Mercedes Benz, BMW and Audi are offering huge discounts running into lakhs of rupees as the year is reaching an end.  Autocar India says that Mercedes Benz is offering a Rs. 5.5 lakh cash discount apart from offering a petro card worth Rs. 2.5 lakhs on the E 200 CGI model.  Autocar India also reports that BMW is offering discounts of up to Rs. 4.5 lakhs on the highline variants of the 320i and the 320d apart from offering a cash discount of Rs. 1.5 lakhs on the 5 series.  Audi is offering a discount of Rs. 5 lakhs on the petrol variants of the A4 model.  This can be put down to the fact that cars manufactured this year will depreciate with the dealers if they are not sold by the end of the year.  Therefore it is not surprising that the discounts are being offered to clear the stocks of the cars already manufactured this year.  A bonus would be that the manufacturers can show higher sales figures for this quarter as well.