The new generation of the BMW 3 Series comes on the market. Since its launch, this flagship model of BMW still fascinates as much. With 44 candles on the counter, a story impossible to summarize. We try anyway, in ten points.
1 / A model that upset the car market when it was launched in 1975, with a sporty, compact, affordable, luxurious and varied offer. A segment is created from scratch, and the competition, Germanic or not, will take time, even years to catch up.
2 / The 323i became cult in the late 1970s, especially among sports drivers. Tuners and preparers have had many requests on this Series 3.
3 / The 335th was the first BMW exclusively equipped with a catalytic converter. A world novelty has been incorporated in Series 3: Electronic Engine Management.
4 / The 324d was the first diesel model to be introduced in 1985, with an L6 of 86 horsepower and atypical performance of a fuel oil consuming less than 7.0 l / 100 km
5 / The year 1985 remains in the annals thanks to the birth of the mythical M3 E30 and its
4 cylinders 2.3 liters of 200 horses for the short version.
5 / The fifth generation released in 2005 is 5 centimeters longer, and especially wider than 8, which gives it a 460 liter chest.
7 / In 2007, the first 6-cylinder turbo-compressed (HPI and aluminum block) equipped the 335i.
8 / It was not until 2011 to discover the sixth generation of Series 3. The new draws its lines in the latest generation of Series 5.
9 / In 2015, the BMW 3 Series is restyled: the redesigned air intakes accentuate the width effect at the front. At the back as at the front, the lights are now full LED with a new light signature.
10 / A new chapter opens with this seventh generation available in spring 2019. A sharp model. The Bavarian sedan imposes by its style and has not finished talking about her.