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500bhp for under £20,000: here are 10 used 2010s cars we found this week

With depreciation making access to ridiculous power outputs more accessible to the masses, which of these would you choose?

Mercedes-AMG E63
  • BMW M5 F10

    BMW M5 F10

    The F10 generation is perhaps the black sheep of the M5 lineage, given it was preceded by the sonorous V10-powered E60 and succeeded by the all-conquering F90. As a result, you can find clean examples like this floating around for as low as £18,000, for which you get much comfort, plenty of tech and a mammoth 552bhp. Happy tailgating, folks.

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  • Jaguar XKR

    Jaguar XKR

    Despite the fact the Jaguar XKR is fast approaching its 20th anniversary, the shape still looks as good today as it did back when it was launched. Better, we’d argue, since very few modern cars boast the swooping silhouette and bottomless serving of snarls and snorts produced by its supercharged 5.0-litre V8. Perfection.

  • Range Rover Sport Autobiography

    Range Rover Sport Autobiography

    Sure, you’d need more money than sense to get a Range Rover at the moment, given the ludicrous situation around insurance. But we can’t seem to bat away the temptation to consider a high-mileage Autobiography, because it’s unlikely you’ll find more car for the money. Your local burglars would probably agree, too.

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  • Mercedes-AMG E63

    Mercedes-AMG E63

    A very angry car with a very angry voice. We’d be upset too if we had a Tenorite grey metallic paint job outside, immaculate black leather inside and that Mercedes V8 to stitch it all together. To think you can pick up a facelifted W212-generation E63 for just under 18 grand still leaves us speechless. Don’t you just love depreciation?

  • Tesla Model S

    Tesla Model S

    There will be anti-Tesla activists wherever you go in the world, and it’s easy to see why: who’d want a handsome factory spec like this, which will accelerate to 62mph in around four seconds? Thanks to the 81.8kWh battery, you’ll even get 346 miles of range for the asking price of a tenner below this week’s budget. 

  • Audi S8

    Audi S8

    Though the Audi A8 may typically be associated with relaxed motoring, we adore the third-gen S8 with its roguish body kit and truly wicked 4.0-litre biturbo V8. Thanks to the latter, the S8 gains the sort of duality its softer variation just can’t match, with a prod of the throttle allowing drivers to expose around 513bhp. Remember to stay two chevrons apart though; something most Audi drivers forget.

  • Jaguar XJ Supersport

    Jaguar XJ Supersport

    The full-bore XJRs haven’t yet consistently crept under the £20,000 threshold, but worry not: a one-owner XJ Supersport with the same 5.0-litre V8 has. Not only is it the long wheelbase version which offers more, er, wheelbase, but you also get a sunroof, ambient lighting and virtual dial readouts inside. It should also be mildly comfortable…

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  • Mercedes-AMG CLS63

    Mercedes-AMG CLS63

    This is no ordinary CLS63 because its owner has taken the 5.5-litre biturbo V8 to stage two and upgraded the quad-exhaust system. That means it now pushes nearly seven hundred brake horsepower according to the advert, which makes it by far the most powerful car we’ve featured this week.

  • BMW M6 Gran Coupe

    BMW M6 Gran Coupe

    It's been coming for a while now, but the fabulous BMW M6 Gran Coupe has finally dipped below £20,000. The proof can be found here - which appears to be the only one for sale at that price right now. With just 66,000 on the clock and no obvious issues listed, we expect it’ll get snatched up in a matter of weeks, if not sooner. Best hurry…

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  • Wildcard: Bentley Continental Flying Spur

    Bentley Continental Flying Spur

    We urge you to check out the spec on this 602bhp Flying Spur. The clean grey metal work combined with the straight-cut, multi-spoke alloys are high points, and that’s before you get to the interior, which boasts quilted seats and more space than your average cruise ship.

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