My New Merc!

009_4f21b5d4616f6-lightboxI was going to lease one, but the best quote including the mileage intended and servicing costs came out at £601/month.

A trip down to my local Mercedes Dealer (Mercedes-Benz of Lakeside, part of Jardines), and they had one in stock to my spec: Sport version, metallic Temorite grey, etc.

The deal was done on a personal lease at £424/month with an extra £26/month to cover all servicing.

Nice amount of kit includes – auto xenon lights, auto main beam and dipping function, auto wipers, seven speed auto with ‘sport’ mode, flappy paddles, Comand System navigation, even a little camera that ‘reads’ road signs and flashes the speed limit up on the dash.

Full leather and ambient lighting is also standard as are the 18″ AMG wheels (however, more on them at a later update).

Early highlight was a trip to Mercedes-Benz World with PistonHeads.




ian mcwilliams