

Aside from information encoded within your BMW VIN, you can also find information associated with this singular code. This includes police, insurance, and manufacturer information.

Where to find BMW VIN?

You can find your BMW VIN on your car and related documents. Here’s the easiest way to locate it:

  1. Step outside the vehicle and walk the the driver’s side
  2. Look for a metal plate on the dashboard behind the windshield
  3. The BMW VIN looks something like WBADE6321WB9921194

If it’s not there, you’ll find it on the driver’s door frame - look where your door latches to the body of your car. Finally, the VIN is often found on your vehicle registration and insurance documents.

BMW History Check

Your BMW VIN lets you perform a digital history check, to learn what your vehicle has been through. By entering your VIN into our BMW VIN Decoder, you will get information gathered from government agencies, such as the police, as well as insurance agencies, and the manufacturer. You may even see photos of what the vehicle looked like in the past.

Getting a history report is the only reliable way to find out if the vehicle:

  • Has been stolen or in a serious accident
  • Subject to odometer fraud
  • Recalled by the manufacturer
  • Has undergone essential maintenance

BMWs are amazing when they’re cared for, which makes digital checks indispensable for buyers.

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