As the head of the research and development department of Mercedes-Benz, as well as a member of the board of directors of the Daimler concern, Marcus Schäfer, said in an interview with Autocar, the brand will abandon some models with an internal combustion engine. Due to the fact that the design, testing and production of new electric vehicles requires substantial investment, the company will inevitably have to sacrifice something. According to the top manager, you can save significant money by abandoning niche models, that is, those built on their own platforms. Today, releasing a separate architecture for the sake of a single model is disastrously unprofitable. Schafer did not name specific cars that the concern was going to retire, but among the models with a low share of unification, he mentioned the G-class SUV, the AMG GT supercar, the SL roadster and the S-class sedan.