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



  • hypnoticshypnotics Posts: 46
    edited October 2010

    Selling price is too high, aim for $56-$56.2K
    Demand banks money factor of 0.0002 (dealership is tacking the .0007 on)
    Residual = 55% for 36 months 12k/yr
    If you get those, the payment should be $639.09 + tax

    Hope this helps
  • hi jpres11, if you dont mind me asking what are your monthly payments with tax ??

    Im headed to my local MB dealer (SO CAL)tomm morning and need some ammo.

    Does anyone know whether or not the november special offers are released before the 31st of October or is this something the mb staff do not find out about until midnight of the 31st.
  • fpinhofpinho Posts: 57
    Just picked up our ML350 4 Matic last night.

    Palladium Silver, Premium Package 1, Heated Steering Wheel, Heated seats MSRP 55560.00 got the truck for (50,791.00) (1500.00) under invoice just 1st month, Bank Fee, DMV, Doc fee due which came out to 2200 and change monthly payment 589.00 with tax included 39 months 10K miles per year. Deal was done in northern NJ if anyone wants the dealer/saleman's info please shoot me an email .....
  • Hello all im getting ready to pull trigger on

    2011 MB ML350 RWD
    heated seats
    2000 drive off
    36 mo
  • Sorry about the above message my darn iphone posted without me finishing up the post.

    At any rate, im home now and the wife has her 2011 MB ml350 RWD

    only options were premium 1 and heated seats. We negotiated 2000 total drive off, 36month, 12k miles a year, $520+ tax. I think my wife did pretty well, CARMAN what do you think?

    We were shopping for the 4matic, but thought why, we live in los angeles where we only get a few inches of rain a year (if were lucky)and it would save us about $2000.00 bucks.

    This was our first MB purchase and we were really pleased by the staff at Anaheim Hills MB, I would recommend to anyone in the area. If I can be of any help to anyone with further details dont hesitate to contact me. T

    This is the best site for pre-purchase/lease research hands down, thank you all.
  • Great deal and post..Thanks for the info...Can you please provide the Money Factor and dealer/Salesman..thanks
  • I am looking for a ML350 4Matic 36 month lease with 12k miles/year. Not sure about options yet. If anyone is aware of the MF and residual on the base model, please let me know. MF of 0.0002 and Residual of 56% from October deals doesn't sound bad at all.
  • Hi tdubs2. The money factor that you mentioned is still available in November, but I believe that Mercedes' residual value for a 36 month, 12k lease of this truck is now 55%.

    Prices Paid: Buying & Leasing Experiences Forum
  • What is the MF and residual on a ML 350 4Matic for 48 months lease with 15K miles? Any special incentives?

    I am looking at a 2011 ML350 AWD including Heated Seats, Tow Package, eletrical wiring for entertainment system. I recieved the following quote:

    $55335 MSRP
    $1500 below invoice
    48 months
    15000 miles per year
    Residual $26,157
    $3000 drive off includes first month, reg, fees and $1600 cap reduction
    $548 per month including tax (Northern Cal)

    Is this a good deal? Thanks for your help!
  • Hi, would you be able to give me information regarding the dealership and the sales person from whom you got the deal, i am in market for similar car, i am considering ML350 vs 2011 Porsche Cayenne and BMW X6.

    Thanks for you help
  • I looked on for excess mileage rate, found it at 25 cents per mile beyond your lease stated miles.

    BUT, where do you find the mileage rate for excessive miles if you buy them up front? I once leased a 2005 CLK 500, and I am sure it was less, but I cannot find this on the MB site. Can anyone give me a URL to this info at the MBUSA or MBFinancial site??

    In case anyone was wondering why you would buy them up front, I did so as it was cheaper than buying them after the fact, and I wanted to be able to drive it anywhere anytime ( I take a lot of long driving vacations) and not worry about the miles....
  • fpinhofpinho Posts: 57
    Hi mannyray sorry for the late response. The money factor was .0002 which is less than 1/2 a percent. The dealer was Prestige Mercedes in Paramus NJ ask for salesman Mudduser Malik, tell him that Frank P. referred you to him.
  • fpinhofpinho Posts: 57
    Hi ankitp the dealer is Prestige Mercedes in Paramus, NJ the salesman is Mudduser Malik tell him you were referred by Frank P.
  • storm10storm10 Posts: 183
    It depends... Usually if you need more miles, the residual value drops and it changes/increases your monthly payment. You can go as much as 20,000 miles per year by changing residual.
    But if you need more than 20,000 miles per year, or for example: you need only 18,000 miles instead of 15k or 20k - then you can buy additional miles at 20 cents per mile.
    Additionaly, you can get refund for the miles you bought upfront, but have not used at the end of the lease...
    Hope it helps.
  • Hello coachcap. Mercedes-Benz Financial's buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 48 month lease of a 2011 ML350 AWD with 15,000 miles per year are .00007 and 47%, respectively.

