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 |  Nov 24 2011, 4:05 PM

7. Mercedes-Benz E-Class


Here we go again, dipping our toe into the pool of luxury cars. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been a consistent money maker for the three-pointed-star brand, with a sedan, coupe, convertible and station wagon (pictured) with a full range of V6 and V8 gasoline and diesel engines. While the E-Class (and some of the other luxury vehicles on this list) don’t sell in big volumes like the Accord or Camry, they are sold globally, at relatively high volumes, and at significantly higher price points – another recipe for profitability, even if it’s a slightly different route.

  • Rob

    so basically all full-size trucks?
    I would have to think that as gas prices rises, these will become less profitable.

    is the profit driven by volume? or just by mark-up?

  • http://autoguide.com Derek Kreindler

    It’s a mix of both. In some cases its volume, in other cases (premium cars) it’s markup. Others, like the BMWs, split the difference between those factors.

    The pickups are sensitive to economic factors, as we saw 2008…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7RENAJWD64GGJ33JQ2ZCCZ246E Michael

    bought me a ford truck just the other day broke down on the side of the road started on fire ! total loss! so much for buying new!