How to find the options specified with your Z Roadster

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I remember the day I sat down with the salesman the facelift brochure and options list a went a bit mad!!!
 

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It's ben reported on here a few times recently that the ones listed don't work Rob. I didn't try to be honest but found on line many now want the full 17 digits too.

Tony.
 

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No use to me, my vin number and engine number dont tie up to the log book anyway.........:whistle:
 

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Something you need to get off your chest Malc ?;)

Tony.
 

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EDITED: 17/07/2018

This works for both Z3 and Z4 models (and pretty much any UK BMW too!) and all you need is the last 7 digits of your VIN number.

Updated as the original site seems to have disappeared, the current 2 alternatives that do work are:

https://www.etkbmw.com/bmw/EN/vin/decoder/online
https://www.bmwvin.com/
Im a newbie. This site just gets better and better! Thanks for info. Im spending far too much time working on or researching my Z3!!
I cant believe how much I enjoy driving it:happy:
 

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I think you should keep the chat to cars and not promote your own business!!

The reported spam post has been removed :)

{NeRo}
 
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Not following you here Richard.

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Hi. Sorry. I received a message supposedly from you asking me to look at your new website promoting bit-coin!!
I assume it was some sort of spam!?
Don’t wish to offend.
 

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If it was supposed to be from me it most definitely was Spam Richard.

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I managed to get the original build data from a chap in USA who I contacted back in 2012 via Reddit site when I purchased my current car.
I cannot find any details on how I contacted him though, I believe he been a BMW dealer employee at sometime and so could access these details. I know you can get most of the information I've list for the sites already mentioned, but the last few lines I found particularly interesting :-

Z3 M Coupe

Top of Form

General Data

VIN - LB29908
Production Date - 2000-06-19
Color - COSMOSSCHWARZ METALLIC (303)
Upholstery - LEDER WALK NAPPA/SCHWARZ (Q6SW)
Cubical Capacity - 3.20
Power (kw) - 236
Engine - S50
Development Code - E36 (7C)
Series - 3
Code - CM92
Model - M-COUPE (EUR)
Type - RCOUPE
Steering - RL
Doors - 2
Drive - HECK
Transmission - MECH

Ordered Options
Code
Description

S260A
Side airbag for driver/passenger

S302A
Alarm system
S354A

Green windscreen, green shade band
S403A

Glass roof, electrical
S413A

Trunk room net
S428A

Warning triangle and first aid kit
S441A

Smoker package
S502A

Headlight cleaning system
S530A

Air conditioning
S669A

Radio BMW Business RDS
S674A

Hi-Fi System Harman Kardon
S694A

Provisions for BMW 6 CD changer
L812A

National version England / Ireland
S818A

Battery master switch
S863A

Retailer Directory Europe
S877A

Delete cross-pattern operation
S880A

Operating instructions, English
S925A

Transport protection package

Standard Options
Code
Description


S209A
Differential lock 25%

S243A
Airbag for front passenger

S314A
Door mirror / driver‘s lock, heated

S423A
Floor mats, velours

S481A
Sports seat

S494A
Seat heating driver/passenger

S710A
M sports steering wheel

S785A
White direction indicator lights

S853A
Language version English

It is a 805th car made.

There were 4 cars made on 2000-06-19

The rarest option on your car is the option 502. It was installed on 255 out of 821 cars.

There were 35 1998-2000 BMW Z3 M Coupe (CM92) - RHD painted in Cosmos Black Metallic (303) with Black Nappa Leather (Q6SW) interior.
 

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The last one I found which worked was this one,

BimMer.Work

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I finally got the details from www.mdecoder.com (the links mentioned above didn't work ) and it came up with the following which I didn't understand -
S877 Omission of non-combined operation
Any ideas what this means ?
 

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I finally got the details from www.mdecoder.com (the links mentioned above didn't work ) and it came up with the following which I didn't understand -
S877 Omission of non-combined operation
Any ideas what this means ?
I think it means deletion of non english language in the owners manual - in other words English only Manual
 
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Mora was born on 19th April in the year 2000. :martini Obviously a vintage year :D

We didn't understand one or two of the specs, firstly the power output was 110?? was that elephants? :-?
secondly what the heck does HECK mean??? :D
At lastly, the engine is listed as an M52, which we already knew, but had TU afterwards, what does that stand for? :-\
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