Used BMW car buying guide
BMW needs no introduction. You can easily recognise the BMW kidney grilles anywhere. As one of the leading luxury car brands, BMW delivers sheer driving pleasure for their drivers and ultimately turning them into lifelong fans. So what makes a BMW car the ‘ultimate driving machine’? It all comes down to performance. From their EfficientLightweight construction to their responsive steering and turbocharged engines, every part of a BMW is designed with performance in mind. The classic badge on such a good-looking car doesn’t hurt either.
The German automaker has also been strengthening their electric vehicle offerings in the last decade, committing to sustainability and reducing emissions with the BMW i range. So no matter what you’re after, there’s no shortage of options with BMW.
What are the most popular BMW models?
BMW may be known for their performance cars, but the brand offers more than that. Here’s an overview of the most popular BMW models.
The 1 Series is an agile hatch that offers accurate steering and punchy and economical engine options. For a small city car, the 1 Series goes beyond the ‘basic’ feel of many other models in the segment. Its style, premium interiors, and enjoyable drive makes it a perfect city driver if you’re looking for a bit more for your daily commute.
The 3 series has forty years of innovation under its belt, and still makes an impression as one of the best compact sedans in the market. It boasts nimble handling, a luxurious cabin, and high-performing engine choices that provide 2.1-7.7L/100km fuel economy. All this and more makes it a great choice for families and daily drives.
A sporty compact car that comes as two coupe or convertible variants, the 4 series can be described as a polished version of the 3 series. The 4-seater feels great to drive, and is surprisingly practical for a sporty coupe. You can choose from a fuel-friendly 4-cylinder engine or go for the twin-turbo straight-sixes for high-powered performance.
One of the very first mid-size premium SUVs in the market, the X3 remains a popular choice in Australia. With competition like the Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLC, it provides an impressive drive, packed full of high-tech features, all with the premium feel that BMW delivers.
What features do BMW cars have?
Innovations and improvements made towards driveability, fuel economy, and safety are key to why BMW stays ahead of the competition. Here’s just a few worth a shoutout.
Driving Assistant Plus
The assistant system actively helps drivers with manoeuvring, parking, and avoiding dangers on the road. This includes functions such as hill start assist, lane-change assist, and emergency brake assist.
BMW Efficient Dynamics
Efficient Dynamics is BMW’s system for optimising fuel efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions. Standard features like brake energy regeneration, optimum shift indicator, and automatic start/stop helps to enhance your BMW driving experience, and lives up to its ‘ultimate driving machine’ name.
ECO PRO mode
In a nutshell, ECO PRO enables drivers to reduce fuel consumption by up to 25% by automatically modifying the engine’s throttle response and climate control settings to ensure more efficient energy use. Drivers can also seamlessly enjoy features like route-ahead assistant and engine off-coasting within this mode.
Why you should choose a used BMW car
When you’re buying a used BMW car, you know you’re getting a great car. BMWs are loved for their high performance, comfort, and that German engineering that delivers such a unique drive. You could be able to buy your dream car at a more affordable price when you choose to buy a used BMW. Buying a used BMW that’s two or three years old also makes more sense when you think about the depreciation of a new car.
BMWs also have a great reputation for reliability and safety. Most of their models in the last decade have recorded 5-stars ANCAP ratings. Used BMW models such as the 2011-2019 1 series and all X3 models have also been selected as the ‘safer pick’ by the Centre for Road Safety.
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