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Old 05-21-2019, 12:07 PM
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Yea they definitely have a lot of choices.
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Well, If they can pare models down enough the “A” Class and “S” Class can share the same platform and roll off the same assembly line. A robotic arm at the end of assembly can slap a “A” or “S” on the trunk so buyers can tell the difference....

All kidding aside, I do not blame MB for the changes. A company has to adapt to survive in a changing market and unprofitable models kill the bottom line.

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My opinion.

1. I never understood having C and E coupes/verts that were built on the same chassis, I get keeping the higher end E vs C (as long as there is would be an E63 coupe to replace C63) especially if the S is getting cut too.
2. I'd prune those GLC GLE coupes.
3. CLS would go in order to push buyers into the GT 4-door (I can't beleive the CLS is now a 5 seat and there isn't a 63 version).
4. I'd cut the AMG down to 1 offering per car.
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to many choices and most are cost cutting terds. Watering down the brand so the actual buyers dont want any. Small.medium large. same for an suv lineup. Not 26 versions of the same terd noone wants.
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I sure hope so. Prune it back to the Maybach, S class variants, E class variants, C class variants, GL SUV, and a couple of convertibles. AMG models only within the S , E, and SL's .
Would anyone like to see Mercedes-Benz produce a pickup truck with luxuries like a Ford F-150 Platinum???? I would.
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I sure hope so. Prune it back to the Maybach, S class variants, E class variants, C class variants, GL SUV, and a couple of convertibles. AMG models only within the S , E, and SL's .
Would anyone like to see Mercedes-Benz produce a pickup truck with luxuries like a Ford F-150 Platinum???? I would.
Yes! They could call it the S150. Ford would go ballistic!
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I sure hope so. Prune it back to the Maybach, S class variants, E class variants, C class variants, GL SUV, and a couple of convertibles. AMG models only within the S , E, and SL's .
Would anyone like to see Mercedes-Benz produce a pickup truck with luxuries like a Ford F-150 Platinum???? I would.
100% agree and would love to see this. Unfortunately we are in different times and it seems like MB is only concerned with getting their vehicles in every driveway so exclusivity is tossed. Would love a high quality MB pickup truck. Would be all over it.
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Love this thread starts out with MB cutting models and ends up with having them building pickup trucks,

A pickup built on the G platform would be sweet. The number could be it's payload capacity in Kilograms (500 = 1/2 ton, 750 = 3/4 ton, 950= 1 ton).
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Love this thread starts out with MB cutting models and ends up with having them building pickup trucks,

A pickup built on the G platform would be sweet. The number could be it's payload capacity in Kilograms (500 = 1/2 ton, 750 = 3/4 ton, 950= 1 ton).
They've been building one for a couple years now, it just isn't sold in the U.S.

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actually Nissan builds their trucks.
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Originally Posted by rediesel View Post
My opinion.

1. I never understood having C and E coupes/verts that were built on the same chassis, I get keeping the higher end E vs C (as long as there is would be an E63 coupe to replace C63) especially if the S is getting cut too.
2. I'd prune those GLC GLE coupes.
3. CLS would go in order to push buyers into the GT 4-door (I can't beleive the CLS is now a 5 seat and there isn't a 63 version).
4. I'd cut the AMG down to 1 offering per car.
Right! This is 100% true. Why have the C and E Class coupe if its built on the same chassis? And why do we need 500,000 AMG Models? S Model, AMG 43, 35, 45, ECT.
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Originally Posted by MBS63AMG View Post
I sure hope so. Prune it back to the Maybach, S class variants, E class variants, C class variants, GL SUV, and a couple of convertibles. AMG models only within the S , E, and SL's .
Would anyone like to see Mercedes-Benz produce a pickup truck with luxuries like a Ford F-150 Platinum???? I would.
Basically to me MB should have
C Class- AWD standard. 1 AMG C Class in a sedan
E Class, sedan, coupe, convertible, wagon except ALL being built on the E Chassis. 1 AMG Option
S Class, Sedan and Coupe with 1 AMG Option
Maybach of course (S Class)
CLS/AMG GT Sedan whatever they want to call it.

SL Roadster with a V6, V8 or AMG option

G Wagon. The AMG versions are not needed.

ML/GLE Size suv

And finally the AMG GT in Coupe or Convertible. Along with the Project 1 as a exotic.

We can dream thou right?

GLS Full sized suv
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Personally, I'm happy that MB is decreasing the number of models. I get lost in all of these models currently.
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You guys are funny. Best way for MB to go bankrupt is to listen to some of your suggestions

Seriously though, Mercedes has been making most of its money on niche products. Don't like AMG's AMG G-wagons or SUV coupes? They are the cash drivers for the company, apart from general SUV sales.
I see no problem for a company to introduce a range of niche models or remove models based on sales.
Since MB is global and model configurations around the world are to a greater part based on emission and taxation requirements a larger assortment of configurations is required.

One the the reasons MB is making more moves is to maintain profitable while investing heavily in EV tech and battery plants. Key for the Chinese and European market moving forward. New CEO wants to make his mark too...
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They've been building one for a couple years now, it just isn't sold in the U.S.

https://youtu.be/ZGXdjrpGeOU

Thanks for showing me that. I remember seeing it a while back now that you mention it. Not bad looking.
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actually Nissan builds their trucks.
The Nissan Titan V8 is a good looking truck.
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actually Nissan builds their trucks.

It's platform sharing but it's not just a rebadged Nissan. Fully re-bodied, complete MB interior, electronics, MB V6 engine which uses the MB transmission, re-worked suspension & brakes... Very little Nissan left. That said, no way I would buy one
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Originally Posted by rediesel View Post
My opinion.

1. I never understood having C and E coupes/verts that were built on the same chassis, I get keeping the higher end E vs C (as long as there is would be an E63 coupe to replace C63) especially if the S is getting cut too.
2. I'd prune those GLC GLE coupes.
3. CLS would go in order to push buyers into the GT 4-door (I can't beleive the CLS is now a 5 seat and there isn't a 63 version).
4. I'd cut the AMG down to 1 offering per car.
1. The E and C Coupe are NOT built on the same chassis anymore. That was previously the case with the last generation. The E Coupe is Mercedes most useful coupe as far as space goes.
2. Those sell.
3. Cutting the CLS would leave a huge price gap between the E and the AMG GT 4-door which is overpriced IMO.
4. Yeah they should probably go back to and rename the 43/53 cars to AMG Sport like they did before the C450 became the C43 for example.


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