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Below you will find a comprehensive list of model codes for Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Mini, Porsche and Smart vehicles.

Many German car manufacturers assign model code numbers to each type / generation of vehicle that they produce, this is primarily an internal code for the manufacturers reference but is useful when identifying parts that will fit your vehicle. The model code usually refers to the chassis rather than specific engine/suspension configurations. An Audi A4 8K for example refers to the latest Audi A4 that has been produced since 2008 and comes in a variety of engine sizes and configurations; however, permissible wheel sizes will be common across the 8K range.

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These model codes (modellbezeichnung) may also be referred to as development codes (Entwicklungscodes), Types (Typ) or internal codes (interne bezeichnung). You'll often find these model codes used within our website and on our wheel fitment guides.

Each car manufacturer uses a different coding system - companies within the same group, like BMW/Mini, often use a common system. Here are some examples of model codes:

Mercedes vehicle codes use a letter (W, S, C, A etc.) followed by a number. The letter refers to the class of vehicle – W for Saloon (Wagen), C for Coupe and so on.

BMW use a system of development codes for numbering that were originally prefixed with E (for Entwicklungscode) followed by a number, this has now progressed to 'F' (BMW) or 'R' (Mini) followed by a number.

Audi use a Typ code system that is a number followed by a letter (e.g Audi A4 8K). In addition to the Typ code people sometimes refer to Audi vehicles using their model number and the Volkswagen Group platform code (e.g Audi A4 B8). This is a common platform numbering system that VW Group use and is an alternative to the Typ codes. For more information on platform codes, click here.

We are constantly adding to and updating this list, which is a useful resource for the automotive community. If there are any codes that are missing or you think something is incorrect, please email us with details.

Audi Model Codes

42: R8 Coupe: 2007-, GT: 2010-, GT Spyder: 2011-, Spyder: 2009-
89Q: 80/90 Coupe/Cabriolet/Saloon/Avant: 1987-1992
4A: 100 Saloon/Avant: 1991-1994, A6 Saloon/Avant: 1995-1997, S6 Saloon/Avant: 1995-1997, S6 Plus Avant: 1996-1997
4B: A6 Saloon/Avant: 1997-2004, RS6 Saloon/Avant: 2002-2005, S6 Saloon/Avant: 1997-2004
4D: A8 Saloon: 1997-2002, S8 Saloon: 1994-2002
4E: A8 Saloon: 2002-2009, S8 Saloon: 2002-2010
4F: A6 Allroad: 2007-2011, A6 Saloon/Avant: 2004-2011, S6 Saloon/Avant: 2004-2011, RS6 Saloon/Avant: 2008-2011
4G: A6 Saloon/Avant: 2011-, S6 Saloon/Avant: 2011-
4G: A7 Sportback: 2011-, S7 Sportback: 2012-
4H: A8 Saloon: 2010-, S8 Saloon: 2010-
4L: Q7 SUV: 2006-2009
4L9: Q7 SUV: 2009-
4Z: A6 Allroad: 2000-2005
8B: Coupe 1989-1996
8C: 80/90 Coupe/Cabriolet/Saloon/Avant: 1992-1995, RS2 Avant: 1994-1996
8D: A4 Saloon/Avant: 1994-2001, RS4 Avant: 2000-2002, S4 Saloon/Avant: 1997-2001
8E: A4 Saloon/Avant: 2001-2005, RS4 Saloon/Avant: 2006-2008, S4 Saloon/Avant: 2001-2005
8EC: A4 Saloon: 2005-2008, S4 Saloon: 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: 2004-2005
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 Saloon/Avant: 2008-, S4 Saloon/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: 2000-2005

