Ten millionth BMW 3 Series sedan rolls off Munich production plant – IAB Report

Posted on: Sep 10, 2015 - 4:34pm IST

The landmark model was a 320d.

BMW’s 3 Series sedan has reached another landmark, forty years after the first model got off the production line in 1975. The ten millionth 3 Series sedan has rolled off the assembly line at BMW’s Munich plant.

BMW 3 Series 10 million production
The 3 Series facelift is confirmed to launch in India this year.

The landmark vehicle was a 320d sedan in Imperial Blue colour. This variant is powered by a four cylinder, twin-power turbo diesel engine that produces 187.7 bhp and 400 Nm of torque. It is mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox that can take the sedan from 0-100 kmph in 7.2 seconds and on to a top speed of 235 kmph.

In all, the BMW Group has produced more than 14 million cars of this series out of which the sedan variant has accounted for more than half. The 3 Series facelift was launched in July this year and the Munich plant is the only facility to have produced all six generations of the core series.

2016 BMW 3 Series rear at the 2015 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS 2015)
The 3 Series for India is produced in China with localization levels of nearly 50 percent.

The facility has undergone constant modernization and enhancement of production systems over the years, which means that the customers can choose from a multitude of options to almost entirely tailor the car to their personal specifications, BMW said in a statement.

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The Munich plant produces 1,000 cars a day, half of these are 3 Series. The best-selling sedan is also produced at Regensburg (Germany), Rosslyn (South Africa) and Tiexi (China).

2016 BMW 3 Series (facelift) – Image Gallery

BMW 3 Series Production Milestone – Press Release

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