Over 100 years have passed since the founding of BMW. Recall that the history of the company began in 1916. Since then, BMW has produced many amazing and successful cars. On the way of its evolution, the brand had both ups and downs. But nothing could prevent the engineers of the Bavarian brand to create masterpieces of the automotive world.
No wonder that BMW cars are firmly associated with the concept of German quality and reliability. You can easily find it on the streets of Dubai showing the luxury and good taste, you can even try them for yourself by using the BMW rental Dubai service. As for this article, we want to tell you about the most noticeable cars of all time.
One of the oldest Bavarian cars, produced in 1936. The model was designed for racing and became a winner of various prestigious competitions. It was equipped with a 2-liter engine with 79 hp. For that time the car was a real technical miracle. In addition to successful features, the car also had a beautiful appearance. Pay attention to the front of the “328” model. Even in 1936, in the radiator grille, one can see the features of the famous BMW double rack.
BMW 3.0 CSL
Another sports car from BMW, designed specifically for racing, but this time from 1972. It was powered by a 3-liter engine (later 3.2-liter). The main feature of this car was that it had an incredibly lightweight body.
In 1973, the car received a new 3.2-liter engine and was equipped with an aerodynamic dodger. Like the sporty three-liter model, the new 3.2-liter BMW also won numerous awards at various sporting events.
The exterior of this sports car was given by the famous Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiaro, but the newly formed BMW M team was responsible for the stuffing at the time. Designing BMW M1 was the first big design project for them.
This temperamental macho with a dynamic silhouette and a lowered center of gravity saw the light of day in 1978. Behind its seats, a 277-horsepower M88 inline six-cylinder engine. It could reach a speed of 265 km/h, which seemed unbelievable for that time.
Despite the serious success in power and first places in sports competitions, the M1 has been the “ugly duckling” among all models of the Bavarian brand. The fact is that the car was created specifically for the sports track and is practically not designed for everyday driving. In addition, the cost of the sports car M1 did not increase sales of the model.
In 2011, BMW decided to revive the M-series coupe compact cars of the brand. For this purpose, the two-door 1-Series M was introduced on the market. The spiritual successors of this model were the BMW 2002 Turbo and the original E30 M3.
This roadster was produced only for four years. But these few years were enough to get the love and recognition of drivers. The luxury car was equipped with a 4.9-liter V8 engine rated at 400 horsepower. Of course, the model cost a lot, but its price was paid off completely! The car even appeared in the James Bond movie “World Is Not Enough”.
It became an heir of a Z1, the compact roadster that was created in 1989 by BMW Technik – a unit that made the most innovative products.
It is fair to say that the i8 has become one of the best hypercars in history, thanks to the combination of its perfect look and perfect engines. The car is a BMW engineering marvel. Thanks to the combined work of the engines, the car due to the power of 357 hp from 0-100 km/h accelerates in 4.0 seconds. The maximum speed of the hypercar is 250 km/h.
It’s not all the best models of BMW history, but the most noticeable ones. We made our list of the cars that show that BMW is one of the strongest car companies in the world at the moment, they are often the reference for other companies in terms of “how things should be done”.