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Thursday 26 September 2019

Tesla Model 3 vs. Mercedes C-Class & Audi A4 — 5 Year Cost of Ownership Comparisons

I wrote earlier this week that I would conduct some new 5 year cost of ownership comparisons between the Tesla Model 3 and its top luxury car competitors. I’ve actually never before conducted an analysis comparing the Model 3’s cost of ownership to the cost of ownership of the Mercedes C-Class or Audi A4.

I think the main reason is that it was just clear from the Model 3 comparison with the BMW 3 Series and 4 Series that the Model 3 would embarrass these other cars on a cost of ownership basis. Nonetheless, now seemed like a good time for a new round of comparisons.

Based on assumptions I used this time around, which I’ll discuss on the bottom of the article, the Model 3 shows a tremendously lower 5 year cost of ownership than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class or Audi A4. Actually, the Model 3’s 5 year cost of ownership in these comparisons is approximately 60% that of the popular Mercedes and Audi models, a major cost advantage.

Read more on cleantechnica.com


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