Mercedes Australia sold 1,228 E Class in the whole of 2019. Obviously with volumes that low they have to make what you call 'mandatory decisions' about which models they import. They will have to be tested and homologated to meet legislative requirements in Australia, all of which costs money. If you look at the costs involved, and the relatively low sales volumes, I would call their decision to only offer a limited line up a sound commercial decision.3. Criminals Down Under
Fancy not thinking about going to Australia to buy a car!! but if you did, then do NOT go to Australia to buy an E-class estate. It is not available in that country, they only offer the smaller C-class. Clearly, Mercedes Australia is making a mandatory decision about what models and what features their customers will buy. When we look at their online brochure are they looking at the E-class as a luxury vehicle and as such are offering options they feel will suit prospective customers.