Discover how it has evolved over the decades and, in doing so, earned its reputation as not only a design pioneer, but also as the ultimate driver’s car.
THE ORIGINAL BMW 3 SERIES, 1975-1983.
The first generation of the BMW 3 Series quickly became known for its sporty flair. Memorable design elements included the short overhang at the front, double round headlights, the iconic twin kidney grille and the Hofmeister kink. Other innovative features such as the dashboard angled toward the driver were not only maintained by future generations but also by competitors within the automotive industry.