A fresh report claims Mercedes-Benz will end production of its S-Class coupé and cabriolet variants as early as August 2020.
The rumour follows a report from February 2020 claiming Daimler’s cost-cutting drive will include the axing of the S-Class coupé and cabriolet body styles as well as deeper job cuts.
According to MB Passion Blog, the C217 series, which has been manufactured by the Stuttgart-based firm since 2014, will be officially discontinued before the end of 2020.
The report claims production of both the S-Class coupé and cabriolet will likely end in August 2020, with the order books expected to close in May.
Of course, the S-Class nameplate will continue with the upcoming seventh-generation of the luxury sedan.
That earlier report suggested Daimler intended to further trim its model line-up, after confirming the end of the line for the X-Class double-cab bakkie. Indeed, the future of the B-Class appears uncertain, while the CLS and Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupé could eventually be consolidated into a single electric coupé.
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