20. BMW 318 ti
The idea behind the BMW 318ti was pretty straightforward, and it should’ve worked, but somehow didn’t. In 1995, BMW introduced its E36 3-Series Compact model to US buyers in an attempt to present a premium compact car that was perfect for an emerging market. The 318ti had all classic BMW features, design, and performance, but somehow it sold far less than anyone expected. Ultimately, US buyers didn’t even consider buying this version of the 3-Series.
The sedan, coupe, and convertible proved to be far more popular. The 318ti was on the market for just a couple of years, selling around 10.000 examples in total. We believe that it has something to do with the rear-end design since it looked a bit strange compared to the rest of the 3-Series lineup (via BMWBlog).