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Pricewatch: BMW 525d SE auto v Volvo S80 2.4D SE Lux Geartronic

Volvo is aiming its new S80 executive saloon at a more upmarket clientele.

Using the tagline ‘Scandiavian luxury’, it is targeting drivers who previously would not have considered the brand, opting instead for the big three Germans.

Certainly its unique interior should win admirers, but has the firm made it a good enough drive and given it a sharp enough exterior to truly compete with the like of the all-powerful 5-series?

The residuals are not far behind, but it will need to present the complete package to be a success.

BMW 525d: Price new £30,787

Mileage Age (months) Predicted value Money lost
20,000 12 £21,550/70% £9,237
30,000 18 £18,850/61% £11,937
40,000 24 £16,650/54% £14,137
50,000 30 £14,450/47% £16,337
60,000 36 £12,700/41% £18,087
Source: CAP Motor Research

Volvo S80: Price new £30,852

Mileage Age (months) Predicted value Money lost
20,000 12 £19,825/64% £11,027
30,000 18 £17,300/56% £13,552
40,000 24 £15,100/49% £15,752
50,000 30 £13,200/43% £17,652
60,000 36 £11,675/38% £19,177
Source: CAP Motor Research

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