Best Mercedes-Benz Deals & Lease Offers: December 2018

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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 - December 5, 2018

Last month, Mercedes-Benz brought back financing deals after over a year of no loan specials whatsoever. You can now find offers starting at 1.99% APR for up to 72 months on most C-Class, E-Class and GLC-Class models as part of the brand's year-end sale event.

As before, you can lease a CLA from as little as $349/month. Although no Mercedes leases rank particularly well in terms of value, we consider now a pretty good time to buy or lease. Most 2018 models have sold out, so expect to primarily see 2019s on sale at dealers.

You won't see any traditional rebates, but Mercedes-Benz is giving its dealers up to $1,250 in dealer cash to help lower prices. Expect to see some of the better discounts on models like the C-Class and E-Class sedans.

Offers listed here are available nationally through January 2, 2019.

Top Mercedes-Benz Lease Deals & Incentives

Model Best Lease Deal Best Finance Offer Best Cashback Incentive
Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
Mercedes CLA250
Lease from $349/month No finance offers Up to $250 Dealer Cash
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
Mercedes-Benz GLA250
Lease from $359/month No finance offers Up to $750 Dealer Cash
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Mercedes-Benz C300
Lease from $399/month From 1.99% for 72 months (Sedans) Up to $1,250 Dealer Cash (2018 Sedan)
Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class
Mercedes-Benz GLC300
Lease from $459/month From 2.99% for 72 months Up to $1,000 Dealer Cash
Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
Mercedes-Benz GLE350
Lease from $599/month No finance offers Up to $1,000 Dealer Cash



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Insider 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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