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525i / 525ia

Discussion in 'E39 (1997-2003)' started by andyp, Aug 1, 2008.

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    whats the difference between the two, I have the 2003 525IA, well so the vin sticker says,
    But the tag on the trunk lit is 525I. Thanks for all you help.
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    iA isn't actually used on the badge on the boot. A is just the designation for an automatic transmission and usually only shows up on that sticker you mention.

    So, 325iA, 525iA, 540iA, or any other A ending would signify an auto tranny. I don't know why the auto's get a special name, but it's how BMW rolls.

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