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Do you know what status your car is? 

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02102012, 12:38 AM  #166  
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Does your VIN star with WBA or WBS? Is the 4th letter of your VIN a 'U'? Is the 6th number of your VIN a 4? Is the 7th number of your VIN a 2? Is the 10th letter of your VIN a C? Is the 11th letter of your VIN a V? As far as I'm aware the above letters and numbers should be standard in all Australian 1M VIN's. Just trying to get my head around how the VIN is put together and what each letter/number means. I would appreciate if someone could take the time to have a look at their 1M and get back to me. Cheers 

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Thanks Ian
I would appreciate if someone else could verify the first 10 digits as well by having a quick look at their VIN. There is no need for the last 7 digits, I am only trying to get my head around the first 10. As far as I'm aware it should be as follows. Digit 1  Country of origin (the W stands for Germany) Digit 23  Designates the cars manufacturer (BS designates BMW Motorsport) Digit 47  Designates the model code (UR92: The 'U' is for a 1 Series, the 'R' and '9' is part of the model designation but I don't know what, and the '2' means it's an Australian vehicle) Digit 8?  Designates the restraint system identifier (type of seatbelt/airbag system in the car) Digit 9?  Designates the 'check digit' which is determined by an algorithm of your VIN Digit 10  Designates the model year identifier (in the 1M's case it should only be 'B' for 2011 or 'C' for 2012 produced cars) Digit 11  Designates the BMW Plant the vehicle was manufactured in (In all 1M's this will be a 'V' which is the Leipzig Plant) Digit 1217  Designates the Sequential Production Number / Chassis Number. So minus a few gaps this is how an Australian 1M VIN should read: W BS UR92 _ _ B/C V XXXXXX If someone could check this understanding against their own that would be great, I hope how I've understood it is correct, but I could be way off. Thanks Last edited by M1one1M; 02102012 at 01:17 AM. 
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It is WBSUR920x0VSxxxxx
the x in the first 10 is a check digit and I have an excel file I made up to work that out. Do a google/search  WBS is BMW M I can't remember off the top of my head what the other number stands for.
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How did you know what algorithm to apply to generate the 'check digit' correctly?

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Are you sure that the '0' you have quoted immediately befor the 'V' is not infact a 'C'?
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