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Old 12th October 2011, 09:16   #1
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- Related Article : Lease versus Loan (ARTICLE: Lease OR Loan? Which EMI is better for you).

- Mercedes-Benz introduces Star Lease in India.

- First of its kind self leasing product in the automotive space.

- Vehicle maintenance costs will be incorporated into the leasing contract.

- Star Lease will be provided through Daimler Financial Services India, a subsidiary of Daimler Financial Services AG that was launched in July 2011 under the Mercedes Benz Financial branding.

- This leasing option will be available in all Mercedes-Benz dealerships across the country with immediate effect.

- Consumers shall now have an option to drive away a Mercedes-Benz without any initial investment & just pay rentals which shall cover all insurance & maintenance costs for 3 years. Under a leasing contract the customer has the use of a vehicle over a period of time for a fixed monthly lease rate. Daimler Financial Services India Pvt. Ltd will be the owner of the asset and maintenance of the vehicles will be carried out by Mercedes-Benz dealers as a part of the leasing contract.

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Indeed a first by any luxury car maker in our country which will bring more of their 3 pointed stars on our roads. Surely they are facing some severe heat from the other 2 Germans (BMW, Audi) and other 2 European neighbours VW, JLR and have to keep a step forward to survive here.
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This is a great move by Mercedes and will surely help boost there sales. Can you please post some more details about the whole package?
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Thats nice information. Any idea of the extra costs incurred while entering into a lease and also while exiting the lease.

So for example, I enter into a lease for a Mercedes SL Class; apart from the monthly rental, how much extra would I have to pay (a ballpark figure) to just sign the lease. And then say, I am dissatisfied with my lease and I exit after one month, how much more do I pay to exit it?
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Being this India, where we are more prone to accidents, who will pay for damages if entered in Lease. As far as I know, we have to kept the car as it is during the lease period and its next to impossible in India. What you say ?
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Anyone has more details on this,like how much we have to pay in total for 1,2 and 3 years respectively,for a C280CDi?
and also how much i will have to pay them after finishing lease?
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Me thinks, in a few years, we'll have excellent used car options in this space, especially if the other two also join in.
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Leasing has been successful abroad for several benefit in terms of tax saving and depreciation. Will this be applicable in India?

@GTO- You have been a fan of the leasing format. Now can we expect a leased c63 AMG to replace your C220CDi ?
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Do we know financials of any leasing options provided by Merc/STAR ? I.e. how much monthly payment for a car that costs 35 lakh OTR.
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Guys, a short telephone call to your nearest friendly Merc dealer should help you get the exact numbers
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DROOL!! Will they lease me a G55 AMG for say two days? Thats probably all I would afford.

But a good move. I can at-least dream now. No liabilities is a big weight off the shoulders. Will help a lot of fleet operators, considering the lease agreements are valid.
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Not just tax saving - leasing rather than outright purchase is useful for customers who compulsively change their cars every 2 or 3 years. Good move by Mercedes.
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Lease details in Mumbai for C200 CE petrol with 10K annual run. Information courtesy Autohanger.

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90,806 per month inclusive of insurance, tax, etc.
36 month duration
Residual value at the end of 3 years for outright buy - 14 Lakhs.

Yea, I'll pass. Thanks.

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Do you happen to know approx OTR price for C200 CE petrol?
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MB might be eyeing corporates who want to provide some sort of a premium vehicle to senior staff as a perk. This way, they don't get to buy something and maintain it. Probably show this as a CTC component in the paypacket.

A step further, some tax benefits maybe?
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