2. BMW 3-Series
Successor to the BMW New Class, it has been produced in six different generations and in five different body styles. It is BMW’s best-selling model, accounting for around 30 percent of the BMW brand’s annual total sales. The BMW 3 Series has won numerous awards throughout its history: The 3 Series has been on Car and Driver magazine’s annual Ten Best list 22 times, from 1992 until 2014, making it the longest running entry in the list. In their December 2009 issue, Grassroots Motorsports magazine named the BMW 3 Series the second-most important performance car built during the previous 25 years. The E90 was named “Best New Sports Sedan” in the 2006 Canadian Car of the Year awards. Also, it was awarded the World Car of the Year at the New York Auto Show in 2006.