Find out the full background of any BMW M3 with the help of our dedicated BMW M3 VIN decoder.

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How to Check BMW M3 VIN Decoder?

The VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) for a BMW is a distinctive 17-character code exclusive to every BMW automobile. This identifier is not only unique to each vehicle but also encodes details about the vehicle’s model year, type, engine size, and additional characteristics, making it an essential tool for identification and information.

The VIN of a BMW M3 can be located in various places on the car such as:

  1. On the dashboard on the driver’s side, which can be seen from outside through the windshield.
  2. The jamb of the driver’s side door.
  3. In the engine area, either on the firewall or the radiator support.
  4. On the car’s registration and title papers.

By following these steps, you can easily access a wealth of information about any BMW vehicle, ensuring a deeper understanding of its heritage and features.

BMW M3 Series Overview

Generation Model Code Production Years Engine Configuration Displacement Power Output
E30 M3 E30 1985–1991 S14 4-cyl, 16-valve 2.3 L 192-215 hp
E36 M3 E36 1992–1999 S50/S52 6-cyl, 24-valve 3.0 L / 3.2 L 240-321 hp
E46 M3 E46 2000–2006 S54 6-cyl, 24-valve 3.2 L 333-343 hp
E90/92/93 M3 E90/E92/E93 2007–2013 S65 V8, 32-valve 4.0 L 414 hp
F80 M3 F80 2014–2018 S55 6-cyl, 24-valve, TwinTurbo 3.0 L 425-453 hp
G80 M3 G80 2021–Present S58 6-cyl, 24-valve, TwinTurbo 3.0 L 473-503 hp


  1. The E30 M3 was the first iteration of the M3, introduced with a high-revving 4-cylinder engine and considered a classic among enthusiasts.
  2. From the E36 generation onwards, the M3 has been equipped with 6-cylinder engines, except for the E90/E92/E93 generation, which featured a V8.
  3. The power output has steadily increased with each generation, with the latest G80 M3 offering up to 503 horsepower in its Competition variant.
  4. The F80 was the first M3 to utilize turbocharging, a trend that continues with the G80’s S58 engine, enhancing both performance and efficiency.
  5. Each generation has been available in various body styles, including coupe, sedan, and convertible (the E90 M3 was the sedan version, while the E92 and E93 referred to the coupe and convertible, respectively).

This table illustrates the evolution of the M3 series, highlighting BMW M’s commitment to advancing performance and technology with each new generation. The M3 remains a benchmark in the performance sedan category, celebrated for its dynamic driving experience, precision engineering, and motorsport heritage.

What you can get from checking your VIN of your BMW M3

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