As one of the most popular luxury brands in the world, every car enthusiast knows about BMW. Their long line of powerful performance sedans and coupes made BMW the “ultimate driving machine” manufacturer in the eyes of every car fan out there. The most popular and common models are the 3-Series compact sedan and mid-size luxury 5-Series model, as well as the 7-Series sedan.
However, throughout its long history, BMW has produced many more interesting models, some of which are obscure and rare. So here are the 20 most interesting and rare BMW models only the most hardcore enthusiasts know about. Because they never sold them in America, some of these cars are virtually unknown to BMW fans. However, they are a big part of the BMW legend and an interesting piece of the puzzle, so read on to learn more.
BMW introduced its first car in 1927 and called it the BMW 3/15 Dixi. However, this car wasn’t the product of the BMW engineers. In fact, it was a license-built Austin 7 that BMW renamed. The English company Austin provided the kit and technology to allow BMW to enter car production with this cute little car. Although the Dixi was an economy model and nothing like future BMWs, it sold well and put the company on the map.