1.3.6  Breakdown of the VIN on the Range Rover / Range Rover Sport
(European version / RoW)
SAL LH A M M 7 M A 000001
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 =   World Manufacturer Identifier Code (WMI)
SAL = Land-Rover (UK)
2 = Model variants
LH = Range Rover Classic until MY 1995
LP = Range Rover from MY 1995
LM = Range Rover LM MY 2002 (L322)
LS = Range Rover Sport (LS)
3 = Wheelbase code
Range Rover Classic
A = 100 inch
B = 108 inch
New Range Rover (LM and Sport)
A = 100 inch (Standard)
J = Japan only RR Sport
4   =   Body
A = 4-door
B = 3-door – only RR Classic
K = amored version
M = 5-door
5   =   Engine
A = 4,0 litre / 4,4 litre V8 (448 HP) BMW-Engine (until 2006)
B = 4,4 litre V8 (448 HP) Specifikation never realizes
C = 3,0 litre V6 Diesel (306 HP) BMW-Engine (until 2007)
D = 4.6 litre
D = 5,0 litre V8 Gasoline, 508PN- NA-naturally aspirated (from MY 2010)
E = 2.4 litre Diesel
E = 5,0 Litre V8 Gasoline, 508 HP- SC-supercharged (from MY 2010)
F = 2,5 litre Tdi without catalyst
F = 3,0 litre V6 Diesel, 306DT- (Type LS from MY 2010)
G = 3,0 litre V6 Diesel, 306DT- with diesel particulare filter (Type LS from MY 2010)
J = 4,6 litre with catalyst
L = 3,5 litre
M = 3.9 litre
N = 2,5 litre Diesel
P = 4,0 litre V8 with catalyst
V = 3,5 litre V8 without catalyst
W = 2,5 litre Diesel (BMW)
1 = 3,5 litre V8 and 2,7 litre V6 Diesel, 276DT
2 = 4,0 litre V8 and 3,6 litre V8 Diesel, 368DT (from 2007)
3 = 4,2 litre V8 Petrol (428 HP) AJV8 SC (from 2006)
4 = 4.6 litre
5 = 4,6 litre V8 and 4,4 litre V8 Petrol (448 HP) AJ
6 = 2,7 litre V6 Diesel, 276DT- with diesel particulare filter (Type LS)
7 = 3,6 litre V8 Diesel (368 HP) with particle filter DPF
6 = Steering and transmission specifications
1 = 4-speed manual transmission / RHD
1 = 5-speed automatic RHD
2 = 4-speed manual transmission / LHD
2 = 5-speed automatic / LHD
3 = 5-speed automatic / RHD
4 = 5-speed automatic / LHD
5 = 4-speed manual transmission / RHD + Overdrive
6 = 4-speed manual transmission / LHD + Overdrive
7 = 5-speed manual transmission / RHD
8 = 5-speed manual transmission / LHD
9 = 6-speed manual transmission / RHD
0 = 6-speed manual transmission / LHD
7 = Model Year
E = 1988 J = 1992 T = 1996 Y = 2000 4 = 2004 8 = 2008 C = 2012
F = 1989 K = 1993 V = 1997 1 = 2001 5 = 2005 9 = 2009 D = 2013
G = 1990 L = 1994 W = 1998 2 = 2002 6 = 2006 A = 2010 E = 2014
H = 1991 M = 1995 X = 1999 3 = 2003 7 = 2007 B = 2011 F = 2015
8 = Assembly Plant
A = Solihull
9 = Serial number