By Faye Sunderland 03 August 2012
Mercedes’ stunning new A-Class model is now available with some attractive contract hire and finance rates for both business and personal users. The German car brand is tempting buyers with contract hire deals from £249 per month, as the model prepares for its UK launch this December, 2012.
Available to order now, the new A-Class sees Mercedes make a fresh assault on the increasingly popular premium compact sector which has seen the likes of the BMW 1 Series, Volvo V40 and Lexus CT200h attract growing sales.
Prices for the new A-Class start from a competitive £18, 945, with a choice of five model lines and two design-led packages, and powerful engine ranging from 109bhp to 211bhp. A BlueEfficiency model, available with either a petrol or diesel engine, ensures that emissions are as low as 98g/km CO2-the first Mercedes model to emit below 100g/km CO2-while fuel economy is as strong as 74.3mpg on the official combined cycle.
For contract hire customers, the A 180 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY SE diesel manual is available at the same monthly cost of £249 for 35 months, with six months' worth of advance payments. This diesel variant attracts just 13% BIK for fleet customers.
Mike Whittington, Sales Director for Mercedes-Benz Passenger Cars, said: "The new A-Class has attracted record-breaking levels of interest before its launch, so we are pleased to offer both retail and business customers a range of fantastic finance offers to make the vehicle even more attractive."
Compelling finance offers are also available on the A 180 BlueEFFICIENCY Sport manual, which is just a £10 a month increase over the SE line Agility payments. For a £3,614.07 customer deposit and 4.9% APR, the vehicle is available for £259 per month for a 36 month fixed term.
The contract hire plan offering mirrors the cost of the Agility package at £259 per month over 35 months for the new A 180 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Sport manual, with six months' worth of advance payments.
The AMG Sport, which includes the Dynamic Handling Package with sports suspension, as well as AMG bodystyling, is available as a £20 monthly increase over the A-Class Sport, and a £30 increase over the A-Class SE at £279.
The Agility offer available on the A 200 BlueEFFICIENCY AMG Sport petrol manual requires a £4,540.78 customer deposit and offers a 4.9% APR for a £279 monthly payment over a 36 month fixed term. The Contract Hire package for the same model in a diesel variant is £289 a month, with six months' worth of advance payments and 35 monthly payments thereafter, giving a 17% BIK.
Customers can customise their Sport and AMG Sport model lines with a further two optional packages. The Night Package is available as a £1,290 upgrade for Sport and £995 upgrade for AMG Sport. The Exclusive Package costs an additional £1,480 for Sport and £1,080 for AMG Sport and Engineered by AMG.
All new A-Class finance offers are available for orders and credit approvals made before 31 December 2012, and registered by 31 March 2013.