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How to Use this Free BMW VIN Lookup

Checking a BMW VIN has never been easier with VINvaquero.com!

All BMW vehicles manufactured since 1981 will feature a 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) that can be used to quickly decode information about the vehicle, such as:

  • Location of manufacture and the manufacturing plant.
  • Body type and styling options. 
  • Details about the engine and transmission. 
  • Additional features and add-ons. 

The BMW VIN can also be used for:

  • Ordering Vehicle History Reports.
  • Getting the value of a specific BMW.
  • Finding BMW recalls.
  • Searching for compatible parts for the specific BMW year and model. 
  • Learning about the vehicle’s ownership history.
  • Finding out the vehicle’s accident and repair history. 
  • Getting free, customized insurance quotes. 
  • Checking if the BMW is stolen. 

Whether you have a BMW vehicle you own or are looking to buy one, decoding the VIN and using the VIN for a variety of tasks can come in handy. 

Our free BMW VIN decoder is here for you to get started. 

Simply enter your BMW VIN into the search bar above to check the global database. We’ll run the search and return all the pertinent information we can find. 

If you have an older VIN from a vehicle that was produced prior to 1981, the VIN decoder may not work. 

Where to find a VIN on a BMW?

Your BMW VIN will typically be found in a handful of locations on the vehicle. The common ones include:

  • On a VIN plate attached to the dashboard.
  • Stamped onto the frame. 
  • Near the engine. 
  • On the door jamb. 

Additionally, the BMW VIN can be found on your DMV and insurance paperwork, such as the:

  • Registration card.
  • Vehicle title. 
  • MCO. 
  • Insurance policy documents. 
  • Insurance ID cards. 

WMIs for BMW Vehicles

The WMI, or World Manufacturer Identifier, is the first 3 digits of the BMW VIN. 

These digits provide you with:

  • The country where the BMW was built. 
  • The Manufacturer name.
  • The vehicle type and manufacturer division. 

BMW WMIs

The first 3 digits in the VIN, or the WMI, can be used to quickly find out where a specific vehicle was produced, who produced it, and the type of vehicle it is. 

WMICountry of OriginManufacturer NameVehicle Type 
WBAGERMANYBMW AGPassenger Car
WBXGERMANYBMW AGMultipurpose Passenger Vehicle (MPV)
WMWGERMANYBMW AGPassenger Car
5UMGERMANYBMW AGPassenger Car
WMZGERMANYBMW AGMultipurpose Passenger Vehicle (MPV)
WB1GERMANYBMW AG MOTORCYCLESMotorcycle
WB3GERMANYBMW AG MOTORCYCLESMotorcycle
WB4GERMANYBMW AG MOTORCYCLESMotorcycle
WBSGERMANYBMW M GMBHPassenger Car
WBYGERMANYBMW M GMBHPassenger Car
SUXUNITED STATES (USA)BMW MANUFACTURER CORPORATION / BMW NORTH AMERICAMultipurpose Passenger Vehicle (MPV)
4USUNITED STATES (USA)BMW MANUFACTURER CORPORATION / BMW NORTH AMERICAPassenger Car
SUMUNITED STATES (USA)BMW MANUFACTURER CORPORATION / BMW NORTH AMERICAPassenger Car
5UXUNITED STATES (USA)BMW MANUFACTURER CORPORATION / BMW NORTH AMERICAMultipurpose Passenger Vehicle (MPV)
5YMUNITED STATES (USA)BMW MANUFACTURER CORPORATION / BMW NORTH AMERICAMultipurpose Passenger Vehicle (MPV)
3MWGERMANYBMW MANUFACTURER CORPORATION / BMW NORTH AMERICAPassenger Car
WAPGERMANYBMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLCPassenger Car
WZ1GERMANYBMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLCPassenger Car

BMW Models in the VIN Decoder Database

Below you’ll find a list of all BMW models manufactured since 1981 that you can decode with our VIN checker. 

