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      12-31-2021, 12:30 PM   #221
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Hi all,

Hopefully will be an F30 owner really soon. I've seen one I like but want to find the options it came with, I don't have the VIN , am I able to find out this info from the reg number?
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      12-31-2021, 01:07 PM   #222
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Hi all,

Hopefully will be an F30 owner really soon. I've seen one I like but want to find the options it came with, I don't have the VIN , am I able to find out this info from the reg number?
You need the VIN
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      01-07-2022, 12:42 PM   #223
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I'm not sure if you guys are looking into the details over your results after the VIN decoder but from what I've found, bimmer.work and others might work but aren't accurate. I looked up several different BMW's with DCT on Carvana with pictures, and the VIN decoders were pretty good on matching the colors but the transmissions noted from the decoder came out manual even though they were all DCT.
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      01-07-2022, 05:13 PM   #224
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I'm not sure if you guys are looking into the details over your results after the VIN decoder but from what I've found, bimmer.work and others might work but aren't accurate. I looked up several different BMW's with DCT on Carvana with pictures, and the VIN decoders were pretty good on matching the colors but the transmissions noted from the decoder came out manual even though they were all DCT.
In 'BMW speak':
  • no torque convertor (such as 6MT and M-DCT) = 'manual'
  • torque convertor (such as ZF8) = 'auto'
Hence, VIN specs stating an M-DCT transmission as 'manual' is accurate (though, admittedly, a tad confusing).

Reposting post #179 of this thread clarifying that misconception.

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As all the other decoders are dead, I tried MDecoder but it behaves strangly:
For my E28 628CSi with WBAEA3100B5571008 it says that it can't find any info
For my E61 545i WBANH31030B489526 it finds the info, but with some errors like it says it's a manual while in fact it's an automatic. All the rest is quite accurate on that car.
I wonder why it can't find my 628CSi
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I've seen a lot of cars listed as manuals with the automatic as an add-on further down in the details. Agree it's odd, but it's been accurate where I've come across it.
"MANUAL"/"HECK" is indicated when the transmission does not feature a torque convertor.

Hence, within the BMW transmission ecosystem, in VIN specifications, for example an M-DCT will be indicated as "MANUAL"/"HECK" instead of "AUT".

Repost explaining this misconception:
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Of course it would make sense to have 'the pedal count' as criterion (2 = automatic | 3 = manual) or the type of gear shifting (digital/electronic = automatic | mechanical = manual) or, simply, the possibility of automatic gear shifting (present = automatic | absent = manual). But for BMW, the torque convertor is the criterion (present = automatic | absent = manual).

M-DCT (code 2MK/S2MK/S2MKA in VIN specs | "M twin-clutch transm. with Drivelogic" | "M Doppelkupplungsgetriebe mit Drivelogic")
= no torque convertor = manual transmission in BMW's book.

Therefore, "MANUAL"/"HECK" (instead of "AUT") is indicated in VIN specs of any F87 M2. See also for example here.

See what is said from 01:12 onwards:


See also here from 01:55 onwards:
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      01-09-2022, 03:29 PM   #225
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This is correct, automatics are fluid drive, manuals are gear drives.

DCT *is* a manual. Automated but still manual
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Hi all,

Hopefully will be an F30 owner really soon. I've seen one I like but want to find the options it came with, I don't have the VIN , am I able to find out this info from the reg number?
Yes, but not easily.

What is reg?
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      01-21-2022, 03:10 PM   #227
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Hi all,

Hopefully will be an F30 owner really soon. I've seen one I like but want to find the options it came with, I don't have the VIN , am I able to find out this info from the reg number?
Yes, but not easily.

What is reg?
Thanks for the reply, I managed to get the vin so have got the report . Thanks anyway
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      01-26-2022, 10:43 AM   #228
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Hello ,
I would like your help

I have tried a all the mentioned decoders but cannot proceed in any result .

I am looking for a BMW i3
WWY8P210007D69099

Could someone find out the any information and share ?

Thank you in advance
I appreciate
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      01-26-2022, 09:04 PM   #229
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I think your vin is wrong
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      01-27-2022, 04:22 AM   #230
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Hello ,
I would like your help

I have tried a all the mentioned decoders but cannot proceed in any result .

I am looking for a BMW i3
WWY8P210007D69099

Could someone find out the any information and share ?

Thank you in advance
I appreciate
Is the car out of production yet?
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      03-05-2022, 11:33 AM   #231
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bimmer.work is fine for me, and nice pdf edition for a summary of the vehicle.
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      03-08-2022, 01:00 PM   #232
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      03-18-2022, 01:52 AM   #233
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Thanks for the links
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      03-27-2022, 09:28 AM   #234
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Cool )))

Thank you for sharing useful information about my favorite car brand!
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      03-27-2022, 06:44 PM   #235
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Thanks, was looking for this.
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Thank you very much
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      06-09-2022, 08:14 PM   #238
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Is there some decoder that groups together items into packages depending on the model year. I’m trying to figure out how follow the changing packages over the model years.
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      06-27-2022, 08:46 AM   #239
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Yes, that would be very useful.
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      06-28-2022, 02:40 AM   #240
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Wow….Thanks For sharing🥰😋
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Is there some decoder that groups together items into packages depending on the model year. I'm trying to figure out how follow the changing packages over the model years.
I think there should be…Just Thinking
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Automated but still manual
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same difference
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