Daimler Financial Services (DFS) plays a major role in supporting our vehicle sales by offering customized financial services for everything related to automobiles. The comprehensive range of financing, leasing, insurance, fleet management, banking and mobility services makes it easier for private and commercial customers to enter the world of our premium automobiles, and also ensures long-term customer loyalty to our brands around the globe. We offer convincing solutions.
Financial flexibility. Daimler Financial Services’ individualized products and contract options are enabling even more customers to make their dream of owning a new or used Daimler vehicle come true.
Mercedes-Benz is turning up the heat in the compact-car segment with the new A-Class. (See Attack) In an effort to attract new customers — particularly younger ones — to the sporty compact model, Daimler Financial Services (DFS) has developed new financing solutions that are precisely aligned with the lifestyles of the younger generation and take into account their affinity for leasing or financing packages.
Daimler Financial Services offers a complete range of convincing arguments for choosing its financing, leasing, and insurance products — and customers who opt to purchase a new Mercedes-Benz A-Class can expect to benefit from them as well. Switch Leasing allows customers to easily change mileage limits or contract durations during the period of the leasing agreement. Timeout Leasing offers a one-month break in payments, which gives A-Class customers greater financial leeway for other needs. DFS also offers exclusive insurance conditions that are made possible by the outstanding safety equipment available in Mercedes-Benz vehicles. All-in Financing is a complete package consisting of vehicle financing, insurance and service.
A better ride with Daimler Financial Services. The comprehensive services provided by DFS are making mobility simpler and safer. The MercedesCard, which was relaunched in the fall of 2012, offers significantly expanded services, including a credit card with a rewards program supplemented by a package of services that focus on money matters, travel, roadside assistance and mobility. The mobility protection program guarantees assistance in the event of an accident and also covers the cost of repairs and towing.
Daimler Financial Services’ vehicle insurance products also meet the needs of the premium segment. Cooperation with major insurance companies enables customers to enjoy tailored insurance solutions for their Mercedes-Benz models. In addition, they have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that their vehicle will be repaired at an authorized service center with genuine brand parts.
Simply clever mobility. car2go is redefining private transport in inner cities and offering customers freedom of mobility in a contemporary fashion.
“car2go enables me to rent a vehicle on the spur of the moment. I don’t have to return the car to a rental agency and I don’t have to pay for parking. But the best thing of all is that I’m helping to protect the environment by driving an electric car.” Damaris Kristin Zierhut, teacher-training student, Stuttgart
car2go is yet another program from Daimler Financial Services that offers customers more options concerning their mobility.
Pioneer and world market leader for flexible carsharing. car2go, which was launched by Daimler in 2008, established a new segment for flexible carsharing services. At the end of 2012, 270,000 very satisfied customers were utilizing the service and its speedy urban smart cars at 18 locations in Europe and North America. In other words, the number of car2go users quadrupled during the course of the year. In line with the “always on” lifestyle, car2go vehicles can be rented on the spot or reserved in advance simply by making a few clicks on a smartphone or PC.
car2go is now the fastest-growing carsharing company in the world. car2go has also been “electrifying” Stuttgart since November 2012. The carsharing company is now operating 300 battery-powered smart electric drive vehicles in Daimler’s home city. This fleet, the largest pool of electric cars in Germany, is part of the “Living Lab BWe mobil” electric mobility showcase project. The electric smarts make it possible for city residents and visitors to drive a completely electric vehicle at any time and at an affordable price. The service also demonstrates how well suited Daimler’s innovative mobility concepts and drive system technologies are for everyday use.