The hood of a red 2019 BMW Z4 is shown from above.

Have you ever typed the following words into an internet search engine, "What is the best used BMW dealer near me," hoping that the first answer is the best? When shopping for used cars, especially used luxury cars, it's important to go someplace you can trust. Used vehicle shopping can be stressful. That's why every day, thousands of people are on the hunt for a trustworthy used BMW dealership. Lucky for you, you've got a great option right here in Cincinnati.

Thanks to the wonders of the internet, we have so many options for inexpensive used cars just waiting at our fingertips. However, that doesn't mean the first guy selling his used BMW is the best choice. Without going to a truster dealer who can hand you the inspection report that has been signed by a certified mechanic, you don't really know what you're getting yourself into with a backyard used car purchase. When it comes to an investment like this, you need to know that you can trust the car you are bringing home.

Who is BMW of Cincinnati North?

So who exactly is the best used BMW dealer in Cincinnati, Ohio? If you're looking for quality and dependable used BMWs at a price you can afford, then look no further than BMW of Cincinnati North. We offer our customers the biggest bang for their buck. At BMW of Cincinnati North, we believe in giving the most value possible for your used BMW.

When it comes to working with BMWs, BMW of Cincinnati North has stood the test of time. Our particular location has been around since 2001 as a part of the larger Jake Sweeney Automotive group. This is the kind of track record that proves we know what we're talking about when it comes to luxury BMW vehicles. We have been a trusted part of the local community for a long time, and that's not going to change anytime soon.

One of the extra perks we like to offer our customers is access to certified pre-owned luxury vehicles. When you buy a certified pre-owned vehicle, you are getting a used vehicle that has gone through a rigorous certification process. Each certified pre-owned BMW must pass a series of tests and inspections to make sure it is up to the high standards our customers expect from their BMW. We back that quality standard by providing warranty coverage for up to 6 years / 100,000-miles for every certified pre-owned BMW we sell.

Have you ever been driving down the road, minding your own business, only to discover you've driven over something sharp and given yourself a flat? Changing a flat tire in the middle of the road is not only a stressful experience, but it can also be dangerous. Unfortunately, hiring a tow truck or getting somebody to come and change your tire for you can be pricey. These are the kinds of situations that happen to even the best drivers, and there's not often much you can do to prevent them from happening.

On the off chance your vehicle does encounter some issues, each certified pre-owned BMW also comes with BMW Roadside Assistance. If you ever need towing assistance or you accidentally lock yourself out of your vehicle, for example, BMW roadside assistance has got your back. Roadside assistance services extend well beyond just these outlined scenarios because we believe in taking care of our customers long after you drive away with your new car. While we hope you never end up using these services, knowing that you can should you ever need to can be a huge relief.

Of course, we all know that an essential part of keeping your car in tip-top shape includes routine maintenance. This could include things such as oil and oil filter changes, wiper replacement, transmission or power steering fluid replacement, and more. You can get your AC serviced, your battery replaced, and you can even get your car expertly detailed, so it looks and smells as good as new. At BMW of Cincinnati North, we offer all of our customers great prices on regular and irregular maintenance and service, or you can buy the parts from our parts center and take care of it yourself if you prefer.

A black and an orange 2020 BMW 2 Series coupes are driving on a track. 

Why Buy Used BMWs?

So why would you want to buy a used BMW in the first place? The biggest reason to buy a used vehicle rather than a brand new vehicle comes down to cost. When you drive a new car off the lot, it instantly drops almost 20% in value. That's money you can never get back. Unless you've got a lot of extra cash lying around, deciding on a pre-owned vehicle is just a smart investment. If you take care of your vehicle, you could still get many years and miles out of it. Or should you decide to sell it again sometime in the future, your resale value is considerably higher than if you'd purchased brand new.

