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Pricewatch: BMW 118i M Sport versus Audi A3 Sportback 2.0 FSI S Line

BMW residual values usually outstrip those of Audi, although this has never been the case with the firm’s entry-level models, the 1 Series and A3, where prices have been much closer.

The introduction of the new EfficientDynamics package, which hugely increases the fuel economy and emissions of both petrol and diesel 1 Series means the car is likely to be much more popular on the used market. So CAP has realigned 1 Series for the 2007 model.

It also gets slight visual tweaks too, putting some daylight between it and the A3, especially in this popular M Sport variant.

BMW 118i M Sport 5dr: Price new £21,787

Mileage Age (months) Predicted value Money lost
20,000 12 £15,725/72% £6,062
30,000 18 £14,000/64% £7,787
40,000 24 £12,500/57% £9,287
50,000 30 £11,150/51% £10,637
60,000 36 £10,000/46% £11,787

Source: CAP Motor Research

Audi A3 Sportback 2.0 FSI S line: Price new £21,667

Mileage Age (months) Predicted value Money lost
20,000 12 £14,925/69% £6,742
30,000 18 £13,300/61% £8,367
40,000 24 £11,850/55% £9,817
50,000 30 £10,575/49% £11,092
60,000 36 £9,500/44% £12,167

Source: CAP Motor Research

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