Here’s how the evolution of the benchmark sports sedan has taken shape, from 1975 to this date.
TIP: The gallery below has images that are laid out to show each angle of the car progress through the six generations. Face to face, grille to grille, interior to interior.
Here's a brief look at the contenders:
1st Generation: E21 (1975)
2nd Generation: E30 (1982)
3rd Generation: E36 (1991)
4th Generation: E46 (1998)
5th Generation: E90 (2005)
6th Generation: F30 (2012)
For more details on the current-gen (6th) F30 3 Series LCI, visit these:
- 2015 BMW 3 Series (F30) Facelift Unveiled In Full Detail: New 3, 4-Cyl Engines Debut
- BMW 3 Series Plug-In Hybrid 330e Coming In 2016, Promises 2.1l/100km, 252hp
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