BMW cars have continuously shown their worth on both race tracks and roadways around the world, as well as ordinary everyday driving. Although the BMW brand traditionally comes to mind as a luxury car, these vehicles are also purpose-built driving machines. Their slogan, which claims the brand is “the ultimate driving machine,” is a true statement when it comes to their time-honored cars.
The advancement of BMW models over the past three decades has led to several significant vehicles. From the 8-series to the M3, there are many highly memorable models. But there have also been quite a few flops by the brand. Luxury car buyers are a particular bunch, and the BMW brand has fallen short more than a few times. We took a look at some classic BMW models that are still worth driving today and then a few that simply aren’t worth their weight in scrap.
20: BMW Z1
Released at the end of 1989, the BMW Z1 was sort of a turning point for BMW. The carmaker was moving into the future with a new batch of models. The Z1 took the crown when it came to these. From a design perspective, the Z1 was an advanced design and something other than what the company had attempted before (via BMW Blog).
The performance of the Z1 was phenomenal thanks to the unique design of the car. Think of a Mazda Miata with a lot more power. Of course, there were the usual BMW refinements, which made the Z1 stand out from the crowd. The car was a better sports car in every way, which enticed buyers.