The BMW 3-Series might be the daddy of them all when it comes to on the road success. The M3 has been the king of the performance saloon for a number of years and it is hard to remember a time when one of the rivals took away the crown even briefly.
The DNA of the 3-series has remained pretty much the same over the years, but the aesthetics have gone through quite a dramatic evolution.
In this beautiful video series by Donut Media and animated by the Drivetribers The Engine Baes, we can see the slow transformation from the very first 3-Series (E21) through continual years of improvement.
Have a watch here: