Like last month, the biggest discounts car buyers will find on new vehicles are all applied to expensive luxury sedans. Unlike last month when there were two, there isn’t a single Rolls-Royce to be found anywhere in the top five. Sorry, one-percenters. But just because the pinnacle of European luxury isn’t represented doesn’t mean there aren’t big discounts to be found on lovely luxury sedans. In fact, this month’s list is led by the 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, a technological wonder that coddles its driver and passengers with all the bells and whistles the German brand has to offer.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is offered in many shapes and sizes with several powertrain options. That means there will be a huge variance in prices across the model range, but on average, 2020 S-Class buyers are seeing $11,803 lopped off the car’s $109,447 sticker price, leaving an average transaction price of $97,644. That’s a savings of nearly 11%. It’s worth noting that there’s a new S-Class for 2021, but the 2020 edition is still a lovely machine.
Up next is the Porsche Taycan, sitting in second place just like it did last month. Buyers are seeing average sticker prices of $125,736 but are paying $113,938. That’s a savings of $11,798 — or about 9.4% — off the price on the window sticker. As was the case last month, we’re not sure how many of the Taycan’s buyers will be able to claim tax rebates due to the Taycan’s status as an electric vehicle, but that could potentially represent a further cut off the car’s sticker.
Rounding out the top three for the month of July is the Maserati Ghibli. With an average discount of $10,161 that represents a whopping 14.3% of the car’s sticker price, this Italian luxury sedan actually leads the list of vehicle discounts when ranked by percentage. And if you’re a Maserati fan but the Ghibli isn’t your cup of espresso, the Levante crossover and larger Quattroporte sedan are also seeing very large discounts.