BMW Model Codes

E1: 34kW Electric vehicle Prototype 1991
E1/1: 37kW Four-seater Electric Vehicle Prototype 1993
E2: USA version of the E1 Prototype 1993
E3: 2500-3000 Si 1968-1977
E3/2: E3 First Facelift 1971-1973
E3/73: E3 Seconf Facelift 1973-1977
E3/Long: E3 Extended Wheelbase Version (at 100mm) 1974-1977
E4: Plastics E118 wagon ti (Bayer) Prototype 1968
E5: Successor Glass 1300 [Bracq coupe, based on 1600ti] Prototype 1968
E6: 02 Series Touring (short tail carriage) 1971-1974
E6/73: Facelift of the E6 1973-1974
E7: Electrical 114 (02 Series to the Olympics) 1972
E7/2: Advanced Engineering for E29 1974
E8: Facelift 1800/2000 1969-1972
E9: 2500 - 3000 Coupe (CS, CSI) 1968-1975
E9/73: E9 Coupe Facelift 1973-1975
E10: 2002 - 2002 tii 1968-1975
E10C: 2002 full cabriolet 1971
E10T: 2002 turbo 1973-1975
E10Cab: 2002 clip-Cabriolet (Targa) 1971-1975
E10/73: E10 Facelift 1973-1975
E11: E3 M27 V8 engine Prototype 1973
E12: 5 Series Saloon 1972-1976
E12/1: 5 Series Saloon 1976-1981
E12/4: 520, 520i, 518 1972-1981
E12/5: 5 Series with M60 engine 1977-1981
E12/6: 5 Series with M68 engine 1972-1981
E12/8: 5 Series South African production 1973-1981
E12/1S: M 535i 1980-1981
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: 3 Series Facelift 9/77 1977-1979
E21/2: 3 Series Facelift 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
E22: Mid-engined car (based on E121) 1975
E23: 7 Series (development from 10/72) G-successor 1977-1979
E23/1: 7 series facelift 1979-1982
E23/2: 7 series facelift 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: 6 Series facelift 1988-1989
E24/1S: 6 Series with S38 1984-1987
E24/2S: 6 Series 4-valve Facelift 1988-1989
E25: Turbo X1 (Bracq) 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: M5 handmade 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 Baur Convertible TC2 (Baur) 1982-1991
E30/4: 3 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: E30 Facelift '88 (convertible later) 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 (Baur) 1987-1995
E34/5: 5 Series Touring 1990-1997
E34/16: Six-cylinder 5-wheel-drive Saloon 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 Saloon 1991-1998
E36/4S: M3 Saloon 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 Saloon 1994-2001
E38/2: 7 Series long version 1994-2001
E38/3: 7 Series Protection 1998-2001
E38/L7: L7 1996-2001
E39: 5 Series - E34 successor 1995-2003
E39S: M5 Saloon 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)
E40: 3 (K) successor (project)
E42: 3 small front-wheel drive
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 Saloon 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: Front-drive 3 Series, larger prototype
E50: Successor for Mini - Prototype
E51: V12 Coupe
E52: Z8 roadster 1999-2003
E53: X5 - SAV SUV 1999-2006
E53S: LMR X5 with McLaren engine 2000
E55: X5 Extended Wheelbase 2000
E56: Front-wheel drive platform for 2006
E59: 6 Series Coupe
E59/2: 6 Convertible
E60: 5 Series Saloon 2002-2007
E60N: 5 Series Saloon - LCI 2005-2010
E61: 5 Series Touring 2002-2007
E61N: 5 series touring - LCI 2005-2011
E63: 6 Series Coupe 2002-2007
E63N: 6 Series Coupe - LCI 2006-2011
E64: 6 Convertible 2002-2007
E64N: 6 Convertible - LCI 2006-2012
E65: 7 Series 2001-2008
E66: 7 Series long version 2001-2008
E67: 7 Series Protection 2001-2008
E68: 7 Series with 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: X3 Sports Activity Vehicle Facelift 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: 1 Series 5-door Sports Hatch Facelift 2006-2011
E88: 1 Series Convertible 2008-2015
E89: Z4 roadster 2009-2016
E90: 3 Series Saloon 2005-2012
E90N: 3 Series Saloon Facelift 2008-2012
E91: 3 Series Touring 2005-2013
E91N: 3 Series Touring Facelift 2008-2013
E92: 3 Series Coupe 2006-2010
E92N: 3 Series Coupe Facelift 2010-2013
E93: 3 Series Convertible 2007-2010
E93N: 3 Series Convertible Facelift 2010-2014
E94: 4 Series Compact
E99: V series 2005
F01: 7 Series Saloon 2008-2015
F02: 7 Series Saloon - Long Version 2008-2015
F03: 7 Series Saloon - Protection 2009-2015
F04: 7 Series Saloon - ActiveHybrid 2010-2015
F06: 6 Series Gran Coupe 2011-2018
F07: 5 Series Gran Turismo (former RFK - Space Functional Concept / PAS) 2009-2016
F10: 5 Series Saloon 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 (formerly Concept CS) 2012-2019
F15: X5 Sports Activity Vehicle 2013-2020
F18: 5 Series Saloon Extended Wheelbase Version for China 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 Saloon 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 Saloon (long version China) 2015-2022
F44: 1 Series GT (FWD) 2013-2020
F45: 1 Series Touring (front drive) 2014-2021
F46: 1 Series City (front drive) 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: front wheel drive two-door 1 Series
442: i100 Coupe ActiveHybrid 2013

