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Top 10: Best Used Luxury Four-wheel Drive Cars

23rd Nov 2020

Why buy a luxury four-wheel drive car?

Four-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, no matter the slightly different name, the enhanced stability, safety and grip means these specialist cars are highly desirable and for good reason.

As the UK is notorious for rain, along with generally challenging road conditions, driving a car with the advantages of all-wheel or four-wheel drive means come the winter months life on the road is a lot easier, and safer too.

Our list below features ten cars we feel are amongst some of the best used luxury all-wheel drive cars you can buy, including a super sports car and an all-electric Jaguar as well as more conventional SUVs.

Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S

Mercedes-AMG GT 63

Mercedes-AMG cars are fully-loaded with impressive, luxury specifications. They also know a thing or two about performance, whilst still including the renown Mercedes-Benz luxury. The stunning Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S carries on the legacy.

This stunning 4-door coupe has ultra-impressive road presence, thanks to a striking front-grille sporting a large and iconic Mercedes-Benz logo. Combined with an ultra-sleek silhouette and colossal 20-inch AMG alloy wheels, this is a car that really stands out.

The clever 4MATIC all-wheel drive tames the incredible performance, which it derives from an iconic V8 engine, producing a barely believable 630bhp. This ensures 0-62mph in just 3.2 seconds, no matter if the conditions are wet or dry - showing just how good the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system actually is.

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BMW M5 Competition

BMW M5 Competition

Usually BMW M cars are rear-wheel drive, however the M5 Competition is all-wheel drive. Based on the 5 Series, a car that delivers excellence in all the right places, the range-topping M5 Competition version now comes with M xDrive all-wheel drive, to ensure it can deploy its enhanced power with ease.

Being a BMW, the M5 Competition is also loaded with luxury specification, including a premium interior made from a range of sumptuous materials, along with a state-of-the-art digital instrument cluster.

Take one look at the car's quad tailpipes, M styling and dominating road presence and you'll make no mistake in thinking this is a car that is all show and no go. The M5 Competition uses an 8-cylinder, 616bhp engine, good for 0-62mph in just 3.3 seconds. A true M car for sure.

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Land Rover Range Rover

Used Range Rover

It is impossible to produce a list of the best four-wheel drive cars without mentioning one of the greatest luxury off-road vehicles ever created: the iconic Land Rover Range Rover.

Superb both on and off-road, the Range Rover is the textbook answer for those who want a luxury vehicle that will impress when the going gets muddy, but also be smooth and comfortable on the motorway.

With a choice of impressive engines, you can tailor a Range Rover to your personal tastes and needs. Petrol, diesel, and even hybrid models are available and all offer first-class luxury with beautifully crafted interiors, comprising of state-of-the-art technology.

The Range Rover is an icon, and the shape is timeless. If you require one of the very best luxury vehicles out there, you cannot go wrong with this legendary SUV.

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Porsche 911 Turbo S

Porsche 911 991

The Porsche 911 has kept the legendary silhouette ever since the first generation was launched in the 1960s, being enhanced even further with each new generation.

The 911 Turbo S (991 generation) is concrete evidence of the 911's stunning progression. Not only does the car have all-weather ability thanks to an impressive all-wheel drive system, but the Turbo S also comes with a colossal 571bhp. This ensures this ultra-powerful 911 can hit 62mph in just under 3 seconds, and go onto a top speed of 205mph.

Many see the 911 Turbo S as the 'everyday supercar' due to its ease of drive, power and all-wheel drive ability. It is simply always the ultimate luxury super sports car, whatever the British weather can throw at it.

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Jaguar I-PACE

Jaguar I-PACE

Jaguar are famed for their luxurious cars, and with the current popularity of SUVs, the I-PACE has the perfect environment in which to impress.

What's more, the I-PACE is fully electric, all-wheel drive and looks like no other SUV out there, ensuring all the latest and sought-after attributes are present. With a futuristic interior made of luxurious materials, digital infotainment and high-end Jaguar feel, the I-PACE is a perfect all-weather vehicle.

If that wasn't enough, the I-PACE comes with some impressive performance figures too. With just under 400bhp, the I-PACE can accelerate from 0-60mph in just 4.5 seconds and can travel up to 292 miles on a full charge. The slow and dull electric car stigma of old has well and truly been quashed.

