Posted by Ashley Gilmour on May 26th 2017 in Model Information
You might think you know driving laws like the back of your hand, but many of the ‘facts’ we’ve grown up believing are actually myths. Is it illegal to eat while driving? Is it illegal to drive barefoot? Can you wear headphones while behind the wheel? In this article, City Vehicle Leasing takes a look at some of the most common UK driving law myths.The law on driving the car while: Eating
Although it is not illegal to eat while driving, if your driving standards decline and you are spotted by police, you may be prosecuted as a result. According to a...
Posted by Ashley Gilmour on May 24th 2017 in Model Information
As much as we love a good road trip, driving on the motorway almost inevitably means stopping to refuel at another gloomy service station. While many of the UK’s motorway pit stops are less than favourable, there are plenty of alternative stops including nature reserves, farm shops and grand stately homes. If you’re prepared to take a two-minute detour from the motorway, you’ll discover some of these remarkable substitutes to the usual British service station. Here are some of our favourites.Yorkshire Sculpture Park, M1 1.3 miles from motorway
For art enthusiasts, the small detour from the M5 will be well worth the...
Posted by Ashley Gilmour on April 25th 2017 in Finance
Are you still deciding between leasing and buying? We know it can be complicated, so to help you choose, we’ve created a complete guide to leasing a Mercedes-Benz.Why should I consider leasing?
Affordability and flexibility are two of the main reasons why people choose to lease cars. By leasing a Mercedes you can set up monthly payments to suit your lifestyle and drive the car for however long you need it.
If you dream of driving the newest Mercedes-Benz models, leasing is a great choice. Depending on your budget, you can set up a contract to drive the latest models and pay...
Posted by Ashley Gilmour on April 19th 2017 in Model Information
Everyone dreams of an epic road trip, whether it’s flying down Route 66 or across the Alps. But did you know we have some pretty incredible road trips right here in the UK and Ireland? Whether you’re looking for a short but spectacular route to enjoy over a long weekend or a lengthy adventure for a few weeks, you’ll be amazed at what’s on offer. Here’s City Vehicle Leasing’s guide to the best roads trips in the UK and Ireland.Before you set off
Depending on your route, road trips can mean driving for hundreds or thousands of miles, pushing your vehicle...
Posted by Ashley Gilmour on April 5th 2017 in Model Information
Mercedes-Benz is a company that dates back to 1886 when Karl Benz got a patent for a 3-wheeled motorcar, but from these humble beginnings its cars can now be seen on roads across the entire world.
Buying and leasing Mercedes cars has never been more popular, so here we take a deeper look into the history and evolution of this iconic firm.
Take a look at our infographic below to find out how Mercedes-Benz produced the world’s first production diesel car in the 1930s, designed the ultimate luxury car in the 1960s, was the first to launch a car with ABS and...
Posted by Ashley Gilmour on March 28th 2017 in Model Information
From classic action films such as Jurassic Park and Die Hard to much-loved comedies including Mrs Doubtfire and Bridget Jones’ Diary, Mercedes-Benz have featured in some of the biggest blockbusters in history.
With a stunning range of classic cars under its belt, as well as newer, sleeker motors, it's little wonder why Mercedes-Benz continues to dominate the big screen. With this year’s dazzling BAFTA and Oscars ceremonies praising the best of film in the past year, Mercedes-Benz is expected to get its fair share of the limelight and accolades as well as continued on-screen representation.
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Posted by Matthew Woodward on September 21st 2016 in Model Information
While Mercedes-Benz vehicles are well known for providing a supreme driving experience, this performance and comfort doesn’t have to come at the cost of high fuel consumption. With that in mind, here are five of the most fuel efficient Mercedes-Benz models, all of which are available to lease from City Vehicle Leasing.The Mercedes-Benz C-Class
The C-Class blends an impressive combination of efficiency and power, making it one of the most economical executive cars available on the market. The standard diesel model of the C-Class Saloon returns a remarkable 72 mpg, and reaches 62 mph from stationary in as little as 9...
Posted by Matthew Woodward on July 28th 2016 in Finance
These days there are several different financing options when you’re choosing a new car, and it’s not just a decision between buying outright or leasing. While regular Personal Operating Leases remain a sensible choice, Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) is also a popular financing alternative. So, when it comes to leasing and PCP, which is better?
A standard leasing contract, such as a personal operating lease, is one of the most straight-forward financing options available. Once you have agreed on the terms with your dealer, most leases consist of monthly payments on your vehicle for a fixed period of time.
Posted by Matthew Woodward on June 9th 2016 in Finance
If you’re looking for a new car there are a number of options available, even after you’ve decided on the model. Buying a car up-front might be the traditional option, but it isn’t always the most sensible choice when you consider the benefits of leasing. So, is leasing a car a good option?
One of the most important things to consider is personal finance. Leasing a car can be an ideal option for minimising cost, especially if you are interested in having a car (or the same car) for only a few years. Even more so if you only need a...
Posted by Matthew Woodward on April 1st 2016 in New Models
Mercedes-Benz is taking a big step into the future with the new E?Class. The tenth-generation executive saloon delivers stylish highlights with its distinct, emotive design and high-grade, exclusive interior. This new E?Class also marks the world premiere of numerous technical innovations. They enable comfortable, safe driving on a new level plus a new dimension in driver assistance – among other things. The vehicle comes complete with infotainment and control systems offering an all-new experience. Likewise exemplary: an entirely newly developed diesel engine sets efficiency benchmarks in this segment in conjunction with lightweight construction and optimum aerodynamic figures. An optional new...