Years: 1982–1992
Designed by: Claus Luthe
Complex says: German designer Claus Luthe is credited with turning the BMW brand around and putting it on its path of world domination. One of the most important cars to come out of his time with BMW was the E30 3-series and the first M3. A 3-series with a wide-body kit, new front facsia, side skirts, and a huge wing, the E30 M3 can be considered the most important car in BMWs history, if not the best designed. Simple and purposeful, like all sports should be.