Will a diesel BMW 4 Series hold its value?

Any views on the 435d? A 2015 model with less than 15,000 miles can be bought for £25,000 which is only £4000 - 5000 more than the equivalent 420d. The mpg isn't a million miles off the 420d and given the considerable power increase and x drive it seems a relative bargain. Any downsides? How well do you think it will hold value given the demonisation of diesel cars? Perhaps I'm better with a 435i as I only do about 8000 miles per year, albeit those miles are mainly motorway so DPF shouldn't be an issue.

Asked on 11 May 2017 by Nick

Answered by Honest John
Massive torque. Very quick car. But yes, it will suffer from diesel demonisation. It's probably the difference between about 40mpg in the 435d x drive auto and 30mpg in the 435i auto (see: www.honestjohn.co.uk/realmpg/bmw/4-series-f32-2013). See what the price difference is between the 435d xdrive and the 435i.
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