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Pricewatch: BMW 535d versus Lexus GS450h

THE new Lexus GS450h hybrid has many strings to its bow – it features a V6 petrol engine which, allied to an electric motor, is claimed to offer V8 engine levels of performance. But as it’s a hybrid, Lexus is keen to promote the car’s environmental friendliness.

But for almost the same money you can choose the ultimate BMW 5-series diesel – the twin-turbocharged 535d in high-specification SE trim. Which is the safest place to put your money over three years and 60,000 miles?

BMW 535D: Price new £37,557

Mileage Age (months) Predicted value Money lost
20,000 12 £24,300/65% £13,257
30,000 18 £21,250/57% £16,307
40,000 24 £18,800/50% £18,757
50,000 30 £16,300/43% £21,257
60,000 36 £14,325/38% £23,232

Source: CAP Motor Research

Lexus GS450H: Price new £37,815

Mileage Age (months) Predicted value Money lost
20,000 12 £21,625/57% £16,190
30,000 18 £18,625/49% £19,190
40,000 24 £16,200/43% £21,615
50,000 30 £14,250/38% £23,565
60,000 36 £12,525/33% £25,290

Source: CAP Motor Research

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