BMW i3 Listed Among Top 10 Best Used Cars Under £15,000 In UK


BMW i3

Auto Express has explored the best used vehicle options the UK market offers under £15,000 ($19,250), and places the BMW i3 as one of the top five choices.

BMW i3

Obviously having £15,000 to burn, you could also consider a more reliable new car purchase at the same time, but the used segment can offer some decent, more premium choices for the same buck.

The very diverse top offering list includes:

  • 2011 Jaguar XF
  • 2009 Lexus GS
  • 2013 Peugeot RCZ
  • 2014 BMW i3
  • 2013 Volkswagen Amarok
  • 2012 Kia Sportage
  • 2013 Lexus IS
  • 2006 Porsche Cayman

The specific example for the BMW i3, is a 2014 edition with ~19,000 miles (over 30,000 km), which costs less than half of purchasing a new copy (£14,500 vs 30,680). Not bad choice to start one’s adventure with electric vheicles.

“Electric cars are a step into future technology for many buyers, so why not invest in one of the most radical-looking choices out there, and arguably the most convincing EV to date? The i3 is a showcase for BMW’s clean technology, and its quirky looks only help to cement its technological appeal.

There are two versions of the car: a pure EV or a range extender (REx) with a two-cylinder petrol motorcycle engine that acts as a generator. Trawl the classifieds, and you’ll that find nearly twice as many REx models are available, but the former is the cheaper option.

If you’ve got a charging point sorted, you can get behind the wheel for around £15k, and unlike some electric cars we’ve highlighted elsewhere, the price includes batteries, so there’s no lease contract to sort.”

Check out all the details on the top used offerings in more detail at Auto Express.

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7 Comments on "BMW i3 Listed Among Top 10 Best Used Cars Under £15,000 In UK"

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Strange: In other news here it was said that EVs are loosing quite few of it’s values although people are afraid of batteries loosing much range?!

On the other hand: The larger battery wasn’t available in that time, right? No wonder, that models with the old one are loosing quite much value…

BTW: “Not bad choice to start one’s adventure with electric vheicles”
“heikel” is a German word. It means like touchy, tricky or awkward. I’m interpreting that as a sign that actually was ment to be hidden or even not intended by the author, but that may contains much truth for some reason 😉


The i3 has problems with traction in the snow; and the tires are prone to needing replacement; and they come out of the factory badly needing an alignment, but all in all, it is a fantastic car.

You but try regular roads or flooring the throttle on a wet road. The Focus and Bolt spin their tires and are all over the place in the wet. The i3 launches hard with no wheel spin even in the wet. Here in southern CA not too much snow to worry about. But if you want to see how your FWD electrics compare with the i3 0-60 full throttle in the rain, let me know we can make a funny video.

I own only an i3 and a Tesla; no FWD for me. I don’t want to go back to the LEAF, that’s for sure!

Ship your i3 to Australia, cheapest one used appears to be AUD$50k, that is about US$35-40k, much more than those UK prices. BMW is a expensive brand here.
By the way, Leaf drives just fine. All this Tesla extreme performance is making expectations too high. Normal drivers find it is just like a normal FWD car, of which there is a fair majority on the roads.

Yes a bargin we could not pass on..our 2014 CPO Tera World BEV i3 has been a delight to own, and such a savings compared to the $38.5 (after tax credit) that we paid for our original BEV Tera World. Now if they kill the $7.5K tax credit, I’ll cancel my Mod 3 reservation, and just sit pretty with these two so-call “quirky” BEVs..the cars are fantastic if the range works for you as it does for us.

..that is $38.5K..