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Re: "E" is for "Entwicklung", German for "developm (archive)

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Posted by What about 46? on October 24, 1999 at 09:53:41:

In Reply to: "E" is for "Entwicklung", German for "development" posted by (more) Lorenz on October 24, 1999 at 03:23:24:

What about '46' ? How did the numbering got started?
Appreicate your comments.

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: The German word for "development project", or "development" is "Entwicklung" -- that's where the "E" comes from.

: Mercedes-Benz uses "W", i.e. W214 (no idea what model that is) -- it comes from "Wagen", the German word for car.

: Lorenz

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: : Hi all,
: : I was just talking to my brother about my car I have ordered, this board, and BMWs in general...I mentioned the 3-series is also called the E46, its BMW's code for the platform or body style. He then asked, "why did they choose the letter E?" I couldn't answer his question!

: : Can anyone out there, with all your wisdom and knowledge, answer the question?




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