BMW’s dedication to creating an ultimate driving machine is one of the top reasons why BMW has a cult following. If you think about what the word ‘cult’ means, Oxford says it’s a devotion or excessive admiration toward a particular object, BMW has done an amazing job of cultivating and maintaining a number of their models at that level. Not all of BMW’s models can achieve cult status and has those models that have reached that distinction has changed over the years. None can argue that the way it drives doesn’t contribute to the way people feel about these vehicles.


1968-76 BMW 2002: In an era before BMW was considered the Ultimate Driving Machine, they developed this sassy 4-cylinder model with front and rear independent suspension. This sweet little vehicle handles the corners with zest while still being able to easily hold four adults. It’s continuing popularity is based on its style, place in BMW’s history, and most importantly, just how much fun it is to drive.

BMW E36 M3: This model has earned the reputation of being one of the most popular and sought after track day cars on the planet. Don’t be fooled by its inconspicuous appearance. It’s a high-performance version that was brought to fruition by BMW’s in-house motorsport team. This model retains BMW’s purity of driving and precise communicative steering. The BMW E36 M3 is a car that is purely mechanical and easy to work on when something goes wrong. It’s super fun to drive and will put a smile on your face when you do.

E52 Z8: This is one car that you simply can’t help staring at when you see it zipping by or parked on the street. It’s also one car that has significantly appreciated in value over time. In fact, in many cases it has more than doubled in price from its original price tag and you’ll be hard-pressed to find one for under $200,000 if it’s in great shape with low mileage.

There is something special about BMWs that no other car manufacturer has been able to duplicate. They may be expensive to keep on the road, but no other vehicle will make your heart sing and your hair fly like a BMW. If you are already part of the cult, you know this is true. If you’re not yet, get behind the wheel of one to see what all the hype is about for yourself.

Bring your BMW into the experts at Auto Excel for all of your preventive repair. We’d love to partner with you to get the most out of your cherished cult classic or newer BMW. Lexington today! You can find us at 271 Gold Rush Rd Suite 1, Lexington, KY 40503. See you soon!