Continuing our series of infographics based on the history of iconic car models, we bring you the History of the BMW 3 Series:

Introduced in 1975 as a replacement for the ’02’ series, the 3 series has grown to become BMW’s best selling model. Now in its sixth generation, it accounts for roughly 30% of BMW’s total sales. An impressive Motorsport heritage, superior driving dynamics and brand prestige combine to make the 3 Series a truly aspirational motor car, that’s within close reach for the masses.

BMW’s M division (M for Motorsport) cut their teeth on the 3 litre CSL  & M1 race cars. In later years they switched their attention from race cars to road-going cars, the most iconic of which being the E30 M3, arguably one of the most coveted cars in the world today. Since then there has been an ‘M’ version of every 3 Series produced.

Here’s our tribute to one of the most popular cars in the world – The ultimate driving machine – The BMW 3 Series!

history of the BMW 3 series


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We also created infographics about the history of the: Subaru ImprezaHonda CivicFord Escort Nissan Skyline and the Volkswagen Golf.

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