The BMW 3 Series features luxury executive cars manufactured since 1975. The collection's five generations include five compact body styles: a 2-door coupe, a 2-door convertible, a 4-door saloon, a 5-door touring car, and a 5-door hatchback or liftback". The 3 Series first gained popularity as a result of its fuel efficiency in the midst of the 1970s oil crisis and it's retained a very high market share ever since.
The 3 Series has been manufactured in Leipzig, Munich, Jakarta, Tehran, and several other cities around the world. The plants currently install twelve engine options, two of which are new N-series BMW inline engines featuring technological innovations such as lightweight magnesium and aluminum construction, electric water pumps, and variable valve timing. The various engines' fuel economy ratings are impressive: 23 mpg city/ 30 mpg highway is among the many options.
The BMW 3 Series car has seen five generations since 1975. The first generation (1975-1983) featured only a two-door saloon model. It served as the replacement for the BMW 2002. While its exterior was similar to its predecessor's, it was defined by its well-received dual headlights. Meanwhile, the interior featured rounded and padded edges for better safety. The second generation (1982-1994) brought BMW's most powerful car yet with the 3 Series M sports model. The third generation E36, which was produced from 1990 until 2000, had more of an executive feel. The fourth generation features entry-level or compact luxury cars, and the present fifth generation is available with four body styles as well as front-wheel drive, four-wheel drive, and all-wheel drive. These stand out for their incorporation of ultramodern communication and entertainment technologies.
The fifth generation of BMW 3 Series cars is available in eight trims including sedans, touring cars, convertibles, and coupes. A top choice is the sporty BMW M3 convertible. Its dynamic elegance makes it practical for business calls and pleasure cruising alike. For an extra-sporty look, choose this model with 19-inch wheels and a shiny black finish.
The latest BMW 3 Series cars are not only beautiful, they also have outstanding safety reviews. US News and World Report dubbed the car #1 in its class after analyzing more than 100 reviews and test drives. The reliable 3 Series boasts a unique wet-weather braking system and won a five-star score in side-impact testing for passengers and drivers alike in 2010. Each sedan in the 3 Series is automatically equipped with four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, front airbags, front-side airbags, side curtain airbags, and tires that can safety be used even when flat. For these reasons and more, the 3 Series typically represents about 40% of BMW's annual sales.
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