17. BMW Bavaria
The BMW Bavaria was the company’s biggest and most prestigious model during the ’70s. The car was named after the region in Germany from which BMW is from. As a result, it had signature BMW characteristics like straight-six engines, twin headlights, and the “Hoffmeister Curve” design (via Lane Motor Museum).
About 30,000 cars were sold in North America under the Bavaria name. This model paved the way for a bigger presence in the premium class.