22nd November 2018

Leasing, a modern trend

The Garage Schmitz in Mersch has been a BMW dealership since 1968. Since its takeover by the Cloppenburg group in May 2008, it has evolved considerably in terms of workforce numbers and service range. Today the dealership sells nearly 2.000 new and used BMW and ALPINA cars a year. Nicole Welter, Sales Manager at BMW Schmitz, shares her views on the trend in leasing and talks to us about BMW deals with advantageous conditions at Spuerkeess.

What are your experiences of with leasing?

We sell a large number of our cars via leasing and are seeing a change in this area.

More and more consumers are establishing set monthly budgets to be allocated to specific means.

Leasing for retail customers is a perfect response to this trend and stands as an interesting alternative to purchasing a car. Customers have the assurance of a new car and all-inclusive service for a set monthly sum, with no unpleasant surprises.

The advantage of BMW in this respect is the strong residual values of the cars, providing customers with a good deal and an attractive budget when leasing their car.
Nicole Welter - Sales Manager, Schmitz S.à r.l.

What does Black Friday entail for you, and what are some of your special deals?

For this year’s Black Friday Week, from 19 to 25 November, we are offering a €250 gift voucher on accessories for the purchase of a BMW model in stock.

Black Friday is always a good opportunity to offer our customers special deals on vehicles in stock and today's most sought-after models, such as the BMW 225xe iPerformance Active Tourer plug-in hybrid, the BMW X2 18i and the BMW X3 xDrive 20i SUV.

Discover our special BMW offers

What consumer trends are you seeing at the moment?

Consumers ask themselves a lot of questions before making their choice and require precise information. At BMW, we are fortunate to have a suitable model for each consumer need. We have a complete range compliant with WLTP standards.

Our range also comprises EU6TEMP diesels, all-electric models, low-consumption petrol cars and, naturally, plug-in hybrids, which are attracting growing interest. This is why two of the four models currently available through leasing offers at Spuerkeess are plug-in hybrids. Plug-in hybrids strike a good balance between driving pleasure and environmental awareness.

In addition, as BMW Schmitz has a large range of test-drive models, it is entirely possible to try out all the cars available via leasing directly at our dealership.
Nicole Welter - Sales Manager, Schmitz S.à r.l.