May 11, 2015 – Believe it or not, the BMW 3 Series turns 40 this year. The legendary sporty sedan was first released in 1975, and it was internally named the E21.

Fast forward 40 years, and you get the brilliant F30 generation. The 3 Series has long been praised by automotive journalists for its outstanding driving dynamics and it remains the benchmark in the compact executive car segment.

To celebrate the occasion, BMW has released a short video featuring all six generations of its best selling model. You can watch it right below.

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