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Pricewatch: Mercedes-Benz S-class versus Audi A8 Quattro

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’s contenders are German prestige diesel rivals which vie for position in the company chairman’s parking space – the Mercedes-Benz S-class and the Audi A8 quattro.

Mercedes-Benz S320 CDI auto

PRICE NEW £54,767

Mileage Age (months) Predicted value Money lost
20,000 12 £34,750/63% £20,017
30,000 18 £30,825/56% £23,942
40,000 24 £27,375/50% £27,392
50,000 30 £24,325/44% £30,442
60,000 36 £21,675/40% £33,092

Source: CAP Motor Research

Audi A8 3.0 TDI quattro Sport Tiptronic auto

PRICE NEW £51,157

Mileage Age (months) Predicted value Money lost
20,000 12 £33,725/66% £17,432
30,000 18 £29,375/57% £21,782
40,000 24 £25,850/51% £25,307
50,000 30 £22,300/44% £28,857
60,000 36 £19,550/38% £31,607

Source: CAP Motor Research

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