Mercedes-Benz Will Kill Its Most Boring Cars By 2025
Following a regrettable merger with DaimlerChrysler, Mercedes-Benz sought to dominate the sales charts by rapidly expanding its lineup. Traditional nameplates such as the S-Class and E-Class were quickly joined by the terrible first-generation M-Class, the troubled V-Class, and, of course, the A-Class.
The idea of offering something to suit everyone’s needs quickly tripped the company up. In a matter of a decade, Mercedes-Benz lost its reputation for quality. It seems the automaker is returning to its roots, by catering to the whims of the upper echelons. Maybach’s current success is proof this is working.
However, that’s not to say the brand is completely abandoning the entry-level luxury segment. Benz may shuffle the A and B off their mortal coils, but the report indicates the CLA, GLA, and GLB are here to stay.