Thank you to our personal leasing customer, from Redditch (Worcestershire), for sending through these lovely images of their new car – the BMW 2 Series Coupe.
As you will note on one of the pictures, the customer was very lucky to receive a transported delivery from our supplying dealer, BMW Park Lane.
The team at BMW Park Lane are our designated BMW supplier for most customers. The reason for choosing Marius @ Park Lane, and the team, is that they offer exceptional levels of service including a transported delivery.
As shown on the pictures, the vehicle arrives safely contained in a bespoke commercial vehicle which delivers 3-4 vehicles per day.
Not only does this mean that the vehicle incurs no mileage, it also reduces the chance of the vehicle incurring wear and tear from the roads in the delivery journey to the customer. Added to this is a class-leading delivery handover and after-sales support from the Park Lane team. Like CarLease UK, service and standards are most important and ensuring the customer receives the right product and information is of paramount importance.
In this instance, this resulted in an incredibly satisfied customer.
For other deliveries, a transporter may be an additional extra. This means there will charges for arranging this, normally in the region of £200 to £500 plus Vat depending upon the customer’s home or business location. For a transported delivery on your new lease car, you need to get in touch with the finance company or credit broker BEFORE delivery is arranged. Do not presume this is a standard approach.
In terms of the car shown here, the BMW 2 Series Coupe 218i M Sport 2 Door [Nav] Step Auto (Petrol), this is based on the following configuration:
· Black Sapphire Metallic Paint
· Hexagon Cloth/Alcantara – Anthracite/Blue
· Aluminium Hexagon Interior Trim with Estoril Blue Finish
· 18″ Light Alloy Wheels – M Double Spoke Style 461M in Ferric Grey
As standard the car includes air conditioning, BMW navigation, LED headlights, 18” alloys wheels, ambient lighting, rear parking distance control, Bluetooth, sports seats with the electric side bolster, 60/40 split folding rear seats, heated insulating tinted glass, heated windscreen washer jets, rain sensing wipers, DTC, CBC, hill start assist, velour floor mats, stop/start button, real time traffic information, DAB radio, body coloured externals, chrome kidney grille, M aerodynamics body styling, multifunction nappa leather steering wheel, welcome lighting, crash sensor, warning triangle and first aid kit, immobiliser and key integrated remote. In terms of additional factory options consider – sun protection glass, front parking sensors and heated front seats.
On the technical-side, company car and business users can note the P11d at £29,410.00 and CO2 at 129g/km. The 1499CC 8 speed auto engine delivers 51.4 combined MPG, 136ps and 0-62 times of 8.9 seconds. Service intervals on the petrol 2 series are every 24 months or 18,00 miles, whichever lands sooner.
So would you select the BMW 2 series as your next car leasing option? Or would the Audi TT, Mercedes SLC or Mazda Mx-5 get your vote?
Find the webs best lease deals for personal or business use on the awesome BMW 2 Series here @CarLease UK – you can also read more coupe reviews at the bottom of the page.
One of the initial questions we got asked here is how are lease cars delivered to me?
The answer is that it very much depends on the vehicle/supplying dealer. As a credit broker, not a lender, we sit in-between the manufacturer and finance company to provide our customers with the best leasing deals. As such, we will use a select amount of franchised dealers to supply our vehicle; in many circumstances this will depend on stock levels/discounts/service delivery. As standard, the cost of delivery is included within the leasing arrangement. This means that that a collection agent will physically drive your vehicle from the supplying dealer to your home or business address on the day of delivery (after a vehicle has received its Pre Delivery Inspection – PDI). The car will arrive with delivery mileage (such mileage being offset against your contract mileage in most situations).
The main point to note is that the car will arrive with a few miles and will of course pick up some “road dirt” along the route.
Due to the massive logistic exercise in delivering vehicles, this is just how most vehicles are delivered.
Another facet on this transaction is the notion of “petrol”. What has been very peculiar this year has been the almost complete turnaround in customer buying habits on fuel choice.
The demonisation of the diesel car (rightly or wrongly) has created an impression that you should only drive a petrol vehicle. This is simply not the case – you can elect to drive a petrol, diesel, hybrid, PHEV or electric vehicle. The Government have not banned any particular engine type; what they have done (in a poor format) is try to educate customers on what vehicle they should procure.
It is very much about choosing an engine/fuel-type which meets your needs and requirements.
This will depend on whether you are a personal or business leasing customers, whether you are a low/high mileage driver and the area of the UK you live in. We will cover some of these points in a later blog.