Our shop categorizes BMW products based on their BMW chassis codes. But what does this mean? For example, what is a F10 roof spoiler? F10 refers to the 2010-current BMW 5 series model. Roof spoilers are the aftermarket part you affix on the top of your roof.
Many BMW enthusiasts refer to their BMW based on E or F followed by a number. BMW use these chassis designation codes to identify different body designs. Those with the same body design will have the same code. Our products primarily fit on the exterior of your BMW. This the one reason why we categorize our products based on the BMW codes. All the F10 BMWs will have similar body designs, but whether they have a 2.8 liter engine or a 3.5 liter engine could differ.
Interesting enough, there are thousands of BMW chassis codes associated with various projects, but not all of them are actually made into production vehicles.
What’s the importance of knowing your BMW chassis code?
BMW chassis code help repair shops identify the correct parts to fit your car. It will also help you shop at Bespoke Bimmer. If at any point in time you are unsure of what your BMW code is, feel free to contact us. Depending on what product you buy, send us a picture the relevant part of your car. For example, if you are looking for a BMW roof spoiler, take a picture of your roof area and we can help pair you with the right products.
One of the suckest thing about driving your car in the winter is when your car front windshield is completely fogged up. You try to wipe the fog out with a towel and that doesn’t do much. You are already late for work, so you don’t have time to wait for it to disappear.
What is the optimal way of defrosting your windshield? Which buttons or techniques should you be using to defog your windows in the fastest way possible?
Let’s learn a little bit about what makes the window fog up anyways. The fog you see is really just droplets of water condensation. It is the same as the dew in the morning, the condensation on the outside of a cold can or what appears on your shower mirror after a hot shower. This happens when humidity reaches 100% then the water droplets clump together and form condensation.
What you need to do is lower the humidity and raise the temperature because hot air absorbs more moisture.
1. Crank the heater up to max – Hot air can hold more moisture
2. Turn the AC on – Pulls moisture out of the air (Like wringing out a wet towel)
3. Turn off inside air recirculation – Heated outside air can absorb more vapor
4. Crack the windows for a bit – Swap humid inside air with dry outside air
BMW 3 series has kept up with the ever changing times since 1975. Its legendary design and trim continues to evolve throughout the decades. From the Hofmeister kink at the C or D pillars of the car to the signature widely recognized front grilles, you can see why this is the world’s most distinct look. Combined with advanced steering and suspension, the BMWs have enjoyed renowned road-grappling handling. Giving an impressive 320 horsepower at its fullest.
Still we are always looking to make our BMW unique compared to others. Where should we start? How about start with something simple and make your BMW stand out with our top of the line aftermarket trunk spoilers.
The new 2017 BMW M3 is set to be released in February of 2017. What is new about this BMW M3? You will get Adaptive M Suspension, which is now standard on the M3. The 2017 BMW M3 also features a torquey new twin-turbo straight-six. With a 3.0-liter twin turbocharged engine it easily produces 425 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque Let’s not forget you’ll have wireless charging for applicable mobile devices.
Three Quick Facts about the 2017 Redesigned BMW M3
1) Zero to Sixty in 4.1 Seconds
2) The 2017 M3 is 176 lbs. lighter than its previous predecessor
3) M3 holds a heavily-crafted front bumper and a signature hood bulge and aggressive fenders all around
When your car reaches excess of 90 mph, unfavorable air flows across the car’s body can cause excess amounts of turbulence or drag thereby potentially lifting your car of the ground. Fortunately for all of us, we have speed limits to adhere by, which largely prevents such events to occur.
However, the purpose of a trunk spoiler is not just to change the air flow over the rear part of your car. There is added benefits to having a trunk spoiler fitted on the back of your BMW trunk, Mercedes trunk, or what have you. The trunk spoiler redirects air flow downward creating more traction for your vehicle. As a result, you’ll achieve better braking stability and fuel efficiency. Let us not forget you get the added slick stylish look of a car model you otherwise would not have achieved. For example, Bespoke Bimmer has largely redesigned and manufactured CSL style trunk spoilers for the E46. You can achieve the look and aerodynamic feel of a CSL BMW, without the costs.
