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nikhilp

Looking for a luxury car around 50 lac

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Hi, Im new to this forum. Seeking advice on buying a luxury sedan around the 50 lac range.

Already own the new honda city and fabia, now looking for a replacement for my ford endeavour.

Looking for a diesel vehicle with the good rear comfort, safety, good ride handling and latest technology.

Have shortlisted the new benz e class, bmw 5 series, jaguar xf and the volvo s80.

If there are better options, please add those too.

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Welcome aboard nikhil. With 50 lakh Im assuming you are considering the smaller engined variants of the said cars. I would pick the E Class here . Though its not as involving to drive as a 5 Series, its scores in refinement and comfort. Also the 5 Series engine does get a little noisy at higher rpm but nothing as such with the E. The Jaguar and XF are great cars too but service can be a concern.

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The new E-Class is one of the best bets if you want to go with a german car. Else for a little less, the Volvo S60 also makes a great buy, a size smaller but its loaded with safety features. The updated 5-series also gets lots of new features which could make a good deal too. Do hassle a lot with dealers for discounts as 5-series and S60 wont move out of the showrooms that quick. Jag XF also a good bet, service not that big an issue if your staying in Mumbai.

Volvo S80 is almost a decade old.

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As suggested by others, I would also go the E-Way! The E-class, seems a safer bet for you. Yes, It's not as good as the 5 series in terms of Ride and handling but the rear seat comfort is far above than those of the others. The 5 Series and XF is not a bad choice though.

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@nikhil, from the list of cars, it should be E class that you should pick.

I don't know about your exact requirements, but if you can wait till year end then Mercedes CLA class would be here.

Though I know it's a segment lower to E class and would be competing with BMW 3 series and Audi A4 but the coupe styled exteriors and outstanding interiors would be something special.

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Look for E class, the 5 series is not that exciting if you want to driven around on back seat. Also the E class has improved a lot in terms of comfort and features.

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The E Class is in its final leg as the new W213 will be introduced in a couple of years. But still between these go for the E 250 Diesel and it has got the 7 Speed unit which is more smoother and less jerky than the 5 series's ZF gearbox. So for comfort go for E and if u want something for driving BMW can't get better.

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@nikhil, from the list of cars, it should be E class that you should pick.

I don't know about your exact requirements, but if you can wait till year end then Mercedes CLA class would be here.

Though I know it's a segment lower to E class and would be competing with BMW 3 series and Audi A4 but the coupe styled exteriors and outstanding interiors would be something special.

The C class is already there to compete wotb A4 and 3 series. The CLA will be under 25l which is half his budget. The A3 sedan will go in competition with this b.t.w.

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The C class is already there to compete wotb A4 and 3 series. The CLA will be under 25l which is half his budget. The A3 sedan will go in competition with this b.t.w.

Yes but CLA is 40mm longer, a scant 7mm wider than existing C class.

Also, I read somewhere that it is expected to be launched at 30 lac+

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I would suggest you that you should go for BMW. Recently there were many cases regarding faults in E-Class. The faults reported were as follows:- 1) Steering hydraulic failure;

2) Power window failure;

3) Complete engine breakdown;

4) Failure in activation / opening of airbags.

Apart from this, according to several customers the after-sales-service is not as satisfying. And the customers who had experienced these faults were very disappointed with the company response. Whereas BMW is a car which you do not need to look-after even till 10 years after buying... My brother has a 5-Series (2005 Model), he is very happy with the car... Still that "new car" feeling to him...

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