The 10 millionth BMW 3 Series sedan has been built in Munich. So far the BMW Group has produced over 14m cars in the model series, more than half sedans. The landmark vehicle is a blue 320d.

Hermann Bohrer, Munich plant director, said: "The success story of the 3 Series started here in Plant Munich and is now reaching a very special high point here as well. The fact that this landmark vehicle was produced at our plant is a particular honour for us."

As the only facility to have produced all six generations of the 3 Series, the Munich plant is seen as the leader for all the other factories producing the same model series.

Munich currently produces 1,000 cars a day, half 3 Series. The model line is also manufactured in Regensburg (Germany), Rosslyn (South Africa) and Tiexi (China).