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Top Executive Buys

By Kyle Lindsay
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 15:30

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Automotive data experts hpi have crunched the numbers to come up with the best picks when considering an executive car.

The Mercedes Benz S Class tops the table and retains over 50% of its value after three years and 30,000 miles. The Audi A6 comes a close second and retains 49.2% over the same period.

Commenting on the study, James Dower senior editor from hpi said: “Executive cars can provide a cost-effective way to inject some luxury into your motoring. Our data shows that everything from Mercedes S Class to a Hyundai Genesis can prove a savvy purchase. Often loaded with safety technology, most executive cars can prove a great second hand buy too.”

The Jaguar XF, Audi A6, Mercedes-Benz CLS, BMW 6 Series and Infiniti Q70 also make the list with industry-leading levels of low depreciation.

Model Price new Average new
price retained
£ decrease over three
years and 30k miles
MERCEDES-BENZ S CLASS (2015–) 99,993 50.4 -49,593
AUDI A6 (2014–) 44,065 49.2 -22,353
JAGUAR XF (2015–) 37,520 48.4 -19,302
AUDI A6 ALLROAD (2014–) 50,698 46.8 -26,973
MERCEDES-BENZ CLS (2014–) 56,541 42.8 -32,280
BMW 6 SERIES (2012-2017) 65,138 41.6 -38,047
INFINITI Q70 (2015–) 40,404 40.2 -24,175
BMW 6 SERIES (2011–) 65,138 38.2 -40,288
HYUNDAI GENESIS (2014–) 49,530 34.4 -32,480

 

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