Thread: SA build
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      11-10-2012, 08:31 PM   #16

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Originally Posted by dcg71 View Post
Maybe not. I purchased mine from dealer stock, so I've never really taken much notice of the VIN. I always assumed it was a SA build, and likewise assumed all F30s coming to Aus were SA builds. Anyway, in a moment of boredom I decided to decode my VIN and what it showed was:
Region/Country (chars 1-2): "WB" - Europe, Germany
Plant (char 11): "F" - Munich

Now that I think about it, it was probably one of the first F30s in the country. It was complianced in Feb 12 around the time of the initial launch. So, maybe the first batch to Aus came out of Germany?
Yea that's probably right cos the SA plant didn't come online for the F30 build til later. So the initial F30s that dealers had were of German build. Have a look on carsales at the moment. There's quite a few dealer stocked F30 that have VINs originating from Germany