PCP costs comparison: R231 SL500 and BMW435i

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MB has a 0% interest free deal at the moment, with deposit contribution of £3650.

Best deal I have been offered so far:
SL500 list price with options: £83,000
deposit: £6000
36x: £950
Total payable: £40,200

BMW Select, figures from New Cars | Award Winning Luxury Cars 2013 | BMW
435i Luxury list price with options: £45,600
deposit: £6000
35x: £816
Credit arrangement and completion fees: £310
Total payable: £34,870

Both cars are on a 10k miles pa, 3 year basis.

The BMW figure can no doubt be improved at a BMW dealer, but this shows what "good value" R231 SLs can be ..

Or maybe the 435i is far too expensive!
 

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Mercedes has simply best deals on the market.
Try compering any merc to its respective beemer classmate, and mercedes will always come on top.

Does it mean its a better car?
Not really, but you will be certainly better off financially if you stick with mercedes.
 

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But someone on the BMW forum has contract hired a 435i for £3140 deposit and £495 a month with auto 'box, leather, pro media and adaptive xenons doing 18k a year.

Which is £20400 over the same period.

You have to be a loon to buy a new car rather than rent, especially when you get to this level.
 

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You have to be a loon to buy a new car rather than rent, especially when you get to this level.

I agree, best time to buy a car on this level is 2-4 Years old, it's still modern but the worst depreciation is over with.
 
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But someone on the BMW forum has contract hired a 435i for £3140 deposit and £495 a month with auto 'box, leather, pro media and adaptive xenons doing 18k a year.

Which is £20400 over the same period.

You have to be a loon to buy a new car rather than rent, especially when you get to this level.

this makes much more sense
 
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Just add vat.

99% of them will do it personally as well.
 
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Just add vat.

99% of them will do it personally as well.

Oh, and that was including vat by the way.

SL500
£3,432.24 deposit
10k miles pa (usually about 5% increase per 2k added)
24x £572

Those are plus vat.

Mercedes-Benz Sl Class contract hire | £572.04 per month | Gold Auto Contracts Limited | ID: 17317750


this same company quotes for personal lease, £1099 x 38 which is about £42,000 for a base car.

Still more than MB deal.
 

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Sometimes you can get a cracking deal on pcp, I was looking at leasing but the car I wanted was £309 a month plus options and deposit. I got a pcp deal for £418, bit more deposit but all of the options I wanted (£6.5k options) With the Merc deposit contribution and discount I managed to get over 21% off list price, so there are plenty of deals around!!

I would think you would get a large chunk off an sl plus the deposit contribution!!!
 

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