20 Mar '17, 8am

BMW, Mercedes-Benz to cut down on niche models, starting with two-door coupes and…

BMW, Mercedes-Benz to cut down on niche models, starting with two-door coupes and…

German premium car manufacturers have been chasing to fill in niches for what seems like decades now. On the one hand, it’s churned out runaway successes like the Mercedes-Benz CLS and the BMW X6 , but it’s also seen complete duds such as the Mercedes-Benz R-Class and the Maybach brand of ultra-luxurious limousines . According to Car and Driver , these kinds of experimentations are finally coming to a close. Both BMW and Mercedes-Benz are looking to cull the amount of out-there models in the future, but the enthusiasts among you will probably be disappointed to learn that it will be the traditional two-door coupés and convertibles that will be dropped from their respective lineups first. “The chequerboard of bodystyles and segments is rather full, although there are still a few to be finished,” said BMW head of sales and marketing Ian Robertson at the recent Geneva Motor S...

Full article: https://paultan.org/2017/03/20/bmw-mercedes-benz-to-cut-d...

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