Mercedes-Benz Contract Hire

Contract Hire gives you the ability to enjoy driving a Mercedes‑Benz without having to take on full ownership. With this option you lease your vehicle for a fixed period and for a fixed monthly rental. This rental includes the cost of your vehicles Road Fund Licence for the duration of your agreement.

How Contract Hire works

At the start of your agreement you pay an advance rental upfront. Your monthly rentals are based on the difference between the initial value of the vehicle and its projected residual value at the end of your agreement. Therefore, only a proportion of the vehicle’s value is repaid, which avoids a large initial expense and keeps monthly payments lower.

With a Contract Hire agreement, you can choose from our ‘No Maintenance’, ‘Service Only’, ‘Full Maintenance’ or ‘Full Maintenance with Tyres’ options. This means the costs are fixed over the term of the agreement allowing you to budget easier and reducing any unexpected costs.

Contract Hire features include:

  • Pay an advance rental upfront
  • Fixed regular monthly rentals (that exclude VAT at 20%) means you can easily budget
  • Rentals are based on your annual mileage agreed at the start of your agreement and only on a portion of the vehicle’s value, keeping your monthly payments lower
  • Capital expenditure is eliminated

At the end of your agreement

Simply return your vehicle with nothing more to pay, subject to it being in line with our Vehicle Return Standards, as vehicle condition, excess mileage and other charges may be payable.