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Hey Guys,

I have three questions.

1. I know that for example they set the residual value of $51,909 after 3 years on the S with the starting price of $94,400. If you add say $40k worth of options do they automatically set the residual value higher?

2. On the W221 models where the residual values typically higher or lower than the market rate for the car after 3 years. (or very close)

3. I tend to notice with the used market of the s class the options don't seem to change the price much when dealers are CPOing them. Any reason for this?

Thanks!

I have three questions.

1. I know that for example they set the residual value of $51,909 after 3 years on the S with the starting price of $94,400. If you add say $40k worth of options do they automatically set the residual value higher?

2. On the W221 models where the residual values typically higher or lower than the market rate for the car after 3 years. (or very close)

3. I tend to notice with the used market of the s class the options don't seem to change the price much when dealers are CPOing them. Any reason for this?

Thanks!

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Most used car buyers are price conscious and don't necessarily need Magic Body Control and Night View, so if your S new is $30K more than stock, 3 years later on the used market you might get a $5k premium.

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Most used car buyers are price conscious and don't necessarily need Magic Body Control and Night View, so if your S new is $30K more than stock, 3 years later on the used market you might get a $5k premium.

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Residual is based on msrp. So if you have $110k car with $16k in extras with a residual of 60%, the residual is $66k. They don't treat options at a different residual rate.

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Msrp X residual % = residual

(Capitalized cost - residual)/term in months = monthly depreciation

(Capitalized cost + residual) X money factor = monthly finance cost

Monthly depreciation + monthly finance cost = lease payment (assuming taxes and fees paid out of pocket)

Let's say you have a 100k car sold for 95k with a 60% residual. 36 months MF = .0024

100k X .6 = 60k

95k - 60k = 35k/36 = 972.22

95k + 60k = 155k X .0024 = 372

972.22 + 372 = 1344 per month plus tax and fees.

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Msrp X residual % = residual

(Capitalized cost - residual)/term in months = monthly depreciation

(Capitalized cost + residual) X money factor = monthly finance cost

Monthly depreciation + monthly finance cost = lease payment (assuming taxes and fees paid out of pocket)

Let's say you have a 100k car sold for 95k with a 60% residual. 36 months MF = .0024

100k X .6 = 60k

95k - 60k = 35k/36 = 972.22

95k + 60k = 155k X .0024 = 372

972.22 + 372 = 1344 per month plus tax and fees.

Again, sorry for the misinformation and thank you for pointing this out.

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So... If you sign up for a FREE account for Mercedes' EPC (Electronic Parts Center), you can punch VIN#s in and get a build sheet. MUCH better than dealing with the dealerships.

Beware though: Well-optioned cars seem to be held onto for long periods of time, at least in my experience. 10+ months of trying to find an E w/Distronic and I ultimately said the heck with it and ordered a custom-build E350.

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Msrp X residual % = residual

(Capitalized cost - residual)/term in months = monthly depreciation

(Capitalized cost + residual) X money factor = monthly finance cost

Monthly depreciation + monthly finance cost = lease payment (assuming taxes and fees paid out of pocket)

Let's say you have a 100k car sold for 95k with a 60% residual. 36 months MF = .0024

100k X .6 = 60k

95k - 60k = 35k/36 = 972.22

95k + 60k = 155k X .0024 = 372

972.22 + 372 = 1344 per month plus tax and fees.

*Last edited by icebeam; 11-25-2014 at 12:30 PM.*

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That is per month and in this particular scenario using a .0024 money factor. Money factors change all the time based on models/ monthly promotions...

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So... If you sign up for a FREE account for Mercedes' EPC (Electronic Parts Center), you can punch VIN#s in and get a build sheet. MUCH better than dealing with the dealerships.

Beware though: Well-optioned cars seem to be held onto for long periods of time, at least in my experience. 10+ months of trying to find an E w/Distronic and I ultimately said the heck with it and ordered a custom-build E350.

Where can I find a list of every option number and what option that is. That way I could have a master list to compare cars to. Looking for a list for 2015 S550.

