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Old 09-22-2015, 06:17 PM
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2016 C63S Pricing Opinion Request

Do you all think it is reasonable to get a 3% or $2,500 discount on a 2016 C63S custom order? The one I built has an MSRP of $85,500 and I'd like to get in for $83,000.

Haven't gone to a dealer yet...wanted to get all of my ducks in a row first and assess how much negotiating power I have (if any).

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Old 09-22-2015, 07:10 PM
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I wouldn't think it unreasonable to ask for a 5% discount on a custom order. That is what I got on our GLA 250 this spring without any other negotiations. The offer was accepted without argument. I am in Canada though and find Canadian dealers generally seem to be tighter on pricing than American dealers. I was offered 4% off my 2010 C63 without any other negotiations. So yes it seems 3% discount is reasonable to me but perhaps too low.
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I think a lot has to do with how the dealer is doing, I think they are pre-assigned certain numbers of the C63s to sell, and depends on the demand in your location, they may or may not entertain discount. You can always ask and try, or wait. As the coupe gets closer to ordering, I am sure the sedan demand may drop a bit.
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I think a lot has to do with how the dealer is doing, I think they are pre-assigned certain numbers of the C63s to sell, and depends on the demand in your location, they may or may not entertain discount. You can always ask and try, or wait. As the coupe gets closer to ordering, I am sure the sedan demand may drop a bit.
This is accurate - my dealer does extremely well, and, with local demand for the C63 high, I was actually unable to get a discount on my custom order. However, the dealer did give me slightly higher than the appraised value for my trade-in to effectively create a discount.

That said, the worst thing they can do if you ask for a 3% discount is say no. There's no chance you'll get a 5% discount though.
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It really depends on location. I shopped in Las Vegas and Toronto for 2016 custom order C63s. The Las Vegas dealerships straight up refused to go under MSRP, despite emailing back and forth for almost 1 month. On the other hand, In Toronto, a 3% discount was offered without much resistance. I was able to get quite a bit lower, but that required a lot more effort.
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It really depends on location. I shopped in Las Vegas and Toronto for 2016 custom order C63s. The Las Vegas dealerships straight up refused to go under MSRP, despite emailing back and forth for almost 1 month. On the other hand, In Toronto, a 3% discount was offered without much resistance. I was able to get quite a bit lower, but that required a lot more effort.


Ok, I'll bite...You were shopping for a car in Vegas AND Toronto? Either you have homes in both locations or if you lived in the US, wouldn't you have to "import it" somehow? Were the US$ to CAD$ conversion roughly the same cost for the same car?
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Ok, I'll bite...You were shopping for a car in Vegas AND Toronto? Either you have homes in both locations or if you lived in the US, wouldn't you have to "import it" somehow? Were the US$ to CAD$ conversion roughly the same cost for the same car?
I currently live in Toronto but am planning to move to Las Vegas.

I will have to import my Canadian car, but since C classes are built in Alabama, there is no import duty I believe. Even if their is, Canada to U.S. automobile duty is only 2.5%.

The CAD is valued extremely low now, so I saved quite a bit by purchasing in Canada, even despite paying the higher Canadian MSRP and sales tax. You can go on their respective online configurators and compare yourself.

However, note that Canadian C63s are not as flexible with their options as American. I.E. if you want burmester stereo then you must also have Pano sunroof as they are a package.
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I will have to import my Canadian car, but since C classes are built in Alabama, there is no import duty I believe. Even if their is, Canada to U.S. automobile duty is only 2.5%.....
Oh WOW, that's right!!!! It's built in Alabama already! So that's a great advantage... Congrats! I just remembered back in the good old days when the E36 M3 came to North America and the one in Canada came with the euro motor and the one in the US didn't. I had a few friends that wanted the Canadian version but then struggled with getting it stateside.
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Oh WOW, that's right!!!! It's built in Alabama already! So that's a great advantage... Congrats! I just remembered back in the good old days when the E36 M3 came to North America and the one in Canada came with the euro motor and the one in the US didn't. I had a few friends that wanted the Canadian version but then struggled with getting it stateside.
the engine and trans are still built in Germany
It has 55% US content and 25% German
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I got a 7% on a new porsche 911, I would also try for 7 at MB , they can only refuse
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I got a 7% on a new porsche 911, I would also try for 7 at MB , they can only refuse
The one I built is $86K MSRP and invoice is $80K. I'd feel pretty good getting for $83K - think that is reasonable.
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Which dealership did you go to? I know a few salespeople down by you.
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Which dealership did you go to? I know a few salespeople down by you.
Atlanta Classic Cars - MB dealership in Duluth. Just started working with the Sales Manager - Don Clark. Do you know folks at that dealership? We have 4 MB dealerships in ATL. There is another big one on the west side of town - RBM.
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Yes. My friend Jessie (BenzBlogger on IG) works there. Her and I talk quite often. I would say deal with her; she's the female version of me when it comes to product knowledge ect.
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Yes. My friend Jessie (BenzBlogger on IG) works there. Her and I talk quite often. I would say deal with her; she's the female version of me when it comes to product knowledge ect.
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