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 |  Nov 24 2011, 4:05 PM

4. Mercedes-Benz S-Class


The Mercedes Benz S-Class is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious vehicles for sale today, a symbol of having “arrived” for everyone from corporate ladder climbers, athletes and entertainers. It’s also one of the most profitable vehicles on sale today. We’re a bit puzzled at how the S-Class made the list – Mercedes spends massive sums every few years to update the S-Class, and it is consistently a leader in new technology for automobiles.  Nevertheless, the formula must be working for Mercedes. The next three vehicles, on the other hand, couldn’t be more different.

  • 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!