The Mercedes-Benz E-Class was recently given the title of 2011 Value Champion after the executive sedan line emerged as the vehicle that had the lowest value loss among the upper segment. This assessment was made by Auto Bild magazine and EurotaxSchwacke, the German subsidiary of Glass’s Guide—the leading used-car price guide.
In the value retention assessment, it was found that a 4-year old E300 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY model still goes for over half of its original value—54.8 percent, to be exact. Mercedes-Benz vehicles have always been among the consistent top value retainers, and the streak continues up to 2010. This goes to show how highly regarded Merc vehicles are in the secondary market.
Other Merc vehicles that placed in the top three in other categories included the C-Class, the S-Class, the GLK as well as the M-Class. Among the models that were cited are the C250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY, S250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY, GLK 350 CDI and the ML 350 CDI.