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Top Car Today Predicts Tomorrow’s BMW Prices

Mon, 22 May 2006
With an abundance of bling, a 19k mile 04 reg Cadillac Escalade, complete with 24” Dub spinners, bid to £31,500 today.

A pair of new model SLK 200Ks showed the difference an autobox makes. The 14k mile 2005/54 manual sold for £24,800 and the 21k mile 05 reg auto for £27,400.

But the real news today was a surprise sale of 39 BMW Courtesy Cars: the cars they loan as close as possible to your own while yours is in for repair. With the exception of 1-Series, which weren’t making reserve, the prices of these give some indication of what you’ll have to pay at the big BMW Sale at Nottingham tomorrow.

Here’s the list. ‘Sold’ cars only.

BMW 320Cd Sport coupe, 05 reg, 8k miles £18,500s
BMW M3 3.2 coupe, 04 reg, 30k miles £24,400s
BMW M3 3.2 coupe, 2004/54, 31k miles £26,600s
BMW 320iES auto, 2005/55 reg, 8k miles £17,800s
BMW 320iSE auto, 05 reg, 2k miles £21,800s
BMW 320i M-Sport man, 2005/55, 9k miles £19,700s
BMW 320dES man, 2005/55, 7k miles £19,200s
BMW 320dES man, 2005/55, 4k miles £19,400s
BMW 320dSE man, 05 reg, 19k miles £18,700s
BMW 320dSE man, 05 reg, 8k miles £20,300s
BMW 320dSE auto, 05 reg, 19k miles £18,900s
BMW 320dSE auto, 05 reg, 13k miles £20,500s
BMW 320dSE auto, 2005/55, 6k miles £21,000s
BMW 330i SE auto, 05 reg, 10k miles £23,900s
BMW X3 2.0d SE manual, 2005/55, 10k miles £22,500s
BMW 525d M-Sport auto Touring satnv, 2005/55, 4k miles £29,500s
BMW 535d Sport auto, 2005/55, 9k miles £35,200s
BMW X5 3.0d Sport auto satnv, 2005/55, 7k miles £36,600s
BMW X5 3.0d Sport auto satnv, 2005/55, 7k miles £37,000s
BMW 740i Sport, satnav, 2001/51, 47k miles £13,100s
Jaguar S-Type 4.2R, 02 reg, 35k miles £18,400s
Mercedes SLK 200K manual, 2005/54, 14k miles £24,800s
Mercedes SLK 200K auto, 05 reg, 21k miles £27,400s
Mercedes E220CDI Avantgarde, 04 reg, 28k miles £19,600s
Mercedes E320CDI Avgd Estate, 2003/53, 33k miles £19,200s
Mercedes SL350 3.7, 03 reg, 27k miles £35,300s
MINI One, red, alloys, 2005/55, 4k miles £10,550s
MINI Cooper S, 05 reg, 9k miles £14,600s
MINI Cooper S, 05 reg, 9k miles £14,700s
Porsche Boxster 2.5 Tiptronic, 1999T, 40k miles £13,250s
Porsche Boxster 2.7 glass window, 04 reg, 15k miles £18,500s
Porsche 911 Carrera S Tip LHD conv, 2001/51, 67k miles £26,800s
Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Tip coupe, 04 reg, 18k miles £41,500s

Special sale by BMW UK of 179 BMWs and 38 MINIs at BCA Nottingham on Tuesday 23rd May at 10.00am.

Entries include:

2005/55 X5 3.0d Sport, 14k miles
05 reg X3 2.0d Sport, 7k miles
05 reg 320Cd M Sport diesel convertible 7k miles
05 reg 116iES, 12k miles
05 reg 525dSE, 13k miles
05 reg 118d Sport, 16k miles
05 reg 525d Sport Touring, 19k miles
2005/54 MINI One, 16k miles
2005/54 MINI Cooper, 16k miles
2004/54 645Ci coupe, 14k miles
04 reg 730d Sport, 35k miles
04 reg 730d SE, 43k miles
04 reg 330Cd M Sport diesel coupe, 48k miles
2004/53 M3 coupe, 16k miles
2003/53 MINI Cooper S, 18k miles
2003/53 520iSE, 23k miles
2003/53 325ti Sport Compact, 29k miles
2003/53 320dSE Touring, 39k miles
03 reg 316iSE, 18k miles
03 reg 318Ci coupe, 28k miles
Also Three Z4 2.0iSE roadsters

For more info phone Sebastian on 0115 987 3311 or visit

Upcoming Auctions at BCA Blackbushe

Wednesday 24th May 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, Arval, Alphabet GB, Leaseplan, Lex Vehicle Leasing, Franchised Dealer, Jardine p/x, Sytner p/x, Black Horse, Inchcape p/x, Snows p/x, Trident Honda p/x

Thursday 25th May 10.00am start
Light Commercials: Non-Runners, Royal Mail, Peugeot, London Hire, Lloyds TSB, Lex Vehicle Leasing, Northgate, Fleet Direct, IFS.

Friday 26th May 10.00am start
Fleet & Finance, LTSB Autolease, Leaseplan, Motability, Lex Vehicle Leasing, Citroen UK, Bank of Scotland, Hitachi Capital Peugeot, Peugeot Charters p/x, Private Direct, Inchcape p/x.

Monday 29th May 10.00am start (Bank Holiday)
Fleet & Finance, Hartwells p/x, Pendragon p/x, General section.

Wednesday 31st May
Fleet & Finance, Leaseplan, Porsche Retail p/x, Lex Vehicle Leasing, Jardine p/x, Sytner p/x, Black Horse, General section, Inchcape p/x, Snows Group p/x, Trident Honda p/x.

As always the best way to look for a specific car coming up at a BCA auction or to pre-check a day’s sale is to visit If you are a BCA account holder this service also now gives composite price information (average auction price, CAP and Glass’s) and now allows you to buy a selection of cars directly on-line.

For sales at BCA Edinburgh, click here for full details:

For BCA online auctions go to Two types of sale: Live Online and Open Tender. These are only available to BCA MyBCA Loyalty Card holders.

For future police sales at West Oxfordshire Motor Auctions. Visit, click on ‘stocklist’, then click on search, or use the faxback on 0906 3080 953 at 60p per minute. Sales are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5.30pm.

Brightwells HUGE WEEKLY 4x4 SALE takes place every Tuesday at Easter’s Court on the A49 by-pass, Leominster, Herefordshire, start time 11.00am, phone: 01568 611325, website:


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