Can't lease a demo/loaner 2017 MB C300

Hi Hackrs.I looked up a loaner/demo 2017 MB C300 in Carfax and emailed the dealer asking for a quote on the lease. The dealer replied back to me saying that they can’t lease pre-owned 2017 cars. Is he telling me the truth or is that a ploy to make me lease a 2018 car. Thanks!

How many miles does the car have? If its more than 10K it can’t be leased.

It may also not be a former loaner. We are hitting the point in the 2018 MY where some people are crazy enough to trade in their 2017 vehicles.

MB can only lease former service loaners that have less than 10k.