BMW models in the database include:

  • 335
  • 128i
  • 135i
  • 1M
  • 228i
  • 230i
  • 318i
  • 318iC
  • 318iS
  • 318ti
  • 320i
  • 323i
  • 323iC
  • 323is
  • 325/325e
  • 325Ci
  • 325Cic
  • 325e
  • 325i
  • 325i/325is
  • 325iC
  • 325iS
  • 325iT
  • 325ix
  • 325xi
  • 325xiT
  • 328Ci
  • 328d
  • 328i
  • 328iC
  • 328iS
  • 328xi
  • 330Ci
  • 330Cic
  • 330e
  • 330i
  • 330xi
  • 335d
  • 335i
  • 335is
  • 335xi
  • 340i
  • 428i
  • 430i
  • 435i
  • 440i
  • 524td
  • 525i
  • 525iA
  • 525iAT
  • 525iT
  • 525xi
  • 528e
  • 528i
  • 528xi
  • 530e
  • 530i
  • 530iA
  • 530iT
  • 530xi
  • 530xiT
  • 533i
  • 535d
  • 535i
  • 535i/535is
  • 535xi
  • 540d
  • 540i
  • 540iA
  • 540iAT
  • 545i
  • 550i
  • 633 csi
  • 635CSi
  • 640i
  • 640xi
  • 645Ci
  • 645Cic
  • 645i
  • 650i
  • 650i / ALPINA B6
  • 650i / B6
  • 650xi
  • 730i
  • 733i
  • 735i
  • 735iL
  • 740e
  • 740i
  • 740iL
  • 740Li
  • 745e
  • 745i
  • 745Le
  • 745Li
  • 750i
  • 750i / ALPINA B7
  • 750i / B7
  • 750iL
  • 750Li
  • 750Li / ALPINA B7
  • 750Lxi
  • 750Lxi / ALPINA B7
  • 750xi
  • 750xi / ALPINA B7
  • 760i
  • 760Li
  • 840Ci
  • 840i
  • 850Ci
  • 850CSi
  • 850i
  • Active E
  • ActiveHybrid 3
  • ActiveHybrid 5
  • Alpina
  • B7
  • B8
  • C 400 GT
  • C 400 X
  • C 600
  • C 650
  • C 650 GT
  • C Evolution
  • F 650
  • F 650 CS
  • F 650 GS
  • F 650 S
  • F 700 GS
  • F 750 GS
  • F 800 GS
  • F 800 GT
  • F 800 R
  • F 800 S
  • F 800 ST
  • F 850 GS
  • F 900
  • G 310 GS
  • G 310 R
  • G 450 X
  • G 650
  • G 650 GS
  • HP2
  • HP4
  • i3
  • i8
  • K 100 LT
  • K 100 RS
  • K 100 RT
  • K 1100 LT
  • K 1100 RS
  • K 1200 GT
  • K 1200 LT
  • K 1200 R
  • K 1200 RS
  • K 1200 S
  • K 1300 GT
  • K 1300 R
  • K 1300 S
  • K 1600 B
  • K 1600 GT
  • K 1600 GTL
  • K1
  • K100
  • K75
  • K75RT
  • K75S
  • L7
  • M2
  • M235i
  • M240i
  • M3
  • M340i
  • M3Ci
  • M3Cic
  • M4
  • M440i
  • M5
  • M550i
  • M6
  • M760i
  • M760Li
  • M8
  • M850i
  • R 100
  • R 100 CS
  • R 100 GS
  • R 100 GSPD
  • R 100 R
  • R 100 RS
  • R 100 RT
  • R 1100 GS
  • R 1100 R
  • R 1100 RS
  • R 1100 RT
  • R 1100 S
  • R 1150 GS
  • R 1150 R
  • R 1150 RS
  • R 1150 RT
  • R 1200 C
  • R 1200 CL
  • R 1200 GS
  • R 1200 R
  • R 1200 RS
  • R 1200 RT
  • R 1200 S
  • R 1200 ST
  • R 1250 GS
  • R 1250 R
  • R 1250 RS
  • R 1250 RT
  • R 18
  • R 18 Classic
  • R 65
  • R 65 LS
  • R 80
  • R 80 GS
  • R 80 RT
  • R 80 ST
  • R 850 R
  • R 900 RT
  • R nineT
  • S 1000 R
  • S 1000 RR
  • S 1000 XR
  • X1
  • X2
  • X3
  • X4
  • X5
  • X6
  • X7
  • Z3
  • Z4
  • Z8