Best Mercedes-Benz Deals & Lease Offers: May 2017

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Alex Bernstein is the Senior Pricing Analyst for CarsDirect.com. Each month he studies immense volumes of pricing and incentives data in search of trends that are useful to car shoppers. In the process, he often breaks industry news stories -- his analyses and insights have been featured on websites such as Automotive News, The Detroit News, Autoblog, The Truth About Cars and The Car Connection.

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, Senior Pricing Analyst - May 19, 2017

May deals on Mercedes-Benz models continue mostly unchanged. Although Memorial Day is just around the corner, we aren't seeing any stellar values at the moment. Financing incentives have been the same for months at 2.99% APR for 72 months. As always, be sure to consider special ordering a vehicle if you can't find one that you like.

As before the CLA250 continues to be the most affordable lease at $339/month. However, the vehicle has been hard to find and we're expecting dealers to begin taking orders for the 2018 CLA250 any day now. Unfortunately, the brand's popular SUVs like the GLC-Class continue to be extremely poor values when it comes to leases.

In fact, although the GLC300 has a similar MSRP to the C300 sedan, its effective lease cost is $80 (per month!) more expensive. There is a bright side, however, with a number of attractive Sign & Drive leases on select models for those who loathe paying a ton upfront on a lease. Not all dealers offer them, so be sure to shop around.

Current offers end May 31, 2017. No additional incentives are expected for Memorial Day, but check back for updates as they become available.

This Month's Best Mercedes-Benz Deals

Model Best Lease Deal Best Finance Offer Best Cash Offer Details
Mercedes-Benz CLA250
Mercedes CLA250
From $339/month 2.99%/72 months No cashback offers Learn More »
Mercedes-Benz GLA250
Mercedes-Benz GLA250
From $339/month 2.99%/72 months No cashback offers Learn More »
Mercedes-Benz C300
Mercedes-Benz C300
From $399/month 2.99%/72 months No cashback offers Learn More »
Mercedes-Benz GLC300
Mercedes-Benz GLC300
From $479/month No finance offers No cashback offers Learn More »
Mercedes-Benz E300
Mercedes-Benz E300
From $569/month 2.99%/72 months No cashback offers Learn More »

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Inside Tips for Mercedes-Benz Shoppers

Special offers from Mercedes typically don't change much month to month. That's quite different from competitors like Lexus, which are usually "hot" or "cold" one month to the next. Leasing continues to be extremely popular, which may come as no surprise. Expect to see a mix of regular offers as well as Sign & Drive promotions.

Unlike mainstream brands, Mercedes doesn't advertise rebates. Instead, it routinely gives dealers unadvertised dealer cash incentives to help price cars more aggressively. In general, we find that shoppers are able to better take advantage of such offers with larger dealers. You won't see any of this advertised, which means you'll have to request a quote to see the best price.

The best discounts tend to be on slower-selling sedans like the E-Class and S-Class. Lower-priced models like the CLA-Class tend to rarely see deep discounts. Unfortunately, due to the popularity of the brand's SUVs, we often see extremely little discounting on models like the GLC-Class and GLS-Class, so expect to pay a premium on those with few exceptions.

, Senior Pricing Analyst

Alex Bernstein is the Senior Pricing Analyst for CarsDirect.com. Each month he studies immense volumes of pricing and incentives data in search of trends that are useful to car shoppers. In the process, he often breaks industry news stories -- his analyses and insights have been featured on websites such as Automotive News, The Detroit News, Autoblog, The Truth About Cars and The Car Connection.

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