- Oct 29, 2009
- E250CDI(W212/2010), A160CDI(W169/2009)
Spoke to local dealer about winter footwear for my GL , told not available as part of the deal.
Having checked the Mannheim link I don't think I'd have been interested anyway.
I bought Pirelli Ice and Snow for £240 each, Mannheim site lists 344 euros. Not a good deal.
You are absolutely right, you do need to look at the competition before making a decision.
Mercedes prices in Germany last year had to be competive as everyone was buying winter wheels and they didn't want to be left out. This was due to the tightning of the law and the stricter requirements of the insurers.
This year their german prices seem to be about 10-15% above the ones for last year, though this is hidden by them offering a different selection of wheels for some vehickes.
Because of the big drop in the pound against the euro, UK prices are still less than the german ones. Perhaps MB is nervous about raising UK prices too quickly and stalling the UK market. Also, if you push, you can probably get 5-10% off the UK prices but they might then get a bit touchy about storing your other set through the winter.
For tyres only, you did particularly well to get the Pirellis at £240!
For those wanting wheels + tyres, AlloyWheelsDirect.net are are doing some very good prices (£297 + £188 for yours) and are certainly worth checking against the MB UK prices.