Can Mercedes Benz Survive in UK market ?

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It's a bugger when you dream up a spurious random thought for a thread and then some un-cooperative manufacturers go and sell too many cars to back you up
 
Where Mercedes may come adrift globally is not being part of a larger conglomerate. Having had their fingers burned with Chrysler/Mitsubishi? Alliance they seem very reluctant to partner with other manufacturers-- Renault being the last perhaps. As mentioned above China beckons. In UK terms if economic circumstances dictate, Mercedes may choose to abandon right-hand drive models but continue to exist in the left hand drive world. While professing to pursue the path of the EV there is scant evidence so far of true commitment to this area of development----a pity because logic would dictate that it's easier to make both RHD and LHD versions of the same car?
 
Hi , please read thread 1

If you mean please read page 1 of this thread, then I just did, and the sum total of it is below. Therefore I still don't understand what you meant when you said it looked as if Mercedes listened to you. Maybe you have a link to something MB UK said that links to what you said on page 1?

Hi , If the MB business model does not change they can wave good bye to UK market along with Audi and BMW.

Hi , but the market is changing !

Hi , thank you for a courteous reply.

With respect to most scribes on here we buy pre-owned cars ( me included) and in reality it makes little difference to Mercedes re monetary stability.

Already Mercedes route to market is changing but the real elephant in the room is the second hand value of 3 year old ex lease cars that come to market that drags down new car forecourt prices.

A friend of mine who works for one of the largest fleet owners in the UK will not entertain Mercedes products due to poor residual values and constant model changes.

Solution for this company is that they will not be offering company cars to new employees in the future or next car change but will be offering generous allowances for employee owned cars.

Another interesting point he mentions that the day of the company representative is numbered !

To much supply and not enough demand plus many other issues.

Get on your 🚴as NT might have said
 
If you mean please read page 1 of this thread, then I just did, and the sum total of it is below. Therefore I still don't understand what you meant when you said it looked as if Mercedes listened to you. Maybe you have a link to something MB UK said that links to what you said on page 1?
Ahhhh so that's I'm guessing why MB are not doing motability this year???

Nothing like motability to bring a ton of used 3 year old vehicles to the network. I wasn't even remotely tempted anyway, £1600 advance payment on an A class! You can get a Honda E for zero advance payment, a £30k car but Mercedes wanted £1600 for a £26k A Class before they stopped taking part
 
Hi , well what happens if I am correct ?
Correct about what, Mercedes not surviving in the UK or something else?

If Mercedes don’t survive in the UK then fans will miss them many new car buyers will switch to Tesla, Porsche, BMW or Audi.

Those who really want to drive a Mercedes will buy new cars from abroad , or will keep what they have or. It secondhand.

Franchise dealers will close or switch brands and parts will become more difficult to get hold of over time.

Servicing and repairs will be done at independent marque specialists, independent garages, or at home.

Depending upon the circumstances warranties will need to honoured by the company who backed them.
 
Correct about what, Mercedes not surviving in the UK or something else?

If Mercedes don’t survive in the UK then fans will miss them many new car buyers will switch to Tesla, Porsche, BMW or Audi.

Those who really want to drive a Mercedes will buy new cars from abroad , or will keep what they have or. It secondhand.

Franchise dealers will close or switch brands and parts will become more difficult to get hold of over time.

Servicing and repairs will be done at independent marque specialists, independent garages, or at home.

Depending upon the circumstances warranties will need to honoured by the company who backed them.
This is very true. It'll survive one way or the other.
 
Hi , Looks as if Mercedes are having to offer large discounts to keep competitive in the UK market.

Will other following using the agency model to move the metal.
 
so I’ve just got my hands on the new W213 price list ….. I’m still on the floor waiting for the ambulance

 
so I’ve just got my hands on the new W213 price list ….. I’m still on the floor waiting for the ambulance

The majority will be leased.
 

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