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      05-25-2019, 11:19 PM   #1
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M3 CS production number?

Hey guys, I just got my M3cs a little over a month ago, and I'm in love with the car. I've recently noticed that someone posted their production number on Instagram, and it made me curious about what mine might be.

Does anyone know how to get it? My production date is 07-31-2018.
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What do you mean by production number? I don't think the CS were made sequentially.

We've tried to figure this out s little bit on the CS Facebook group, but didn't spend much time on it.
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What do you mean by production number? I don't think the CS were made sequentially.

We've tried to figure this out s little bit on the CS Facebook group, but didn't spend much time on it.
Every BMW gets a production number prior to starting production and before a VIN is assigned. It's how BMW tracks the production of a car, hence, why it's called a production number. If you do Euro Delivery, the only way to guarantee that you're getting a car is when BMW assigns a production number and confirms your delivery date. We've done 3 Euro Deliveries and there's was a production number assigned to each one.

To the OP: I'm not sure how you would find the production car of a car that's already completed. It's completely meaningless at the point that the VIN is assigned.
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I know about production numbers.

I was wondering if he was asking if the CSs were made sequentially (which we don't think they were).

OP, what are the last 5 digits of your VIN?
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      05-26-2019, 02:38 PM   #5
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I know about production numbers.

I was wondering if he was asking if the CSs were made sequentially (which we don't think they were).

OP, what are the last 5 digits of your VIN?
I know how to use the vin decoder. I saw someone and they appeared to know what number out of the limited m3cs that were made for example 140 out of 600. when I put in my vin, it said July 31 2018 but I haven't found much information other than that despite the research I did. it's not a big deal just peaked my curiosity
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Someone posted up CS VINs on thread a few months ago. Maybe someone can find it and link here. It appears the CS cars were made in batches with 10 to 15 with sequential VINs followed by other F80s. The last run of CS cars occurred in late October.
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You should take the built month as your production number then
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I know about production numbers.

I was wondering if he was asking if the CSs were made sequentially (which we don't think they were).

OP, what are the last 5 digits of your VIN?
I know how to use the vin decoder. I saw someone and they appeared to know what number out of the limited m3cs that were made for example 140 out of 600. when I put in my vin, it said July 31 2018 but I haven't found much information other than that despite the research I did. it's not a big deal just peaked my curiosity
Yeah, it would've been cool if they were numbered sequentially.

My last 5 of my VIN are 00042, so I just pretend that mine is the 42nd (even though I know that isn't correct and would never represent it to be that way).
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CS isn’t a limited run so there’s no “of” associated with the total number of production. Maybe AG will release the total number produced at some point.
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CS isn’t a limited run so there’s no “of” associated with the total number of production. Maybe AG will release the total number produced at some point.
Only the M3 CS is a limited run.
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Yeah, it would've been cool if they were numbered sequentially.

My last 5 of my VIN are 00042, so I just pretend that mine is the 42nd (even though I know that isn't correct and would never represent it to be that way).
Mine’s 00148 ... I’ll play along as the plot thickens.

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My VIN ends in 1 for my M3 CS. I'll play along as the 1st.
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My VIN ends in 1200 so then I have the last M3 in the F80 generation produced
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My VIN ends in 1200 so then I have the last M3 in the F80 generation produced
Here is 1943 out 1200 made

Actually this is one of the last dozen or so of CS 3 cars and probably one of the last 100 or so F80s.


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M3 CS does not have a unique model code. It is a F80 M3 LCI with the option code 9MR. Therefore, it doesn't have a unique VIN range. With BMW there is this thing, you can have a car with the VIN 00001, but a car with the VIN 00002 could've been built a week earlier.
Another issue is that generally BMW splits model into three types; RoW LHD, RoW RHD and NA. These types also have their own VIN range. So for example, NA cars can have a VIN range AA00000=>AA00500 while RoW LHD will be AB00000=>AB00500. This makes any kind of sorting by VIN impossible.

