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MB dropping alot of models

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by bembo449, Jul 28, 2020.

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    bembo449 Senior Member

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    mate sent me a link to an article saying Mercedes are dropping a good few models to concentrate on SUVs
     
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    Can you please share the link as to what models are being dropped ?

    Sent from my SM-N976B using Tapatalk
     
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    They should drop the SUV's - awful looking things
     
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    I have read that the CLS range is going too! So, I have a future classic on my hands :D:cool:
     
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    That would be a shame, that is a great looking car !! :rolleyes:
     
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    According to the Autotrader link MB are planning to release more hybrids with a whopping 42 mile range or we will have to motor around with a 1.3l petrol engine, collaborating more with Chinese car manufacturers (I thought the mood was to deal less with China), dropping the V8 in favour of IL4 engines in the AMG's and dropping hard tops in favour of fabric tops in the SL. None of the aforementioned is my cup of tea but I'm sure MB know what they are doing.
     
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    Of course they do and it’s got nothing to do with what the customer wants but is all driven by their need to hit emission targets. Failure to do this will cost them a fortune in fines. Assuming every major manufacturer has the same problem, there is no competitive disadvantage for Mercedes and we, the consumer, just have to put up with it - or keep our current cars for much longer!
     
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    Agreed, it’s all about having a product to sell that meets latest legislation, nothing else
     
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    Have to agree - I've never thought that they were particularly good looking.
     
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    They’re unbelievably popular with those who know nothing about cars or driving and generally don’t care either
     
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    And with this member who knows quite a lot about cars and driving.
    But much more practical than an SL, and faster in some cases!
     
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    I have never been a fan of SUV's. A bit like driving your house from your bedroom window :rolleyes:
     
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    I do not want or need a "practical" car. Wouldn't mind a "proper" AMG though.;)
     
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    They have their place. Crowded UK roads is not the place! I had a proper SUV in the ME - Dodge Durango 5.7 L V8 hemi :cool:.
     
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    Never had one or wanted one Rory. :)
     
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    Depends on the SUV - the footprint of my GLC is very similar to your SL, roughly the same width with mirrors and the GLC just 24mm longer (even if it’s not a proper AMG :()
     
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