||  MGF & MGTF IDENTIFICATIE CODES (1995-2005)  ||


Vehicle Identification Numbering system

The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) comprises a series of letters and numbers representing, in code, the World Make Identifier, Marque, Model, Class, Body, Engine, Transmission, Steering, Model Change, Assembly Plant and Serial Number applicable to each individual vehicle (effective from november 1998). The VIN number can be found on the VIN plate, stamped into the bodywork of the underbonnet area to the rear of the VIN plate and on a plate visible through the bottom left hand corner of the windscreen.

SAR RDWBKN4D619776
The 1st, 2nd and 3rd letter represents the World Make Identifier
SAR = MG Rover Group Ltd (UK)
SAR RD WBKN4D619776
The 4th and 5th letter represents the Marque and Model
RD = MGF/MGTF
SARRD W BKN4D619776
The 6th letter represents the Trim Level (model variant) of the vehicle eg:
M = TL3 (Entry)
W = TL5 (Mid)
L = TL7.1 (VVC 160)
SARRDW B KN4D619776
The 7th letter represents the body eg:
B = Convertible
SARRDWB K N4D619776
The 8th letter represents the engine eg:
E = 1600 4V MPI (115 PS) Petrol
G = 1800 4V MPI (120 PS) Petrol
K = 1800 4V MPI (135 PS) Petrol
P = 1800 4V VVC (160 PS) Petrol
T = 1800 4V VVC (145 PS) Petrol
SARRDWBK N 4D619776
The 9th letter represents the transmission/steering eg:
B = 1600 Manual, 5 Speed, RHD
C = 1800 Manual, 5 Speed, RHD
J = Steptronic, RHD
M = 1600 Manual, 5 Speed, LHD
N = 1800 Manual, 5 Speed, LHD
X = Steptronic, LHD
SARRDWBKN 4 D619776
The 10th letter or digit represents the model change eg:
W = Model Year 1998
X = Model Year 1999
Y = Model Year 2000
1 = Model Year 2001
2 = Model Year 2002
3 = Model Year 2003
4 = Model Year 2004
5 = Model Year 2005
SARRDWBKN4 D 619776
The 11th letter represents the assembly plant eg:
D = Longbridge (UK)
SARRDWBKN4D 619776
The remaining 6 digits are the Vehicle Serial Number. The MGF was produced until Serial Number 600100. Subsequent numbers are applicable to the MGTF

Engine Identification Numbering system

The engine number comprises a series of letters and numbers presenting in code the cubic capacity, engine series and the ancillaries fitted. The engine serial number is a unique number. Always quote these prefixes with the engine serial number.

18 K4FP28 143652
The 1st and 2nd digit represents the cubic capacity of the engine
16 = 1600cc
18 = 1800cc
18 K 4FP28 143652
The 3rd letter represents the engine series
= K series
18K 4 FP28 143652
The 4th digit represents the number of valves per cylinder
4 = 16 Valves (4 valves per cylinder)
18K4 F P28 143652
The 5th letter represents the injection and emission system
F = Multi Point injection with catalyst
K = Multi Point injection with catalyst VVC
18K4F P28 143652
The 6th, 7th and 8th letter and digits represents the dressing configuration
J31 = 1800 120 PS Standard engine, manual transmission
J32 = 1800 120 PS Standard engine, manual transmission, air conditioning
J89 = 1800 145 PS VVC engine, manual transmission
J90 = 1800 145 PS VVC engine, manual transmission, air conditioning
L70 = 1800 120 PS Standard engine, CVT automatic transmission
L71 = 1800 120 PS Standard engine, CVT automatic transmission, air conditioning
M09 = 1800 120 PS Standard engine, manual transmission, air conditioning
M10 = 1800 120 PS Standard engine, manual transmission
M11 = 1800 145 PS VVC engine, manual transmission, air conditioning
M12 = 1800 145 PS VVC engine, manual transmission
M13 = 1800 120 PS Standard engine, CVT automatic transmission, air conditioning
M14 = 1800 120 PS Standard engine, CVT automatic transmission
M15 = 1800 120 PS Standard engine, manual transmission, air conditioning
M16 = 1800 120 PS Standard engine, manual transmission
M17 = 1800 145 PS VVC engine, manual transmission, air conditioning
M18 = 1800 145 PS VVC engine, manual transmission
N17 = 1600 116 PS Standard engine, manual transmission
N18 = 1600 116 PS Standard engine, manual transmission, air conditioning
N27 = 1800 160 PS VVC engine, manual transmission
N28 = 1800 160 PS VVC engine, manual transmission, air conditioning
N34 = 1800 136 PS Standard engine, manual transmission, air conditioning
N35 = 1800 136 PS Standard engine, manual transmission
N36 = 1800 160 PS VVC engine, manual transmission
N48 = 1800 160 PS VVC engine, manual transmission
N49 = 1800 160 PS VVC engine, manual transmission, air conditioning
P23 = 1600 116 PS Standard engine, manual transmission
P24 = 1600 116 PS Standard engine, manual transmission, air conditioning
P25 = 1800 160 PS VVC engine, manual transmission
P26 = 1800 160 PS VVC engine, manual transmission, air conditioning
P27 = 1800 136 PS Standard engine, manual transmission
P28 = 1800 136 PS Standard engine, manual transmission, air conditioning
P29 = 1800 120 PS Standard engine, CVT automatic transmission
P30 = 1800 120 PS Standard engine, CVT automatic transmission, air conditioning
R30 = 1800 160 PS VVC Mexico low compression engine, manual transmission, air conditioning
18K4FP28 143652
The remaining 6 digits are the engine serial number