*Last edited by icebeam; 11-25-2014 at 12:50 PM.*

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So... If you sign up for a FREE account for Mercedes' EPC (Electronic Parts Center), you can punch VIN#s in and get a build sheet. MUCH better than dealing with the dealerships.

Beware though: Well-optioned cars seem to be held onto for long periods of time, at least in my experience. 10+ months of trying to find an E w/Distronic and I ultimately said the heck with it and ordered a custom-build E350.

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Msrp X residual % = residual

(Capitalized cost - residual)/term in months = monthly depreciation

(Capitalized cost + residual) X money factor = monthly finance cost

Monthly depreciation + monthly finance cost = lease payment (assuming taxes and fees paid out of pocket)

Let's say you have a 100k car sold for 95k with a 60% residual. 36 months MF = .0024

100k X .6 = 60k

95k - 60k = 35k/36 = 972.22

95k + 60k = 155k X .0024 = 372

972.22 + 372 = 1344 per month plus tax and fees.

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Thanks. Can't tell you how many finance guys I've sat in front of who freaked out because I calculated the payment before they could! The variables are the taxes and fees. The calcs work fast when you pay them out of pocket. Otherwise you have to adjust the cap cost to reflect what being rolled into the payment.

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Msrp X residual % = residual

(Capitalized cost - residual)/term in months = monthly depreciation

(Capitalized cost + residual) X money factor = monthly finance cost

Monthly depreciation + monthly finance cost = lease payment (assuming taxes and fees paid out of pocket)

Let's say you have a 100k car sold for 95k with a 60% residual. 36 months MF = .0024

100k X .6 = 60k

95k - 60k = 35k/36 = 972.22

95k + 60k = 155k X .0024 = 372

972.22 + 372 = 1344 per month plus tax and fees.

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For example,it says that you are paying interest on both the depreciation and residual (total of which is the negotiated selling price of the car). I get this perfectly.

I understand the example of the residual in the formula, but I don't understand how the Net Cap Cost is the depreciation. That is where I am confused. Also it says you are not double counting. As I understand formula, the Net Capitalized Cost is what you paid for the entire car, and then there is the residual at the end of your lease period. How is this not double counting?

I understand the article says exactly what you are saying, I just don't understand how the words used to explain the formula, actually equate to the formula.

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Msrp X residual % = residual

(Capitalized cost - residual)/term in months = monthly depreciation

(Capitalized cost + residual) X money factor = monthly finance cost

Monthly depreciation + monthly finance cost = lease payment (assuming taxes and fees paid out of pocket)

Let's say you have a 100k car sold for 95k with a 60% residual. 36 months MF = .0024

100k X .6 = 60k

95k - 60k = 35k/36 = 972.22

95k + 60k = 155k X .0024 = 372

972.22 + 372 = 1344 per month plus tax and fees.

If the dealer were charging the .0024 for the 36 months and you paid that extra money over the 36 months, what does the dealer get at the beginning of a lease that represents the profit he is making from marking up the buy rate of .0013 to .0024. The lessee pays an extra $6,138 over 36 months but what does the dealer get.

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We now know that the money factor today for the S class is .0013. If we were to put this money factor into the formula above, the monthly payment would go down by $170.50 to $1,173.72. For 36 months that is a savings of $6,138.

If the dealer were charging the .0024 for the 36 months and you paid that extra money over the 36 months, what does the dealer get at the beginning of a lease that represents the profit he is making from marking up the buy rate of .0013 to .0024. The lessee pays an extra $6,138 over 36 months but what does the dealer get.

If the dealer were charging the .0024 for the 36 months and you paid that extra money over the 36 months, what does the dealer get at the beginning of a lease that represents the profit he is making from marking up the buy rate of .0013 to .0024. The lessee pays an extra $6,138 over 36 months but what does the dealer get.

If a dealer needs to move inventory fast, they will go as low as the buy rate.

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Don't know, but upfront payment wouldn't make any sense for MBFS. Present value? Of course, the value determined at signing stands throughout the life of the lease.

Maybe it's handled as an annuity or is applied against payables.

Since it's hard to imagine that any dealer would share that info, this is just speculation on my end.

Maybe it's handled as an annuity or is applied against payables.

Since it's hard to imagine that any dealer would share that info, this is just speculation on my end.