Pre-registered BMW deals

Save more than £10,000 on a car that's as good as new: the best pre-registered BMW deals

Craig Hale Andrew Goodwin
Nov 2, 2021

Is there a big difference between a new BMW and a pre-registered one? Often the answer is only a couple of letters on the number plate. Oh, not forgetting savings of more than £10,000 in some cases.

Some current deals on pre-registered approved used BMWs will save you more than 30% on the car's list price, even though they are as good as new, with just a handful of miles on the clock and paintwork that hasn't lost its factory-fresh sheen.

These cars have already been registered - most commonly to a dealership that's trying to meet sales targets - so they are counted as 'used' vehicles with one owner (being the dealership). This means their number plate has already been issued, so it may not be the very latest registration.

But if that's not a concern, you can make huge savings on the very latest cars, which are available for immediate delivery. At the moment, there are plenty of cars to choose from . Scroll down for our pick of the best deals or click above to search them all.

Pre-registered BMW deals

Pre-registered BMW Hatchback deals

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The BMW 1 Series is a family hatchback with that all-important BMW badge. Similar in size to the Volkswagen Golf and Audi A3, a new 1 Series was launched towards the end of 2019. As a result of its popularity, pre-registered stock is pretty thin on the ground, particularly with current delays to the supply chain.

BMW changed things up with the new 1 Series by adopting a more standard front-wheel drive set up in favour of the traditional and popular rear-wheel drive BMWs have become known for. Its looks have also divided opinion - less so than the latest 4 Series with its monster grille - but the most important thing is that the 1 Series remains an enjoyable car to drive, with strong engines and a decent interior.

If a high-riding crossover seems more fitting to your needs, similar in size to the 1 Series are the X1 and X2. More about those below.

BMW 1 SERIES BUYERS' GUIDE

Pre-registered BMW Coupe and Convertible deals

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Both the 2 Series and 4 Series are available in a couple of body styles, including sleek coupe and thrilling convertible models. The range has been updated recently, meaning the 4 Series is available as a two-door coupe, a five-door coupe (look for 'Gran Coupe') and a convertible. The 4 Series is similar in size to the Audi A5 Coupe, Sportback and Cabriolet, as well as the Mercedes C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet.

Similarly, the 2 Series is available as a two-door coupe and a four-door coupe (again, look for 'Gran Coupe'). The convertible is yet to be updated in line with the rest of the range, so is only available from stock. The 2 Series doesn't face such stiff competition - the nearest it comes to is the smaller Audi TT Coupe and Audi TT Roadster, but that's better matched to the BMW Z4.

There are plenty of petrol and diesel options, but no hybrids are currently offered. 

Pre-registered BMW Saloon and Estate deals

BMW 3 Series front three quarters view

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BMW's 3 Series and 5 Series are popular among company car drivers thanks to strong performance and low fuel economy figures. The 3 Series is a desirable approved used BMW model meaning resale values are high; this could mean low monthly payments on PCP finance despite a high cash price. It's available as a saloon and an estate (look for 'Touring'). As well as the Audi A4 Saloon and Avant and Mercedes C-Class Saloon and Estate, you could consider the stylish Volvo S60 or V60.

The BMW 5 Series is a larger option, also available as a saloon or 'Touring' estate. The higher price tag doesn't just mean a bigger car - the 5 Series also gets some of the latest technology such as the latest 'iDrive' operating system with gesture controls, adaptive cruise control and the ability to park the car from outside, using an optional smart key. You might also want to consider the Audi A6 Saloon and Avant, Mercedes E-Class Saloon and Estate, and Volvo S90 and V90.

Petrol and diesel options are joined by a couple of petrol-powered plug-in hybrids - the 2.0-litre 330e and 530e, and the 3.0-litre 545e. Four-wheel drive is also an option with some engines.

Pre-registered BMW SUV and MPV deals

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BMW has an SUV for each of its mainstream models - if you're undecided, read our guide to the brand's SUV offerings. The smallest offering is the X1, followed by the mid-size X3 and the large X5 (pictured above). Each has its own coupe-like counterpart, too - the X2, X4, and X6 respectively. As well as petrol and diesel, there are a handful of plug-in hybrid options, drawing power from either a 1.5-litre, 2.0-litre, or 3.0-litre engine depending on the model.

If you need to carry a family of five and all the gear, but don't want an SUV, there is the option of a 2 Series Active Tourer. The plug-in variant uses the same 1.5-litre setup as the X1 and X2 plug-ins - the engine also made an appearance in the BMW i8. A seven-seat 2 Series Gran Tourer is available, though only with petrol and diesel engines.

Pre-registered BMW Electric deals

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Until recently, the i3 was the only electric car that BMW sold. Its head-turning looks aren't for everyone, and with a 190-mile range, buyers might be tempted to opt for one of its rivals that offer over 200 miles of range, like a Volkswagen ID.3 or Mercedes EQA.

BMW is in the process of releasing a new range of electric cars, the smallest of which is the 4 Series Gran Coupe-based i4 with up to 365 miles of electric range. An X3-based iX3 has also been released, promising up to 285 miles off a single charge. The current range-topper is the iX, another SUV capable of up to 257 miles. It's likely to be a while until these are widely available as pre-registered or used models.

BMW I3 BUYERS' GUIDE

 

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