For years, BMW luxury vehicles have been ahead of the game when it comes to interior design, tech equipment, and even safety features. If you're looking for a smooth and effortless drive, a BMW's suspension will give you that. Luxury vehicles were some of the first to come out with features such as heated seats and individual climate controls. They were also some of the first vehicles to offer safety features such as adaptive cruise control (known as active cruise control in the BMW line).

When you go with a used luxury BMW, rather than a regular used vehicle, you are still getting top-notch comfort and features, but at a fraction of the cost. And when you go with a certified pre-owned vehicle, you get to enjoy all these luxurious feathers but with guaranteed reliability that you can feel good about. Used doesn't mean bad or outdated, and you can get some amazing luxury materials and features for an unbeatable price when you buy used. 

BMW 3 Series

One of the most sophisticated and popular luxury vehicles on the road, the BMW 3 Series is the perfect representation of what this prestigious brand is all about. When it first hit the market in 1975, the 3 Series was exclusively available as a two-door coupe, but since then, it has grown and been offered in a wide range of styles, including coupes, convertibles, and sedans. While looking at used BMW 3 Series models, you will find many different options out there, so it is important to have a dealership that you can trust to help you find the 3 Series that is right for you.

Since it was first introduced, there have been seven different generations of the 3 Series available, with significant changes between many of them. Unless you go really far back, the most important model years to keep in mind are 2006, which saw the launch of the fifth generation, 2012 for the sixth generation, and 2019 for the current generation. It is also worth noting that the 3 Series is the bestselling sedan for BMW, which means you can find a lot of them used and Certified Pre-Owned, making this an ideal choice.

Although it was originally released as a coupe, ever since the BMW 4 Series was introduced in 2013, the 3 Series has become an exclusively four-door option. That makes this a fantastic choice if you want something that is spacious and easy for more than two people to get into and out of on a regular basis. While the standard 3 Series models deliver on BMW's legendary performance, if you want something with even more power, then consider an M3, which delivers next-level speed and precision.

A green 2022 BMW 5 Series is shown speeding down a city street.

BMW 5 Series

If the BMW 3 Series is not quite right for you, and you are looking for something that offers more of an executive-level experience, then consider the 5 Series. After the 3 Series, this is the most popular and best selling car from BMW, with tens of thousands of examples manufactured and sold each year. That means the 5 Series is a great choice when shopping for a pre-owned BMW since you will find a lot of them out there with plenty of different features to offer.

First introduced in 1972, the BMW 5 Series is the quintessential four-door luxury experience, with the perfect blend of BMW performance, style, and sophistication. Unlike the 3 Series, the BMW 5 Series started off as a four-door sedan and remains so to this day, though over the years, there have been many options available, including fastback Gran Turismo models offered throughout much of the 2010s. There have been seven generations since the 5 Series first became available, spanning 50 years of amazing vehicles to enjoy. Although you can go further back if you would like, the key years we keep in mind are 2004, for the launch of the fifth generation, 2011 for the sixth generation, and 2017 for the start of the seventh generation.

If you are looking for a stunning BMW sedan, but you want something larger than the 3 Series and a bit more modest than the 7 Series, then the 5 Series is a perfect option. Much like the 3 Series, the 5 Series is also available as a high-performance M model. An M5 might be hard to find used since there are not many people who want to part with one of these amazing vehicles, but they offer an incredible combination of raw power and gorgeous refinement.

BMW 7 Series

Whereas the BMW 3 Series is a compact model, and the 5 Series is considered a midsize vehicle, the BMW 7 Series is a full-size and incredibly luxurious sedan. This is a large, powerful model that is available exclusively with four doors, delivering the perfect combination of robust size and impeccable sophistication. Where a lot of other manufacturers have allowed their larger sedans to be powered by uninspired engines, the impressive powertrains in the 7 Series provide you with an exhilarating drive to go with the spacious interior.