But let us be realistic, most of us are not going to be speeding down the freeway at 90+ mph unless you want to be pulled over by the cops or you are in Germany on part of their autobahns where their highways have no speed limits. We mostly buy spoiler for aesthetic looks for your car. Still, when you are shopping for a trunk spoiler, you’ll want to look for quality products. If the trunk spoiler is not installed correctly, it can actually cause drag instead of reduce.
In any event, take a look around our shop. We’ve test fitted all of our products on cars before we release them to the market. The BMW 3- Series E92 Performance High Kick trunk spoiler is by far our most popular model.
The main difference between a 1×1 and 2×2 carbon fiber weave is the pattern itself. While the 1×1 (plain weave) has a more checkered board look, the 2×2 (twill weave) has more of a noticeable diagonal pattern.
The 2×2 (twill weave) goes over two cells and then under two. This pattern allows the fabric have more “give” in between it’s weaves, which means it can be wrapped around curves and corners with fewer distortions. Thereby providing a more consistent coverage of the fiber making the end parts stronger than the 1×1 counterpart. This advantage also means that the carbon fiber needs to be handled more carefully because it is easily manipulated giving rise to potential unwanted distortions becoming visible.
The 1×1 (plain weave) pattern goes up one and down one. It is a tighter knit fabric, thereby making it more difficult to put over the car part molds. But to that same token it is less susceptible to inadvertent distortions. Incidentally, this also makes the 1×1 have less tensile strength.
The Motorsports industry considers the 1×1 to be more of a Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) style than the 2×2. Generally speaking, you’ll want to keep all the weaves on your car the same. Meaning if you mixed a 1×1 carbon fiber weave hood and then a 2×2 carbon fiber twill, that would look like a mismatch.
While the 1×1 is generally more popular among Motorsports enthusiasts, it is also much cheaper in cost ($8-$12 per yard). However, the better strength, integrity, and rigidity comes from the 2×2 twill weave. Though, if you are purely looking for aesthetics then the 1×1 is fine.
Bespoke Bimmer offers a number of 1×1 carbon fiber weaves. Included of which is the M3 CSL Style Diffuser and E63 M6/E64 M6 Front Lip Spoiler V-Style. However, we specialize in 2×2 carbon fiber weaves.
Five Steps to Installing Your Trunk or Roof Spoiler
- To install the spoiler, first clean the surface of your trunk or roof thoroughly where the spoiler is going to be installed. Use some rubbing alcohol mixed on a clean cloth or even just a paper towel.
- Then test fit the spoiler on the trunk or roof before peeling off the red plastic strip from the 3M tape (the 3M tape should be pre-taped onto the spoiler for you already).
- Mark the position on your trunk with some masking tape (that can be easily peeled off afterwards), or with erasable marker.
- Once you’ve got the position figured out, start peeling off the red plastic of the 3M tape from the two ends of the spoiler and pull towards the middle, and press down on the spoiler as you do so.
- After you peel off the entire strip, press down hard across the spoiler to make sure it’s taped on tightly, and use a blow dryer to heat up the glue if you can. If you are not able to do that, just try to leave it under the sun and not driving too fast for 24 hours.
Additional Tips: If it does not come pre-taped, it is recommended that you apply two parallel lines of tape from one end of the spoiler to the other, along the edges, on the back of the spoiler where it comes in contact with your trunk. After you install the spoiler, it is recommended to leave it under the sun (if weather permits) for a day, or use a heat gun/hair dryer to let the adhesive melt so it will stick better.
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BMW assigns every production model car with an E or F code. E stands for Entwicklung, or development in German. They ran out of E codes and started using F codes. The below table includes common past and current BMW models.
