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).

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 (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.

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)
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-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 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 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 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 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 Front-drive 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 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)
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)

Porsche 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)

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