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!


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  (372) posted on 08.18.2011

Since the first day of the production of this car I almost fall in love on this vehicle for its high speed performance and style.

  (530) posted on 08.18.2011

The car is very superb! I really like its styling and speed performance. It’s a good thing that they have offer a high speed performance for this vehicle.

  (379) posted on 05.3.2011

Well, I’m so grateful that BMW has reached on there its 25 years. And I’m so impressed with their car especially with their point of view about the future of mobility.

  (1211) posted on 03.28.2011

M3 is quite successful. I think most of the people have loved the M3 series and the 6 series! The specs and the performance of the car makes this car as one of the best in history.

  (692) posted on 03.18.2011

I think the celebration would be more memorable if BMW has release a new model to celebrate along with them. But I like the video, for three minutes it show the 25 years of BMW in this industry.

  (386) posted on 03.10.2011

I think its much better if BMW celebrated their 25 years with a new model, that would make the celebration more special! Oh come on! German knows how to party right? smiley

  (503) posted on 01.27.2011

When they say the engineers could tell which team made which cars I can only assume this means that some times did a more "interesting" job of assembling the cars.

  (762) posted on 01.27.2011

The other notable BMW road-car race engine that’s won races? Only the mighty V12 in the McLaren F1.

  (449) posted on 01.26.2011

There’s no better way to experience this evolution first-hand than to have all the generations of a particular model together in one place.

  (528) posted on 01.26.2011

A limited production club sport version of the regular M coupé, the GTS uses the same V8, but with pumped up displacement and power.

  (647) posted on 12.27.2010

Even by today’s standard, the handling is unbelievable, very direct and the low end torque and short gearing make it for some fantastic driving. Hope you get it!

  (806) posted on 12.27.2010

this is the new car i wanted but fore sure it me time to save some money to buy it. i like the performance and the killer looks of the M3.. i hope someone will give me this car as a gift.

  (512) posted on 12.22.2010

Hehehe I think I want an E36 M3 as my next car. I actually find it to be the best looking of them all, personally. The newer ones are just too tall and don’t look nearly as sporty or well proportioned.

  (406) posted on 12.22.2010

When I see the E30 M3, back then and now, I stop and just watch it go by. The modification to the body makes it one of my favorite changes to a standard car ever. If I had millions I would get one in white or red in an instant...

  (216) posted on 12.21.2010

not quite i think you are talking about the GTS, that is the one build for sport and not the regular m3. regular m3 is a luxury car with a minimal touch of sportiness.

  (765) posted on 12.21.2010

well the m3 is specially build for one purpose only and that is to race race race and win. not only that i can perform well it also has a killer look of a real sports car. I guess this is the perfection of all m3 models.

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