Since the first BMW 3-Series hit the roads in 1975, over 12 million have been sold. The 3-Series may have undergone a number of changes over the generations, yet it remains one of the most popular compact-sized sedans in history. The BMW 3-Series is considered by many to set the bar in this category and today comes as a powerful, compact two-door sedan hiding a BMW engineered engine under the hood. No matter whether you are restoring a classic 1975 model or have one of the latest versions sitting out in the garage, A BMW 3-Series service manual is an essential tool in your toolbox.
Let's take a step back in time before the launch of the 3-Series. During the late 1960s, BMW introduced the world to the 2002 model. The 2002 model was the perfect platform to demonstrate BMW's commitment to quality, performance, and styling. The original 3-Series was a smaller version of the highly popular 5-Series that had been on the market since 1972. The first 3-Series was offered with a choice of four different 4-cylinder engines and at the time was the smallest car they offered in the BMW lineup. A BMW 3-Series repair manual can help you properly maintain the complex engineering that goes into every 3-Series built.
By the 1980s, the BMW 3-Series would be the car of choice for what would become known as the ""Yuppie"" crowd. The young junior executives would drive sales to unheard of heights. But along with the reputation this crowd garnered, so too did the 3-Series, as being a car just for this crowd. It would take years for BMW to shake this off and once again attract a much wider audience. The demand and skyrocketing sales have left millions of BMW 3-Series from the 80s on the roads. If you own one of them, having a BMW 3-Series service manual can help keep your car in optimum running condition.
The latest incarnation of the BMW 3-Series, the G20 features the most powerful 4-cylinder engine ever put into a production vehicle by BMW. It is one of the most technologically advanced cars on the road today. If you want to keep your vehicle running and looking its best, you need a top-quality BMW 3-Series repair manual. From service intervals to specifications and repair information, everything you need is at your fingertips.