Thank you to our local BMW dealership, Haliwell Jones in Warrington for sending the beautiful BMW 3 Series pictured here as a courtesy car while one of our fleet, the BMW 4 Series, was receiving a service.
As a credit broker (not a lender) we sit in-between the dealership and the finance company which has been selected for the specific vehicle.
What this means to the customer is that we will select a finance company based on a number of criteria which are acceptable to them and then, after credit approval, order a vehicle on their behalf with a specific dealership.
In contrast to how some people view the contract hire industry, we actually work very closely with our dealership partners to ensure that the customer receives the best experience.
In some cases the customer may elect to go directly to a dealership, rather than a credit broker, which is absolutely fine. However, many modern customers do like to have the ability to receive quotations on a variety of vehicles, as brand-loyalty in the car industry is no longer a credible facet.
Therefore, as a credit broker with no exclusive manufacturer relationship, we can offer a more flexible arrangement to the customer accompanied by a competitive price.
In terms of the car shown here, the BMW 3 SERIES GRAN TURISMO HATCHBACK 320i M Sport 5dr Step Auto [Business Media], this is based on the following configuration:
· Metallic – Estoril Blue
· Dakota leather – Black/blue
. Hexagon aluminium trim with estoril blue matt finish
· 18″ M Star spoke alloy wheels – Style 400M
As standard the car shown includes rear parking distance sensor, LED headlights, 18” alloys, sports suspension, leather steering wheel, heated washer jets, rain sensing wipers, automatic stability control, dynamic brake control, hill start assist, front/rear floor mats, drive performance control, Bluetooth, automatic tailgate operation, push button starter, hill start assist, navigation, electric and heated door mirrors, led fog lights and rear lights, leather upholstery, lighting package, immobiliser and cruise control. In terms of additional factory options on the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo range consider – heated front seats, professional media and sun protection glass for a perfect car.
On the technical-side, company car and business users can note the £35,750.00 P11d and CO2 at 134g/km. the 1998CC 8 speed auto engine delivers 184ps, combined MPG of 47.9 and 0-62 times of 8.1 seconds. Service intervals on a petrol 3 Series are every 24 months or 18,000 miles, whichever lands sooner.
Let us know your thoughts on which lease car you would choose!