In Reply to: Are the E46 windows VIN-etched? posted by sk on October 21, 1999 at 07:23:04:
British magazine "What Car?" (www.whatcar.co.uk probably) made a security test on tens of cars.
The only perfect score (100) was Lexus IS200.
BMW 3xx (I do not remember which model) scored 95 and they did not score perfectly because they do not have etched windows.
It might have changed, I bought this magazine 2 or more months ago but I think it is still the truth.