38: BMW M2 Coupe
When it comes to overhyped cars the BMW brand is no stranger, and the M2 is an obvious piece of this philosophy. The company has long been trying to re-establish itself as a player in the compact sports car realm. The M2 is an attempt to try that once again, with a radical new design and a compact footprint. Fortunately, that is about all that the car has going for this, as this isn’t an M-Series car that you’ll want. The buzzy engine and cheap interior design make you question what era this BMW is actually from. You might mistake it as being a 3-Series from the early 2000s, and that’s not a good thing. BMW has powered the M2 with the 3.0 L 405 HP In-Line 6, a decent powerplant but nothing worth jumping out of your seat over. Nevertheless, this is an M-Series car and there is a certain level of brand equity that comes with that distinction.
BMW has a foothold on the luxury car market and performance is one of the mainstays of the brand. The M2 has a lot of potential for a car that’s a brand-new model. The interior is dated, to say the least, with lackluster interior quality and a cramped backseat. If you think that you are going to be taking coworkers out to lunch in this car you’ve got another thing coming. The cargo space is also grotesquely cramped, when you think about the price tag of this car it makes you wonder. BMW has long been the pioneer of compact performance cars but the M2 just makes us think that the company has lost its touch. The design of the car is nothing balk at but it also doesn’t strike a chord with buyers.