As a credit broker, not a lender, we work alongside a select number of finance companies who we introduce you to for finance. In addition, we work alongside a select number of supplying dealers who will actually supply the new vehicle to you.
For a customer, this provides complete comfort that an actual representative of the manufacturer is supplying the vehicle to them and that they have someone to liaise with in the event of dissatisfaction.
To ensure we provide a first-class experience to customers, we only work with the leading supplying dealers. BMW Park Lane are a sterling example of this; not only do they ensure all vehicles are delivered by way of transporter but their after-sales and resolution team ensure the customer receives a complete experience.
The customer receives dealership quality from the comfort of their home!
While working with online providers, such as ourselves, is very convenient for customers, we do understand that there are lots of queries which do need answering. While we have produced a number of leasing information guides, our sales, administration and logistics teams will ensure you receive all of the necessary answers.
One of the first questions that a customer will ask is “when do a I receive my new lease vehicle after ordering it?” The simple answer to this, is that it depends! There are three possible statuses for a vehicle, which include:
1. Stock – a vehicle which is in stock at a dealership or at UK port will often be deliverable within 2 weeks of order (subject to any cooling-off periods for regulated customers). Where a vehicle is in stock at a non-UK port, this will be up to 4 weeks based on logistics;
2. Allocation – an allocation deal is very popular with many of our prestige manufacturers, such as BMW and Mercedes. This means that a car is due to go into build, or will already be built, and the customer will essentially be allocated one of the vehicles. The advantage to a customer is that cars are often due much quicker than a factory order (6-10 weeks) and will be offered on a more competitive deal. The disadvantage is that cars cannot amended to the customer’s requirements;
3. Factory order – this is a vehicle which is built to your specific requirements in terms of colour and specification. This will be subject to the lead-time of the manufacturer and so can be between 4-40 weeks! Bear in mind the changes under Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) which states that vehicles registered on or after 1 September 2018 will need to adhere to the new regulations.
In terms of the car shown here, the BMW 2 SERIES COUPE 218i M Sport 2dr [Nav] Step Auto, this is based on the following configuration:
· Sunset orange metallic paint
· Hexagon cloth/Alcantara – Anthracite/Blue
· 18″ light alloy wheels – M Double spoke style 461M in ferric grey
· Aluminium hexagon interior trim with black high gloss finish
As standard the car includes front sports seats, Navigation, Bluetooth, ambient lighting, rear parking distance control, air conditioning, LED headlights, heat insulating glass, rain sensing wipers, automatic stability control, cornering brake control, dynamic brake control, hill start assist, velour floor mats, drive performance control, stop/start control, body colour door mirrors and externals, electric adjustable heated door mirrors, DAB radio, real time traffic information, BMW online services, run flat tyres, Thatcham cat 1 alarm, warning triangle and first aid kit, crash sensor, m sport multifunction steering wheel and welcome lighting. In terms of additional factory options consider sun protection glass, heated front seats and front parking distance control for the complete car.
On the technical side, company car and business drivers can note the P11d at £29,410.00 and CO2 at 129g/km. The 1499CC 8 speed semi-auto engine delivers 51.4 combined MPG, 136ps and 0-62 times of 8.9 seconds. Service intervals on a petrol 2 series are every 24 months or 18,000 miles, whichever lands sooner. Do consider the cost benefits of a driver-maintained vs funder-maintained arrangement.
So would the BMW 2 Series be your select leasing options? Or would you consider one of the other great cars for example the Mercedes SLC, the Audi TT or the Mazda MX-5 or perhaps a Toyota GT86 or Nissan 370Z is more your thing?
Let us know which car you would drive home!
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