You might think that luxury cars are inherently expensive. This is because they are constructed using pricy materials, have high specification engines and high-performance components. However, strangely enough, some luxury cars are eminently affordable for a number of reasons. So, if you are looking for a classy ride at a reasonable price, try trawling the UK’s used car dealerships for one of these value for money vehicles. This article covers the best-used luxury cars that sell for under £25,000.
BMW 7 Series
BMW is one of the most recognizable luxury car brands in the world. The 7 series was a high-quality 5 door saloon with some serious performance. It came with a well-furnished interior packed with BMW’s top-of-the-range technology. A joy to drive, the 7 Series is available for around £23,000 from respectable sellers like car supermarket Chester.
Bentley Flying Spur
Bentleys are known for being vastly expensive, hugely powerful, and extremely luxurious. A used Flying Spur is powerful and luxurious but surprisingly affordable. The Flying Spur is technically classed as a limousine, a role in which it excels. Despite this, it is capable of some rather breathtaking performance – being able to hit around 200 MPH using a ginormous 552 BHP engine. Although second-hand examples do go for incredibly affordable prices, there is a catch. The powerful engine that drives the Spur is not exactly cheap to run, and Bentley spare parts come at a premium.
Audi has always been known for producing cars of exceptionally high quality. The A8 was an attempt to produce a luxurious saloon counterpart to the company’s more affordable A4 models. The A8 is beautifully designed and contains all the luxuries of a modern limousine vehicle. A 2010 model is, startlingly, available on the used car market for under 25,000. This flagship German behemoth uses extensive aluminum construction to save weight – meaning that it offers zippy performance despite having a ginormous limo body. 4 Wheel Drive versions are available that perform incredibly well around corners.
BMW 5 Series
The BMW 5 Series is a luxury car that is designed with an emphasis on driving pleasure. Passengers can lounge in extreme comfort while the driver has the time of their lives using adjustable suspension to fully customize the ride. In addition, BMW produced this series with a range of very desirable engines – none of which are exactly fuel-efficient. As a result, plenty of power, plenty of grip, and plenty of fun awaits the driver of a BMW 5 Series.
Mercedes S Class
When the 2014 iteration of the Mercedes S Class was released, some reviewers asserted that it was the best car in the world. Better than a Rolls Royce. Better than a Bentley or Maserati. You can get one for under £25,000. Let that sink in. The S class has everything you could want in a luxury car: great tech, nippy performance, and comfort that is second to none. The S Class is the king of affordable luxury cars.