Mercedes-Benz South Africa has quietly trimmed its standard maintenance plan from six years or 100 000 km to five years or 100 000 km.

The local arm of the Stuttgart-based firm phased out its six-year “PremiumDrive” maintenance plan on 17 February 2019, with the five-year version kicking on the following day.

The information – as seen in the screenshot below – is listed in the brand’s latest pricing brochure.

This brings Mercedes-Benz SA’s standard maintenance plan in line with BMW SA’s Motorplan and Audi SA’s Freeway plan, which both cover five years or 100 000 km.

Of course, like its competitors, Benz also offers various “top up” options, ranging from an eight-year/100 000 km item through to an eight-year/180 000 km arrangement. These, though, must be purchased before the standard contract expires.