25: BMW 2002
The BMW 2002 was the first German automobile that embraced the American method of thinking. Cram a large engine into a small package and watch performance shine. Although the 2002 would not outpace a GTO off the line, the car handled twists and turns like nothing else. In addition to that, BMW had cultivated an interior that catered to the driver and was focused on usability.
The suspension was far ahead of its time and the 2002 was perhaps the best performing sports coupe in the slalom. Unfortunately, there were a lot of drawbacks with 2002 as well, the first of which was its small size. The car just wasn’t suitable for anyone with a family, and this left a lot of potential enthusiasts in the dark. The 2002 had a stellar reputation although the final result was not as good as you may have been told.