Bring these cars back. Seriously, there are some car models that, for a multitude of reasons, seem to resonate with the car enthusiast nation after they’re no longer available for us to buy new. Some on our list are obvious choices that have been crowed about for years, others are a bit more subtle, but all are worthy of resurrection.
We’ll always have a simmering adoration for the original M3 that brightened our world back in 1985. That M3 had nearly ideal proportions and still looks so tempting to the eye. It remains a blast to drive, too. That is, whenever BMW lets us take out one of its perfectly maintained museum pieces and tells us to have at it.
The BMW 1M (M1? 135M? 135 mDrive?) has been spied yet again on the roads of Germany. Despite BMW’s psychedelic camouflage obscuring the majority of the body, the aggressively flared wheel arches and a deeper front chin spoiler, long-time signatures of the M brand, are observable.