BMW Group recently announced that the 10 millionth BMW 3-Series sedan has rolled off the assembly line at the company’s plant in Munich, Germany. The landmark vehicle is the latest milestone in the 40-year success story of the BMW 3 Series.
So far the company has produced more than 14 million cars of this model series and more than half of them are BMW 3 Series Sedans.
The landmark 10 millionth vehicle is a BMW 320d in Imperial Blue. It is powered by a 2.0-litre TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine that develops 190 PS and 400 Nm of torque. As a result, the 320d sedan is capable of accelerating from 0-100 km/h in 7.2 seconds before hitting a top speed of up to 235 km/h.
As the only facility to have produced all 6-generations of the BMW 3 Series, BMW Group Plant in 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.
The Plant currently produces 1,000 cars per day and half of them are the BMW 3 Series. To meet strong demand, the model series is also manufactured at Plants Regensburg (Germany), Rosslyn (South Africa) and Tiexi (China).