Thank you to one of our Mercedes suppliers for sending this luxury car, the E Class Diesel Coupe, for the CarLease UK team to test and review.
This is a great option for those looking at a coupe with a bit more space and presence; comparison cars will include the new BMW 8 Series and the Audi A7 as well as Lexus RC.
Even with the UK being very SUV and 4×4 focused in 2018, these cars still have an important role to play, particularly with some of them operating sensible (and CO2 efficient) engines. This means that for some company car drivers with a focus on P11d and CO2 data, executive coupes are still a viable option.
Quite commonly we get asked by our personal customers about the best route to finance car – should I lease or buy my car? This is a very difficult (and subjective) question to answer.
With 95% of our customers going down the contract hire route, we currently identify that usership-style products are still far more popular.
The first, and most important, point to note when looking at cars is to establish exactly how the car is being operated. There are a number of finance products which can be utilised on the vehicle which includes hire purchase, personal contract purchase, personal contract hire and bank loans.
Before committing to a vehicle/finance on the vehicle, make sure you understand exactly what the product is and what advantages and disadvantages the product will offer you.
In terms of the car shown here, the Mercedes-Benz E CLASS DIESEL COUPE E220d AMG Line Premium 2dr 9G-Tronic, this is based on the following configuration:
· Metallic Paint – Rubellite red
· Artico leather/Dinamica – Black
· 19″ AMG 5 twin spoke alloy wheels in titanium grey with high sheen finish
· Open pore black ash wood centre console
As standard, the car includes pre-safe anticipatory safety system, 19” alloy wheels, cruise control with speed limiter, artico leather, agility sports control, magic vision control heated windscreen, privacy glass, rain sensing wipers, active brake assist, hill hold function, perforate front brake discs with Mercedes lettering, Bluetooth, floors mats, 360 degree parking camera, active parking assist with front and rear parking sensors, attention assist, blind spot assist, collision prevention assist, eco start/stop function, remote boot release, analogue clock, COMAND online HDD navigation, 12.3” cockpit display, connect me, DAB radio, AMG bodystyling, body coloured externals, adaptive brake lights, climate control, 3-spoke flat bottomed steering wheel, sports pedals, 64 colour ambient lighting, memory pack, mirror pack, stowage pack, crash sensor, warning triangle and first aid kit, 4-way adjustable head rest, heated front seats, alarm system/immobiliser, keyless entry and crash sensor. In terms of additional factory options, consider – the night pack and the 20” alloys. Alternatively, upgrade to the “Premium Plus”.
On the technical-side, company car and business users can note the P11d at £43,880.00 and CO2 at 132g/km. The 1950CC 9 speed auto engine delivers 56.5 combined MPG, 194ps and 0-62 times of 7.4 seconds. Service intervals are every 12 months or 15,500 miles for a diesel E Class.
So would the Mercedes E-Coupe be your select leasing option? Or would you choose one of the other executive coupe options?
Find the best lease and contract hire deals on the Mercedes E-Class @CarLease UK deals – or – check out more Coupe lease car ideas below.