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    • Mercedes to reduce model lineup and focus more on EV's

      Markus Shafer is the head of research and development at Mercedes-Benz and he said some things recently that should make enthusiasts pause. Mercedes is intend on reducing their model lineup and focusing on electric vehicles going forward.


      Quote Originally Posted by Markus Shafer
      We are reviewing our product portfolio, especially as we announced so many pure EVs. Knowing the complexity after the growth in the last couple of years means we are definitely reviewing our current lie-up. The idea is to streamline - taking car variants out, but also platforms, powertrains and components.
      The idea is to maximize platform and powertrain sharing:

      Quote Originally Posted by Markus Shafer
      There are many single platforms right now and the idea is to reduce this. In the future, we will have the same underpinnings with various cars and you will see the results pretty soon
      This will be great for the accountants but bad for AMG and its image. Is Mercedes really going to abandon its performance lineup for a cheaper core brand and EV focus?

      This article was originally published in forum thread: Mercedes to reduce model lineup and focus more on EV's started by Sticky View original post
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      1. three35iguy's Avatar
        three35iguy -
        This is pretty sad and part of a bigger picture these days. We’re loosing our real cars to “ev’s” and loosing new car enthusiasts.


        “About a quarter of 16-year-olds had a driver’s license in 2017, a sharp decline from nearly half in 1983”

        People don’t even wanna drive anymore, TF is going on?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by three35iguy Click here to enlarge
        People don’t even wanna drive anymore, TF is going on?
        They don't have girlfriends so they don't need a backseat.

        They also are living at home longer and don't seem to want their own homes...
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        three35iguy -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        They don't have girlfriends so they don't need a backseat.

        They also are living at home longer and don't seem to want their own homes...
        all facts, donít know whatís in the water but wonít accept this from my kids when there older