I have read plenty of LH threads before, but excited to share my own deal! It is not as majestic as the others I have seen here, but the particular vehicle was just so beautiful and numbers worked in a great way that I had to jump! When the EQS first came out, I played with the configurator and made an identical build. To have it in my garage now was something that makes me incredibly happy. Never thought I would own an S-Class-equivalent vehicle in my early 20s, but here we are!
MANUFAKTUR Cardinal Red, AMG Line Exterior, AMG Neva Grey Interior, Yacht Design Trim, 21" AMG Wheels, Winter Package, Rapid Heating Seats.
2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS450+
Selling Price (Pre-Incentives): $94,000 (19.7% off)
Selling Price (Post-Incentives): $83,000 (29.1% off)
Incentives: $7,500 EQ Lease Bonus Cash (taxed), $3,500 PenFed (untaxed)
MF: .00104 (one-pay)
Term: 24 months/10,000 miles per year
Acquisition Fee: $1,095 (rolled-in)
Doc Fee: $299 (rolled-in)
Registration & IL fees+taxes: $1750.00 (rolled-in)
Drive-Off Amount: $17,500 one pay lease
Monthly Payment: $656.25 per month pre tax, $729.17 post tax
I did go with the one-pay route since I do not want to deal with a monthly payment on my credit, since I am looking at buying a house in the next 12 months. Yes I am aware of the risk, but would prefer one less monthly payment to deal with anyway. I did do the math on keeping the funds in a HYSA and AutoPay from there, but felt like an unnecessary hassle and I am happy to play the gamble.
A couple weeks ago, I was looking to close on a Taycan (non-lease), but the EQS had a soft spot in my heart despite not being as sporty. On the 400 mile drive back home, I could not be happier that this is my new daily driver. I would like to thank @HersheySweet for replying to my DMs and giving me pointers on my first lease!