DETROIT -- Mercedes-Benz has cut the finance rates on two of its most popular series, but it hasn't adopted 0 percent.
The new rates are 2.9 to 3.9 percent on C-class sedans and M-class SUVs. Other 2003 models and all 2002s remain at 4.8 percent to 6.5 percent.
C-class sales were up 1.7 percent for the first five months of this year.
M-class sales were down 25.7 percent.
The C class is Mercedes' top seller; the M class is third-best.
AMG models are not included in the finance incentives.
The program ends July 31 for the 2003 C's and M's. No expiration date has been set for other models.