2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Production Shifts Into High Gear To Meet Demand | Edmunds

2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Production Shifts Into High Gear To Meet Demand


Just the Facts:
  • With car shoppers clamoring for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, parent Daimler announced on Tuesday that it is boosting production to meet demand.
  • The company also has added extra shifts to build more 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK SUVs and C-Class cars.
  • The Mercedes-Benz plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the production location of the Mercedes-Benz M-Class and GL-Class SUVs, has operated 10 extra Saturdays.

STUTTGART, Germany With car shoppers clamoring for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, parent Daimler announced on Tuesday that it is boosting production to meet demand.

"In order to satisfy all customer wishes, the Mercedes-Benz plants have introduced numerous special shifts," Daimler said in a statement posted on its Web site.

Workers at the S-Class assembly plant in Sindelfingen, Germany, have agreed to extend their working time by 74 minutes per day in 2014. The plant has also introduced Saturday shifts.

The company also has added extra shifts to build more 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK SUVs and C-Class cars. Ten special shifts are planned in December for the production of the C-Class and the GLK at the automaker's Bremen, Germany plant.

The Mercedes-Benz plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the production location of the Mercedes-Benz M-Class and GL-Class SUVs, has operated 10 extra Saturdays. Starting in 2014, the Tuscaloosa plant will also be producing the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class for the North American market.

"In 2015, the facility will begin manufacturing a new Mercedes-Benz model as its fifth product," said the company.

No details have been provided about the fifth product.

Edmunds says: It should be easier to get your hands on the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class and other coveted models in the coming year.

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