Mercedes A250 AMG Line Premium 24 month lease 8000 miles/annum £240.25/Month at What Car Leasing (£1,441.50 Upfront)
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Mercedes A250 AMG Line Premium 24 month lease 8000 miles/annum £240.25/Month at What Car Leasing (£1,441.50 Upfront)

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Found 17th AprEdited by:"erayzer"
£1441.50 initial payment (6 months), £240.25 per month for 23 months. Total amount payable £6967.25 equivalent to £290.30 per month at What Car Leasing.

This is a 0-60, 6.2 sec car with the full MBUX 10.25" infotainment screens and 64 colour ambient lighting, available in white or red. List price is £32600.

I also got quoted for a maintained package (servicing, tyres, brakes, AA Recovery) which adds ~£33 per month and also non standard paint at ~£14 per month. Includes delivery and VED.

Other options available but thought this one was the best value.
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For anyone new to leasing (and to avoid the obvious questions) there is a great guide to leasing here: leasebeast.co.uk/gui…ng/
We seem to be in an era where the rich drive modest cars and those in debt drive brand new Mercedes and Range Rovers.
Edited by: "mad_design_man" 17th Apr
This has to be the most helpful leasing thread I've read on this site... With comments actually related to the car/deal rather than the usual "bangernomics vs leasing is a waste of money" arguments.

Keep it up guys and girls!
LittleP1454 m ago

Each to their own I suppose, but I have the 7inch screens and they don’t l …Each to their own I suppose, but I have the 7inch screens and they don’t look too bad - and are plenty big enough.


For many 7 inches is “plenty big enough”. However for some they have tried bigger & would never go back.
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Tyres and brakes should not need replacing in 16k miles. Surely the car has breakdown cover for 3 years for free (BMW does).
Edited by: "Common.Sense" 17th Apr
If the net price is £290.30, then how is the total £7,207.50? It's £6,967.25.
Common.Sense5 m ago

Tyres and breaks should not need replacing in 16k miles. Surely the car …Tyres and breaks should not need replacing in 16k miles. Surely the car has breakdown cover for 3 years for free (BMW does).


Yes, if you get a new Mercedes, should be 3 years roadside assistance. If it’s used, it’s usually 1 year, but if you service it with them, they give you an extra year free for every service.
m5rcc13 m ago

If the net price is £290.30, then how is the total £7,207.50? It's £ …If the net price is £290.30, then how is the total £7,207.50? It's £6,967.25.



Could have sworn I put £6967.25, maybe moderators or I'm just losing my marbles lol?
I've been looking at lease cars for a while and have my own spreadsheet for calculating so not sure where the £7207.50 came from as it's not on any of my sheets??? Corrected it, unless moderators...moderate it!
Edited by: "erayzer" 17th Apr
Good price for good spec Merc like the new A class interior and it's plenty quick enougj
The reason why maintenance shows as AA and so on is due to people taking cars longer than standard warrantys.

e.g 48 month leases. As the last year would not be covered.
For anyone new to leasing (and to avoid the obvious questions) there is a great guide to leasing here: leasebeast.co.uk/gui…ng/
Common.Sense16 m ago

Tyres and breaks should not need replacing in 16k miles. Surely the car …Tyres and breaks should not need replacing in 16k miles. Surely the car has breakdown cover for 3 years for free (BMW does).



As a mercedes owner, albeit a C Class owner, I know how much servicing costs at a main dealer so I thought for peace of mind it's probably worth £33 extra per month, irrespective of tyres and brakes which may or may not replacing after 16k.
The standard 250 also seems a bargain?

Mercedes-Benz A Class Hatchback A250 AMG Line 5dr Auto
£216.17 (inc VAT) a monthInitial payment of £1,297.02 (inc VAT)
erayzer2 h, 16 m ago

As a mercedes owner, albeit a C Class owner, I know how much servicing …As a mercedes owner, albeit a C Class owner, I know how much servicing costs at a main dealer so I thought for peace of mind it's probably worth £33 extra per month, irrespective of tyres and brakes which may or may not replacing after 16k.



Do you need to service in 2 years? Long life oil should be good for 16k miles. Brake fluids should not need to be changed.
You would only need one service at most at year 1. I am just wondering what needs to be done in 1 or even 2 years.

I think a 5 year service pack on BMW was around £500 = £100 a year.
Edited by: "Common.Sense" 17th Apr
erayzer6 m ago

As a mercedes owner, albeit a C Class owner, I know how much servicing …As a mercedes owner, albeit a C Class owner, I know how much servicing costs at a main dealer so I thought for peace of mind it's probably worth £33 extra per month, irrespective of tyres and brakes which may or may not replacing after 16k.



