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 Model Codes

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

TypeModel
42R8 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 (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 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 Model Codes

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.

CodeModel
E134kW Electric vehicle Prototype (1991)
E1/137kW Electric vehicle Prototype (1993)
E2US version of the E1 Prototype (1993)
E32500-3000 Si (1968-1977)
E3/2First Facelift E3 (1971-1973)
E3/73Second Facelift E3 (1973-1977)
E3/LongE3 Extended Wheelbase (100mm) (1974-1977)
E4Plastic-E118 wagon ti Bayer Prototype (1968)
E5Successor Glas 1300 Prototype (1968)
E602 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)
E12/1 5 Series Sedan (1976-1981)
E12/4 518, 520, 520i (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 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-13 for Junior Team Kit (1977)
E212Mid-engined car (based on E121) (1975)
E237 Series (development from 10/72) G-successor (1977-1979)
E23/17 series facelift (1979-1982)
E23/27 series facelift (1982-1986)
E23S7 series with S38 unit (1984-1986)
E246 Series (1976-1982)
E24/16 Series with E28 Platform (1982-1987)
E24/2Facelift 6 Series (1988-1989)
E24/1S6 Series with S38 (1984-1987)
E24/2SFacelift 6 Series 4-valve (1988-1989)
E25Turbo X1 (1972-1975)
E26M1 Turbo Sport Coupe (E25 + M33 based) (1973)
E26/1M1 (development from 4/76) (1978-1981)
E26/4M1-evolution model (1977)
E27Alternative to E23 and E3 (1973-1974)
E285 Series (1981-1987)
E28GR5 Series-E12-great successor (1974-1977)
E28SHandmade M5 (1984-1987)
E29Electric vehicle, E107 based (1977)
E29/2Electric City-Coupe (1979)
E303 Series (1982-1990)
E30/23 Series two-door (1982-1990)
E30/2C3 Series Cabriolet (1985-1993)
E30/2SM3 (1986-1990)
E30/2SCM3 Convertible (1988-1991)
E30/2Cab3 Series Baur Convertible TC2 (Baur) (1982-1991)
E30/43 Series 4-door (development from 9/79)
E30/4CabBaur Convertible 3-TC2-four-door (1982-1991)
E30/53 Series Touring (1987-1994)
E30/163 Series 4wd (325iX) (1985-1990)
E30ZE30 Z1 of ZT (80 pieces) (1988-1989)
E30/88Facelift E30 convertible (1987-1990)
Z1Z1 roadster (1988-1991)
E318 Series (1989-1999)
E31S850 CSi Coupe (1992-1996)
E327 Series (1986-1994)
E32/27 Series Extended Wheelbase Version (1987-1994)
E33Electro-E21 (1987-1990)
E345 Series (1988-1995)
E34/25 Series Coupe (1981)
E34/35 Series Cabriolet (1987-1995)
E34/55 Series Touring (1990-1997)
E34/16Six-cylinder 5-wheel-drive Sedan (1991-1996)
E34/5-16 Six-cylinder 5 Series Touring all-wheel- (1991-1996)
E34SM5 handmade (1988-1995)
E34/5SM5 Touring handmade (1992-1995)
E35Utility Carts with SDP (1970-1979)
E363 Series (1990-1998)
E36/23 Series Coupe (1992-1999)
E36/2SM3 Coupe (1992-1999)
E36/2C3 Series Convertible (1993-1999)
E36/2CSM3 Convertible (1996)
E36/33 Series Touring (1995-1999)
E36/43 Series Sedan (1991-1998)
E36/4SM3 Sedan (1997)
E36/53 Series compact (1994-1998)
E36/5SM3 compact (1993-2000)
E36/63 Series Compact (five) (1981-1982)
E36/7Z3 roadster (1994-2002)
E36/7SM roadster (1996-2002)
E36/8Z3 Coupe (1997-2002)
E36/8SM coupe (1997-2002)
E36/4CabBaur Topcabriolet TC4 (1996)
E37Predevelopment electric vehicle (1981)
E387 Series Sedan (1994-2001)
E38/27 Series Extended version (1994-2001)
E38/37 Series Protection (1998-2001)
E38/L7L7 (1996-2001)
E395 Series-E34 successor (1995-2003)
E39SM5 Sedan (1998-2003)
E39/25 Series Touring (1997-2004)
E39/2SM5 Touring (1997-2003)
E39/35 Series Coupe (6 Series) Base (1995-2003)
E39/45 Series Convertible (6 Series)
E423 small front-wheel drive
E44Van Project
E46/23 Series Coupe (1998-2006)
E46/2SSix-cylinder M3 Coupe (1999-2006)
E46/2C3 Series Convertible (1998-2006)
E46/2CSSix-cylinder M3 Convertible (2000-2006)
E46/33 Series Touring (1998-2005)
E46/43 Series Sedan (1997-2005)
E46/53 compact (three-door) (2000-2004)
E46/5-SZ2 Coupe (2002)
E48Front-drive 3 Series, a small prototype
E49Front-drive 3 Series, larger prototype
E50Successor for Mini – Prototype
E51V12 Coupe
E52 Z8 roadster (1999-2003)
E53 X5 (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 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)
i3i3 (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

