We listed the top 10 most thrilling and meanest BMW cars ever.
Very few car manufacturers have delivered consistently best performance sports cars over decades. The vehicles are not only reliable but are beautiful and new. Many carmakers have even pushed the limits to innovate and bring new stuff to the table.
One such brand is the Bavarian Motor Works or as we call them BMW. They have lasted for over a century now. And after a hard struggle, near bankruptcies, and takeovers, the company has built many things such as motorcycles, aircraft engines, etc. But what they’re most known for is making high-performance luxury sports cars. The globally recognised brand is cooking something new almost every year. So, you know how it goes right? We are again with a list of the top 10 most popular and sickest BMW’s ever.
10. BMW 328 Roadster (1938-1940)
This legendary car holds its roots as one of the iconic BMWs during the second world war. The BMW 328 Roadster started a new era for the brand. It packed a 2.0-liter six-cylinder engine paired with a four-speed transmission that made 80 horsepower.
9. BMW E9 3.0 CSL (1973-1975)
The 1973 BMW E9 3.0 CSL, also known as the “Batmobile“. It became a turning point for BMW motorsport. The race-spec model of the car won six times at the European championships from 1973 to 1979, which includes the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 24 Hours of Daytona.
8. BMW M1 (1978-1981)
BMW’s first M-car gave the rise to BMW’s racing DNA that it has today. Its unique design combined with the outstanding racing technology that had made this BMW an automotive masterpiece. It had a 3.5-liter M88 engine that made over 266 hp. Unfortunately due to several failures, the BMW M1 turned out to be bad luck for the brand. Nevertheless, it is still a rare collector’s item for many car collectors.
7. BMW M3 E30 Sport Evolution (1986-1991)
BMW introduced the special edition Sport Evolution under the BMW Motorsport GmbH after the successful BMW E30 M3. The Sport Evolution model was the most powerful amongst the E30 3 series lineup. It packed a 2.5-liter six-cylinder engine that was capable of producing 238 horsepower. The brand only made 600 units of this car, so finding one out is rare luck of yours.
6. BMW Z8 (2000-2003)
Long before the amazing Z4, the BMW Z8 made its big-screen debut in a James Bond movie. And it came out to be an instant hit. The Z8 was the meanest car in the Z series. With a lightweight aluminium body, the Z8 had a 5.0-liter S62 V8 engine that delivered 400 hp.
5. BMW E48 M3 CSL (2003)
The BMW M3 CSL was a big achievement for the BMW M3 series. It was often regarded as the most hardcore BMW ever when it debuted in 2003. The M3 CSL is solely focused on leaving the weights aside. The company squeezed out as much weight from the car as possible. It was also the first BMW to sport a carbon-fiber roof, aluminium hood, thin-walled exhaust system and thin-glassed deer windows, and a carbon-fiber trunk lid. The M3 CSL featured a 3.0-lifer S54B32HP six-cylinder engine that produced a good 355 hp.
4. BMW Z4 M Coupe (2006-2009)
After almost 16 years, the BMW Z4 M-Coupe is still a fashion icon. And why wouldn’t it be? It features a really sleek-looking design that could catch anyone’s attention at a glimpse. The Z4 M-Coupe had one of the most impressive power-to-weight ratios of any car at the time. It was powerful and really hard to catch with its quick acceleration. The car was so well built and was so forward in design that the company built the GT3 racing with similar dynamics.
3. BMW i8 (2014-2020)
The BMW i8 was the company’s first plug-in hybrid sports car. The design of the i8 was so futuristic and cutting edge that it made headlines the moment BMW introduced it. There weren’t any cars in the market that looked as refreshing and as appealing to the people. BMW flaunted this i8 for its amazing design and sustainability. The i8 came with a 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine combined with electric motors that delivered a good 228 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. The car was so good in terms of aerodynamics that it has a drag coefficient of just 0.26. It’s sad that the company stopped making it.
2. BMW M2 Competition (2018-Present)
Many people refer to this car as a “Bomb carrying baby BMW”. The brand dived so deep that it resulted in one of the most hardcore 2-Series cars ever. The BMW M2 Competition had a really aggressive-looking appeal with its high-gloss black grille, aerodynamic mirror caps, large air intakes, lighter 19-inch forged wheels, and an electronically controlled Active M differential system. Under the hood, it packs a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine that delivers a hefty 405 horsepower. This car is truly a beast.
1 BMW M4 GTS (2016)
The BMW M4 GTS is clearly one of the best cars in the world with a performance built to handle by only hardcore drivers. It is recognised as the cherry on the BMW sports car cake. It was the fastest BMW car in the BMW M sports cars at the time. BMW had put in so much on this one that other cars looked just just “meh”. The beast packed a 3.0-liter twin-turbo six-cylinder engine that made an enormous 500 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. The car was so powerful that it rivaled the top dogs such as the Ferrari 458 Italia, and the McLaren MP4 -12C.
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