The BMW M3 debuted in August 1985 and was very well-received as the fastest 3-Series ever. At that time, the M3 boasted of 200hp, a 0-60 mph sprint time just inside of 6.7 seconds, and a top speed of over 143mph. Oh boy, have things changed! The current M3 is powered by a V8 engine producing an impressive 420 HP and a top speed limited to 155 mph. Things will be getting even better as BMW will be bringing the new M3 powered by a twin-turbo engine and packing 450 HP. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph will be made in 4.5 seconds.
With this information in tow, there’s no doubt that the M3 has become one of the most successful models in BMW’s history. And to celebrate the sports car’s 25th Anniversary, the German automaker has released a short video highlighting the model’s greatest moments. Check it out!