This can does 0 to 60 in just over 6 seconds as such I assume it can be driven enthusiastically. I reckon I could get good value out of those 'free' tyres and brake pads/discs.
notavalidaddress11 m ago

This can does 0 to 60 in just over 6 seconds as such I assume it can be …This can does 0 to 60 in just over 6 seconds as such I assume it can be driven enthusiastically. I reckon I could get good value out of those 'free' tyres and brake pads/discs.




After scrubbing 4 tyres in 6k with an Audi s3 , the lease company said they would not replace anymore as part of the maintenance package. So just a word of warning , drive enthusiastically on your first set of tyres but a bit more cautiously on the second set !
Common.Sense15 m ago

Do you need to service in 2 years? Long life oil should be good for 16k …Do you need to service in 2 years? Long life oil should be good for 16k miles. Brake fluids should not need to be changed.You would only need one service at most at year 1. I am just wondering what needs to be done in 1 or even 2 years.I think a year service pack on BMW was around £500 = £100 a year.



On my C Class, the service interval is either 20k miles or 1 year. Service costs range from £400 to over £500 depending on which service is due. A Class may be cheaper. So this car will need 2 services before handing it back, so for £33 per month it is worth it...in my opinion.
erayzer5 m ago

On my C Class, the service interval is either 20k miles or 1 year. Service …On my C Class, the service interval is either 20k miles or 1 year. Service costs range from £400 to over £500 depending on which service is due. A Class may be cheaper. So this car will need 2 services before handing it back, so for £33 per month it is worth it...in my opinion.



At 16k no services are required. Why do you need to service before you hand it back? Can you hand back 1 day before 2 years?
Do lease conditions state you have to service at a main dealer and 2 services are required? New to me as I always buy.
Leasing seems a better model. If you have to service, should you not include this cost in the headline price as it is unavoidable?

BMW is not 1 year service. I have a service pack and is was not used much as I barely do 8k miles a year.
I was on a 2 year service interval.
erayzer5 m ago

On my C Class, the service interval is either 20k miles or 1 year. Service …On my C Class, the service interval is either 20k miles or 1 year. Service costs range from £400 to over £500 depending on which service is due. A Class may be cheaper. So this car will need 2 services before handing it back, so for £33 per month it is worth it...in my opinion.



Are you sure the quote includes Tyres. As the ones we have got told on the phone dint. Worked out £60 a month for maintance inc tyres
sc03tye25 m ago

The standard 250 also seems a bargain? Mercedes-Benz A Class Hatchback …The standard 250 also seems a bargain? Mercedes-Benz A Class Hatchback A250 AMG Line 5dr Auto£216.17 (inc VAT) a monthInitial payment of £1,297.02 (inc VAT)



The standard A250 will only have the smaller 7" screens which look a bit odd in my opinion as it will have a massive black space between the screens. It doesn't come with the 64 colour ambient lighting either so you can't "pimp my ride" lol or say "Hey mercedes, change the colour of ambient lighting"...
jordan2107 m ago

Are you sure the quote includes Tyres. As the ones we have got told on the …Are you sure the quote includes Tyres. As the ones we have got told on the phone dint. Worked out £60 a month for maintance inc tyres


Well this is what my quote said:

PERSONAL CONTRACT HIRE QUOTATION
with Vehicle excise duty, Full maintenance, No quibble tyres, AA Recovery.
with Relief vehicle is not provided.

Also mentions it in my email.
erayzer1 h, 47 m ago

Well this is what my quote said:PERSONAL CONTRACT HIRE QUOTATIONwith …Well this is what my quote said:PERSONAL CONTRACT HIRE QUOTATIONwith Vehicle excise duty, Full maintenance, No quibble tyres, AA Recovery.with Relief vehicle is not provided.Also mentions it in my email.



Thats pretty good then! As the 3 year quote works out equivalent to £290 per month without tyres but includes servicing.
Edited by: "jordan210" 17th Apr
can you customise? Really want driver assistance pack.
Common.Sense30 m ago

At 16k no services are required. Why do you need to service before you …At 16k no services are required. Why do you need to service before you hand it back? Can you hand back 1 day before 2 years?Do lease conditions state you have to service at a main dealer and 2 services are required? New to me as I always buy.Leasing seems a better model. If you have to service, should you not include this cost in the headline price as it is unavoidable?BMW is not 1 year service. I have a service pack and is was not used much as I barely do 8k miles a year.I was on a 2 year service interval.


