The Best from BMW
As a company that has been around for nearly 100 years, BMW offers us the best ten vehicles in their history to admire and be amazed by. The difficult part of this particular list was to pair-down the list to only ten choices. So many amazing vehicles have worn the badge that has made BMW one of the signature names in luxury and performance for so many years. With that in mind, here are the ten best BMW vehicles in the history of the company which has a long and storied history as one of the best companies in the automotive industry.
BMW 328 – This was a sports car that offered the look we enjoyed from the 1930s and gave us some of the most interesting and amazing features for the time. With a 2.0-liter straight-six under the hood the car made 79 horsepower as a two-seat roadster that weighed in at only 1830 pounds.
BMW 3.0 CSL – The car that was able to compete highly in the European Touring Car Championship in 1972, this car has been successful as the 3.0CS and became the lighter version built to handle the challenges of racing. Adding a spoiler and aerodynamics kit helped make this a great racer.
BMW 1 Series M Coupe – When this beauty arrived in 2011 it was a rebirth of the car that accepted nothing but the best and gave us a car that was completely driver focused in a compact from. This 1M offered a wider stance and more powerful engine than the other 1 Series models and came in with 335 horsepower in a lightweight from.
BMW 2002 Turbo – This was a carryover from the 1960s that made its way into the 1970s with a 170 horsepower turbocharged engine and upgraded aerodynamics. This was the platform that would eventually lead to the successful and often sold 3 Series that has become the most popular make from BMW ever.
BMW Z8 – The Z8 was only around for four years of production but carried in some of the 507 roadster lines to give us a car that was elegant and sophisticated while offering a bit of nostalgia. This small roadster carried in a powerful 4.9-liter V8 that produced 400 horsepower to rocket it down the road.
BMW i8 – The i8 is already one of the most intriguing cars to look at and has become a technological masterpiece. The plug-in hybrid offers a combined 357 horsepower and is capable of reaching 60 mph in four seconds with a top speed of 155 mph.
BMW M5 – This car came in as a power player in the lineup and shows up under 4,000 pounds. With a 3.6-liter inline six-cylinder engine that makes 310 horsepower that was beefed up later to 335 the M5 is one of the most impressive touring sports cars ever to come to market.
BMW 507 – In the 1950s the 507 was the most impressive and best-looking BMW that was ever made in a rear-wheel drive roadster. Powered by a 3.2-liter V8 the 507 was a favorite of roadster drivers but only 252 were ever made and the car was too expensive for many to own.
BMW M3 – The M3 started as the E30 and the original was a dynamic driving machine that gave you the direct driver infused power you wanted. Using the 2.3-four-cylinder engine at the time the m3 brought 210 horsepower that was a great power number for an original that has developed into the M3 and M2.
BMW M1 – This was the first supercar from BMW and it was produced in the late 1970s and into the early 1980s. The M1 offered was a mid-engine roadster that brought in 273 horsepower and a massive amount of sport car racing features to be a lot of fun to drive. Not much else was as fast or as powerful and when it was in full racing gear it could handle the track like a champ.
These ten give you a glimpse into the amazing history that has been BMW for nearly a full century. From the beginning with lower power but an ideal to produce great cars, BMW has been one of the most impressive auto makers ever.