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Online car buying and selling platform CarSwitch.com has revealed the most popular executive cars in Dubai are of a German make. Research based on their current database and sales, generated through Dubai’s end-to-end marketplace for used cars, found that brands such as Mercedes accounted for 30 per cent of executive car sales. While BMW and Audi took top spots as well, Japanese brand Lexus followed closely behind. We take a look at the top 6 best sellers in the city.
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\nTaking the top spot, the Mercedes E-Class merges traditional luxury with modern ambiance. The base model E200 is equipped with a turbocharged 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder engine clocking in 185 HP. Priced in the range of AED200,000-240,000 new, it’s relatively easier on the purse as well.
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BMW 5 Series
\nPractical and classy, the BMW 5 Series combines luxury interior with great passenger space. The base BMW 530i is powered by a turbocharged 2.0 litre four-cylinder engine and produces a horsepower of 252. At a price tag of AED250,000-300,000 new, it’s a bit heftier on the budget.
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\nWith seats upholstered in standard synthetic leather and comfortable cabin space, this ride is undoubtedly luxurious. The standard model 2.0T Pure has a 2.0 litre, four-cylinder diesel engine charting a 240 HP. The Jaguar XF costs between AED179,000-199,000 new; surprisingly affordable for the executive car sector.
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\nBlending luxury, sports and style, the Audi A6 is a modern executive sedan. The base Audi A6 comes equipped with a 1.8 litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and 190 horsepower. Sporting a price tag in the range of AED180,000 to 220,000 new, it’s a perfect choice for executives looking for their money’s worth.
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\nThe Lexus GS features plush and inviting interior with a walnut trim with a matte finish. The base 200t Prestige boasts a turbocharged 2.0litre, 4-cylinder engine producing 241 HP. The model is priced in the range of AED185,000 to 195,000 new.
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Tesla Model S
\nWith plenty of customization options, the Tesla S base model offers 60 kWh battery size revving to 382 HP. Costing between AED287,000-310,000 new, it may seem expensive at start but low running costs more than make up for it. The executive perk? It jumps from 0-100kph in 5.8 seconds.