Many of us demand luxury and performance when we drive a car. However, some of these great cars are simply beyond our reach due to their price tag. The best option, then is to purchase a used luxury car, as you can get all that you want and need at a price that won’t break the bank.

After all, it becomes yours right away as you personalize the auto and get to know it on your daily drives. BMW sets the standard for luxury, and the same is true for their pre-owned vehicles. Take a look at our top picks.

1. Comfortable, Sporty, Sensible: 2011 BMW 3 Series

The superb combination of superior agility and powerful engine performance go a long way in getting you to consider this car. It may not be the highest form of luxury, but it has great safety ratings and is so fun to drive. You can get the 2011 3 series in the form of a coupe, sedan, or wagon. The versatility makes it a great buy!

The engine on the base is 230 horsepower, and the turbocharged version offers 300 horsepower. The interior alone is a reason to buy. It’s everything you need for a comfortable ride, like supportive seats, a power sunroof, Bluetooth, and the iDrive infotainment center. You also get rain-sensing windshield wipers. This one is high style for a great price.

If a budget is a consideration you can even explore purchasing a used BMW 3 series which can find online or locally.

2. Powerful, Sleek, Fast: 2016 BMW 2 Series

Here comes a car with supreme power and beauty, even when looking at its base models! The 228I came with a super awesome 240 horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine. If you care to, you can buy the 6 Cylinder model of the car for an extra 80 horsepower, which will really amp up performance. This one is a GREAT car due to its performance.

The handling is exceptional on this car, as well as the fuel economy, coming in at 18/23 for city, and 26/35 for the highway. The interior looks sharp and has all the great things we expect, like a stellar sound system by Harman/Kardon, iDrive infotainment, and leatherette interior on the base models. This car is the total package, making it a fine choice for your luxury car needs.

3. Safety, Beauty, Reliability: 2014 BMW 4 Series

If you demand performance and style but like to play it safe, this one is great.  These coupes are slick and feature great handling and some even better fuel economy. You get rear wheel drive as a standard feature on all the models, and you could have xDrive all-wheel as an added option.

Transmission choices included 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic, and so long as maintenance guidelines were followed, superior reliability, too. The engine delivers the power of 240 horses, or 300 depending on which engine you choose. Fuel economy is 20-23 in the city and 28-35 on the highway.

What else is great: Some models of this vehicle include such safety features as a rear-view camera, speed limit detection, a camera with surround-view capabilities, parking sensors, low-speed auto braking, and parallel parking assist. You must review with your seller what safety features are included, if any, on the particular car you choose.

4. Strength, Function, Style: 2017 BMW 5 Series

This ultimate driving machine combines beauty and power into one affordable and amazing package. First of all, the engine starts at 300 horsepower, and models beyond that can get up to 567 HP! You can choose from a variety of powerful engines, enjoy handling like no other, and stretch out in big front seats. It’s great because it doesn’t skimp on power, comfort or function!

There is also a Wi-Fi hotspot and the ability to charge up your devices as you go along.  The interior is comfortable and features all you need to feel good while driving, like a USB port, Bluetooth and HD radio. The touch screen makes it easy to enjoy driving this small slice of luxury with big power! Great for those who work hard and play hard.

5. Smart, Classy, Practical: 2009 BMW X3

This particular model of BMW is in a class all of its own. It features really great cargo space, a manual transmission on some models, and exceptional handling. Coming in at an average price of just $9000, this is luxury that many of us can easily afford-and that’s just one thing that makes this great. If you are with children, you will absolutely love that this vehicle came with good safety ratings, so the whole family can get there in style and safety.

The seats are comfortable, and the horsepower is ever present. We’re talking 260 HP in the six-cylinder engine, which is really amazing especially if you can find the manual transmission version of the car. The interior of this ride is comfortable and fun-leatherette seats are standard. You also get a sunroof, climate control, and a ten-speaker stereo system. Shop smart but still ride in style with this BMW!

Conclusion

You do not have to compromise on luxury just because of a price tag. Simply do your homework and review all the options available to you. Doing a little work now means that you will easily grab hold of the BMW you desire, and you will enjoy driving it in the days ahead. Enjoy the search and have fun.