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Example 1: Shown is Part# 17117573781.This part is originally made by Modine for BMW.You can see the M logo as well as the BMW logo on the Genuine tank and you can see where Modine removed the trademarked logo when they sold the part outside of the dealer network.The part is the same part and comes from the same manufacture that made the part for BMW, but has any trademarked logos removed. Use your mouse to toggle the slider left to right in the above image.
Example 2: Shown is Part# 17127510952.This part is originally made by Rein for BMW.You can see the BMW logo on the Genuine hose and you can see where Rein removed the trademarked logo when they sold the part outside of the dealer network.The part is the same part and comes from the same manufacture that made the part for BMW, but has any trademarked logos removed. Use your mouse to toggle the slider left to right in the above image.
Example 3: Shown is Part# 12147539165.This part is originally made by AB Elektronik for BMW.You can see the BMW text on the Genuine sensor and you can see where AB Elektronik removed the text when they sold the part outside of the dealer network.The part is the same part and comes from the same manufacture that made the part for BMW, but has any trademarked logos removed. Use your mouse to toggle the slider left to right in the above image.


OEM BMW Parts vs. Genuine BMW Parts

The above illustrations are to help our customers understand what the difference is between OEM and Genuine BMW parts.We hope to educate the BMW Owner so they understand exactly what they are purchasing and the great value that buying OEM is.What does OEM stand for? Original Equipment Manufacture, This would be the original manufacture of a part that was used by BMW when the car was built.Since Bosch made the alternator for the BMW E38 7Series, Bosch is the OEM for the alternator.

While the 3 examples show the common situation found with OEM parts, There are cases where the OEM manufacture just leaves off the information as opposed to rubbing the information off, This is more common on a part where the information is printed as opposed to being actually cast into the material.There are also cases where a manufacture does not sell there parts publicly but rather to a distribution company, And a good example of this would be OEM Flex disc made by SGF, SGF is not set up to sell in a retail environment, So they sell their products to companies like Febi Bilstein who then packages and supports the part on the retail market, This is why a OEM flex disc that is packaged in a Febi Bilstein box, Will be stamped with SGF on the actual part since SGF is the OEM manufacture for the flex disc.Common trade names of companies that you will see doing this are Febi Bilstein,Vemo,CoolXpert & BBR to mention a few.

We specialize in OEM parts but we also offer genuine and high quality aftermarket parts as well,We have tried to offer you the BMW Enthusiast the most choices available to meet your needs.Each product description will inform you if the part is OEM.Have a question about a specific part? Use the contact page at the top of the site and we will be happy to answer your question.