The title of 2015 “Residual Value Giants” has been awarded to the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG super sports car, the CLS and the B-Class by Bahr & Fess Forecasts and Focus Online. The award recognizes these models to be the most resilient of all automotive units considered for the award in terms of resale value over the next four years.
Even in the upper mid-range segment, the CLS 350 CDI even at four years of use will still sell at more than half of its retail value – 54 percent to be exact. Meanwhile, the B-Class 180 CDI outperforms the rest of its competitors in the compact van segment by managing to retain up to 51.5 percent of its retail value. The SLS AMG, on the other hand, retains the highest resale value of all at 59 percent, thanks largely to the multitude of fans wanting to get their hands on the super sports car.
Joining these three models are the C 220 CDI station wagon (51 percent), the E-Class coupe (54 percent), the GLK 250 CDI (56 percent), and the E-Class Cabriolet whose resale value after four years remains at 56.5 percent.
Coming in 2nd in the luxury class segment is the S-Class 250 CDI, followed by the E 200 CDI which won in the upper midrange segment. The SLK 350 on the other hand ranked third overall in the sports cars division.
Source: Daimler AG