Our Lancashire business car leasing customer is currently awaiting to collect their new car (pictured here) the Mercedes Benz E Class Diesel Saloon E220d AMG Line 4dr 9G-Tronic (Auto) based on the following configuration:
· Obsidian Black Metallic Paint
· Artico/Microfibre Dinamica Leather – Black
· Open Pore Black Ash Wood Trim
· 19″ AMG 5 Twin Spoke Alloy Wheels in Titanium Grey with High Sheen Finish
Currently driving a BMW 520d SE Auto Saloon, the customer’s employee wanted a car of similar quality, design and specification and which met their budgetary requirements. As a high mileage car driver, circa 25,000 miles per annum, they needed a car which was comfortable, automatic and which had reasonable MPG too. This put the Mercedes vs the Jaguar XF (the new BMW 5 Series is still quite exotic on the price).
In the end, it was the AMG-esqaue styling which convinced the driver, that this would be their new car.
In terms of the standard specification, this car includes – dual–zone climate control, Garmin Map Pilot Navigation, Artico leather, Agility suspension, 19” alloy wheels, reversing camera, active brake assist, rain sensing wipers, hill start assist, AMG floormats, active park assist, hill hold assist, electrically adjustable (and heated) door mirrors, AMG bodystyling, LED headlights. Sports pedals, ambient lighting, mirror pack, keyless start, heated front seats and electric front seats. To make this the complete, car you need to add the following factory options – privacy glass, Command navigation and the Night Pack.
On the technical-side, the company car driver can note the CO2 at 112g/km and P11d of 39,600.00. The 1950CC 9-speed auto engine delivers 65.7 MPG, 194ps and 0-62 time of 7.3 seconds. On the servicing-side, its every 12 months or 15,500 miles, whichever is sooner. If you are looking at a 3 or 4 year contract hire solution, it does make you think that a funder-maintained package to include all servicing, tyres and maintenance would be a good asset? If you are only doing a 24 month contract based on 8,000 miles per annum, we do accept you might wish to organise this yourself.
With the new BMW 5 series (what a beauty!!), the Jaguar XF and Audi A6, Mercedes do have a battle on their hands in the executive saloon/estate division, particularly amongst the high-flying company car users.
Which car would you choose in this class?
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