A report from about a month ago suggests that Mercedes-Benz is considering a major reduction in its model line for the United States. Just weeks after the company ceased production of the C-Class sedan in the US and the A-Class in Mexico, it now confirms that two more models will bite the dust very soon.
In a lengthy press release detailing model updates for the 2021 model year, Mercedes officially announced that the S-Class Coupe and S-Class Convertible are entering their final year of production. The regular and AMG variants of the luxury vehicles will be phased out after the 2021 model year. The only upgrade for the next 12 months is the addition of the Cirrus Silver exterior color for the coupe and convertible.
According to the July report of last year, a total of seven Mercedes models will be canceled in the United States. Apparently, the S-Class Coupe and S-Class Convertible will be gone for good as the brand’s dealers are said to be unhappy with the company’s bloated portfolio.
In addition to the two confirmed models, Mercedes will also look to stop production of the C-Class coupe and convertible, as well as the E-Class coupe and convertible. The automaker’s rich SUV lineup will continue to be dominated by machines. performance, with the US luxury crossover market having experienced a significant increase of 73% over the past five years.
The new generation of the S-Class Sedan is fast approaching with a full launch slated for next week. The new model will probably not generate two-door derivatives at all, as their role will be taken on by the next SL and the next-gen AMG GT. These two vehicles will essentially become the brand’s flagship open-top and coupe offerings.