...1 year or 20k miles, whatever comes first, so either way it will have to be serviced
Common.Sense32 m ago

At 16k no services are required. Why do you need to service before you …At 16k no services are required. Why do you need to service before you hand it back? Can you hand back 1 day before 2 years?Do lease conditions state you have to service at a main dealer and 2 services are required? New to me as I always buy.Leasing seems a better model. If you have to service, should you not include this cost in the headline price as it is unavoidable?BMW is not 1 year service. I have a service pack and is was not used much as I barely do 8k miles a year.I was on a 2 year service interval.



Every mercedes I've had and I've had a few, the service reminder pops up after 11 months irrespective of the mileage because like you, I do less than 10k per year. Also, this will be my first lease as I've always bought outright, and I will keep my C Class as it's paid for and didn't want to take a hit on the depreciation by part exchanging it just yet.

Incidentally I nearly bought a second hand BMW 430d but wasn't impressed with the interior, nice car and drove well, but the red light dash reminded me of the 80's! Also, the fact that pretty much every car I saw (various makes) had rimmed alloys, with even a BMW main dealer salesman telling me "my expectations were too high", put me off buying used, which led me to look for a leased car.
erayzer17 m ago

Every mercedes I've had and I've had a few, the service reminder pops up …Every mercedes I've had and I've had a few, the service reminder pops up after 11 months irrespective of the mileage because like you, I do less than 10k per year. Also, this will be my first lease as I've always bought outright, and I will keep my C Class as it's paid for and didn't want to take a hit on the depreciation by part exchanging it just yet.Incidentally I nearly bought a second hand BMW 430d but wasn't impressed with the interior, nice car and drove well, but the red light dash reminded me of the 80's! Also, the fact that pretty much every car I saw (various makes) had rimmed alloys, with even a BMW main dealer salesman telling me "my expectations were too high", put me off buying used, which led me to look for a leased car.



Did you find out whether two services are required under the lease agreement? Surey the would service before selling or leasing out again.
Edited by: "Common.Sense" 17th Apr
Common.Sense14 m ago

Did you find out whether two services are required under the lease …Did you find out whether two services are required under the lease agreement? Surey the would service before selling or leasing out again.


Haven't asked as will be going for maintained option. Waiting for a reply regarding delivery time before committing. Although, I have a car, if they quote me several months away to make up their sales targets then I'll have a rethink.
Common.Sense1 h, 20 m ago

At 16k no services are required. Why do you need to service before you …At 16k no services are required. Why do you need to service before you hand it back? Can you hand back 1 day before 2 years?Do lease conditions state you have to service at a main dealer and 2 services are required? New to me as I always buy.Leasing seems a better model. If you have to service, should you not include this cost in the headline price as it is unavoidable?BMW is not 1 year service. I have a service pack and is was not used much as I barely do 8k miles a year.I was on a 2 year service interval.


You need to service it in line with the service schedule or they charge you a penalty fee for not servicing it.
Edited by: "cmdr_elito" 17th Apr
This has to be the most helpful leasing thread I've read on this site... With comments actually related to the car/deal rather than the usual "bangernomics vs leasing is a waste of money" arguments.

Keep it up guys and girls!
Common.Sense1 h, 38 m ago

At 16k no services are required. Why do you need to service before you …At 16k no services are required. Why do you need to service before you hand it back? Can you hand back 1 day before 2 years?Do lease conditions state you have to service at a main dealer and 2 services are required? New to me as I always buy.Leasing seems a better model. If you have to service, should you not include this cost in the headline price as it is unavoidable?BMW is not 1 year service. I have a service pack and is was not used much as I barely do 8k miles a year.I was on a 2 year service interval.


You also dont need to service at a main dealer, they try to get you to do this but there is now a legislation in place so they cannot dictate this anymore, as long as its done by a VAT registered garage like halfords for example you’re ok.
MikeSta18 m ago

You also dont need to service at a main dealer, they try to get you to do …You also dont need to service at a main dealer, they try to get you to do this but there is now a legislation in place so they cannot dictate this anymore, as long as its done by a VAT registered garage like halfords for example you’re ok.



All depends what the contract states. Warranty yes can be VAT registered but for lease Finance company might say only main dealers.
Edited by: "jordan210" 17th Apr
jordan21017 m ago

All depends what the contract states. Warranty yes can be VAT registered …All depends what the contract states. Warranty yes can be VAT registered but for lease Finance company might say only main dealers.