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Audi TT

Audi TT RS

Launched just before the millennium, the first-generation Audi TT was an instant design classic. Naturally, newer generation models have evolved over time, but the distinctive silhouette has had little alteration, receiving positive enhancements with the car's evolution. This has ensured the TT has remained a superb-looking sports coupe throughout the years.

As with many other popular cars, the Audi TT features multiple specifications and models to choose from. For those wanting all-wheel drive, Quattro models are the ones to go for. Quattro is Audi terminology for all-wheel drive.

Each Quattro model offers enhanced levels of grip, performance and stability. Range-topping, high-performance models such as the TTS and TT RS offer remarkable levels of acceleration too, with 0-62mph coming up in just 4.6 and 3.7 seconds respectively.

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BMW X3

BMW X3

Interestingly, although the X3 is essentially a smaller X5 in the current BMW X model line-up, this latest generation of X3 is actually wider and longer than the original X5 that was launched way back in 1999.

The X3 features textbook executive styling, and is therefore a fantastic addition to the BMW X range. Inside it is the same story with high quality material choices, and a cutting-edge infotainment and instrument cluster set-up.

The X3 is also all-wheel drive and is perfect for all weather driving, keeping you in complete control when the terrain gets tricky. If you are on the lookout for a great looking, well-made SUV with the quality and excellent driving experience associated with a BMW, you cannot go wrong with an X3.

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Volkswagen Golf R

Volkswagen Golf R

The Volkswagen Golf R is a car that does lots of things extremely well. It simply takes the brilliance of the standard Golf, adds in sports car performance along with dependable all-wheel drive to create a seriously compelling all-round ownership prospect.

Is it luxurious though? With solid build quality, lovely material choice, superb infotainment and a striking digital instrument panel, we certainly think so. And, let us not forget the sports car performance as the Golf R will complete the 0-62mph sprint in just 4.9 seconds, if you select the DSG automatic gearbox. A manual transmission is also available.

When new, the Golf R came in three or five-door bodystyles, depending on your preference. Although five-door is preferred by many for improved practicality, the three-door edges it in the looks department.

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Mercedes-Benz GLC

Mercedes-Benz GLC

Mercedes-Benz are famed for their luxury, and the GLC is another model that offers a premium, luxurious driving experience that is sure to impress.

The striking SUV is based upon the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, one of the company's most celebrated models, so the GLC has the perfect foundation to build from. Sharp looks featuring the iconic 3-pointed star taking pride of place on the front grille combine to make the GLC a great-looking SUV. Inside, the latest digital dials and infotainment ensure it has the wow factor for driver and passenger alike.

Standard-fit 4MATIC, which is the name given to Mercedes-Benz all-wheel drive, means winter driving and challenging terrain pose no threat for this sleek Mercedes-Benz SUV.

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MINI Clubman JCW

MINI Clubman JCW

An all-wheel drive MINI, that's not a Countryman? Yes, the quickest accelerating MINI available; the MINI Clubman JCW, which completes the 0-62mph time in just 4.9 seconds, is just that.

This probably explains why it is the quickest-accelerating MINI, thanks to the extra grip and ease of pulling away that the all-wheel drive system gives. But is the MINI Clubman luxurious too? With a stylish interior, comprising of quality material choice and state-of-the-art infotainment, it qualifies easily and is a great place in which to spend time.

Being a Clubman, you also get more space than the standard MINI hatch. We have to say that the MINI Countryman is more practical, but we have selected the Clubman for this exercise due to its uniqueness.

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Find your perfect used luxury four-wheel drive car

With everything from Germanic, high performance saloon and four-door cars, to popular SUVs, hot hatches and even a super sports car, there are many different types of luxury four-wheel drive car to go for. Proof that whatever your preference, there is a luxurious all-wheel drive car out there to make life easier, making winter driving a pleasure rather than a chore.

Best of all, this is only a handful of high-end, luxurious four-wheel drive cars available at Stratstone. We also have a fine array of other cars to choose from, simply take a look at our inventory to find your perfect luxury car today.