Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) is the latest company to release new prices without the six-percent goods and services tax, which will become zero-rated come tomorrow, June 1. These prices will remain in effect until the reintroduction of the sales and services tax (SST) on September 1.

The price adjustment will result in decreases starting from RM11,799, with the brand’s least expensive model, the A 200 AMG Line (the A 180 Urban Line has been discontinued), now dipping under the RM200,000 mark at RM197,089. At the other end of the spectrum, the top dog Mercedes-AMG GT R is a whopping RM94,924 cheaper, although it still costs a cool RM1,588,964.

Separately, MBM has culled a few variants from its extensive 52-model lineup, including the CLA 250 Sport 4Matic, plus both the C 200 Avantgarde and Exclusive. Only the C 200 AMG Line, introduced late last year, lives on.

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There have also been changes to the local E-Class range, with the E 200 Avantgarde receiving a RM15,000 price drop – together with the RM18,858 GST saving, it now retails at RM315,030. Meanwhile, the E 250 Exclusive gets a RM5,000 price drop and now sits at the same price as the E 250 Avantgarde at RM357,483. These changes correspond with a change in specification, which will be detailed at a later date.

The company is concurrently running a World Cup campaign (Mercedes-Benz is a sponsor of the German national team) until July 15, offering buyers either an interest rate of 1.98% with Hire Purchase Classic over a three- or five-year tenure, or Agility Financing. Both options come with either free insurance for one year or four free service vouchers (mileage cap of 48,000 km). There are additional offers for selected models.