A popular mis-conception is that a Cat S accident damaged car has sustained more extensive damage than a Cat N vehicle.
While a Cat S vehicle will have sustained some degree of structual damage it is important to understand what this means in real terms. Cat S is not the new name for Cat C, Cat C vehicles were classified on the basis of repair cost. A Cat C would have sustained a higher cost of damage than a Cat D (as a percentage compared to value). This is not the case with the updated Catergories.
As you will see from these Mini's a Cat S vehicle can have a similar or lower repair cost than a Cat N. The black Cat S has almost identical front end damage but with the Cat S however it is important to ensure any structual damage has been repaired to a safe standard.