Bayerische Motoren Werke AG has built many iconic cars over the course of a century of production. Among those, the BMW 3-series has often been cited as the single line-up that truly made BMW an international success, not just another boutique luxury manufacturer. Today, the 3-series accounts for more than thirty percent of BMWs worldwide sales. As with many BMW offerings, a true sport edition was designed and, viola, the M3 was debuted for the 1986 model year. To celebrate 30 years of the M3, BMW has released four special edition models; two M3s, an i8, and an M6. Let’s have a look at the first M3, then each of the special edition models.