Stuttgart – The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been declared the 2011 Value Champion in the latest value retention assessment carried out by Auto Bild magazine in cooperation with EurotaxSchwacke. Models from the C-Class, the E-Class, the S-Class, the GLK, and the M-Class were among the top three winners in various categories.
According to the residual value forecasts of the market researchers, a four-year-old E-Class vehicle will have the lowest loss of value in the upper-range segment. After four years of use, the E 300 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY station wagon will still retain 54.8 percent of its current original value.
Four other Mercedes-Benz vehicles also placed among the top three models in other categories. The C 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY station wagon was among the winners in the midrange segment, the S 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY was one of the top three in the luxury segment, and the GLK 350 CDI as well as the ML 350 CDI were among the top SUVs. Mercedes-Benz vehicles have also regularly been among the value retention champions in their respective classes in previous years.