Fancy a bargain? Look no further. Savage depreciation means millionaire motoring for Mondeo money. The BMW 7-Series costs up to £85,000, and a Mercedes S-Class up to £141,000. So, lets consider 2005 examples.
The BMW 7-Series is an iconic vehicle for captains of industry. Engines range from 3.0 to 6.0-litres and achieve 20-33mpg. Top models generate 438bhp and charge to 60mph in 5.3 seconds. Handy, when escaping hostile takeovers. Controversial styling is an acquired taste but composed ride, sharp handling, and adjustable suspension more than compensate.
The Mercedes S-Class is an exceptional limousine. Engines range from 2.8 to 6.0-litres and achieve 19-36mpg. Top models generate 500bhp and propel world leaders to 60mph in 4.6 seconds. Useful, when escaping military coups. Interiors are opulent, reliability epic, and ride quality unequalled.
These 2005 leviathans start at £20,000, but remember the running costs. Depreciation is monstrous, fuel consumption alarming, and repairs astronomical. Large saloons are also impractical around town and uncomfortably wide on county lanes. However, if money is abundant and practicality irrelevant these prestigious vehicles are an excellent choice.