Are all dealers charging more than MSRP for EQS build orders? In Southwest Florida I’ve heard of $15,000 to $25,000 being added. Wondering if that’s consistent in other parts of U.S.
This would be my 3rd Mercedes. In my opinion, you’ve got to be nuts to pay the premium, although I suppose that some people want it so badly, they’ll go for it. My dealer claims they have 3 build slots available for Jan/Feb. I refuse to pay a premium. I will make calls around the state and even neighboring states. Have you done same?Ebay is listing a Mercedes EQS 450+ with an Msrp of $117,940.00 for $142,940.00 or best offer. That is a premium of $25,000.00!
So could I assume that you’ve been calling around the state? Have you tried Lakeland and Gainesville? Wonder if all the dealers are sort of banding together and much of it depends on their allocation of builds.I talked to a Pinellas County dealer and they have a fully equipped EQS 580 pinnacle priced at 50,000 over Msrp. South Orlando dealer will place an order due in April at 10,000 over Msrp.
Sounds fantastic. Glad that worked out four you. Can you tell me if your current dealer is an Autonation dealership? If so since I purchased 5 previous cars from them, I would hope I could have similar clout. ThanksIt’s Lakeland. They were telling me about 5-6 months. Told me I was the first 450 order, but did say they have eight 580s on order. I actually did place the build order with them, and while I was returning home, my local dealer called me and said he would do MSRP, having just gotten approval from GM because I’m a previous customer. The Lakeland deposit was fully refundable. Wanting to deal locally, I then did the same build configuration with my local dealer. Once completed, he said “wait a minute, I think we have one exactly like what you want, that’s already in production and scheduled for dealer inventory”. As I said, it has all I configured, minus the dashcam, and some other stuff I wouldn’t have ordered, but with the prospect of not having to wait months for a build, I went for it.
I’m a happy camper right now!! 😃
I bought my EQS 450+ from Mercedes of Tampa. My salesman was Christian. I paid msrp and got a fair value for my trade in. MB of Sarasota was asking $10k over msrp.Mercedes of Tampa quoted $50,000 over MSRP. A NJ dealer is leading me to believe they would sell an EQS 580 at MSRP but It does not have the right options for me.