A big thank-you to our local personal leasing customer, from Leigh (Greater Manchester), for visiting the team to collect their new car – the BMW 4 Series 4 door.
For most of our customers, who are based nationwide throughout the UK, their lease vehicles will be delivered directly to their home or business address. For some of our local customers, based in the Manchester/Warrington/Wigan/St Helens areas, we offer the ability to have their vehicles delivered to our business premises and for the customer to collect their vehicle at a more convenient time or on a Saturday (between 8-12).
Of course, if we can avoid customers having to take a days’ annual leave to take delivery of their new car we will do so.
In terms of delivery process, this is a question which is often raised during the transaction – how is a lease vehicle delivered to me?
In traditional purchase-style arrangements, the customer will go to the dealership to collect the new (or used) car. In contrast, this new form of running a car has seen a different approach to organising a delivery. As part of the transaction, the cost of delivering the vehicle is included within the cost.
By “delivery” what you need to understand is that cars are actually driven, by a delivery agent, directly to you.
This means 1) the car will incur a certain amount of mileage; and 2) the car will not be completely clean upon arrival. Many customers often presume that cars arrive in a “transported” format, in that they are put on the back of a low-loader so it arrives without any mileage. This is simply incorrect. Due to the volumes of vehicles being delivered each day, and the need to monitor costs, having a luxury service is not always possible.
This should not make customers anxious, as this is simply the common route to deliver a vehicle. To make matters simple, when the car arrives you need to:
· Check the vehicle colour/specification matches the order you signed with the credit broker/finance company;
· Review the outside of the car for any dents/scratches/blemishes which may have been incurred during the PDI and/or delivery process;
· Ensure both sets of keys and the vehicle handbook are contained in the car – these should always be present;
· Ensure there is a at least ¼ tank of fuel; and
· Ensure you note the delivery mileage – in most cases the miles incurred in the process will be offset against your total contract mileage.
When you arrange a delivery with us (or your broker) you need to ensure that you are available during the hours we inform you. This is not a simple logistic process and there are a number of parties working together to ensure your vehicle is delivered. If you are not at the home or business address the vehicle may not be delivered and you may be charged for this.
This part of the leasing process can be a little more difficult.
Just to note, if you are looking to have a vehicle transported, then you need to liaise with your credit broker/dealer to ascertain whether this is available to you. If it is, in most cases this will be an additional cost. Depending on where the vehicle is being delivered to, this will be between £250 – £500 plus Vat. However, in some cases this could be included free of charge.
In terms of the car shown here, the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe 420i M Sport 5 door [Professional Media] Manual Petrol, this is based on the following configuration:
· Black Sapphire Metallic Paint
· Brushed aluminium trim with black high gloss finish
· Dakota leather – Black
· 18″ Double spoke alloy wheels – style 400M
As standard the car includes 18” alloy wheels, electric power steering, LED headlights, Professional Media, Bluetooth, Dakota leather, manual height adjustment seats, heated insulated glass, rain sensor including auto headlights, brake assist, brake energy regeneration, hill start assist, anthracite floor mats, cruise control with brake function, front/rear parking control, automatic tailgate opening, BMW online services, real time traffic information, auto dimming rear view mirror, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, iDrive with 8.5” monitor, DAB radio, body coloured externals, chrome kidney grille, follow me home headlights, LED daytime running lights and fog lights, climate control, welcome lighting, crash sensor, electronic differential lock, heated front seats, warning triangle and a first aid kit. In terms of additional specification consider – sun protection glass, reversing camera OR, if the budget allows, the M Sport Plus Pack.
In terms of the technical specification, company car and business users can note the P11d at £35,745.00 and CO2 of 141g/km for company car tax calculations. The 1998CC 6 speed manual engine delivers 46.3 combined MPG, 184ps and 0-62 times of 7.5 seconds. The Service intervals on a petrol 4 series are every 24 months or 18,000 miles, whichever lands sooner.
So would you select the BWM 4 Series as your next car leasing option? Or would you go for the Mercedes CLA or Audi A5?
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