With the current BMW 3-Series nearing the end of its production run, the automaker felt now would be a fitting time to release the following video showing off how it’s made. The four-minute time-lapse demo is broken down into four steps and is shot onboard of 3-Series as it makes its way through the Munich assembly plant.
First, a big hunk of metal is shaped into the sillouette of a 3-Series at the sheetmetal stamping shop. Then it’s on to the paint shop for a dip in chemical baths, some color and a bake in the oven. The third step is assembly where all the high-tech innards are installed by both robots and humans. BMW labels the last step as “marriage” where the 3-Series rolls down the final aisle to get the last bits of details down to the trademark Roundel emblem that is pinned on the hood.
The video is capped by the 3-Series running out of the factory and off to its honeymoon on the Autobahn. It’s beautiful, really.