The BMW may have become a victim of its own success in recent years in the fact that everybody wanting a luxury executive car seems to get one, however this does show that the German manufacturer are doing something right.
BMW have said that they are winding down the development of the 3 series but still plan on releasing at least one more update in early 2012, Top Gear described the 3 series as “ the best small vehicle for real drivers.”
The three series range is home to a number of models and is one of the highest selling cars in history and makes up almost 50% of BMW’s total sales since 2005. In the first three years of release back in 1973 the 3 series revolutionised the manufacturers worldwide sales, increasing them by almost double. Despite the World being in an oil crisis at the time.
The latest addition to the series will be the F30 currently been road tested using BMW’s traditional methods and should be officially unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show later in 2011. The model is due to include the much anticipated and hyped ‘Angel Eyes’ headlight technology.
The popularity of the 3 series has also transferred over to leasing, making it one of the most leased and hired vehicles in history and as a result BMW 3 Series contract hire is a common Google search. Remember to always double check leasing and contract hire deals before committing to any long term contracts as prices quoted may not always be the final costs.