BMW is a name that is known all over the world and stands for Bayerische Moteren Werke, also known as Bavarian Motor Works in English-speaking countries. The company was established in 1916 in the city of Munich, Germany as an aircraft manufacturer. The first car was produced in 1928, called the Dixi. This vehicle started the long line of cars that would first roll out in kit form and then roll off assembly lines in massive numbers. The company went through tough times in the 1950s but managed to come out of the hole with a slew of precision-engineered vehicles that became best-selling worldwide.
Here are the top 20 BMW models of all time, in no particular order:
1. BMW NAZCA C2
The Nazca C2 is the design of the genius Giorgetto Giugiaro and has gone down in history as one of the most beautiful Beamers ever created. The sports car concept was completed in 1992 by the automotive engineering company Italdesign for BMW. This was a second chance at the 1991 concept of the Nazca M12. Engineers modified the tip-tipped 5.0-liter V12 engine using the Alpina-tuned BMW 8 Series for 380 horsepower and a top speed of 183 miles per hour. Only three of these gems were built. They feature carbon fiber construction gull-wing doors and a glass top. The Nazca C2 is one of the most popular collectibles in the BMW vehicle longline.
2. BMW ALPINA B10 BITURBO
The name reeks of power and that is exactly what this model offers. The Alpina B20 Biturbo is a take on the BMW 5 series E34 executive car from Alpina’s creative genius, with high performance as a result. Production began in 1989, at which point it made an appearance at the Geneva Motor Show for its formal introduction to the world. The vehicle continued to evolve thanks to continuous improvements made by Alpina. It emerged as the fastest production sedan on the planet in 1989. A total of 507 of these vehicles were produced before production ended in 1994. This is a rare car and BMW collectors are on the lookout for any hint that it will arrive. to the market.
3. E30 BMW M3
The E30 BMW M3 had a good production from 1987 to 1991 and during this era, this is the historical model that generated the inspiration for all M3s. It was not possible to find a more agile driving vehicle at the time. The driving dynamics were excellent and set the bar very high for other automakers who would follow in their attempts to match the sheer pleasure of driving this car. Sports car racing fans and enthusiasts knew it as the “Chariot of God.” This gem was the best vehicle to achieve victories in the history of sports car racing and the memory still remains.
4. BMW ISETTA
You may have heard that the BMW Isetta is called the Little Iso. This little car is also known as a Bubble car and it served as an inspiration for all the cute little round vehicles that would come later. The Isetta was the first car in history to achieve an astronomical fuel consumption rate of 78 miles per gallon. This is due to the 247cc four stroke engine that you get from a motorcycle. It was a bestseller in its day. Production of the Iso Isetta ran between 1953 and 56. The BMW Isetta ran between 1955 and 1962, the Velam Isetta between 1955 and 1958 and the Romi-Isetta between 1956 and 1961. This car features an Italian design, a microcar, built for Germany, France, Spain, Brazil, Belgium and the United Kingdom. An astonishing 161,728 units were built and sold during the short period of time the car went on sale. These little treasures are now considered highly collectible.
5. BMW 507
The 507 was first produced in 1956 and ran until 1959 when the last of this popular model was built. A meager 252 units were produced, making it a highly collectible automobile of the 1950s. The 507 was the brainchild of American importer Max Hoffman. He had a BMW build a roadster that would feature a specially designed chassis with sheet metal inspired by Albrecht von Goertz. The car was a beautiful example that was powered by 3-liter V-8 engines and a ZF 4-speed manual transmission. This drop top was built with high anticipation that it would become a bestseller, but due to intense competition in car sales in the US, the high price attached to the car resulted in a hiatus in the. ..