We've updated LeaseCompare, our sortable and searchable database of lease programs, to include the latest numbers from Mercedes-Benz. Here are some of the highlights this December.
Year-End Discounts A Plenty
Historically, discounts have been greatest at the end of the year, and 2015 is no exception. With BMW and Mercedes neck and neck in the race to be number one in sales this year, both companies have stepped it up with bonuses and dealer cash.
In a competitive region like Southern California, it should be fairly easy to get 14% off MSRP on a C300 or E350 Sedan. Such a discount would translate into significantly cheaper leases than those "special offers" featured on the Mercedes-Benz website.
Mercedes Sedans Lease Better Than Mercedes SUVs
Thanks to their higher residuals, lower money factors, and greater discounts, a Mercedes-Benz sedan will be cheaper to lease than the equivalently-priced Mercedes SUV. Here are monthly lease estimates taken from LeaseCompare:
Assumes $0 down payment, 36-month lease, and 12,000 miles per year.
GLC SUV Is Expensive
Don't expect much in the way of discounts or lease support on the hot new GLC SUV. In fact, a GLC will nearly cost as much to lease as the bigger, more expensive GLE.
B-Class Electric Drive Is The Cheapest Benz To Lease
The greenest, most efficient Mercedes is also the least expensive Mercedes to lease. Expect 17% off MSRP on a B-Class Electric Drive and a $7,500 lease incentive on top of that discount. The result? About $315 per month.
About LeaseCompare Estimates
We apply the following assumptions to every vehicle on LeaseCompare:
- 12,000 miles per year
- $0 down payment
- only first month's payment, document fee, and government fees due at signing
- sales tax not included
- acquisition fee rolled into lease
- top tier credit
- a competitive sales price
- includes all rebates available to the general public
LeaseCompare does not include any targeted incentives, which will reduce lease payments further.