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Luxury cars
Buying a luxury car is generally an unpoular decision when it comes to being green, and helping the planet. However it doesn't have to be this way, as there are actually many green options when selecting a luxury car. One good way to  help preserve the environment is to select a used car, so no additional CO2 are relased during the manufacture of a new one.

Below are our favourites of the luxury cars available. All our selections are based on owning the car for 3 years and travelling 12,000 miles each year. Figures include purchasing, servicing and repairs, but not insurance. All figures are estimates, and the real costs will depend on driving style, and condition of the vehicle.
Used Luxury Green options
Used value options
Vehicle
Monthly costs
Total
Fuel only
CO2 levels
During ownership
Per km
1
2
Mercedes W222 S400h
BMW 730d (2012)
£756
£1,177
£119
£131
3,288kg
3,311kg
147g/km
148g/km
3
Mercedes W222 S350CDi
£1,068
£119
3,311kg
148g/km
4
BMW 740d (2012)
£1,132
£120
3,333kg
149g/km
5
Jaguar XJ (X351) 3.0D
£702
£130
3,557kg
159g/km
Vehicle
Monthly costs
Total
Fuel only
CO2 levels
During ownership
Per km
1
2
BMW 728i (E38)
Jaguar XJ 4.0i (X300)
£435
£428
£201
£209
5,973kg
5,525kg
267g/km
247g/km
3
Mercedes S320CDi (W220)
£454
£153
4,563kg
204g/km
4
BMW 730d (E65)
£463
£172
5,078kg
227g/km
5
Jaguar XJ 2.9 (XJ40)
£469
£204
5,369kg
240g/km
Our picks - Used models you may not have considered
Vehicle
Monthly costs
Total
Fuel only
CO2 levels
During ownership
Per km
1
2
Lexus LS430 (2000)
Audi A8 4.2TDi (2003)
£575
£509
£190
£230
6,465kg
5,570kg
289g/km
249g/km
3
Jaguar XJ Super V8 (X350)
£685
£235
6,465kg
289g/km
4
Bentley Arnage Green label
£1,190
£329
9,037kg
404g/km
5
Maserati Quatroporte MkV 4.2 (ZF)
£1,350
£275
7,919kg
354g/km
Mercedes W222
BMW 7-series
Jaguar X351
BMW E38
Jaguar X300
Mercedes W220
BMW E65
Jaguar XJ40
Jaguar X350
Bentely Arnage
Maserati Quattroporte V
Audi A8 2003
Lexus LS430
Brand new examples for comparison
Vehicle
Monthly costs
Total
Fuel only
CO2 levels
During ownership
Per km
Brand new Mercedes S450
Brand new Jaguar XF 2.0d
£725
£894
£88
£147
62,158kg
28,506kg
169g/km
119g/km
Brand new Tesla Model S (100kW)
£1,334
£26
55,342kg
157g/km
Brand new Nissan Leaf
£465
£47
19,699kg
70g/km
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