The Best BMWs of All Time

Voting Rules
Vehicles on this list must be top of the line BMWs.

List of the best BMWs of all time in terms of reliability, performance and looks, with photos when available. These BMW models are listed from best to worst, so the most popular BMWs are at the top of the list. Rankings of good BMW cars are best left to fans and experts, which is why this list is votable. You can click on the names of these popular BMWs to get more information about each model. In order to even be considered for this list, each vehicle must be a great BMW, and be highly reliable.

List contains cars like 2006 BMW M5 and 2008 BMW Z4 M Roadster.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best BMW ever made?" and "What are the coolest BMWs of all time?"

  • 1997 BMW 5-Series
    Photo: Tylyr Lenc l LencPhoto / Flickr
    • Body Style: Sedan
    • Model: BMW 5 Series
    • Year: 1997
    95 votes
  • 2005 BMW M3 Coupé
    Photo: user uploaded image
    • Model: BMW M3
    • Year: 2005
    43 votes
  • 2001 BMW 530i BMW 530i
    Photo: user uploaded image
    • Model: BMW 530
    • Year: 2001
    • Next Model Year: 2002 BMW 530i
    53 votes
  • 2006 BMW M3 Coupé
    Photo: user uploaded image
    • Model: BMW M3
    • Year: 2006
    • Next Model Year: 2008 BMW M3 Coupé
    26 votes
  • 2003 BMW 530i
    Photo: user uploaded image
    5
    46 VOTES
    • Body Style: Sedan
    • Model: BMW 530
    • Year: 2003
    • Previous Model Year: 2002 BMW 530i
    • Next Model Year: 2004 BMW 530i BMW 3.0L 6 cylinder 225hp 214 torque
    46 votes
  • 2003 BMW 525 Wagon
    Photo: user uploaded image
    • Body Style: Wagon
    • Model: BMW 525
    • Year: 2003
    • Previous Model Year: 2002 BMW 525 Sedan
    • Next Model Year: 2004 BMW 525
    19 votes