The diesel is expected to be the big seller and options like the Airscarf and variable-tint roof are bound to help attract buyers when you come to sell it.
The diesel SLC 250d will be the easiest to get hold of as it will account for more than half of sales in the UK.
The previous generation held a high premium in terms of residual value because it is a desirable car even when buying second-hand. There’s no reason why this model should be any different so don’t expect a bargain when you come to buy. If you are looking for a petrol, make sure it has been treated well and not abused.
Ensure the owner has kept a file of paperwork and carried out all servicing and recall work. Check all the systems work – including the roof operation – and get a Parkers Car History Check to ensure you’re not buying a car with a hidden past.
Write a clear advert listing the full spec of the car (including optional extras) and take a set of decent pictures. Consider fixing any minor bumps or alloy wheel kerbing, and make sure all service and maintenance details are in order.
Find out how much your car is worth with a Parkers valuation before you put it up for sale.