According to the latest rumor flying off the mill, the Mercedes C Class and S Class will be the inspirational basis for new ecological sedans.
It appears Mercedes-Benz is accelerating its turn to the green side and the new EV plans might bode well with the much debated and awaited move from the German to support electric cars priced lower than 60,000 euros. The 1.2 billion euro electric car acquisition incentive scheme is not only supported by the German authorities, but the automakers are participating in it and supporting half the costs. The green strategy is reportedly the work of outgoing research and development chief, Thomas Weber, and consist of four new electric cars to be brought inside the Mercedes range by the end of the decade. There will be two sedans and two sport utility vehicles.
Each model will share many elements with a conventionally powered brethren but will be treated to bespoke styling elements – making sure the models will be easily recognizable as zero-emissions vehicles. The strategy is designed to foil the advancements made by Tesla Motors and also compete with the traditional rivals – Audi and BMW. The latest bit of information concerning the four models is the related vehicles may be the C and S Class models for the sedans, as well as GLA and GLC models for the sport utility vehicles.