Cutting words which as you’ll read are far from empty. Up for the chop are a number of two-door models and estates including C-Class and E-Class coupes and load luggers. The Coupes will bow out sooner, but the estates will be gone by 2028 and 2030 respectively, when the current and upcoming generations are due to be replaced.
Unsurprising too is that the next CLA – due in 2025 as an EV – will also be the marque’s last Shooting Brake sold in Europe. The CLS is also set to bow out entirely in 2024, with a new four-door coupe taking its place in 2026.
Perhaps more surprising and certainly indicative of the marque’s commitment to streamlining, is the number of high-riding cars set to bow out, with the GLE and GLC coupe lines set to conclude after their next generations.
The biggest performance hitter going down? The AMG GT Four-Door, which will not get a successor. It’s set to leave the line-up no later than 2025. Happily, the SL and AMG GT sportscars will soldier on and be pushed upmarket, with the former getting the Maybach treatment before too long. Both will live into next generations as EVs too. As a whole Maybach and AMG will be getting a bigger push, with talk also of an expansion of the G-Class family.