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Old 10th September 2015, 17:12   #1
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Default BMW's Munich plant rolls out 1,00,00,000th 3-Series sedan!

In what was a historic moment for BMW's Munich plant, the 3-series reached an official landmark in it's production lines - the 10 millionth 3-series sedan rolled out of the Munich plant assembly line.

The landmark car was a 320d sedan in Imperial Blue shade.

Production of the 3-series commenced in the Munich plant from 1975 onwards. Overall, BMW has produced over 14 million 3-series cars out of which the sedan version has seen production of over 50% of those numbers.

Also, the Munich plant is the only production facility to have produced all six generations of this series.

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BMW Group produces 10 million BMW 3 Series Sedans
  • Core model manufactured at four plants worldwide
  • Landmark vehicle made at BMW Group Plant Munich
Munich. The ten millionth BMW 3 Series Sedan has rolled off the production lines at BMW Group Plant Munich. The landmark vehicle is the latest milestone in the 40-year success story of the BMW 3 Series.

So far the BMW Group has produced more than 14 million cars of this model series, more than half of them BMW 3 Series Sedans. Production of the new BMW 3 Series Sedan was launched just recently, in July of this year. The landmark ten millionth vehicle is a BMW 320d in Imperial Blue.

Hermann Bohrer, Plant Director at the BMW Group facility in Munich, commented: “The success story of the BMW 3 Series started here in Plant Munich and is now reaching a very special highpoint here as well. The fact that this landmark vehicle was produced at our plant is a particular honour for us and makes me very proud indeed of my team.”

As the only facility to have produced all six generations of the BMW 3 Series, BMW Group Plant Munich is seen as the leader for all the other facilities producing the same model series. To meet the many requirements of the various generations, the plant had to rise to new challenges each time. The constant modernisation and enhancement of production systems means today’s customers have a multitude of model variants and equipment options to choose from and can tailor their cars almost entirely to their personal specifications.

BMW Group Plant Munich currently produces 1,000 cars a day, half of them BMW 3 Series. To meet strong demand, the model series is also manufactured at Plants Regensburg (Germany), Rosslyn (South Africa) and Tiexi (China).


A success story begins

In 1970 BMW Group developers began working on a new model series that would later become the most successful BMW.
To this day each new generation of the BMW 3 Series has consistently fulfilled the same requirements, coupling everyday versatility with contemporary design and a sporty driving experience.
After five years of development work, production of the international bestseller was finally launched in June 1975.
Just a few years later the first variants were added to the range as well.
With each new generation, the BMW 3 Series has led the way and established itself as the vanguard of its class.
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That's quite an achievement! Kudos to BMW!

Will this specific car go to a customer or to the BMW Museum?
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Would be interesting to know how many of these cars are actually running.

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Will this specific car go to a customer or to the BMW Museum?
Hope it doesn't end up in the workshop
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the 10 millionth 3-series sedan rolled out of the Munich plant assembly line.
To comprehend the scale of success ,it would be impossible.
But the way it transformed a segment is more than words can ever describe.

Attaching a video of BMW 3 series to get a tip of an iceberg idea how good the car has been through generations!


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