Zimbabwe is one of the countries that are importing a large number of cars whether it is the latest, used, or luxurious cars. After all, the Zambian people prefer reliable, durable, practical, and high-quality cars along with their powerful performance engine, outstanding fuel economy, innovative features, and budget-friendly price.
Now, let’s take a look at the Most Popular Luxury Used Cars in Zimbabwe Under $3,800.
BMW 3 Series (Wagon) $1,030~
The BMW 3 Series wagon was first produced in 1987 and marketed as a Touring in the second-generation BMW 3 Series. The current generation of the BMW 3 Series wagon comes with driver and passenger airbags, side airbags, keyless entry, multi-function steering wheel, cornering brake control, dynamic stability control, air conditioning, cruise control, power window, power steering, navigation, and genuine-leather wrapped steering wheel. The BMW 3 Series wagon is powered by several engine options such as a 320d 2.0L N47D20 straight-4 diesel engine producing 184 PS (135 kW) at 4000 rpm and a 320i 2.0L B48B20 straight-4 petrol engine producing 184 PS (135 kW) at 5000 rpm coupled with a six-speed manual or eight-speed ZF 8HP automatic transmissions.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class (Sedan) $2,120~
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class was first introduced in 1993 by Mercedes-Benz and was initially known as Mercedes-Benz 124 with five generations under its nameplate. The current E-Class sedan features some notable features which include seven airbags, active head restraints, lane-keeping assist, adaptive high beam assist, blind-spot monitoring assist, electronic stability program, cruise control, PRE-SAFE brakes with autonomous emergency braking, and ISOFIX child seat mounts. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan comes fitted with E 250 2.0L M274 straight-4 turbocharged petrol engine producing 211 PS (155 kW), E 300 3.5L M276 V6 petrol engine producing 252 PS (185 kW), E 550 4.7L V8 M278 twin-turbo petrol engine producing 408 PS (300 kW), and E 63 AMG 5.5L M157 twin-turbo V8 petrol engine producing 557 PS (410 kW). All engines are powered by 5-speed 5G-Tronic, 7-speed 7G-Tronic, 9-speed 9G-Tronic automatic, or 6-speed manual transmissions.
Audi A4 (Wagon) $2,500~
The Audi A4 was first produced in 1994 with available body styles like a two-door cabriolet, a four-door sedan, and a five-door wagon which is now in its fifth generation. The Audi A4 wagon offers some of the most impressive features including adaptive cruise control, Audi Lane Assist, Audi Side Assist, MMI system, speed-sensitive power steering, automatic air conditioning, electronic stability control, and adaptive headlights. The Audi A4 wagon is equipped with a 2.0L TFSI straight-4 turbocharged petrol engine producing 180 PS (132 kW) at 4000-6000 rpm and 2.0L TFSI Quattro straight-4 turbocharged petrol engine producing 211 PS (155 kW) at 4300-6000 rpm along with a six-speed manual, six-speed Tiptronic, seven-speed S Tronic, eight-speed Multitronic, or eight-speed automatic.
Lexus IS (Sedan) $2,300~
The Lexus IS sedan was first marketed in 1999 by Lexus offering an all-wheel-drive / rear-wheel drivetrain and was initially known as the Toyota Altezza in Japan. The IS is now in its third generation with available standard features such as SRS airbags, pre-collision system, keyless entry, cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, power windows, power steering, an anti-lock braking system, electronic brake-force distribution, brake assist, vehicle stability control, and air conditioning. The Lexus IS is powered by a 2.5L 4GR-FSE V6 petrol engine producing 215 PS (158 kW) and a 3.5L 2GR-FSE V6 petrol engine producing 318 PS (234 kW) attached to a CVT or six-speed automatic transmission.
Lexus GS (Sedan) $3,770~
The Lexus GS is a four-door sedan initially known as the Toyota Aristo which was first introduced in February 1993 until August 2020. The GS offers some notable features for the security and convenience of the driver and passengers like the SRS airbags, Mark Levinson surround sound system, 10-way power seats, a pre-collision system, blind-spot monitor, heads-up display, lane keep assist, adaptive high beam, power windows, radar cruise control, and lane departure alert. The Lexus GS comes fitted with a 2.5L 4GR-FSE V6 engine producing 215 PS (158 kW) at 6400 rpm and a 3.5L 2GR-FKS V6 engine producing 318 PS (234 kW) at 6600 rpm paired to a six-speed automatic, eight-speed AA80E automatic, eight-speed AA81E automatic, or CVT.