Much like the 3 Series and 5 Series, the BMW 7 Series is also a product of the 1970s: first introduced in 1977, there have been six generations since it debuted. This means you will find a wide range of features and options in a 7 Series model as you look at different used BMW vehicles available to you. You can certainly look at older models if you are interested, but the years we like to consider include 2002, which started the fourth generation, 2009 for the fifth generation, and 2016 for the most recent generation of the 7 Series.

One important thing to keep in mind is that the 7 Series is not offered as an M model from BMW, unlike the 3 Series and the 5 Series. However, there have certainly been performance versions available, such as the incredible Alpina B7 here in the US, which you may be able to find when looking at used models. The M760i is also a performance-focused offering powered by a monster of a twin-turbocharged V12 engine, though it is still not a separate M7 model.

A blue 2018 BMW X5 is shown driving on an open road.


Although BMW currently offers eight different Sports Activity Vehicles (SAVs) in its lineup, not including M models, not too long ago, they had no SAV models on offer. That all changed with the release of the BMW X5 in 2000, which launched the start of the brand's crossover lineup and introduced a new level of style and sophistication to the industry. Rather than build a basic crossover SUV like any other brand, BMW focused on designing a vehicle of robust size without sacrificing performance and handling, creating the SAV in the process.

Once it was introduced, the immediate acclaim and success of the X5 resulted in numerous additions to the lineup, now ranging from the subcompact X1 to the three-row X7--but the original X5 remains a popular and attractive offering. This is a midsize model, so it is the perfect fit if you are looking for a spacious and practical interior without getting a vehicle that can threaten to take over your life. After the first generation launched in 2000, a second generation followed in 2007, with a third generation that kicked off in 2014. The current generation started with the 2019 model year.

Every generation of the X5 offered BMW's xDrive all-wheel drive system for excellent control and performance in a wide range of road conditions. An X5 M performance version of this stunning SAV was released starting with the 2010 model year. This means you can find some of them as pre-owned models--assuming a previous owner was willing to part with one.


First released for the 2019 model year, the BMW X7 is a stunning and sophisticated take on a three-row model, delivering an SAV with plenty of room for everyone you need to take with you. The generous interior can have seating for up to seven people if you find one with a second-row bench seat or six people if you look for one with a pair of captain's chairs in the middle row. Whatever you choose, you will find an interior that delivers on all of the luxury, style, and elegance you would expect from a BMW, including premium materials and incredible comfort.

Since the BMW X7 was only recently released, it is still in its first generation, which means you might not find as many of them on the used market as some other models. That being said, this is a great one to look for if you want a Certified Pre-Owned BMW since many of them are currently coming off a lease with a previous owner. Although there is no X7 M model available, if you are looking for something with higher performance, then keep an eye out for the X7 M50i or the Alpina XB7, both of which feature incredibly powerful engines.

A gray 2019 BMW X1 is driving on a cobblestone road after leaving a used BMW dealer near you.

Buy Used at BMW Cincinnati North

Next time you're on the lookout for a new-to-you luxury vehicle such as a used BMW, don't put your trust in random classified ads. Instead, put your trust somewhere well-deserved. BMW of Cincinnati North has a fantastic track record of serving BMW fans, and we plan to keep topping ourselves when it comes to service, customer satisfaction, and reliability. Whether you're looking for a used luxury SUV or a sedan, we've got your back.

We offer a fantastic warranty on our certified pre-owned inventory and have a wide range of regular used vehicles for you to consider. There is a used BMW out there that will be the perfect fit for all of your wants and needs in a vehicle, and we can help you find it. If you want a taste of luxury, without the luxury price, it's time to shop used.

You really can't go wrong when you buy a used BMW at BMW Cincinnati North. Our knowledgeable experts are standing by to help you find the vehicle you want at a price you can afford. Ask us about our financing options, or schedule a test drive today! You can visit us at 105 West Kemper Rd in Cincinnati, OH, to see our collection of used and certified pre-owned luxury BMWs today. 

BMW of Cincinnati North
A BMW M Certified Dealer Certified Center

105 West Kemper Road
Directions Cincinnati, OH 45246

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