Best used coupes for less than £20,000

The market for new coupés is shrinking, but that's okay because there are loads of excellent used examples you can save thousands on. Here’s our top ten list...

Mercedes C-Class Coupé
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Max Adams
19 Oct 2019 13:30

3. Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupé

While it might not be the last word in driver involvement, the Mercedes C-Class Coupé is a relaxing car to cover great distances in. Many of the used examples out there are diesel, and we think that makes for the best combination since these engines have plenty of torque for high-speed cruising and provide exceptional fuel economy. Try and find one with the premium package on it; this gives you full electric seats, a panoramic glass roof, a bigger infotainment system and an upgraded Burmester sound system.

We found: 2017 Mercedes C-Class Coupé C220d Sport, 22,889 miles, £19,997

BMW 4 Series Coupe

Edging ahead of the C-Class and taking our runner-up position is the BMW 4 Series Coupé. It provides all the benefits of the Mercedes, but is just a bit nicer to drive overall. You can also get a slightly newer example for similar money, which also helps give it the lead over its fellow German rival. The only downside is the interior, really, because when you get behind the wheel, there's little to suggest you're in anything more than a regular 3 Series. However, it's a full four-seater and has a decent-sized boot, making it a highly practical choice.