Prices for BMW Catalytic Converters & Identifying Them

Posted: January 3, 2023

BMW Catalytic Converters – Scrap Price & Identifying

When replacing catalytic converters on your vehicle, the price can get expensive. To help offset your costs, you could always recycle your BMW catalytic converter off your vehicle for scrap value. It would be standard that if you bought your BMW vehicle brand new, you would have an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) converter on your vehicle. This will be helpful when checking the prices on your scrap BMW catalytic converter.

If you’re not sure if your catalytic converter is original to the car, there are some very simple things you can look for to help identify if it’s an aftermarket converter.

Identify Your BMW Catalytic Converter

When manufacturing their catalytic converters, BMW does a great job with their logo stamped on the unit for easy identification, as you can see below. They will almost always be accompanied by a serial number that is very easy to read. If you’re unsure, you can always send pictures to our team to help get you a price quote.


Bayerische Motoren Werke, or BMW, is a motorcycle and vehicle manufacturing company based in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, created in 1916. BMW is also the owner of the high-end vehicle, Rolls-Royce. In the 1970s, BMW began to create more production facilities, entered F-1 racing, and won the 1983 Formula One World Championship with a turbo engine created and mass-produced by themselves. Joining forces with Rolls Royce in the ’90s, BMW continued its research with vehicles, aircraft, and gas turbines. In 2004, BMW celebrated its 75th anniversary.

BMW Catalytic Converter Serial Numbers

With a rich history of creating vehicles, BMW catalytic converters are all different but have some standard serial numbers. Below are some of the typical serial numbers:

  • 1728174
  • 7505784
  • 7594786
  • 7540191
  • 840792

Serial Numbers Can Price 90% of BMW Converters

Our team at RRCats is trained properly to identify the type of BMW converter you have, along with the proper scrap price based on the recovery rate of PGMs found inside. We find that our team can grade around 90% of BMW catalytic converters with the serial numbers found on the units. So it’s essential to find the numbers stamped on your unit and send us pictures for an accurate price quote.

There Are Diesel Ones Too!

Some BMW vehicles run on diesel fuel but rest assured, those catalytic converters will also have a BMW logo stamped on the unit.


Trouble Finding Serial Numbers on BMW Converter?

If you are having trouble finding the serial number on the unit, grab a piece of steel wool and start rubbing away the corrosion on the unit. Depending on where you live, some of the units have extra corrosion from wear and tear if you have salt on the roads during the winter.


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