Mercedes-Benz to slash S-Class production until new-gen arrives image

The German based automaker Mercedes-Benz has recently announced its plans to reduce production of the S-Class to one shift at the company’s Sindelfingen factory.

According to the car manufacturer, the production of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class will be reduced to just one shift and this will keep going until the new generation of the luxury model will go into production. The company said something very interesting, that the production of the S-Class will remain at one shift until the new generation of the model will hit the assembly line in 2013. The second shift will be reassigned to the C-Class production so no one will be fired or sent home with a limited payment.

According to the car manufacturer, the future generation of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been inspired by four previous versions of the model, like the 189, the 108, the 126 or the 221. The 2014 S-Class is expected to get a 5.5 liter V8 bi-turbo engine as standard and it will also benefit from the inflatable seatbelt. The new generation of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class will go on sale sometimes next year (2013) but additional details on the model are being limited for the moment.

Source: Automotive News