BMW was established in 1916 by Karl Rapp, Gustav Otto, Camillo Castiglioni, and Franz Josef Popp and is headquartered in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. If we would ever talk about top automotive companies from Germany, BMW will most probably be in the top 3. The great producer of high performance and quality sports cars, BMW has established itself as one of the topmost European manufacturers over the years and still going on in a full flow. There are cars like BMW i8, BMW M3, BMW 3 series, BMW 4 series and more which are most prestigious and so far no normal personality can afford it, but their used models can be. BMW models as second hand are now available in the market at a very affordable price so that you can take the feel of a BMW without spending much pennies.
Let’s look some of the best used BMWs that you can buy at cheap rate.
1. 2010 E90 M3 GTS
E90 M3 GTS is one of the rarest cars produced by the company as only 135 units of these were ever made. It is an upgraded version of the standard M3 in every aspect as it has revised suspensions, upgraded brakes, and more. E90 M3 also has an upgraded engine 4.4L naturally aspirated V8 generating 444 hp. It can achieve a top speed of 189 mph and goes from rest to 60 in 4.2 sec.
2. M3 E46
Launched in 2000, BMW M3 E46 came with the 2-door coupe and 2-door convertible options and is powered by a 3.2L inline-six producing 335 hp. Its production was stopped in the year 2006 as it does not get compatible with the generational changes. This version of M3 has a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 4.9 sec. and can achieve a top speed of up to 155 mph.
3. 5 Series E28
The BMW E28’s production was started in 1981 and stopped in 1988 after the introduction of the E34 5 Series. It was the second generation of the BMW 5 series and was initially produced with straight-four and straight-six petrol engines. E28 has a 3.5L straight-six which produces 181 hp output. This car has a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 8.2 seconds and a top speed of 134 mph.
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4. X3 E83
When the demand for SUVs peaked in the early 2000s, BMW thought of taking advantage and built a premium mid-size SUV X3. Coming with a 3.0L inline-six that produces 268 hp, X3 shook the market after its launch and became one of the tops most selling SUVs at that time. Having a standstill to 60 mph time of 6.8 sec. this SUV can achieve a top speed of 144 mph.
5. Z4 E89
The BMW Z4 (2nd generation) came with a 2-door convertible body style which was introduced in 2009 and was only available in a roadster form. A look-wise gorgeous, Z4 equips a 3.0L inline-six that helped to generate a 302 hp output. A top speed of 155 mph was recorded with a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 5.5 sec.
Who would have thought that a hybrid supercar would be on this list? About a decade ago, when hybrid supercars were not so famous, BMW introduced i8. One of the most stylish-looking supercars i8 equips with a 1.5L twin-power turbo inline-3 cylinder engine combined with an eDrive Electric Motor which can power it to 357 hp. It goes past 155 mph and has an 0-60 mph acceleration time of 4.2 sec.
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Old but gold type sedan, BMW 2002 was the best fit for this statement and was the best compact car you could buy in 2000. It came with everything stylish looks, good specs and also was quite affordable. The standard 2002 BMW was equipped with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine, producing a low 118 hp and providing it a top speed of 130 mph along with 0-60 mph acceleration time of 7 sec.
8. Z3 M
The first mass produced roadster by BMW to take on the Japanese sports cars in the 90’s is BMW Z3. It was introduced in 1995 with a sporty design and extensive driving feel. Limited to a top speed of 155 mph, Z3 M was equipped with a 3.2L straight-six which gives 315 hp but an acceleration time of 4.5 sec. for 0-60 mph.
9. 325i (E30)
The second generation model of the BMW 3 series, introduced in the mid-70s, became one of the most successful models BMW has ever produced. Over 2 million units of 325i were sold making it the best 3 series car ever. It came with a 2.0L straight-six engine producing 127 hp and was the first BMW to have an all-wheel-drive. It has a top speed of 122 mph and 0-60 mph time of 9 sec.
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10. M5 E60
Without a doubt, the best one on this list is the E60 generation of M5. It is one of the coolest sports sedans as it practically has speed, luxury, comfort, and reliability. Introduced in 2004, M5 came with a 5.0L V10 engine smoking out 500 hp and a top speed of 190 mph along with an acceleration time of 0-60 mph as 4.1 sec.
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