Mercedes-Benz is set to streamline its range by axing seven soft-top and sports models. As the trend towards crossovers continues its seemingly unstoppable march, it’s the cars that enthusiasts crave which are being cut.
A report by Automotive News Europe reveals that the models expected to be dropped for the U.S. market include coupe and convertible versions of the S-Class, E-Class, and C-Class. The CLS “four-door coupe” and one of the AMG GT models are also said to be under threat.
The Mercedes lineup has ballooned to 15 models since 2000, which has reportedly been a hassle for dealers to handle, and the brand’s ambition to cover every niche seems to be unsustainable. As Mercedes-Benz U.S.A. CEO Nicholas Speeks said to Automotive News: “Do we need all the products that we currently have?”
Now could be your last chance to grab a sporty Mercedes before all the showrooms stock are SUVs and EVs.