The sixth-generation (F30) 3-Series is the most important new BMW model that Philippine distributor Asian Carmakers Corporation will be launching in 2012. This car was on our cover in March this year, having been driven by our associate features editor Sharleen Banzon in Catalunya, Spain. Since then, it has taken ACC quite a while to formally introduce the popular premium sedan to our market. In fact, the distributor had originally planned on displaying the car at the Manila International Auto Show in late March, but couldn't get hold of an actual unit.
The good news is that ACC has finally secured its units and is launching the all-new 3-Series on May 10 (Thursday), 6:30pm, at a specially constructed BMW Pavilion on 26th Street corner 11th Street inside Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. The better news is this: We want three (3) of you (plus one companion each) to attend this special event. These three TopGear.com.ph readers (and their friends) will be among the first to "witness the story of the BMW 3-Series unfold," says ACC. "They will be transported back in time as they go through the journey of the Ultimate Sports Sedan."
Simple. Just post on the comment box below any piece of trivia about the BMW 3-Series. It can be an amusing anecdote or some technical fact about any generation of the 3-Series (E21, E30, E36, E46, E90 or F30). We will pick the three best ones and their senders will get to attend the grand launch next week. We suggest you stay away from Wikipedia or Google, because we will pick the rarest facts among the answers. If BMW verifies your factoid to be correct, it qualifies for the contest.
Important: Please put your real name and e-mail address together with your answer. Answers without the sender's name and e-mail address will not be considered.
In case of two similar answers, the first entry to be posted automatically qualifies. We will close the contest by midnight of May 7 (Monday). Answers posted after this are disqualified. The winners will be announced here on May 8 (Tuesday). They will be individually notified by ACC for the big day.
We will not shoulder transportation or accommodations expenses. In this regard, we advise that only Metro Manila residents (or those living in nearby provinces) join this contest.
So, BMW fans, drive down memory lane and dig up rarely known facts about the 3-Series. We'll see you at the event.