The most successful BMW ever has just surpassed a monumental production milestone of 10 million units. Ever since its inception in 1975, the BMW 3 Series sedan has been known for its versatility, premium appeal and sporty driving dynamics. Over the course of four decades, the model grew steadily as a product, progressing through 6 generation in the process.
BMW has sold 14 million 3 Series variants in total and the sedan has always been the most popular choice. The 10 millionth BMW 3 Series sedan is an Imperial Blue 320d which rolled out of the automaker’s plant in Munich. This facility also manufactured the Job 1 back in the day. BMW has not announced any further details regarding the landmark car.
The Munich plant is the only facility to have manufactured all the six generations of the best selling Bimmer. Currently it manufactures the recently facelifted sixth gen model. To keep pace with the car’s progress, the plant has been receiving consistent upgrades. The factory produces a massive 1,000 cars per day and half of them are 3 Series variants.
In addition to the mother plant, the BMW 3 Series is also being manufactured at Regensburg (Germany), Rosslyn (South Africa) and Tiexi (China). For the Indian market, the sedan get’s assembled at the automaker’s CKD assembly plant near Chennai.
The 2016 BMW 3 Series sedan has been spotted in India recently, indicating that it could be launched before the end of this year.