“LCI” code stands for Life Cycle Impulse, also commonly referred to as facelift or mid-cycle refresh. BMW made changes to either the front bumper area or other parts of the body and/or drivetrain that differentiates a later model from the earlier release.
|E38 LCI||1999-2001||7 Series|
|E39 LCI||2000-2003||5 Series|
|E53 LCI||2004-2006||X5 SAV|
|E60||2004-2006||5 Series Sedan|
|E60 LCI||2007-2010||5 Series Sedan|
|E61||2004-2011||5 Series Wagon|
|E63||2005-2007||6 Series Coupe|
|E63 LCI||2008-2012||6 Series Coupe|
|E64||2005-2007||6 Series Convertible|
|E64 LCI||2008-2012||6 Series Convertible|
|E65||2002-2004||7 Series short wheelbase|
|E65 LCI||2005-2009||7 Series short wheelbase|
|E66||2002-2004||7 Series long wheelbase|
|E65 LCI||2005-2009||7 Series long wheelbase|
|E70 LCI||2010-later||X5 SAV|
|E82||2008+||1 Series Coupe|
|E83 LCI||2007-2010||X3 SAV|
|E85||2003-2005||Z4 / MZ4 Roadster|
|E85 LCI||2006-2008||Z4 / MZ4 Roadster|
|E86||2006-2008||Z4 / MZ4 Coupe|
|E88||2008+||1 Series Convertible|
|E89||2009+||Z4 Convertible Coupe|
|E90||2006-2008||3 Series Sedan|
|E90 LCI||2009-2012||3 Series Sedan|
|E91||2006-2008||3 Series Touring Wagon|
|E90 LCI||2009-2012||3 Series Touring Wagon|
|E92||2007-2010||3 Series Coupe|
|E92 LCI||2011-2013||3 Series Coupe|
|E93||2007-2010||3 Series Convertible|
|E93 LCI||2011-2013||3 Series Convertible|
|F01||2008+||7 Series short-wheelbase|
|F02||2008+||7 Series long-wheelbase|
|F06||2012+||6 Series Gran Coupe|
|F07||2009+||5 Series GT|
|F10||2010-2013||5 Series Sedan|
|F10 LCI||2014-later||5 Series Sedan|
|F11||2011+||5 Series Touring Wagon|
|F12||2012+||6 Series Convertible|
|F13||2012+||6 Series Coupe|
|F20||2013+||1 Series hatchback|
|F22||2014+||2 Series Coupe|
|F23||2014+||2 Series Convertible|
|F30||2012-2015||3 Series Sedan|
|F30 LCI||2016+||3 Series Sedan facelift|
|F31||2013+||3 Series Wagon|
|F32||2014+||4 Series Coupe|
|F33||2014+||4 Series Convertible|
|F34||2014+||3 Series Gran Turismo|
|F36||2015+||4 Series Gran Coupe|
|i01||2014+||i3 plug-in electric city car|
|i12||2014+||i8 plug-in hybrid sports car|
What is the best way to find your color code on your BMW?
Release the hood from the inside of the driver’s side leg area then Look under the hood. There should be a color code sticker on one of the strut towers. You can also use this link: http://www.paintscratch.com to find the BMW colors and codes for specific models and years.
Just in case you are missing the sticker, here is another way to find it by using the car VIN. http://www.etk.cc. VIN decoder link is on the homepage.
Hamann Motorsports was founded by Richard Hamann in 1986. It has been one of the industry leaders in Motorsports. The company focuses on not only the tuning, but aesthetic look of the vehicle from providing body kits, wheels, and spoilers to racing tires. BMW and car enthusiasts speak highly of Hamann Motorsports. Originally, the company worked solely on German engineered cars, in particular the BMW. It’s founder, Richard Hamann, was a race car driver in his earlier years and then switched to custom designing and creating parts.