eBay Finds: Five V8-powered BMWs you can buy for $20,000

Interesting, Others | January 23rd, 2015 by 8
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With fuel prices hitting a record low, buyers might turn once again towards high-performance, gas guzzling BMWs. After years of looking at MPG at the …

With fuel prices hitting a record low, buyers might turn once again towards high-performance, gas guzzling BMWs. After years of looking at MPG at the main buying point while crossing off V8-powered models, it’s finally time to expand our car search.

Fuel prices have dictated sales for years now in the car industry, with the last few years seeing a move towards hybrids, electric vehicles and highly efficient diesels. The future is definitely green but that shouldn’t stop us from owning a V8 if possible.

BMW takes pride in their V8-powered cars and some of the best bimmers we’ve driven in the last few years had some sort of a V8 powerplant under the hood. The sound of the engine, the pull and some of the best engineering in the world, simply put a smile on our faces.

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With this in mind, we set to find the best five BMWs you can own for $20,000. The cars we’ve picked have a reasonable amount of miles on the speedometer, come with a complete history and seem to be in good shape.

Here is what we’ve found.

1. 2006 BMW 6-Series 650Ci

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2. 2007 BMW 5-Series 550i

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3. 2009 BMW 7-Series 750i Sport

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4. 1999 BMW 540i

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5. 2007 BMW X5 4.8i

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8 responses to “eBay Finds: Five V8-powered BMWs you can buy for $20,000”

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  2. CDspeed says:

    That 99 540 is a bit overpriced if you can get an 09 7-series for the same price.

    • Scott Smith says:

      The 09 7er has 124k on it though, you would need to be crazy to own that car with that many miles on it. But yeah the 99 540 still seems overpriced.

      • CDspeed says:

        In terms of technology the 7 will have iDrive, and be far more up to date. Mileage wise the 5 makes more sense, and it was one of the best 5s ever. I guess between the two it’s either age, or mileage you’d have to choose between.

        • Scott Smith says:

          Exactly. I have a friend with an 09 F01 740Li I think it is, maybe 750Li and he’s barely at 60k miles and has had a ton of warranty work done. Who knows, maybe by 124k everything will already have broken once and been replaced! Lol

          • Billy The Hillbilly says:

            Yes. I love the F01 looks and how it is MASSIVE compared to other cars, it makes quite a statement just hanging around a sidewalk. So I went on some of the bimmer forums the other day to get some info on 750i’s reliability and boy, were I in for a surprise. Euuum, think I will stick with the e60 for a little bit longer :)

            That e39 is killer though, yes, it is a bit pricey and some won’t like the equipment, but talking about a good ol’ bimmer, the classic setup? This is the best you can get I think. And that mileage is like crazy low, considering what sort of a punishment the engine can take.

            … if there’s a V8 itching, you should scratch it, guys!!

            :-)

          • Vanja Kljaic says:

            It’s also a manual to be even more interesting really! ;)

          • Billy The Hillbilly says:

            Yes, on top of all that. Very unique car.

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