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BMW 3 Series
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Manufacturer BMW
Also called BMW 3 Series
Predecessor BMW 3 Series
Class Passenger
Body style Sedan
Layout Front-engine, rear-wheel drive layout

Contents

Introduction

The BMW 3 Series is a compact executive car manufactured by the German automaker BMW since May 1975. Successor to the BMW New Class, it has been produced in six different generations and in no less than five different body styles. It is BMW's best-selling model, accounting for around 30% of the BMW brand's annual total sales (excluding motorbikes).


History

There have been six generations of the 3 Series, and their respective chassis codes: BMW E21 – (1975–1983) 3 Series BMW E30 – (1983–1991) 3 Series BMW E36 – (1991–2000) 3 Series BMW E46 – (1999–2005) 3 Series BMW E90 – (2005-2011/EUR, 2006-2011/US) 3 Series saloon BMW E91 – (2005-2011/EUR, 2006-2011/US) 3 Series Touring (Sports Wagon) BMW E92 – (2007–2011) 3 Series Coupé BMW E93 – (2007–2011) 3 Series Convertible BMW F30 - (2012-current) 3 Series

Chassis Generations

Specifications


Gallery


Production and sales

Calendar year Total production US sales
1995 54,720[1]
1996 50,248
1997 337,800[2] -
1998 376,900[2] -
1999 454,000[2] 77,138[3]
2000 509,007[2] 89,681
2001 533,952[2] 103,227[4]
2002 561,249[2] 115,428
2003 528,358[2] 111,944[5]
2004 449,732[2] 106,549[6]
2005 434,342[2] 106,950[7]
2006 508,479[2] 120,180
2007 555,219[8] 142,490
2008 474,208[9] 112,464
2009 397,103[10] 90,960[11]
2010 399,009[12] 100,910
2011 94,371[13]

External links

References

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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 http://www.autointell.com/european_companies/BMW/business-figures/BMW-business-figures-1997-2006-WB.xls
  3. "BMW Delivers Strongest Sales Success Ever in 2000. – Free Online Library". Thefreelibrary.com. 3 January 2001. http://www.thefreelibrary.com/BMW+Delivers+Strongest+Sales+Success+Ever+in+2000.-a068677785. Retrieved 16 March 2011. 
  4. "BMW Group Ends Best Year Ever With Record Month; December Sales Up 43 Percent; Year-to-date Sales Up 20 Percent. – Free Online Library". Thefreelibrary.com. 3 January 2003. http://www.thefreelibrary.com/BMW+Group+Ends+Best+Year+Ever+With+Record+Month%3B+December+Sales+Up+43...-a096074416. Retrieved 16 March 2011. 
  5. "BMW Group Shatters All Past Annual Sales Records in 2004". Theautochannel.com. http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2005/01/04/313805.html. Retrieved 25 September 2009. 
  6. "BMW Group Sets All-Time Annual Sales Record, Highest Sales Month Ever in 2005". Theautochannel.com. 4 January 2006. http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2006/01/04/204975.html. Retrieved 25 September 2009. 
  7. "BMW Group Reports 2006 – Strongest Year Ever". Theautochannel.com. http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2007/01/03/032847.html. Retrieved 25 September 2009. 
  8. "Annual Report 2007". BMW Group. http://www.bmwgroup.com/annualreport2007/nav/index.html?http://www.bmwgroup.com/annualreport2007/zahlen_und_fakten_2007/marke_bmw.html. Retrieved 16 March 2011. 
  9. "Annual Report 2008". BMW Group. http://www.bmwgroup.com/annualreport2008/nav/index.html?http://www.bmwgroup.com/annualreport2008/zahlen_und_fakten_2008/marke_bmw.htmlf. Retrieved 16 March 2011. 
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  11. "BMW Group U.S. Reports December 2010 Sales – WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J.". New Jersey: PRNewswire. 4 January 2011. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bmw-group-us-reports-december-2010-sales-112885809.html. Retrieved 16 March 2011. 
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  13. "BMW Group Achieves Second Best Sales Year Ever in the U.S. - WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/". New Jersey: Prnewswire.com. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/bmw-group-achieves-second-best-sales-year-ever-in-the-us-136741643.html. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
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