CodeModel
R107SL Class Coupe/Convertible (1971-1988)
W124E Class Sedan (1984-1995)
C124E Class Coupe (1984-1995)
A124E Class Convertible (1984-1995)
S124E Class Wagon (1984-1995)
W126S Class Sedan (1979-1990)
C126S Class Coupe (1979-1990)
R129SL Class Coupe/Convertible (1989-1998)
W140SL Class Sedan (1990-1998)
C140CL Class Coupe (1993-1999)
W163M Class (1993-1999)
W164M Class (2005-2011)
W166M Class (2011-)
X164GL Class (2006-)
W168A Class (1997-2004)
C168A Class (1997-2004)
W169A Class (2004-)
C169A Class (2004-)
R170SLK Class Convertible (1996-2004)
R171SLK Class Convertible (2004-2011)
R172SLK Class Convertible (2011)
C197SLS Class Coupe (2010-2015)
R197SLS Class Convertible (2011-2015)
C199SLR Class (2004-2010)
R199SLR Class Coupe/Convertible (2007-2010)
W201C Class Sedan (1982-1993)
W202C Class Sedan (1997-2000)
W203C Class Sedan (2000-2007)
S203C Class Wagon (2001-2007)
CL203C Class Coupe (2001-2008)
CLC203C Class Coupe (2008-2011)
W204C Class Sedan (2008-2014)
S204C Class Wagon (2008-2014)
X204GLK Class (2008-2015)
C207CLK Class Coupe (2010-2017)
A207CLK Class Convertible (2010-2017)
C208CLK Class Coupe (1997-2002)
A208CLK Class Convertible (1997-2002)
C209CLK Class (2002-2009)
A209CLK Class Coupe (2003-2009)
W210E Class Sedan (1995-2002)
S210E Class Wagon (1996-2003)
W211E Class Sedan (2002-2009)
S211E Class Wagon (2003-2009)
W212E Class Sedan (2009-2016)
S212E Class Wagon (2009-2016)
C212E Class Coupe (1999-2006)
C215CL Class Coupe (1999-2006)
C216CL Class Coupe (2006-2014)
C218CLS Class Sedan (2011)
W219CLS Class Sedan (2004-2010)
W220S Class Sedan (1998-2005)
W221S Class Sedan (2005-2005)
R230SL Class Convertible (2001-2012)
R231SL Class Convertible (2012-)
W245B Class (2006-2011)
W246B Class (2011-)
W251R Class (2005-2013)
V251R Class (2005-2013)
V414Vaneo (2001-2005)
G460G Class (1979-1989)
G461G Class (1989-)
G463G Class (1990-2018)
A463G Class (2012-)
W463G Class (2012-)
W638V Class (1996-2003)
W639V Class (2003-2014)
W901V Class (1995-2006)
W906V Class (2006-)

Mini Model Codes

CodeModel
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)

Porsche Model Codes

CodeModel
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

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

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