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Residual value forecast for
Mercedes-Benz: New E-Class with the lowest depreciation
Stuttgart - In three years time,
the new E-Class will be the car with the highest resale value in
the entire luxury segment. According to calculations by the
market research institute Bähr & Fess Forecast in Saarbrücken,
the new E 250 CDI will then realise up to 62.5 percent of its
current new price, and it has therefore received the accolade of
"2009 value retention champion" awarded every year by the
motoring magazine Auto-Bild. Mercedes passenger cars occupy the
peak positions in eight of the market segments analysed, and are
therefore generally regarded as the cars with the highest value
retention in Germany.
With the CLS 320 CDI Mercedes-Benz
also occupies the second position in the luxury segment, as the
specialists calculated a residual value of 61 percent for the
In both the medium and luxury
class, Mercedes-Benz takes first place with the C 220 CDI Estate
and the S 320 CDIrespectively. The specialists estimate that in
three years time, these Mercedes models will achieve residual
values of 64 and 57 percent.
As a newcomer to the "value
retention hitlist", the GLK 220 CDI 4MATIC immediately went to
place place in the compact off-roader category. In three years
time, GLKbuyers can expect to realise up to 66.5 percent of the
current new vehicle price. The residual value specialists also
have a very high opinion of the Mercedes models ML 280 CDI
4MATIC and R 280 CDI 4MATIC, which each achieved the peak
position in their market segment.
Last not least, the Mercedes-Benz range
also has the convertible with the highest value retention: the SLK 200
KOMPRESSOR. According to "Auto-Bild", this exciting two-seater will
still retain up to 66 percent of its current new value when resold in
three years time.
The "value retention champion" among
minivans also bears the Mercedes star on its bonnet: the B 150 takes
first place in this market segment, and is forecast to achieve a value
of 64.5 percent after three years.
(Jan 22, 2009)