The 5 Best Used BMWs on a Budget Jul 24, 2017 by Jet (Driver Weekly)

For those who love the idea of driving a BMW but are concerned about the impact these vehicles will have on their wallets, consider a used version. BMWs are known for offering innovative, cutting-edge technology, so with a used vehicle from this automaker, you will still get some features that are only just arriving to budget-friendly brands. Gently used models are often sold after a three-year lease. While any used BMW can be a great investment in comfort and style, the following models should be your top contenders.

2013 BMW 1 Series

Those familiar with the current BMW lineup will know that if you want a 1 Series, you need to buy used as this model is no longer in production. The 2013 1 Series is not only the most recent model year, but also the highest ranked of them all. Some claimed this small BMW was impractical, but drivers loved its excellent handling and performance.

Every single powertrain delivered an impressive performance, even the 230-horsepower 128i. If you want more power, look for a 135i with 320 horsepower from its turbocharged engine. You may also find a convertible version if that’s what you prefer. The interior of the 1 Series feels as if it was designed for motorsports, and you can also find models with upscale wood trim and leather.

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