All of us at some point in our lives have aspired to own a luxury car from one of the elite European carmakers. These are cars that epitomise one’s success and is something everyone wants to experience. However, we all are familiar that such cars cost a fortune and one’s got to be a real ‘baller’ to own one.
But this does not necessarily stop the rest of us to own a fragment of legacy such brands hold. This is where the used car market comes to aid. The used car market in India has plenty of affordable options for luxury cars from manufacturers like Audi, Mercedes, BMW, Land Rover, etc.
Today we look at 10 such used luxury premium cars that you buy for under 20 Lakhs.
Audi A6 (2012-2014)
It the ultimate boss-man saloon, it’s long, the looks of the car mean business and inside its typical German luxury. The Audi A6 will a 2 Litre engine produces 187HP and 400Nm of torque which makes it as fast as it gets. You can find a neat example of the A6 (model year 2012-14) for as low as Rs. 15 lakhs.
Audi A4 (2013-2016)
Another Audi sedan very popular among the used car buyers is the A4. It is a much sportier counterpart of the A6. In the used car market, you’ll an A4 either in 2.0 Litre(174HP/380Nm) configuration or a more powerful 3.0 litre (241HP/500Nm) variant. Both of these are great options if you are looking for a used premium ride. The market price for a used Audi A4 of the model year 2013-16 is most likely to be in 14-16 Lakhs price bracket.
BMW 5 Series (2012-2015)
BMWs are known for their “sheer driving pleasure” and if you want to get some of that action at a reasonable price tag then the used car market has got you covered. The 2.0 Litre engine of the 5 series churns out a handsome 190HP and 400Nm of torque which makes for a delightful driving experience. Prices for 2012-15 model year 5 series range from as low as Rs. 12.5 Lakhs to Rs. 16.8 Lakhs. Find a BMW 5 series in good condition with comprehensive service records and you’ve got yourself a deal.
Mercedes Benz C-Class (2012-2015)
Mercedes is one of the best luxury car manufacturers and their cars are made to last long. Hence if you’re able to find a sweet example of a used Mercedes then it will turn out to be a good choice for you. One such example of a used Mercedes is the W204 Mercedes C-Class.
That car packs a combination of power and luxury like no other. Its 2 Litre motor produces 201HP and 500Nm of torque. A W204 C-Class(2012-14) can be found in the used car market for Rs. 10 Lakhs only.
Mercedes Benz E-Class (2012-2016)
The W212 Mercedes E-Class is another popular merc on the used premium car list. It is one of the most-selling premium cars in India and as a result, there are plenty of neat examples of a used E-Class in the market. The car produced 204HP and 500Nm of torque. The E-class is the option if you’re looking for a chauffeur-driven car. Prices of a used Mercedes E-Class (2012-2016) range from Rs. 17.2 – Rs. 19.8 Lakhs.
BMW X1 (2012-2014)
If you are looking for used premium compact SUV then there is no better option than the BMW X1. X1 makes 184HP and 380Nm of torque which makes it impressively fast despite being an SUV. The X1 is one of the most reasonable options in the used market with prices starting from Rs. 7.5 Lakhs for a 2012 model year which is even under the 10 Lakh rupee bracket. If you’ll look for a new model (like 2014) then prices are somewhere around Rs.12-14 Lakhs.
Audi Q7 (2012-2013)
Yes, that is correct, you can get a full-size Luxury 4×4 under the 20 Lakh bracket as well. The Audi Q7 with its massive proportions, powerful engine and Quattro technology is a great deal for such a price. Q7’s 3.0 Litre Engine makes 241HP and 550Nm of torque. A 2012-13 model year Audi Q7 can be procured for a price of around Rs. 17.8-19 Lakhs.
Range Rover Evoque (2012 or Earlier)
The Range Rover Evoque is one of the cars with the most desirable looks. Its distinct design language and proportions made it grab a lot of eyeballs when it was launched in India. The engine in the Evoque makes a 187HP and 450Nm of torque. If you are in the market looking for an Evoque then you may be able to find a 2012 model year Range Rover Evoque at a bargain price of Rs. 20 Lakhs.
Jaguar XF (2012-2013)
If you are looking for a luxury used car, then you probably won’t shy away from arriving in style. If you have any such desires then a Jaguar XF can serve a good deal of it. A 2012-13 model year XF can found for a price of Rs.18.9-20 Lakhs. The XF has the same power figures as an Evoque @187HP and 450Nm of torque.
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Mini Cooper S (2012-2015)
The last one on our list is not exactly a Luxury car. But still, the Mini Cooper has always been considered as a premium offering in the Indian market. You may also be able to find a used Mini in a convertible variant and for a price of around 15 Lakhs. A convertible Mini for such a price is not at all a bad deal. Mini Cooper’s 1.6 Litre motor makes 181HP and 240Nm of torque and if you are looking for a Hot Hatchback that fun to drive, a used Mini is a good idea. A 2012-15 model year Mini can be found for a price of Rs. 13-16 Lakhs.
The only reason people resent from buying a used luxury car is the high cost of maintenance associated with such cars. However, if that is not a reason enough for you to hold back, then a used luxury premium car might just be the right decision for you.
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