14. BMW 325 E E30
The E30 3-Series has a reputation for being one of the definitive BMW models. Rightfully so as this is an extraordinarily successful and important model for the company. However, not all E30s are fast despite their excellent handling and high-revving driver’s cars. One of them is quite the opposite.
The 325 E was introduced in 1984, and E stood for “Economy.” Under the hood was a 2.7-liter straight-six with low compression, red line at just over 4,000 rpm, and just 120 hp. The car was pretty disappointing since it didn’t have any of the straight-six performance customers wanted (via E30Zone).