BERLIN — Mercedes-Benz has stopped new orders for its E-Class sedan in Germany amid the world-wide shortage of semiconductors.
The automaker is having difficulties to cope with growing demand for the vehicle, German media reports explained.
A Mercedes spokesman reported the purchase freeze was for “created to purchase” E-Class sedans and was only for the German sector.
“New autos in inventory can nevertheless be ordered,” the spokesman informed Automotive Information Europe in an electronic mail.
The buy freeze has been in outcome considering that Friday of final week.
Formerly, the German newspapers Stuttgarter Zeitung and Stuttgarter Nachrichten had reported the news.
The E-Course wagon can nevertheless be ordered.
A up coming-generation E-Course is planned for future calendar year, but no far more data on its launch is available. The current product was revised in 2020.
Mercedes’ international deliveries of all its types fell 5 percent to 2.05 million final yr, generally owing to the semiconductor disaster, which has squeezed creation. The E-Class is the brand’s best-offering product.
At the finish of January Mercedes mentioned it was no lengthier accepting orders for the G-Class offroad car.
Mercedes is not the only automaker dealing with the chip lack.
Volkswagen has introduced an EV quota for sellers that favors greater delaership groups as some buyers hold out up to a year for their automobiles.