Keep in mind though, when BMW actually assigns a "one of X" number to a special edition, it is done completely at random.

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Hey guys, I just got my M3cs a little over a month ago, and I'm in love with the car. I've recently noticed that someone posted their production number on Instagram, and it made me curious about what mine might be.

Does anyone know how to get it? My production date is 07-31-2018.

There were 9 NA-spec CSs built on that day.

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Yeah, it would've been cool if they were numbered sequentially.

My last 5 of my VIN are 00042, so I just pretend that mine is the 42nd (even though I know that isn't correct and would never represent it to be that way).
It's #190 NA-spec CS sorted by date then VIN.


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Mine’s 00148 ... I’ll play along as the plot thickens.

#227 NA-spec CS sorted by date then VIN.

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My VIN ends in 1200 so then I have the last M3 in the F80 generation produced
There are no CSs ending with 1200

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Here is 1943 out 1200 made

Actually this is one of the last dozen or so of CS 3 cars and probably one of the last 100 or so F80s.


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Only the M3 CS is a limited run.
It was only "limited" due to the fact that the F80 ended production...

The M3cs is really an afterthought, were BMW saw an opportunity to boost sales for the end of M3 production run, particularly in the US where the M3 is more popular than the M4. They created the M3cs by combining some M4cs bits with some M3 30jahre interior bits. The only specifically designed component is the rear decklid spoiler. The M3cs spent far less time in development than the M4cs did.
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Mine’s 00148 ... I’ll play along as the plot thickens.

Mine is 71750
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It was only "limited" due to the fact that the F80 ended production...

The M3cs is really an afterthought, were BMW saw an opportunity to boost sales for the end of M3 production run, particularly in the US where the M3 is more popular than the M4. They created the M3cs by combining some M4cs bits with some M3 30jahre interior bits. The only specifically designed component is the rear decklid spoiler. The M3cs spent far less time in development than the M4cs did.
They also saw an opportunity to reward and excite their consumers with a better looking and much-better handling version of a car that sold incredibly well (especially compared to previous generations) but was often criticized for steering feel. The m3 CS suspension is not specifically designed? They also went out of their way to use base F80 springs with new coding, etc.

Also, the M4 is a limited production run because they said they would give no more than 2,200 F82's the "CS treatment." They said that 2 years before the F82 ends production, am I right?
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It was only "limited" due to the fact that the F80 ended production...

The M3cs is really an afterthought, were BMW saw an opportunity to boost sales for the end of M3 production run, particularly in the US where the M3 is more popular than the M4. They created the M3cs by combining some M4cs bits with some M3 30jahre interior bits. The only specifically designed component is the rear decklid spoiler. The M3cs spent far less time in development than the M4cs did.

Priced as it was...boost sales? Someone at BMW got that calculus wrong.
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M3 CS does not have a unique model code. It is a F80 M3 LCI with the option code 9MR. Therefore, it doesn't have a unique VIN range. With BMW there is this thing, you can have a car with the VIN 00001, but a car with the VIN 00002 could've been built a week earlier.
Another issue is that generally BMW splits model into three types; RoW LHD, RoW RHD and NA. These types also have they own VIN range. So for example, NA cars can have a VIN range AA00000=>AA00500 while RoW LHD will be AB00000=>AB00500. This makes any kind of sorting by VIN impossible.

Keep in mind though, when BMW actually assigns a "one of X" number to a special edition, it is done completely randomly.

There were 9 NA-spec CSs built on that day.

It's #190 NA-spec CS sorted by date then VIN.

#227 NA-spec CS sorted by date then VIN.

There are no CSs ending with 1200

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Nicely explained SickFinga !! Thanks for chiming in.

Does that mean that #227 is my official production number out of 661 for North America - US and Canada combined ?
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Priced as it was...boost sales? Someone at BMW got that calculus wrong.
BMW USA definitely got greedy and got the pricing wrong.
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