    A $1,500 under invoice is an excellent price for this truck.

    Prices Paid: Buying & Leasing Experiences Forum
  • gforce11gforce11 Posts: 225
    FYI for those looking to lease the ML350...It's a pretty amazing deal right now and this ride leases best at 48 months (see CarMan's lease rate above). I'm seeing $2200 below invoice here in Southern California or at or below dealer cost.
  • @gforce - can you give an example lease please? I am in the market now. Is this for 2010 or 2011 as well?
  • chintchint Posts: 30
    Guys let me know if this something woth considering

    2011 ML350 P1 & Heated seats only
    36 months lease 10K miles
    5000K down $499 + tax ( Free 5 payments included) which makes it $430+tax

    MSRP 51K and buyback prize $29K
  • gforce11gforce11 Posts: 225
    A guy from So Cal has two dealers marking off almost $3000 under invoice right now on the ML350 2WD. I believe one of the dealers is in Riverside.
    Here's a LINK to the discussion.

    MB has a 3% holdback cars that have been on the lot less than 30 days. 3% is significant on a car at this price range, which is why some dealers seem to be willing to go well below dealer cost to get a deal done. My guess is that the ML is gonna go through a redesign, just like CLS, which is why they are being heavily discounted.
  • gforce11gforce11 Posts: 225
    It is never advisable to put down so much cash on a lease. I can get into the whole "accident/theft" thing but I'm sure that point has been beaten to death by now. This is a lease, so the less money you give the lender, the better. The MF is so low, I just don't see the need to put any money down whatsoever. Not even for drive-off. Just roll it all into lease and pay ur 1st month payment.
  • 2011 ML350 with P-1 package and heated seats. 12,000 miles per year, 48 month lease.

    No money out of pocket and 47 payments of $560 (which includes all taxes). Annual maintenance included for 3 years as well as the MB version of Onstar for 3 years.
  • What state are you getting this deal in? Is it a 4-matic or RWD? It does look like it can be improved... Assuming RWD on a car that has an M.S.R.P. of $52,145.00 (P1 and Heated Seats) look for a selling price of $46,264.00. Assuming CA sales tax and a total of $5,000 out of pocket should bring you to $451.15 per month. This is based on 10k miles per year and 36 month term.

    If someone in your family is driving one of the competitive cars (BMW, Porsche, Lexus, Audi, Jaguar) it could mean an extra $1,000 off for conquest cash! If you haven't bought yet then keep shopping for this deal. If you need help finding the right dealer is one of the best resources to educate new car buyers - the free video is excellent and really puts things into perspective.

    Let me know how you do... Good Luck!
  • If you didn't buy yet then hold off and keep shopping... M.S.R.P. with maintenance should be $52,914.00 and look for a selling price of $47,031.00. This will bring you to a payment of $508.82 per month with 0 down (just plates) based on a 48 month term with 12,000 miles per year. The 3 year subscription to Mercedes Benz M-Brace is complimentary through Mercedes Financial until January 4, 2011 for anyone buying a new car with that feature.

    Remember you may qualify for the Mercedes Benz Fleet program (over 10,000 companies involved) and it gets you an extra $3,000 off! Don't forget about the Conquest Cash of $1,000 if your currently driving a Porsche, BMW, Lexus, Audi or Jaguar.

    If you need assistance finding this deal is one of the best resources on the web. The free video is excellent. Let me know how you do - Good Luck!
  • @Benz, I am looking at the 2011 350 4matic with P1 and heated seats, MSRP around 56K. 12K miles, 42 mo. Without fleet or conquest, what should my monthly be with 0 down? Also, is it worth taking the 42mo or is the 36mo better now?

    Car to be registered in NY.

  • Anyone have the MF and residual numbers for Dec yet? Are they the same as Nov?
  • Carman any word the money factor for Dec for 10k miles and 36 or 48 months?
  • kenoberrykenoberry Posts: 8
    edited December 2010
    Hello Car_Man,

    Thanks for the past help in on my last 2 leases. Can you help with the current mf & residual for:
    2011 ML350 4Matic, 36 months, 15k/year


  • I was told by a dealer yesterday that the M Class lease rates/residuals carried over from November to December.
  • Nov was .00007 and 53% and apparently carried over to December per my dealer.
  • Looking at a 2011 Ml 450 4 Matic 56200 MSRP, Selling Price $50,200. Lease quote on this for 10k Milles and $1500 Total Drive off was $573 with tax for 48 months. The money factor was marked up in their words a half point at .00057.

    In addition to this I had $4144 of Negative Equity from a Trade that made the final payment $673 including tax. Do these numbers sound right or can I do better?
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