Not anymore as MikeSta states they can not force you to service at a specific dealer, all finance companies would have updated their contracts accordingly if not just quote the legislation.

As for the service query usually the light does blip at 11 months but generally speaking just get your first service done a little after the 12 months period when it’s actually due and by the time it comes to servicing the car next year it will be on its way back to the leasing company. The notification is only a reminder it changes to overdue once you pass the date, so when they come to collect you are safe and can not be penalised come month 24. As you can tell I’ve done this a few times
sarbjeet_10 m ago

Not anymore as MikeSta states they can not force you to service at a …Not anymore as MikeSta states they can not force you to service at a specific dealer, all finance companies would have updated their contracts accordingly if not just quote the legislation. As for the service query usually the light does blip at 11 months but generally speaking just get your first service done a little after the 12 months period when it’s actually due and by the time it comes to servicing the car next year it will be on its way back to the leasing company. The notification is only a reminder it changes to overdue once you pass the date, so when they come to collect you are safe and can not be penalised come month 24. As you can tell I’ve done this a few times




As the finance company owns the car. it will all depend on the t&c of the contract.

From Nationwide Vehicle contracts website.

"If you’d prefer use a local garage for your service, the garage must be VAT registered and genuine manufacturer parts must be used on the vehicle. Please make sure that the service light on the dashboard is reset and that your service handbook is stamped.

Please note, some finance providers, such as Audi Finance or Mercedes-Benz Finance, specify that the vehicle must be serviced at an authorised dealership therefore it is important that you check your finance documentation before booking your vehicle in for a service to ensure you are following the correct guidelines.
Great thread.

The a180 amg premium is a good price also @ £220 a month for those who dont require the power of the a250.
erayzer3 h, 23 m ago

The standard A250 will only have the smaller 7" screens which look a bit …The standard A250 will only have the smaller 7" screens which look a bit odd in my opinion as it will have a massive black space between the screens. It doesn't come with the 64 colour ambient lighting either so you can't "pimp my ride" lol or say "Hey mercedes, change the colour of ambient lighting"...


Each to their own I suppose, but I have the 7inch screens and they don’t look too bad - and are plenty big enough.
LittleP1454 m ago

Each to their own I suppose, but I have the 7inch screens and they don’t l …Each to their own I suppose, but I have the 7inch screens and they don’t look too bad - and are plenty big enough.


For many 7 inches is “plenty big enough”. However for some they have tried bigger & would never go back.
MikeSta2 h, 53 m ago

You also dont need to service at a main dealer, they try to get you to do …You also dont need to service at a main dealer, they try to get you to do this but there is now a legislation in place so they cannot dictate this anymore, as long as its done by a VAT registered garage like halfords for example you’re ok.


You don’t need to use a main dealer to maintain the warranty.
However as your lease premiums are based on the value of the vehicle at the end of your contract and rightly or wrongly this IS impacted on whether or not the car has a full manufacturers service history then the finance company may require you to do this and if you don’t they will charge you at the end of the contract. I think Mercedes charge £800 for non main dealer history but it will be in the T&Cs somewhere.
We seem to be in an era where the rich drive modest cars and those in debt drive brand new Mercedes and Range Rovers.
Edited by: "mad_design_man" 17th Apr
erayzer14 h, 16 m ago

As a mercedes owner, albeit a C Class owner, I know how much servicing …As a mercedes owner, albeit a C Class owner, I know how much servicing costs at a main dealer so I thought for peace of mind it's probably worth £33 extra per month, irrespective of tyres and brakes which may or may not replacing after 16k.


That makes no sense, unless one service costs over £792.

You should not ever need to change tyres or brakes that early.
rosscopecotrain16 h, 0 m ago

After scrubbing 4 tyres in 6k with an Audi s3 , the lease company said …After scrubbing 4 tyres in 6k with an Audi s3 , the lease company said they would not replace anymore as part of the maintenance package. So just a word of warning , drive enthusiastically on your first set of tyres but a bit more cautiously on the second set !


I would ask them to sign an agreement that if the car ends up in a ditch as a result of poor tyre performance they will be responsible as they refused to keep to their agreement!
Quite good for essentially “not true” amg a35
I’m going for a 3 year contract on this !

I love the way that crappy CLA deal got loads of heat despite it being a slow old model and average spec and this mega equipped much better merc only has a few hundred heat.
What’s happened to this deal? The link now takes you to a range of cars and the original deal now looks like its over £300 a month.
Just been advised that it's a July delivery date as all "A250's are factory ordered"...hmmmm
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