In a bygone era, finding affordable luxury cars was an easy task; especially if $75,000 was your benchmark. As recently as 2010 you could buy a respectably equipped Bentley Continental GT for that kind of money.
Unfortunately, inflation and other factors have made finding affordable luxury cars a tad more difficult. That’s where Gearheads comes to the rescue. We have scoured the world to find premium cars that can be bought for less than $75K. To make the list as interesting as possible we took into account that premium and luxury mean different things to different people, so we threw in luxury cars, sports cars, and premium sport sedans. Luxury SUVs deserve a list of their own, so we will leave that for another day.
If you want an affordable luxury car with reasonable power and driving excitement in one package, then the BMW M2 is the place to start. For about $56,000, you get 365 horsepower that will propel you from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds. According to the BMW website, the M2 has a Nurburgring lap time of 7:58. The M2 is built on the same lightweight aluminum suspension as the M4 in addition to being equipped with compound brakes and BMW’s Active M Differential. That’s pretty impressive for an introductory M-series car.