We can say with certainty that Mercedes-Benz has made it clear that its lineup will be reduced to the essentials – that is, models that actually sell and represent a huge percentage of the German automaker’s sales. This was fully confirmed with the 2021 Mercedes S-Class, which was revealed as a four-door sedan only.
But the removal of coupe and convertible options for the S-Class isn’t limited to the flagship fuel-burning model. The newly revealed Mercedes EQS 2022 will also not be offered with coupe and convertible options, as Mercedes Design Director Gordon Wagener has confirmed.
Talk to Coach, Wagener said coupes and convertibles are specialty vehicles and we will see fewer of these models in the future. He also added that these special cars will only account for 15% of the market, which says a lot about the demand, or lack thereof, for these cars.
Wagener also gave a rough estimate of the market going forward, saying 50% will be SUVs while around 30% will be sedans. These numbers support its upcoming claim that Mercedes won’t be making coupes and convertibles in all segments – yes, electric cars included.
The news about Mercedes’ reduction of its range, especially for the US market, has been around since 2019, so the EQS isn’t getting a specialist version is no surprise. However, we can expect more possibilities to vary body styles for high horsepower electric models, as they are expected to sell more than their lowered counterparts.
Then again, only time can tell, but there’s no point waiting for a swoopy version of the EQS. Not that he needs one, anyway, because the new flagship is already stylish despite having four doors.