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BMW's 5 set to lead way on RVs

CAP Monitor is claiming the new BMW 5-series, due on sale in September, will have class-leading residual values, allaying fears that its controversial styling will put fleet buyers off.

According to CAP, it could enjoy an advantage after three years/60,000 miles over its nearest rival, the Mercedes-Benz E-class, of between £1,600 and £2,700, depending on the model.

The likely biggest-seller in the range, the 520i SE auto, is predicted to retain 43% over three years/60,000 miles, while the Mercedes-Benz E200K Elegance auto will retain 42% and the Jaguar S-type 2.5 V6 Luxury will be worth 36%.

Jeff Knight, CAP Monitor editor, said 'The outgoing 5-series was a clear class leader and with the improvements in looks, performance and specification on the new model, there is every reason the market will continue to favour it.'

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