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Pricewatch: Mercedes-Benz E280 CDI Elegance auto v BMW 525d SE auto

THIS week, we compare the mildly-facelifted Mercedes-Benz E-class with its key rival, the BMW 5-series.

Residuals on the outgoing E-class were starting to slide but CAP is predicting that despite the subtle approach to the redesign, used prices at three years/60,000 miles prices will lift by nearly £1,000.

The innovative crash mitigation Pre-Safe system, now standard, is likely to be a strong draw for used buyers, helping RVs as well.

MERCEDES-BENZ E280: PRICE NEW £32,417

MILEAGE AGE (MONTHS) PREDICTED VALUE MONEY LOST
20,000 12 £22,775/70% £9,642
30,000 18 £19,925/61% £12,492
40,000 24 £17,425/54% £14,992
50,000 30 £15,275/47% £17,142
60,000 36 £13,550/42% £18,867


Source: CAP Motor Research

BMW 525d: PRICE NEW £30,787

Mileage Age (months) Predicted value Money lost
20,000 12 £21,850/71% £8,937
30,000 18 £19,125/62% £11,662
40,000 24 £16,900/55% £13,887
50,000 30 £14,675/48% £16,112
60,000 36 £12,875/42% £17,912

Source: CAP Motor Research

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