Some of the advantages that contract hire brings are well known.
Car leasing enables drivers to have a new vehicle without the need to purchase it out right, the financial savings this can bring are obvious as often the combined sum of deposit and monthly payments is far less than the list price for new cars.
People who hire their vehicles will also find they have more flexibility to change their car. They do not need to worry about depreciation, or invest time in the bureaucratic process of buying and selling.
This enables them to switch to the latest vehicles that car manufacturers release with relative ease – which brings further benefits.
One example is the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class range, in which the engineers have managed to lower carbon dioxide omissions to under 100 g/km.
The SE diesel version has CO2 emissions of 98 g/km, making it the greenest mass-produced car from the German manufacturer ever.
Families or firms trying to reduce their carbon footprint or just avoid congestion charges may find it particularly appealing to upgrade to the A-Class SE.
It is also fully equipped with all the latest technology you would expect from Mercedes.
Comfort suspension, fabric upholstery, and an Audio 20 CD/radio with 5.8-inch colour display capable of playing MP3, WMA and AAC tracks all come as standard on the A-Class
While the SE version has a distinctive two lamella grille, 16-inch alloy wheels, sports seats and a Nappa leather steering wheel.
Mercedes engineers have not forgotten about safety either.
The range features existing technologies like ESP, Active Bonnet and Adaptive Brake with Hold function and Hill-Start Assist.
Even the standard specification includes the new radar-based Collision Prevention Assist. This works by making the driver aware using visual and acoustic prompts that a crash could be about to occur.
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