Some of our best selling premium cars in 2016
If you’re looking for a more premium car, CarShop stock a wide range of top-quality used premium cars. Here are some of our best sellers from 2016.
BMW 1 Series
As it’s the only car in its class which is rear-wheel drive, the 1 Series benefits from having supreme road-holding abilities, while BMW’s superior build quality is another big draw. Even the base model has a host of trim pieces and features that are only usually found on top-of-the-range models.
There are both three and five-door versions of the 1 Series too, while you also have the option of choosing an economical or sporty model – whichever best suits your needs.
You can easily pick one up from around the £6,000 mark, though you’d have to spend a little extra if you’re after features like Bluetooth and navigation.
The closest rival to the aforementioned 1 Series, the Audi A3 benefits from the manufacturers build quality and looks the part no matter which trim you choose.
The A3 comes in several different specifications, so you can really pick and choose which engine package suits you best. If you want a small car that’s stylish yet achieves good mileage, then either of the SE models equipped with the 1.6 TDI ultra engine would be ideal. Looking for something a little faster? Look out for the S3, which has a 2.0 litre TFSI engine that’s tuned to 300bhp.
This premium supermini has the Mini hatchback in its sights and, like the Mini, the A1 is very customisable from new, so you’ll find many different examples on the used market.
Despite its size, the A1 still manages to retain the premium Audi feel and comes with a range of different engines, from the pokey 1.0 litre TFSI to the torquey 2.0 litre TDi. Of course, there’s a performance version in the form of the S1 and, possibly, an RS1 on the way.
BMW 3 Series
For more than four decades, the BMW 3 Series has cornered the market in luxury saloons. Over the years, its boxy bodywork became smoother and the interior more comfortable. Today, used models offer all of that style and sophistication for a fraction of a new 3 Series’ price, while being both practical and powerful. You’re getting more than just a badge with BMW’s flagship saloon.
The premium-feeling A-Class exudes elegance with its sharp exterior and sleek interior. The five-door hatchback has a spacious boot – with more than 1,000 litres of room – and achieves the perfect balance between practicality and performance.
It’s confident handling the road with a smooth yet economic drive, which can be turned up a notch with the popular sporty versions.