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Check your BMW's vehicle identification number (VIN) in seconds.

Your BMW's vehicle identification number (VIN) is a factory-generated serial number that can give you an instant background check on your car. The complete number is 17 digits, but you only need to enter the last seven into our BMW VIN decoder to get an instant report on such information as year, make, model, trim, engine, transmission, and much more. Try it now below.
Why do a BMW VIN check?
There are many reasons to do a BMW VIN lookup:

  • Using a VIN decoding tool can help you discover a new or used car's market price.
  • To make sure you are ordering the right parts, upgrade kits, or retrofit packages for your car. When you know your BMW's exact year, model, make, and other features, you can then find exactly the right upgrades and parts at such online retailers as BimmerTech, which offers the world's largest selection of DIY kits and parts for BMWs, and ModMyNav, with its selection of BMW rear-view camera kits. So you can easily add all the features you always wished your BMW had.
  • When ordering a spare or replacement remote key fob for your BMW, a VIN check can help you confirm which key fob is needed, including the frequency. BMWs with option S876A require a 315Mhz key fob, those with S874A require a 434Mhz key fob, and all others require an 868Mhz key fob. All these options are available at Bimmernav, the world's premier online BMW key fob replacement store.
  • If you are considering purchasing a used or pre-owned car, this information will tell you if the car was modified.
  • Compare two BMWs to see quickly how their features differ, if you are looking to upgrade your existing BMW.
Your vehicle identification number is listed in several locations on your BMW. The most common places to check are:

  • The inside frame/panel of your front door (usually driver's side)
  • On the dash near the windshield
  • On your BMW's insurance or registration

Try It Now

1. Input the last seven digits of your BMW's VIN where it says 'Enter BMW VIN.'
2. Check the 'I am not a robot' box in the reCAPTCHA field, then click Decode VIN.

Or if you would like to compare two VINs:

1. Click 'Compare VINs.'
2. Input the last seven digits of the first BMW's VIN where it says 'Enter BMW VIN.' and the last seven digits of the second BMW's VIN where it says 'Enter second BMW VIN.'
3. Check the 'I am not a robot' box in the reCAPTCHA field, then click 'Compare VINs'

Example 1:

If your VIN shows that your BMW is a U.S. spec model built after September 2009 and has the SA693 preparation, then BimmerTech can help you activate Sirius Satellite Radio with up to a year of FREE premium subscription.

Example 2:

If your VIN shows that your BMW has options SA6AH, SA6AE and SA6AC, you qualify for a BimmerTech Enhanced Bluetooth Activation, giving you access to BT audio, album art, text messages, email, and much more from your BMW iDrive screen. BimmerTech has literally hundreds of do-it-yourself kits, retrofits, and upgrade packages that help you easily add the technology features you always wished your BMW had - and for a lot less than dealer prices!