Great write-up as always, I really really like that and I can honestly say I would have one. I have always liked the coupe and I really do think that Merc have come along way.
I will be interested in seeing what it's like in 6 months, I was put off a little when heard about some of the rattles in Merc's. Knowing how fussy you are it must be good
Like the garage as well..
Your comment on keeping a car under contract is very true, it makes a massive difference because you just don't think about selling it . Would look at another lease when mine goes back (our Audi was a CC lease)