The BMW M1 is it for me. But on a more attainable end it would be the E31 850i.
4.8is was the dream back then...For me the x5, which was the first SUV as we know it these days - a departure from Range Rover like country vehicles
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I'm biased, but agree. One of the earlier Chris Bangle influenced cars. This is my recently departed 2003 Z4. Fully loaded, including the somewhat controversial SMG - which I loved. New owner is local, so I still see it occasionally.I think the Z4 was the most ahead of its time. When it came out many, many people hated it. But it is now almost universally considered a classic.
The Z8 is one of the most beautiful cars ever made. BUT, it wasn't ahead of its time. Everybody loved it right away.Z8 all the way! Throwback to Pierce Brosnan's 007 days.
Sorry, it was BMWs reaction on the Mercedes ML (W163). The Mercedes was first shown at North American International Auto Show Jan 1996 as Mercedes AA Vision. The BMW was shown three years later at the same Auto Show.For me the x5, which was the first SUV as we know it these days - a departure from Range Rover like country vehicles
This picture is not showing the part of this car everybody hated. I have to be honest I still haven't warmed up to the rear end.The e65 7-series. When it first came out most people hated it, but the design has aged so very well... and so many car companies took inspiration from it. It really defined car design language in the 2000's. Here's a pic of my 2002 745i, which still looks fresh and beautiful (although I no longer have it).
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I would love this as a pure electric car, especially with a more reasonable price point. They look so damn cool.
Love the styling and the hybrid was interesting, if a bit slow. I don't think the performance matches what the styling implied. The i4 M50 is quicker. As others have noted, make it all electric with the performance to match the looks and I'm in.
Yes i3 was ahead of its time, but is that a time we are already leaving?I vote for the i3. When it first came out, everybody thought it was insane, like it was the weirdest looking car.
I see that shape and those kind of headlights everywhere now. It still seems ahead of it's time. I wish they hadn't stopped making it. I could see BMW turning it into a little mobile office. Park anywhere, turn the seats around and have a little workspace with climate control and wifi. No more coffee shop office.
Picky, pickyThe E30 - Plastic car, even the front grill had the wrong angle - I needed four years before I bought it.
The i3 - It took six years before I bought it.
The i4 - I needed too see it with an european front registration number. before axeption it - but bought a black one to not make the black plastic stand out.
The iX - Needed to see the i7 before I accepted the iX.