Ford Explorer (SUV) $1,300~
The Ford Explorer is a three and five-door compact SUV which was first marketed in 1990 by Ford and is now in its sixth generation. It is available in a four-wheel-drive / rear-wheel drive and an all-wheel drivetrain with some notable features including SRS airbags, push-button start, blind-spot monitoring system, an anti-lock braking system, cruise control, brake assist, leather-wrapped steering wheel, power windows, and off-road functions. The Ford Explorer comes fitted with a 2.0L EcoBoost straight-4 turbocharged engine producing 240 hp (179 kW) at 5500 rpm, 2.3L EcoBoost straight-4 turbocharged engine producing 261 PS (192 kW) at 5500 rpm, and 3.5L Duratec Ti-VCT V6 engine producing 294 PS (216 kW) at 6500 rpm mated to a six-speed 6F automatic or a six-speed 6F SelectShift automatic transmission.
Ford Focus (Wagon) $3,100~
The Ford Focus wagon was first introduced in 1998 by Ford offering a front-wheel-drivetrain and is currently in its fourth generation. The current Ford Focus wagon features some notable standard functions which include SRS airbags, an anti-lock braking system, traction control, brake assist, blind-spot monitoring system, cruise control, electronic stability control, lane keep assist, dual-zone automatic climate control, Ford’s SYNC voice-control system, multi-functional steering wheel, power windows, and power steering. The Ford Focus wagon is powered by a 1.0L EcoBoost straight-3 petrol engine producing 125 PS (92 kW), 1.6L Ti-VCT Duratec petrol engine producing 85 PS (63 kW), and 2.0L Ti-VCT GDI straight-4 petrol engine producing 160 hp (119 kW) paired either with a five-speed manual, six-speed manual, six-speed automatic 6F15, or six-speed PowerShift DCT.
Jaguar XJ-Series (Sedan) $2,670~
The Jaguar XJ Series is a mid-size/full-size luxury sedan car that was first introduced in 1968 until 2019 with four generations under its nameplate. The Jaguar XJ Series sedan comes fitted with standard features which consist of SRS airbags, intelligent start-stop system, keyless entry, LED daytime running lights, anti-lock braking system, panoramic dual-pane moonroof, blind-spot monitoring system, brake assist, traction control, cruise control, and lane departure warning. The Jaguar XJ Series sedan is equipped with a 3.0L AJ126 V6 Supercharged petrol engine producing power and torque 340 PS (250 kW) at 6500 rpm, 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) at 3500-5000 rpm; and a 5.0L AJ-V8 GEN III V8 Supercharged petrol engine producing power and torque 510 PS (375 kW) at 6000–6500 rpm, 625 Nm (461 lb-ft) at 2500–5500 rpm coupled with six-speed automatic or eight-speed automatic transmission.
Peugeot 208 (Hatchback) $1,860~
The Peugeot 208 is a supermini car available in a three / five-door hatchback that was first produced in 2012 by a French manufacturer Peugeot and is currently in its second generation. The Peugeot 208 offers some advanced standard features for the convenience and safety of the occupants which include SRS airbags, anti-lock braking system, electronic brake-force distribution, electronic stability control, brake assist, cruise control, genuine-leather wrapped steering wheel, air conditioning, power windows, power steering, and 15-inch alloy wheels. The Peugeot 208 is fitted with several engine options such as a 1.2L VTi straight-3 petrol engine producing 82 PS (60 kW) at 5750 rpm and 1.6L VTi straight-4 producing 200 PS (147 kW) at 6000 rpm mated to a five / six-speed manual, five-speed ETG5 semi-automatic, four-speed AL4 automatic, or six-speed EAT6 automatic transmission.
Land Rover Freelander 2 (SUV) $3,240~
The Land Rover Freelander 2 is marketed as the Land Rover Freelander 2 from December 2006 until January 2015 in North America and the Middle East. The Land Rover Freelander 2 comes with an impressive set of standard features including SRS airbags, electrically adjustable front seats, heated front and rear seats, air conditioning, cruise control, genuine-leather wrapped steering wheel, brake assist, navigation, dynamic stability control, corner brake control, and traction control. The Land Rover Freelander 2 is powered by a 2.0L Ford EcoBoost straight-4 petrol engine producing 240 PS (177 kW) at 5500 rpm and a 3.2L Ford SI6 straight-six petrol engine producing 232 PS (171 kW) at 6300 rpm paired to a six-speed Getrag M66EH50 manual or six-speed Aisin AWF21 automatic transmission.
Luxury cars tend to be the best models out of the rest with their numerous powerful engines, advanced features, fuel efficiency, and high-reliability rating. These luxury cars offer a pleasant and comfortable driving experience throughout your journey on the road. You can visit the BE FORWARD store for more model options that are suitable for you.
Written by: Esther Abranilla