The BMW brand is one of the most iconic automotive brands out there. For decades, the Bavarian manufacturer has produced cars that enthusiasts have lusted about. With signature rear-wheel-drive, high revving engines, specific designs, and brisk performance, BMW was in a league of its own for so many years. BMWs are still instantly recognizable and held in high acclaim by anybody who knows anything about cars. BMW’s reputation is stellar thanks to a long list of iconic and successful models. Most of the cars BMW has released are highly regarded.
However, for all of those hits, there are some not-so-successful cars BMW has offered the public. BMW thought these cars would be a good idea, but they fell short in one way or another. Some BMW models that flopped on the market were unreliable, slow, or just strange overall. These BMWs strayed away from the original concept, design, and technology, tainting the otherwise stellar brand’s reputation to a degree. Check out the 25 worst cars BMW ever made right here.
25. BMW 7-Series Hydrogen
From 2005 to 2007, BMW produced a version of its 7-Series luxury sedan called Hydrogen 7. It was a specially prepared 760 Li model that could run on liquid hydrogen and regular gas. It was the first production-ready passenger vehicle that could run on hydrogen fuel. Although offered in selected markets, production was reasonably low; the company showed its dedication to clear energy and future technologies (via BMW).
Even though it was a revolutionary attempt, BMW lost enormous amounts of money on developing this model. In the end, it was withdrawn after only two years on the market and a few hundred cars sold.