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Pricewatch: BMW X5 v Mercedes-Benz M-class

FLEET NewsNet looks at how new cars taken on to a typical fleet might perform over the next three years/60,000 miles.

Using data from used car expert CAP Motor Research, we benchmark two cars against each other to see how they perform over the traditional fleet cycle. This week, we compare the all-new Mercedes-Benz M-class in entry-level diesel trim with its SUV nemesis, BMW’s X5 3.0d SE.

BMW X5 3.0d SE

Price New – £36,357

Mileage Age (months) Predicted value Money lost
20,000 12 £28,475/78% £7,882
30,000 18 £25,350/70% £11,007
40,000 24 £22,825/63% £13,532
50,000 30 £20,175/55% £16,182
60,000 36 £18,025/50% £18,332

Source: CAP Motor Research

Mercedes-Benz ML320 CDI

Price New – £36,507

Mileage Age (months) Predicted value Money lost
20,000 12 £25,300/69% £11,207
30,000 18 £22,550/62% £13,957
40,000 24 £20,100/55% £16,407
50,000 30 £17,950/49% £18,557
60,000 36 £16,050/44% £20,457

Source: CAP Motor Research

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