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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 01-27-2013, 11:01 PM   #1
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M3 E46 VIN Number PK vs EX?

Anyone know what the difference is? The first two characters in the last 7 characters of the VIN, most cars have PK, although some have EX? I'm only really looking at Convertibles, so not sure if that plays into it? Most verts are PK, although I've seen a couple EX's too.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:53 AM   #2
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I have EX in my vin # my car is 2002 M3 vert
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:32 AM   #3
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Your car is a rare breed, but I'm not sure why haha.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:32 PM   #4
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:58 PM   #5
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this might help.

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this might help.

According to that, both "E" and "P" denote the same thing.

I think P is probably found in later builds.
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According to that, both "E" and "P" denote the same thing.

I think P is probably found in later builds.
Yes, looks like it. All built in Regensburg. My 2001 vert was built the last week of July 2001* and has an EX vin.


* I think it has some 2002 things on it like a factory strut bar for instance.
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Oh, so it's not so mysterious after all
If I had an EX, I might just say it's EXecutive package.
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