Thank you to our local business leasing customer, a physiotherapist from Wigan (Greater Manchester), for visiting the CarLease UK team to collect their brand-new car – the Mercedes A Class.
When you run a small business, particularly as a sole trader or partnership, you have to consider should I lease a car through the business? Many physios, as per the one here, will operate as a sole traders or will operate in partnership with other holistic or occupational therapists.
In this transaction, the customer was investing a considerable sum into their physio business for equipment and wanted to minimise the initial capital outlay on the vehicle. The vehicle was therefore supplied on a “no deposit/no initial rental” basis. Effectively the amount of money they paid in month 1 equalled the amount they paid in month 48. While they could have paid a higher initial rental in month 1 and then less per month, the total amount payable would have been the same.
The lesson – with leasing you need to calculate the total amount payable when comparing lease costs.
In terms of the car shown here, the Mercedes-Benz A CLASS DIESEL Hatchback A180d Sport Edition 5 door Auto, this is based on the following configuration:
· Jupiter Red Solid Paint
· Artico leather/Maringa – Black with contrast stitching
· Checked pattern trim
· 17″ 5 twin spoke alloy wheels painted in black with high sheen finish
As standard the car includes heated rear windows, privacy glass, rain sensing wipers, adaptive brake system, hill start assist, Bluetooth, comfort suspension, collision prevention assist, Bluetooth, reversing camera, 8” colour screen, cruise control, Garmin map pilot, body coloured externals, electrically adjustable heated door mirrors, headlamp assist, LED headlights and daytime running lights, climate control, gearshift on the steering wheel, seat comfort pack, warning triangle and first aid kit, front sports seats and keyless ignition. As a special edition vehicle, you cannot add any further specification to the vehicle.
On the technical-side, company car and business drivers can note the P11d at £26,185.00 and CO2 at 101g/km for company car tax calculations. The 1461CC 7 speed auto delivers 74.3 combined MPG, 109ps and 0-62 times of 11.3 seconds. Service intervals on the diesel a-class are set at every 12 months or 15,500 miles whichever lands sooner.
So would you select the Mercedes a-class as your next car leasing option? Or would the Audi A3, BMW 1 series or VW Golf be your choice?
Find the best lease car deals online here at CarLease UK for the prestige family motor which is the Mercedes A-Class, or check out some of our recent hatchback reviews here – you may also enjoy our Automatic car reviews here and our diesel car reviews here.