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2013 and earlier-Mercedes-Benz C-Class Lease Questions



  • mariasmarias Posts: 15
    Car Man

    what are the money factors and residuals for:

    2011 C350 Sedan, 39 month lease and 10,000 miles/year
    2011 E350 Sedan, 39 month lease and 10,000 miles/year
    assuming excellant credit
    Thanks for your help
  • Car_Man (or anyone else)

    Is the below a good deal for a C300 Sport, no options except wood trim?

    MSRP - 37060
    Purchase - 33000
    Lease payment - 349
    Lease Residual - 23347
    Money Factor - 0.00109
    Miles allowance per year - 12,000
    Down Payment - 3700
    No annual maint. included.

    Thanks - LM
  • gwyntersgwynters Posts: 9
    I'll answer my own question. I finally got what I figured was the right deal.
    436 for 33 months with 1700 cash out the door.
  • My P1 quote (granted, no nav) - 38350 MSRP, 33500 Sale price. 1500 down out the door, 12K miles a year, free 3 year maint. , monthly payment 415

    So yours is 21/month more or 693 for navigation.....what state/dealership are you working with? I wonder if it is worth it to try to get Nav added...
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Here's the information that you're looking for, marias.

    Mercedes-Benz Financial's April buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2011 C350 Sedan with 10,000 miles per year are .00193 and 58%, respectively for consumers who qualify for its top credit tier.

    The numbers for an otherwise identical lease of a 2011 E350 Sedan are .00240 and 60%.

    I'm not positive, but these models might qualify for MB Financial's "Value Added" program. If so, then the aforementioned numbers should be good for 39 month leases as well.

    Prices Paid: Buying & Leasing Experiences Forum
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Hi lawyermilloy. This deal looks good to me. The money factor that you mentioned is right in line with this car's buy rate. The selling price looks good as well.

    The only thing that I would change about this deal is the large down payment. I always advise consumers to put as little money down as possible when leasing. Consumers who make large down payments on leases risk losing part or all of them if their vehicle is totaled in an accident or stolen and never recovered.

    Prices Paid: Buying & Leasing Experiences Forum
  • kimsmith22kimsmith22 Posts: 2

    I am looking to do a lease deal today or tomorrow. I was previously negotiating one for April but all of the dealers that I was negotiating with had run out of conquest cash and it made the payment bump up.

    The car I am trying to get:
    2011 C-Class Sport Version
    Black, Palladium or White Exterior
    Black MB Tex Interior
    Premium Package
    Multimedia Package
    Keyless Go
    Maybe some other options as well.

    15k/year; 33 month lease

    So, my questions now are:

    What is the money factor and residual for May?

    Is the conquest cash program still going? I currently have a Porsche. Last month it was an additional $2,000 off.

    Any other kickback/incentives I should know of?

  • kimsmith22kimsmith22 Posts: 2
    Here are the exact details. These are all MSRP prices. What would be a good price for this? They are cutting them like crazy!

    040 Black
    101 Black MB-Tex
    068 Wheel Locking bolts $140
    07P Germany
    070 Chrome Door Handle Inserts $90
    104 Rear Deck Spoiler $300
    105 Roof spoiler $300
    218 Dynamic Rear View Monitor $460
    319 319 Lighting Package: Bi-Xenon Headlamps $985
    615 : Bi-Xenon Active Light System
    600 : Headlamp Washing System
    320 320 Multimedia Package: 7" Power Retract $2,700
    518 : iPod/MP3 Media Interface
    512 : COMAND w/Navigation and Voice Control
    396 : Voice Control
    049 : iPod/MP3 Media Interface Cable
    333 333 Sport Sedan: Sport Body Styling, Mer
    954 : Avant Garde Package (Sport)
    952 : Sportline Package
    772 : AMG Sportline
    486 : Sport Suspension
    236 : LED Daytime Running Lamps
    413 Panorama Sunroof $1,090
    427 427 7-Speed Automatic Transmission (Requ $1,490I
    427 : 7-Speed Automatic Transmission (Required
    P47 : Automatic Package
    536 SIRIUS Satellite Radio $460
    739 Aluminum Trim
    786 18" AMG Twin 5-Spoke Alloy Wheel $1,040
    873 Heated Front Seats $750
    889 KEYLESS-GO $1,140
    917 PZEV-Emission, USA

    SUBTOTAL $44,935
    TOTAL $45,810
  • kh98kh98 Posts: 1
    I wanted to lease a 2011 Mercedes C-300 last week but I didn't act on it. I was going to lease it in April, and back then, I was getting quoted approx $500/month with $5000 down for 36 months. Now in May with the different (or lack of) incentives, I'm getting quoted approx $700/month for the same car/same specs (I want navigation sport package, don't need 4matic).. The dealer told me the deals will get worse and worse.. and that I should act now.. He said the prices typically go up as it gets closer to the new model coming up.. I somehow doubt that, but the $700/month compared to $200 less the previous month, is evidence of what he said to me..

    Do you think the price will drop some more this month?

    My current lease is expiring so I need to get a new car asap and I think he senses the desperation.

    In case you're wondering why my quotes are so high, it's because I'm in Canada.
    Please, any advice is appreciated!
  • jamie42jamie42 Posts: 2
    I think you are getting ripped off. I recently leased a 2011 C63 AMG for $940/month, 36 months and only $3K down. At face value, those numbers for a C300 seem way too high.

    Use to check your sticker price and then use a lease finance calculator to check your payment.