Mercedes-Benz Model Codes

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


107 SL Class R: 1971-1988  
124 E Class W/C/A/S: 1984-1995  
126 S Class W/C: 01/1979-1990  
129 SL Class R: 09/1989-2001  
140 S Class W: 01/1990-09/1998  
140 CL Class C: 09/1993-1999  
163 M Class W: 03/1998-06/2005  
164 M Class W: 07/2005-08/2011  
166 M Class W: 09/2011-  
164 GL Class X: 06/2006  
168 A Class W/C: 10/1997-08/2004  
169 A Class W/C: 09/2004-  
170 SLK Class R: 09/1996-02/2004  
171 SLK Class R: 03/2004-02/2011  
172 SLK Class R: 03/2011  
197 SLS Class C: 03/2010-, R: 11/2011-  
199 SLR: C 02/2004-, R: 09/2007-  
201 C Class W: 11/1982-1993  
202 C Class W: 06/1997-04/2000, S: 05/1996-02/2001  
203 C Class W: 05/2000-02/2007, S: 03/2001-11/2007, CL: 03/2001-05/2008, CLC: 09/2006-  
204 C Class W: 03/2007- S: 12/2007- C: 06/2011-  
204 GLK Class X: 10-2008-  
207 E Class C: 05/2009-, A: 03/2010-  
208 CLK Class C: 06/1997-04/2002, A: 04/1998-04/2002  
209 CLK Class C: 05/2002-04/2009, A: 05/2003-04/2009  
210 E Class W: 01/1995-02/2002, S: 05/1996-02/2003  
211 E Class W: 03/2002-02/2009, S: 03/2003-10/2009  
212 E Class W: 03/2009-, S: 11/2009-  
215 CL Class C: 10/1999-08/2006  
216 CL Class C: 09/2006-  
218 CLS Class C: 01/2011-  
219 CLS Class C: 10/2004-12/2010  
220 S Class W: 10/1998-08/2005  
221 S Class W: 09/2005-  
230 SL Class R: 10/2001- 02/2012  
231 SL Class R: 03/2012-  
245 B Class W: 02/2006-05/2011  
246 B Class W: 11/2011-  
251 R Class W: 10/2005-, V: 10/2005-  
414 Vaneo V: 10/2001-06/2005  
460 G Class G: 1979-1989
461 G Class G: 1989-
463 G Class G: 01/1989-, A: 06/2012-, W: 06/2012-  
638 V Class W: 01/1996-09/2003  
638 Vito: 01/1996-09/2003  
639 Vito: 10/2003-  
639 V Class W: 10/2003-  
901-905 Sprinter: 02/1995-03/2006  
906 Sprinter: 04/2006-

MINI Model Codes

R50 Coupe: 09/2000-11/2006
R52 Convertible: 11/2002-07/2008
R53 Coupe: 10/2000-11/2006
R55 Clubman: 10/2006-
R56 Coupe: 10/2005-
R57 Convertible: 10/2007-
R58 Coupe: 12/2010-
R59 Roadster: 01/2011-
R60 Countryman: 01/2010-
R61 Pacemen: 2013-2020
F54 Hatch back five door: 2014-2021
F55 Clubman four door: 2015-2022

Porsche Model Codes

911: Coupe 1970-1989
911: Turbo 1974-1989
912-911: Coupe 1965-1969
914: Roadster 1970-1976
924: Coupe/GT/Turbo 1976-1988
928: Carrera/GT 1978-1995
944: Coupe/Cabriolet/Turbo 1983-1991
958: Cayenne 2010-
959: Coupe 1987-1988
964-911: Carrera/Cabriolet/Speedster/Targa/Turbo 1989-1994
968: Coupe/Cabriolet/Turbo 1992-1995
981: Boxster 2012-
986: Boxster 1996-2005
987: Boxster Gen 1 2005-2011
987C: Cayman Gen 1 2005-2011
970: Panamera 2009-
991-911: Carrera/Cabriolet 2011-
993-911: Carrera/Cabriolet/GT2/Targa/Turbo 1993-1998
996-911: Carrera/Cabriolet/GT2/GT3/GT3 RS/Turbo 1997-2005
997-911: Carrera/Cabriolet/GT2/GT2 RS/GT3/GT3 RS/Turbo 2005-2012
9PA: 955 Cayenne 2002-2006
9PA1: 957 Cayenne 2007-2010

Smart Model Codes

450 A: 03/1998-2007, C: 07/1998-03/2007
451 A: 04/2007-, C: 04/2007-
452 C: 02/2003-11/2005, R: 02/2003-11/2005
454 W: 04/2004-06/2006