http://www.bimmerwerkz.com/forum/news/n ... 44906.htmlBMW to drop "E" nomenclature?
BMW has dropped its internal "E" designation system, according to the latest issue of Motor Trend magazine. BMW has used the system since the 1960s. Recent examples of the naming scheme include the E90 (2005+) 3-Series, or the E60 5-Series. E stands for Entwicklung in German, which means Development in English. The last vehicles to use the "E" designation will be the E92 3-Series coupe and the E93 convertible. According to the report, the new designations will begin with next 7-Series, dubbed F01, and the next 5-Series, known as F10.
I can understand why this change might be necessary, but the "E" is just the original letter. Anything other is just not the same.
I'm not sure if this is rumor or fact, but I hope its rumor. Sure it would be easier to say F20 rather than E120, but it's just unnecessary! No one ever said there would be anything wrong with more than 2 numbers appended the "E". Just said to see it go if it does infact go.
You guys have any thoughts on this?