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BMW built a legacy on excellent GT cars, blending luxury and performance for an eternally enjoyable drive. If you’re looking for something old school and fun, these used BMW GT cars deliver the goods without breaking the bank.

The BMW M6 is the ultimate used GT car

A BMW M6 GT car in front of a Black background
BMW M6 Competition

Packing a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8, the BMW M6 is one of the last true fire breathers in the BMW lineup. Sporting BMW’s impressive hydraulic power steering system, it offers an impressive handling feel along with immense power.

And speaking of that power, the M6 chucks out 56 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque. That power fires through a six-speed manual transmission to the rear wheels, taking the two-door cruiser from zero to 60 mph in just four seconds.

In addition, it’s probably the best-looking BMW M car since the E46 M3, and that’s from someone who would do unspeakable things for an F22 BMW M2. Today, this V8-powered used BMW GT car sells for between $30,000 and $50,000, and delivers far more fun than a modern BMW M car.

The E46 BMW 330i ZHP is a discount M3

E46 BMW 330i ZHP
BMW 330i ZHP | BMW

Sitting in between the standard 3 series and the E46 M3, the BMW 330i ZHP is both affordable and an excellent used BMW GT car. The ZHP package added 10 horsepower for 225 total, and took redline from 6,500 to 6,800 rpm thanks to a more aggressive cam profile. In addition, the ZHP package included stiffer springs, shocks, sway bars, and control arms for a more planted handling profile.

Less high-strung (and more durable) than an E46 M3, with all of the handling chops makes a used BMW 330i ZHP an excellent GT car option. Even better is their affordability. These days, ZHP models sell for an average of $15,000.

An E92 BMW 335i is a perfect two-door GT car

A dark grey E92 BMW 3 Series coupe
E92 BMW 3 Series Coupe | BMW

If you’re not looking to shell out the cash for a used BMW M6, the E92 BMW 335i makes a great GT car alternative. The two-door version of this generation 3 Series is by far better looking than the four door. Better yet, the 335i uses a twin-turbo inline-six delivering 320 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. In addition, you’ll get sport seats and the M Sport steering wheel, plus a six-speed manual with shorter shift linkages, or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

Today, you’ll get all of that used BMW GT goodness for an average of about $18,000. Not bad for M240i performance with better steering.

Choose an F30 BMW 335i for a modern used GT classic

2011 used BMW 3 Series GT car
The 2011 BMW 3 Series sedan | BMW

If you’re looking for something a bit more modern, the last-generation BMW 335i has the right stuff. Featuring BMW’s N55 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six-cylinder engine, the 2012-2015 3 Series sedan is good for 302 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque and takes the 335i from zero to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds in Edmunds instrumented testing. Even better, you can get all this performance in a modern package for less than $25,000.

Used BMW coupes and sedans make great GT cars

There’s a lot you could say about modern BMW sports cars, but it doesn’t take a long look backward to find some great examples. These five used BMW GT cars are just a few of our favorites, but there are certainly more options out there.

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