Guide: All BMW F Codenames

Guide: All BMW F Codenames

BMW has a development code for each generation and until recently every BMW carried an E project number. “E” stands for Entwicklung, or development and it dates back to the E3 and E9 models.

With more and more models being produced, the “E” numbers moved into triple digits which helped BMW transition to a new nomenclature based on the “F” codename.

First model to emerge under the new F codename was the F01 and F02 7 Series which debuted in 2008. For years now BMW fans and not only have begun to refer to specific BMW models by their codename rather than year or variants, so we decided to compile a list of those new F codes that we know they correlate to current and future products.

Guide: All BMW F Codenames

F01 7 Series – Production 2008
F02 7 Series Long wheelbase – Production 2008
F03 7 Series Security Vehicles – Production 2008
F10 5 Series Sedan – Production 2010
F11 5 Series Touring – Production 2010
F12 6 Series Convertible – Production 2011
F13 6 Series Coupe – Production 2011
F15 X5 – Production 2014
F16 X6 – Production 2014
F20 1 Series five-door – Production 2011
F21 1 Series three-door – Production 2011
F22 2 Series coupe – Production 2013
F23 2 Series Convertible – Production 2014
F25  X3 – Production 2011
F30 3 Series Sedan- Production 2011
F31 3 Series Touring – Production 2012
F32 4 Series Coupe – Production 2013
F33 4 Series Convertible – Production 2014
F34 3 Series Gran Turismo – Production 2013
F35 4 Series Gran Coupe – Production 2015
F44 1 Series Gran Turismo – Production 2014
F45 1 Series Touring – Production 2014
F46 1 Series front-wheel drive (exact name is unknown) – Production 2015

It also remains unknown how BMW chooses the numbers in the F codename and especially why there are gaps between them, and we already know that BMW is moving with the next generation 7 Series to the “G” range.

 Guide: All BMW F Codenames

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