    Try a different dealer...
  • jebelljebell Posts: 54
    To car man,
    Can you tell the MF and residual for a 2011 c300 luxury, 36 months 10,000/yr with P1, heated seats, 4matic, automatic.
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Greetings jebell.

    Mercedes-Benz Financial's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2011 C300 Luxury 4Matic with 10,000 miles per year are .00109 and 59%, respectively for consumers who qualify for its top credit tier.

    Prices Paid: Buying & Leasing Experiences Forum
  • jebelljebell Posts: 54
    Thank you. I do appreciate it.
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    You're very welcome jebell.

    Prices Paid: Buying & Leasing Experiences Forum
  • awinnerawinner Posts: 26
    I am getting a quote for a 2011 C300 luxury as follows:

    Palldium Silver
    Heated seats
    33 month lease
    33,000 miles
    $1000 total out of pocket
    $1500 loyalty cash/rebate
    $427/month including tax
    plus...making last payment on my Audi of $398.45

    Should I jump on this deal....or room to negotiate? Need to buy it by the weekend.
  • nbtynbty Posts: 24
    what did the 1000 pay for? Also what dealer
  • nbtynbty Posts: 24
    edited May 2011
    c300 4Matic silver with p1 wood dash heated seats 42100
    sale price 36445 with audi rebate
    425 month tax included 8.625 %
    just plates cost at pick up and first month
    33 months
    33000 miles
  • mb_rynamb_ryna Posts: 34
    Need opinions from experienced MB leasers. I have never leased, but am considering it since I only drive about 7,500 miles/year. I’d like to know your thoughts on leasing 2011 C class now (June) vs. waiting until August when they typically sell at deep discounts.

    For a for a C300 4matic sports, P1, Multimedia, backup camera, Panoramic, and a few extra options, the MSRP is coming out to be around $47K. I don’t have any quotes yet, but assume the 2011s will sell for about $3k less plus take off another $2k for Conquest…so a net of $42k. If this August goes anything like what I read from the forum, the price could be reduced by $10k (I’ll assume there won’t be a Conquest offer at that time).

    So August most likely will be cheaper and thus a lower capitalized cost, but what I don’t know is if the residual value will drop drastically when August comes around. If it does, then there is little value in waiting as the payments may end up being the same.

    Can anyone share any past experiences to help me decide if it’s worth the gamble to go for it now vs. wait? Thanks.

    ps, I know the newly redesigned 2012 comes out in August, but am thinking it would be too expensive for me as a $47K car most likely would only be discounted by $2k or so.
  • mb_rynamb_ryna Posts: 34
    Car Man - can you please let me know Mercedes-Benz Financial's June buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 27 and 33 month lease? This would be for a 2011 C300 Sports 4-matic with 7,500 miles a year along with top credit tier. Can you also let me know what it would be for 10,000 miles/year?

  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Hey mb_ryna. Mercedes-Benz Finance's June buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 24 month lease of a 2011 C300 Sports 4Matic with 7,500 miles per year are .00109 and 71%, respectively for consumers who qualify for its top credit tier.

    The numbers for an otherwise identical 30 month lease are .00109 and 65%.

    I believe that these numbers can be used for 27 and 33 month leases through MB's "Value Added" program.

    The residual values for leases with 10,000 miles per year would be 1% lower.

    Prices Paid: Buying & Leasing Experiences Forum
  • elmauro1elmauro1 Posts: 1
    My first question would be if the c class will change for 2012?

    If the answer is no, then Im in South florida in Miami, im looking to lease a c300 sport with amg wheels, spoiler and dont really care about any other options, maybe panoramic sunroof and key less entry. I want to lease it for 33 or 36 months with 15K a year with about $500.00 out of pocket at singning.

    I was given a quote of about $510 a month, It seemed a little high. (this was for a white one with the wheels and the spoiler, thats it)
    Please if you know anyone who can give me a good deal on this car let me know.

  • mb_rynamb_ryna Posts: 34
    Car_man, thank you for the information. Dealer is giving 9% off of MSRP. Does that seem like they could do better?
  • nbtynbty Posts: 24
    c300 4Matic silver with p1 wood dash heated seats 42155
    sale price 36202 with audi rebate
    418 month tax included 8.625 % saved $7.00 a month signed up for autopay
    616 includes plates & doc fee's & first month
    33 months
    33000 miles

    Thanks to this forum and carman helping me get this great deal
    Love the car
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 64,745
    Great job!


    Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • nbtynbty Posts: 24
    Thanks, Would never got close to this price without the knowledge I got from your website.
  • cagormcagorm Posts: 37
    Hi Car_man,

    Will you please post the money factor and residual for a 2011 C300 (without 4-matic) for both 36 and 48 months with 12k per year? Thanks.
  • cagormcagorm Posts: 37
    Thanks Car_man. If the residual values for leases with 10,000 miles per year would be 1% lower, does that mean 12,000 miles per year is 2% lower? Also, is this MF and residual also valid for the C300 (without 4-matic)?

  • mb_rynamb_ryna Posts: 34
    For a lease through MB are residual values or money factors negotiable?
  • mmenardmmenard Posts: 54
    Hey nbty:

    So you only paid $616 out the door and your payments are $418/mth tax included? What state are you in?

  • Hey all I just wanted to know what you guys think about the deal I got.

    2011 C300 base with heated seats and wood trim. Artic white.

    1879 out of pocket, includes 1st month, dmv fees, bank fee, etc.
    354/mo with taxes included. I'm in NY.

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