There are several options for you if you want to purchase a BMW model under a fixed budget. You have the options of 4 Series, i3, or Mini JCW GP, but we try to find the best option for you.
For just 38k, you can get any of these vehicles, so that’s some variety from the same manufacturer. Each car is different from the other in many ways. They have different characters as well as missions and make-up. You can find vehicles, which are different in kind, from other manufactures as well, but you won’t find a choice of three vehicles for the same price from the same manufacturer.
First, lest talk about the 420i; the most mainstream model here. You can get a model with the 181bhp 2.0-liter turbo petrol providing power through the eight-speed automatic gearbox. The spec sheet might not be enough for you, but it certainly got more.
The Mini GP has got the same 2.0 turbo as in the 420i, but it’s more powerful here. You can get it for a lower price, with a mechanical limited-slip differential. If you get the optional pack for extra money, it will provide an automatic dual-zone air-con, navigation upgrade, and heated seats.
The standard i3 is available for about the same price, and where it hasn’t changed much in style over the years, the improvement in battery technology makes it a good option. It can offer a range of up to 180-185 miles. You are already familiar with the vehicle’s fundamentals, so there’s no need to mention them here. Another thing is that when you switch the engine on, you will hear nothing. If this is what you are after, you will like the vehicle’s placid nature. It can reach 63mph in 7.5sec, so that makes it the second-fastest among the three vehicles. It’s calming, but not its ride, at least not always. It turns sudden on twisting roads, but it can change direction cleanly if you are not going at a rapid pace.