Hard times for mid-range car drivers
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With 12th place and operating costs including depreciation of 56.91 euros, the Mercedes C 180 Supercharger BlueEfficiency lands in the lower midfield of those calculated by Eurotax Schwacke …List. The combination variant C 220 T CDI DPF BlueEfficiency, on the other hand, takes last place with an amount of 62.17 euros.
Source: Daimler / Daimler
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The Ford Mondeo 2.3 Trend with 160 hp landed in 18th place. New price: 28,150 euros. Operating costs: 60.30 euros. The 2.0 TDCI with the same equipment performed better, but less than 17 hp…r, from. It costs 29,150 euros, and its operation costs 57.58 euros. That was enough for 13th place.
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16th place for the Opel Insignia variant 2.0 CDTI Edition with 160 PS. New price: 30,145 euros, operating costs: 58.45 euros. the "normal" Insignia with 1.8 liter engine and 140 hp err…achieved a respectable 5th place at a new price of 25.390 euros and operating costs of 52.70 euros.
Source: Opel / Axel Wierdemann
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15th place: BMW 320d DPF Touring with 177 hp. New price: 35,450 euros, operating costs: 58.43 euros. The 318i does much better with 143 hp. Its price of 28,400 euros and the …Operating costs of 51.61 euros make him third.
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14th place: VW Passat 1.8 TSI Trendline with 160 PS. Price: 27,400 euros, operating costs: 58.19 euros. Much further ahead is the Passat with a 1.4 liter engine and 121 hp for the price… from 24,850 euros. Its operating costs of 52.91 euros put it in 6th place.
Source: DDP / Volkswagen AG
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11th place: Volvo V50 1.8 Kinetic with 125 PS. New price: 26,380 euros. Operating costs: 56.34 euros. His brother in the 2.0 D DPF variant with 136 hp is just ahead of him in 10th place. New…price: 28,060 euros, operating costs: 56.16 euros.
Source: DDP / Volvo Car Corporation / Bruce Benedict
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9th place: Toyota Avensis Combi 2.2 D-4D Sol with 150 PS. New price: 28,950 euros. Operating costs: 55.94 euros.
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8th place for the VW Passat Variant 2.0 TDI DPF Trendline with 140 PS. Price: 29,025, operating costs: 55.06 euros. With 110 hp (price: 27,350, operating costs: 52.46 euros) it achieves this…even 4th place.
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7th place: Audi A4 Avant 2.0 TDI DPF Attraction with 143 PS. New price: 32,800 euros. Operating costs: 53.15 euros.
Source: AUDI AG
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The Toyota Avensis 1.8 Sol with 147 PS lands in second place: New price: 25,200 euros. Operating costs: 51.43 per 100 kilometers.
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The winner is the Audi A4 1.8 TFSI Attraction with 160 PS. It costs 29,600 euros to purchase and 50.35 euros to operate.
Source: AUDI AG
Auto-Deutschland 2009: Packed by the scrapping fever, the nation has stocked up on small cars. A trend with consequences. Buyers’ interest in BMW 3 Series or Mercedes C-Class, which has been declining since the beginning of the year, has led to a drop in their residual values - and makes their operation more and more expensive.
D.Thanks to the scrapping bonus: the number of new car registrations in Germany increased by 18.4 percent from January to April 2009 compared to the previous year, according to the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA). However, the beneficiaries of the boom all come from the micro and small car and compact classes. The formerly popular middle class, however, is coming under increasing pressure with a minus of eight percent – as a result, even the residual values of used cars are slipping into the basement.
Because with less and less success in the middle class models like the Audi A4, the BMW 3-series and the Mercedes C-Class vie for the favor of the buyers. "The downward trend continues, both in terms of demand and residual values," says Michael Bergmann, Managing Director of the market research company Eurotax Schwacke Environmental bonus is due. "
According to Eurotax Schwacke, a three-year-old mid-range car is now only worth around 15,400 euros on average – that is a price drop of around twelve percent compared to the previous year. In today’s times, those interested in used cars are more oriented towards smaller cars. In the middle-class used car segment, vehicles with economical engines in the price range between 11,000 and 16,000 euros with a mileage of less than 100,000 kilometers as well as annual vehicles are currently in demand. On the other hand, the models with high-performance engines are less attractive from the perspective of potential second-hand customers.
As a result of the decline in residual value, the operating costs of mid-range vehicles are also rising to an ever higher level, as a current Schwacke analysis of common mid-size vehicles and their follow-up costs shows. In addition to the depreciation, the operating costs per kilometer include relevant costs such as tire wear, maintenance and repairs, fuel, insurance premiums and costs for vehicle tax.
And with these items there are clear differences: The operating costs for the mid-range range gape per 100 kilometers between 50.35 euros for the Audi A4 1.8 TFSI and 62.17 euros for the particularly economical Mercedes C 220 T CDI BlueEfficiency. The new price, which is 8,000 euros higher than that of the Audi, throws up the balance sheet for the Mercedes. With a holding period of four years and a mileage of 60,000 kilometers, the higher costs compared to the competitor A4 add up to almost 7100 euros.
Just as expensive as the Mercedes is the Ford Mondeo 2.3 Trend, which, despite a comparatively low purchase price of 28 150 euros, comes to a sum of 60.30 euros per 100 kilometers. And also the new Opel Insignia 2.0 CDTI Edition models as a station wagon (59.83 euros per 100 kilometers) and sedan (58.45) come off rather badly in terms of costs.
On the other hand, the market observers only attest operating costs of around 50 euros per 100 kilometers to the 160 hp A4 1.8 TFSI; all other models are higher. With around one euro more operating costs per kilometer, the Toyota Avensis 1.8 (51.43 euros) and the BMW 318i (51.61 euros) come closest to the Audi A4.
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