There’s a new development to the Mercedes C-Class and E-Class ‘allroad‘ story from last month. Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG Group Research & Mercedes-Benz Cars Development, told journalists at the launch of the GLC-Class that the company is studying options for limousines with a “higher all-terrain”. This nothing but hints at rivals for the Audi A4 allroad quattro and A6 allroad quattro.
“Now we are across with all the SUV line-ups and the limousines and coupe styles. Is there a niche for limousines with a higher all-terrain? Yes we are studying all these directions,” Mr. Weber confirmed.
The R&D chief says that the company has “the ability to be faster, more flexible” now. “We are able to do more variants for less money,” he added.
The company may eventually launch high-riding, adventure versions of the C-Class Estate and the E-Class Estate in the future, probably in the coming 2-3 years. The C-Class could be the first one to get this variant, as the current generation E-Class is nearing the end. The E-Class is set to enter fifth generation at the 2015 International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt in September. The company won’t make a Volvo S60 Cross Country-rivaling C-Class though. Matthias Lührs, Head of Sales and Product Marketing, Mercedes-Benz Cars, has already confirmed that the company has no interest in a sedan crossover.
[News Source: Motoring.com.au]
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